Friday, August 23, 2013

Book Review: Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

Release Date: October 4, 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Source: Library



Nora Grey can't remember the past five months of her life. After the initial shock of waking up in a cemetery and being told that she has been missing for weeks - with no one knowing where she was or who she was with - she tried to get her life back on track. Go to school, hang out with her best friend, Vee, and dodge mom's creepy new boyfriend.

But there is this voice in the back of her head, an idea that she can almost reach out and touch. Visions of angel wings and unearthly creatures that have nothing to do with the life she knows.

And this unshakable feeling that a part of her is missing.

Then Nora crosses paths with a sexy stranger, whom she feels a mesmerizing connection to. He seems to hold all the answers...and her heart. Every minute she spends with him grows more and more intense until she realizes she could be falling in love. Again.

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My Review

Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick is the third book in the Hush, Hush saga and I am sad to say that it isn't any better than the first two books. I was not a huge fan of the first books and I was hoping that the third one would finally pique my interest. The overall plot of the saga is unfolding nicely but unfortunately, the problems with the plot and the characterization in this book just could not be overlooked. 

I'm not a huge fan of paranormal fiction in general but this is probably my least favorite series. The tropes are overused and not changed in any way to be original in this story. Nora's amnesia was a clever trick but it was quite obvious to the reader from the very beginning who the "sexy stranger" is. The suspense is weak and predictable. The elements of this book that furthered the series did not have to be placed in a book by itself, as these elements could have been incorporated into the previous book, or, I am assuming, the next book. Because of this, there wasn't much character growth throughout the book.

The best part of the book has to be the ending. Without going into any spoilers, I will say that the ending does make you want to finish the series just so you can see how it ends and what happens to Nora, Patch, and the rest of the characters. It was only at the end that we got to see how some of the characters changed and developed as a result of the actions in the story.

Overall, this was my least favorite book so far in the Hush, Hush saga but I am planning on reading the last book because I want to see how it ends. I think that Fitzpatrick should tried to incorporate the important elements of this story into the previous book and that would have made them stand out more as a whole.

My Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

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