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Book Review: Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

Silence (Hush, Hush, #3)
Title: Silence 
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Series: Hush, Hush #3
Pages: 438
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date of Publication: 4th October 2011
Source: Bought
Synopsis from Goodreads: The noise between Patch and Nora is gone. They've overcome the secrets riddled in Patch's dark past...bridged two irreconcilable worlds...faced heart-wrenching tests of betrayal, loyalty and trust...and all for a love that will transcend the boundary between heaven and earth. Armed with nothing but their absolute faith in one another, Patch and Nora enter a desperate fight to stop a villain who holds the power to shatter everything they've worked for—and their love—forever.

My Thoughts:
I really really like the Hush, Hush series, it is one of my favourite series ever. It was one of the first YA series that I read and really fell in love with, and after reading that, I just couldn't get enough. I'd read and read and read, and nothing would be as good as Hush, Hush. And then the second one came out, and I was a bit wary that it would suffer from 'second-in-the-series syndrome', but it was awesome, so obviously I was expecting amazing things from Silence. And while it wasn't my favourite of the series, I still really loved it.

I have to say, I went into reading Silence with little memory of what happened at the end of Crescendo... I read so much, I can't remember what happens at the end of books, but luckily, when Nora was suffering with amnesia during the first half of the book, as she starts to remember, so did I. This made it easy to relate to her, and she was definitely the best she's ever been in Silence. Sometimes in the other two books, she could be a bit whiny, and while this didn't bother me at all really, I know that some people hated it, so it was a nice change.

And Patch. Well, we saw a different side of him in this book - we saw him more as the fallen angel that he really is, rather than just some mysterious and super hot guy. He was a great character and I really enjoyed reading about this side of him, and it made me love him even more! Not that I didn't already love him LOADS, but Silence just made me love him that little bit more... ;)

The plot was exciting and it kept me reading for hours, especially once Nora had 'met' Patch again. The first half of the book was like a huge recap, but it was useful, and I didn't get bored once. Maybe if the prologue wasn't there and we didn't know who had caused Nora's amnesia beforehand, it would have been even better as we'd be able to try and solve the mystery, but I didn't mind too much that we found out first. I think that some people would be really annoyed, and they'd get really bored, but I didn't. So just warning you, if that's something that would bother you.

Overall though, I really enjoyed Silence. It was a great instalment in the series, and it sets up nicely for the final book. I'd really recommend the series to you if you haven't read it and are a fan of YA books, as they are seriously amazing. If you haven't read the first one yet, Hush, Hush, what are you waiting for!? ;)

My Rating:
I give it 4 Feet!

2011 Paranormal YA Reading Challenge #48
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  1. I keep hearing so much about this series! I have got to give it a try! Thanks for the great review.


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