Friday, February 3, 2012

Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

Amazon Description: "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 Review: I thought Hush, Hush was okay---pretty good, even perhaps---but I was severely disappointed by the sequel, Crescendo. That's why I approached Silence with such apprehension. I wasn't sure if I wanted to read any more of Nora and Patch's story...but in the end, curiosity won out---as it usually does with me---and I read it. And guess what? I'm glad that I did. Hush, Hush was good, Crescendo was a letdown, but Silence had a junior comeback. I liked the story line---it was fresh and intriguing. I loved how she almost had to get to re-know everywhere and everything, especially Patch. It made their relationship seem new and thrilling all over again. Also, I felt like Nora was a much tougher character in this book. She was the weak, passive Bella Swan (is "Bella Swan" a new term, like "Mary Sue" is? I think it should be...) in Hush, Hush, but she actually seemed to have a backbone and some bravery in Silence, which I respected a lot. Patch also didn't seem as cheesy---you know the type. Tall, dark, handsome, and predatory. Thrilling for, like, the first chapter...and then you kind of want to be like, "Dude, GET REAL." Thankfully, Patch was more realistic in this book! I even found Vee to be more likeable (and I do NOT like Vee). But besides the characters, the plot was also pretty interesting. At the very least, it kept me reading steadily through the night (something Crescendo did NOT do). All that said, it was a nice comeback in the series and now I'm looking forward to the next book in the Hush Hush Saga. 

Cover: The cover is pretty cool, I guess. I like the gray-and-black theme the saga has, and at least it doesn't feature some girl in some swooping dress on the cover, which irritates me to no end (*ahem* Unearthly and Fallen *ahem*). 

Overall Grade: B+


  1. Found your blog via the Saturday Situation...I've read Hush, Hush but I haven't read the second two books in the series. The rest of this series sounds pretty interesting.

  2. I love Silence! I'm kind of tired with Nora swooning over Patch every time she looks at him. Seriously girl, get a grip lol. It's refreshing to see Patch chasing after Nora. Give me a felling like -finally-. Great review! :)

    1. Haha exactly! I also got tired of Nora being all swoony, so yeah, it was nice to see her having a backbone and Patch being the slightly-more-desperate one!

  3. I read the first book in the series, and wasn't too thrilled. It was just kind of poorly written to me. But I do want to know what happens between Patch and Nora.