Friday, 21 October 2011

Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

Title: Silence
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 978-0-85707-227-6
Pages: 438
Series: Hush, Hush #3
Type: Young Adult Paranormal
Source: Purchased

Nora wakes up in a cemetery in the middle of the night, with no idea how she got there and no memory of the last five months. Somehow it is September and she can't remember anything after April. Her world has moved on without her, and Nora struggles to recover her memories as she is haunted by black eyes and a mysterious boy whose absence has left a hole in her heart. But amnesia doesn't last forever and Nora's about to learn there are some who will kill to keep her in the dark.

This is the third book in the amazing Hush, Hush series (after Hush, Hush and Crescendo) and picks up three months after the last one finished. I had no idea of the direction this book would take, and even after Crescendo's cliffhanger I definitely wasn't expecting this.

The plot is brilliantly developed and is full of twists and turns that keep you turning the pages to find out what will happen next. The tension is kept high from the start as readers of the previous books know who kidnapped Nora and she has no idea, so we get to see her cluelessly interact with her kidnapper. Nora's struggle to find out the truth leads her on some risky paths and that too adds to the tension.

Patch is incredible in this book! I liked him in the previous books, but it was this book in which he stole my heart. It's hard to go into without adding spoilers but he is brilliant. Vee is a much changed character. Her past experiences means she has developed an anti-boy streak but she still adds a sense of fun to the book which is much needed while Nora's amnesia is in full swing.

The ending is cleverly done, creating a lead in to the next book and changing the balance between Patch and Nora forever. There is going to be a fourth and final book due out approximately October 2012 (confirmed by Becca at a signing) which will be set during Cheshvan.

All in all this was an incredible read and I can't wait for the next book!

Plot: 10/10
Characters: 10/10
Ending: 10/10
Enjoyment: 10/10
Cover: 9/10

Overall: 49/50


  1. I didn't read the entire review because I haven't read any of the other books. But your glowing review has made me decide to move this one up on my list to read asap. Glad you loved it :-)

    And might I add that you seem to be making great progess on the read-a-thon :-)

  2. great review! I love Patch since Hush, Hush but, as you said, in this book Patch was OMG! he now owns my entire heart!! =D glad you liked it! I loved it too =9

    Happy reading!

  3. Thanks for commenting guys :)

    Jackie - the whole series is brilliant and I totally recommend them! Thanks for commenting on my progress - I'm just off to pick my third book :)

  4. Ok i take back my last comment, I see you have read it now. So excited about the fourth, I cant believe we have to wait until October though. A yr away!!!

  5. Thanks for commenting Kris :) I can't believe we have to wait a whole year either. At the signing Becca said she wasn't sure and there was a mass gasp, but then her editor jumped in with "we're keeping to an October release schedule" and everyone breathed a sigh of relief. Thank you for recommending them to me :)


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