Saturday, 29 October 2011
Review: Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick
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
Spoiler warning for the last 2 books in the series obviously but none for Silence because i like things as Spoiler FREE as I can. ;)
So I was hungry for this 3rd book and then when it came out there were special versions in different stores and this made me delay actually buying it because I couldn't pick which one I wanted. I settled for the one that WHSmith were offering because a) it was on special offer price when I saw it and b) it had this super shiny red version of the cover and even though it's not totally identical to my others in the series; it was just to special and shiny to turn down. What can I say; when I see something glittery of shimmery my girly instinct kick in and I go all gooey eyed.
Onto the story itself. Starting in a haze of where Cresendo left off when not only did we see some big secrets revealed but our hero and heroine were in a spot of trouble to say the least as they were cornered by the bad guy and things were looking tricky. So how did we get from there to here you may ask. Well we don't get told straight off because Nora herself can't remember any of it. It's like all her clear memories of her recent life to date or so have vanished but she has lingering emotional ties that spring up as time goes on. She's been lost and now she's found doesn't mean she's back home safe. Her world has changed while she was "away" and not in all good ways but she can't even explain why to herself without the reference points of the past months.
You get so frustrated with her and at her because WE know things that she doesn't and then things happen that neither Nora or the reader can understand when it happens but it slowly falls into place. Her mother is dating the recently single Hank Millar (yep; father of Marcie the meanie Millar and all round creeper bad guy type but not that Nora realises immediately but she has a vibe that tells her to be wary). Nora feels the ache of the missing pieces in her life and struggles to know if she should follow her gut instincts when she has them or fight to work out things and learn to walk before she runs into possible danger. However who can think of anything but running when Patch aka Jev is the goal.
Silence is about the silence in Nora's mind and the silence Patch is trying to keep to protect her but can a love as strong as their and a bond that seems to reach into their core being stop even the strongest of silences. Well I won't say obviously but let's just say that the hot and heavy moments in the book left me needing a breather break. DAMN. Becca knows how to keep a fangirl on the edge of her seat; and then make her fall of the seat too. As the two waring sides of the Neiphlin and Angels build to their climax and prepare to face off Nora has to find her lost past and decide where the battle lines have fallen and what she's willing to risk to keep those she loves safe and in her life.
Stunning and breathtaking third book in a series that keeps riding higher and higher.
Published by Simon and Schuster and is available here and all book sellers now