Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Release Date: October 4, 2011
Source: Purchased hardcover from Amazon and audiobook version from Audible
My Rating: ★★★★☆
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 each other, 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.
Well that summary doesn’t really tell us anything does it? Before reading Silent I had no idea what to expect but within the first few pages of the book there is already a very key event happening that will be referred to over and over throughout the rest of the book. The story picks up right where Crescendo left off with Hank Miller revealing himself as who he truly was (I’m trying to keep as many spoilers out of this review as possible) and continues with what Patch intended to do about it in order to save Norah. Norah finds herself without any recollection of the events of the last five months, her amnesia stretching far beyond where Crescendo left off and into before she met Patch. Yes, she doesn’t even remember him.
As Norah tries to put the pieces of her life together she finds that she is constantly drawn to dangerous situations in which she almost always ends up encountering a guy named “Jev” who may or may not seem familiar to her and incite strong feelings. She keeps dreaming about a guy named “Patch” but no one will tell her who he is and what he was to her, except Marci Miller who swears that he was her summer fling and just a friend of Norah’s. Could “Patch” and “Jev” be one and the same? You’ll have to read to find out 🙂
Becca does what she does best once again in this third installment of the Hush, Hush series. Through Nora’s voice we are taken on a bumpy ride into her subconscious as she tries to remember and grasp to the old her instead of becoming the new Norah everyone is pushing her to become. I was so intrigued by where the story was going I literally bought the book twice, just so I can listen to it on audiobook while I worked and pick up the ebook when I was able to read again. It is my understanding that the Walmart edition of this book has an extra chapter from Patch’s POV and I am tempted to buy the book a third time just so I could read that too.
I give this book 4 stars for continuing this amazing series and making the 3rd installment as exciting as the first, something that I find to be very rare in book series. Becca Fitzpatrick recently announced that there will be a fourth book in the series which will become obvious once you read the ending of this book, since things clearly need resolution. If you have not read Hush Hush (the first book in the series), you seriously need to because you are missing out.