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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.

440 pages, Hardcover

First published October 4, 2011

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Becca Fitzpatrick

14 books31.8k followers
Becca Fitzpatrick grew up reading Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden with a flashlight under the covers. She graduated college with a degree in health, which she promptly abandoned for storytelling. When not writing, she's most likely prowling sale racks for reject shoes, running, or watching crime dramas on TV. She is the author of the bestselling HUSH, HUSH Saga. Her new book BLACK ICE arrives in bookstores everywhere October 7, 2014.

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And if you haven't read Silence yet... READ IT NOW!
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94 reviews673 followers
Shelved as 'on-hold'
January 25, 2012
Kinda on hold right now. I just got tired of Nora trying to remember things that I already know.
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4 reviews12 followers
November 3, 2011
Hush, Hush made me fall hard. Crescendo has taken my breath away and I cannot wait till Tempest. Becca Fitzpatrick is a true story teller, and I don’t want her to ever end Nora and Patches adventures.
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588 reviews3,506 followers
April 15, 2016
Silence can be summed up in one meme:

Bad Decision #1

Upon waking up in a graveyard with no memory of how she got there or what had transpired, Nora kicks the shin of the first person who tries to help her and blunders away, possibly increasing the chances of running into her captors.

Now normally, this a very sound reaction and fits in with Stranger Danger, but this is Nora we're talking about. She'd suspect the toaster of doing her in if it burned her toast.

Bad Decision #36

After coming home from the hospital, she goes back to said graveyard alone to look for "answers".

Bad Decision #95

Breaking into a Nephilim hideout with no prior planning and with a dude she has no memory of.

Bad Decision #187

Goes back to the Nephilim hideout alone after nearly getting caught last time.

Bad Decision #672

Getting back together with Patch or Jev or whatever the hell his name is.

Nora:“Fine! I'll throw on some clothes. Turn around. I'm in my pj's"

Patch:"I'm a guy. That's like asking a kid not to glance at the candy counter.”

What a keeper, ladies and gentleman. I can imagine court proceedings going like this:

Judge: Defense, how do you plead to these cases of sexual assault and rape?

Patch: Well, your Honor, they were wearing really short skirts and I just couldn't help myself. A man has needs. By the way, can I get your phone number?

This is also a guy who erased his girlfriend's memories without first asking Nora if, I don't know, she might want to keep them. I agree with the rest of the world that Nora shouldn't be allowed to choose her own breakfast cereal without supervision, but that's not his decision. They're her fucking memories.

But, oh no, it's for her own good. Me powerful man, and you weakling woman. Now go to the kitchen and make me a sandwich!

And three books in, and I still can't figure out why an all-powerful angel would name himself after a dog. It's like Satan going incognito as Fluffy.

Bad Decision #1753

Worrying about Daria, a potential ally, stealing her man when there's a maniac going around starting a war.

"What does she look like?" And now I'd stooped from insecure to superficial.

"Stringy unwashed hair, doughy around the middle, unibrow."

I wondered if that translated to curvy and gorgeous with the brains of an astrophysicist.

It's so reassuring that the fate of the world is resting on this girl's shoulders.

Then she has the audacity to be infuriated when Daria turns out to be a bombshell and possesses more brains in her pinky nail than Nora has in her entire body.

"He's over you, just so we're clear."

He chose me, not you, so obviously I'm the better person, because every woman's self-worth comes from a man!

Um, have you ever thought about bettering yourself, Nora? In The Iron Queen, Meghan asked Ash to train her in swordplay and Puck to teach her how to use Summer magic, even though it made her physically ill. All so she could contribute to upcoming conflicts and not have to rely on others to save her ass all the time.

Nora simply goes, "I don't want to fight," then whines when Patch goes to fight the bad guy alone. You are a liability, Nora. Face fucking facts.

Bad Decision #6953

Fainting during crucial moments.

"...I felt myself swaying, swaying. Falling into nothing. I was unconscious before I hit the ground"

"The last thing I remembered was the roar of air past my ears and the world crashing to black."

I wonder if it's due to her iron deficiency that was mentioned in the first book and never makes a reappearance hence forth.

Bad Decision #10985

Waaay too obsessed with smells.

"It held the slightest trace of mint and black pepper."

"He wasn't wearing cologne, but there was an intriguing hint of fresh-cut grass and rainwater..."

"Leather, spice, mint."

Does she just like randomly press her nose up against strangers and inhale?

Technically Not a Bad Decision, But Nora Acting Like a Bitch #245607

After Nora gets out of the hospital, her mom instates a no-visitor rules, so she can rest. But precious little Nora thinks this is child abuse and agrees with Vee when she says her mom is a "witch".

Um, hello? How 'bout some respect? That is the woman who raised you single-handedly after your dad died. If someone called my mom a witch, I'd slap them back into their mother's womb.

Then she finds out that her mom's dating her supposed archenemy's dad and throws a whiny fit:

"What do you want me to say? That I'm happy for you? I'm not. We used to make fun of the Millers. We used to joke that Marcie's attitude problem was mercury poisoning due to all the expensive seafood their family are. And now you're dating him?"

Because *gasp* how dare she not stay faithful to her dead dad that's been gone for years? How dare she not base her dating options around my life?

Grow the fuck up, Nora.

Technically Not a Bad Decision, But Nora Acting Like a Bitch #8763012

Remember Vee? Poor Vee, who is constantly weight-shamed and put down by Nora?

Well, she's at it again:

"And then I'm going out with Vee for doughnuts or whatever junk food she happens to crave today."

"I've sworn off guys. If I need romance, that's what Netflix is for."

I'll believe it when I see it, I thought with a smirk."

And the crowning jewel:

"I was a little worried what Vee and I would talk about...but I reassured myself that that was what made Vee and me do compatible. I could strategically steer our conversations by raising certain subjects and Vee could blather on forever about them."

To think I've been using the word 'compatible' wrong all these years.

Bad Decision #136895389

This entire book. We spend so much time learning shit that we already know from the previous two books.

"The memories were splintered and damaged, but they were there. I'd learned all this before."

I get it. It's a Twilight knock-off, so it has to have four books, even though it has less substance than a tissue. It has to be called a saga, even though it's as much of a saga as a salami is to a brick.

We all know I'm going to read Finale. I didn't slough through 1000+ pages of crap only to give up on the winning lap.

Stay tuned, darlings.

Bonus Writing Tip!

"He watched the angel's face darken as if with blood."

Now replace 'blood' with something else: pudding, sap, blueberry jam. "As if" suggests anything can run through an angel's veins. Go wild, everyone.
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2,503 reviews30.7k followers
January 18, 2020
yaaasss. finally! this story is giving me plot. patch and nora are giving me communication. and this book is giving me life.

this series has been a guilty pleasure for me, so i dont feel the need to write a major in-depth review. but just know things are finally progressing in a way that is worthy of this story and my high expectations are finally being met. this book has restored my hope for the direction this series is heading and i couldnt be happier.

definitely the best installment of the series!

4 stars
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161 reviews321 followers
August 28, 2019
5/5 stars.
There are basically no spoilers here, just some mentions and explanations of what I felt about the characters in the book, so I don't count this review as a review that contains spoilers, but I'll just let you decide whether or not to read it.

This book is the best in the series, at least so far. At the beginning of the book, I was skeptical. Nora lost her memory, and as a result she forgot Patch and everything she went through in the first and second book. I thought this book would be boring, plotless. But I was wrong. Precisely because Nora's memory was lost, she fought for where she would find all the answers to the question "Why did I lose my memory?". The Nora we met here, the Nora who was before Patch came into her life, was an interesting Nora. I remember that at the beginning of the book, she was like that (which, by the way, is what I like about Fitzpatrick's writing, but I'll get into it later), but once she met Patch, she was attacked by the molecular structure of love, and became kind of weak. Well, not exactly weak, but her character has softened. In this book, I love this Nora. A little sassy, ​​sticking to a target, a little fighter.

She met Patch later in the book and I liked the fact that she reacted to him a little differently than she did in the first book. True, she’s naturally attracted to him so she crashed on him both times, but I like the fact that life's timing is indicative of the way you see and take all kinds of things (or people in this case).

Nora was able to learn everything she knew in the past, only this time it was more intense. She held on and it made me love her even more in this book.

Now, let's talk about Fitzpatrick's writing. I really like the way she sticks to the story. Whether it's the way she explains the places in the original way and doesn't change things (so there are no annoying holes in the story where you say to yourself "What the hell? In the first book she said A and the second book she said B), or in the way she talks about facts or some descriptions. It doesn't confuse the plot so you feel that you are the main POV and you are sucked into this world and don't get the feeling when you realize that the descriptions are a bit changed and because of that you come out of the perspective of "hey, I am Nora" to the perspective of "I was Nora but now I just feel like I'm reading this book and that's all”. But maybe it’s just me.

About Patch- in the first book I was in a love-hate relationship with him. He acted in a mysterious way, which could be quite attractive, but with him it was exaggerated. But I can understand it- He doesn't trust anyone, he's an introvert, he’s an outsider, he doesn't like to tell others about his personal life. I get it. So I gave him a chance. I still could see how he fell in love with Nora and it was a little distant, but noticeable. In the second book I hated him. I really hated him. I even posted a status about it here on the site. He acted like a dick and hurt Nora every time. In the end, I realized that he did it for quite a good reason, but I really think he could just give her some explanations, at least to the simple things.
And in the third book? God, he was amazing. He finally gave Nora everything. He treated her perfectly, he showed her love, concern. He even introduced Nora in front of his ex, just to show off their relationship. And it really helped Nora, because I suppose if you read the first and second book, you would know that her confidence was very low. She doubts herself and therefore reaches the position where she’s hurt. In this book you can see that Nora did feel loved.
There was even one time (or two, maybe?) she thought he wouldn't stay, but he stayed no matter what.

And if you ask me what I felt about Scott - then I wholeheartedly say that I really love him. I’ve noticed that some people who read the book hated him at first. I don't know if it's because I didn't believe the acts he showed , but I liked him from the beginning. Maybe because he kind of reminds me of myself and I feel a little close to him. Idk.

And... that's all I think.
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January 31, 2023
I love you.” His voice was straightforward, affectionate. “You make me remember who I used to be. You make me want to be that man again. Right now, holding you, I feel like we have a shot at beating all odds and making it together. I’m yours, if you’ll have me.

“If I lose you, I lose everything.”

Oh my god!! I loved it!! Nora wasn't so annoying (amnesia did something good :P)
And I will tell again and again and again I LOVE PATCH!!!!!!

August 20, 2018
Normally I don't write reviews for this series but something just had to be said. Silence is probably the worst of the lot of them so far. My gripes with this novel don't end at the protagonist, it digs into the use of obvious plot devices, the insensitive way mental illness was portrayed, the disturbingly light way murder was handled, and the awful writing style. Here, have a breakdown:

Nora is an Annoying, Horrible Person

The first third of the book was dedicated to Nora not remembering anything from the past 5 months of her life. She whines and moans constantly about this fact. Now, I understand the sense of loss, trauma and depression that can come out from amnesia, but Nora takes liberties to remind us every single chapter that she is sad because she can't remember anything and anyone who doesn't fall all over themselves to try to help her remember and do what she wants them to is a big meanie and she hates them.

There was a passage during one of these chapters that destroyed any sympathy I might have for her plight. Nora wonders why her. But she didn't leave it at that, she wonders why her in all the billions of people in the world, SHE had to be the one who got amnesia. Where did I leave my tiny violin?

This pattern of annoying, selfish behavior from Nora is constant throughout the book (and somehow amplified from the first two books). She frequently becomes angry with people for little reason, makes completely nonsensical decisions, lies to people she supposedly cares about, purposefully puts herself in danger then blames it on her amnesia and later on blames her poor life decisions on her biological father, and she gets angry whenever someone disagrees with her. It makes her wholly unsympathetic. Then to add to her list of personality disorders, she becomes completely psychotic from the middle of the book onward.

Nora's a Psycho

Now, I understand completely the feelings of anger toward someone who kidnapped you and (from what I read) may have temporarily deprived you of food for a couple of days. But from the middle of the novel, Nora actually wishes to murder her captor. It was very disturbing to read about a sixteen year old girl plotting to murder another person and having absolutely no qualms about it.

So even the craziest of crazies are written so that the reader can tell the character isn't quite right in the head and that going around murdering people isn't exactly the best way to solve your problems. Fitzpatrick wrote Nora's lust to actually kill her captor like it was the sanest possible decision she could have made.

Anyway, in the end Nora does kill the guy after her and Patch plan to keep him around for eternity to torture. Yes, an eternity of torture. That sounds wholesome, right /s? And instead of being traumatized or at least feeling a little bad that she killed somebody, she actually feels vindicated about it.

Patch is Still the Worst Thing

Patch has always been creepy in these books. In the first book, he was sexually harassing Nora. And somehow she fell in love with him anyway. In the second book, he ignored her completely and hurt her emotionally. And she was still in love with him. In this book, HE REQUESTS Nora's memory be wiped as far back as five months to "protect her". By the end of the book, she still loves him. I don't know if that sounds like an abusive relationship to anyone else, or is it just me?

Despite finding out it was really Patch who took so many of her memories, Nora forgives him within a few days. And here I thought she was so upset about it, considering it was all she talked about for over a hundred pages.

Often during the book, the only thing that seems to keep Nora from dumping Patch's sorry ass is the fact that he's repeatedly described as "hot". In fact, every time Nora goes to touch him, we get a description of his "toned [insert body part here]". It was incredibly nauseating and even after three books, two covers with Patch on them, and a graphic novel coming out, I still have absolutely no idea what Patch is supposed to look like--and I don't give a damn.

The Writing Never Got Better

I tried to understand the sloppy plot devices in Hush, Hush because it was Fitzpatrick's first novel. But the writing never seemed to get any better between the three books. The style is still generic, often repetitious, and Fitzpatrick seems to be in love with plot devices because Silence is loaded with them. YA readers deserve better than this.

Let me talk about devilcraft, because it will be mentioned about a hundred times in the novel as this vague magic thing that came from hell. Basically devilcraft is capable of being used to do anything from erasing memories, to capturing archangels, to making a grilled cheese sandwich. If there was anything in the plot that needed to make sense, but Fitzpatrick didn't introduce it in the first two books, it was always explained as this vague "Devilcraft" thing. It wasn't even hard to pick out as a plot device because it used every damn place the author didn't have an easy way to explain why someone could do something whereas someone else could not.

While we're still talking about plot devices, I hope you like the sound of "mind-tricked" because it's used even more than devilcraft. Basically in moments when the author can't shoehorn devilcraft to explain something, she'll use mind-tricked. Why do strangers refuse to help Nora when she's clearly in trouble and begs them to? They were mind-tricked. Why is Nora's mother even more useless than normal? She's mind-tricked. Why do I always lose a sock on laundry day? I was mind-tricked. Why does this sound like some cheap plot device ripped from Star Wars? Probably some kind of devilcraft or mind-trick.

At the end of the book, it is revealed that Nora becomes a full on Nephilim. She bemoans this at first because she thinks Patch will hate her now that she's not a human and Nephilim are the enemies of the Fallen Angels. I found it ridiculous that the only person Nora seems to be concerned about is Patch. She's only known him for five-six months and instead of thinking about how her mother or her best friend will react, she goes off sobbing about how her deeply disturbed boyfriend might not like her anymore.

With all of this stupidity, do I even need to talk about the sloppy writing style and prose? Here are a few lines you better get used to because you'll see them plenty:

His/Her eyes cut to mine/person/object.

His eyes contained a [verb] edge.

Secondary Characters: A Mixed Bag of Awful

There's really nothing more I can say about Nora's mother being a horrible mother. She's dating a guy that Nora hates. Instead of having a bit of sensitivity for her daughter, she goes ahead and does whatever she wants, pushing forward with her love life and seemingly ignoring Nora's needs. Good mothering job, Blythe.

Marcie Millar is made out to be a bitch in the previous books. At least that's what the author wants us to think. Only in this book, she managed to make Marcie out as the most sympathetic character. Here's a teenaged girl whose parents just divorced, found out her father doesn't love her, and that her entire life has been secondary to some idiot girl with a creepy boyfriend. Between Marcie and Nora, it was Marcie who chose to comfort her mother after a divorce. Contrast this with Nora who acted like a huge ass to her mother, lies to her mother, and at the end of the book leaves her drugged mother at her best friend's house to go sleep over at Patch's place. Priorities, amiright?

Despite Vee Sky being obnoxious in the previous two books, she came off significantly better in this one. For two reasons. 1) Vee called out Patch's name. She said what we were all thinking which was essentially, "isn't Patch a dog's name"? 2) She calls out Nora's insane, illogical lust for Patch. She straight up tells Nora that she only sees the 1% of good in Patch and is blind to the 99% of psychopath in him. It's too bad Vee wasn't saying all this from the beginning.

Speaking of strangely sympathetic characters, Dabria makes another appearance in this novel. Nora's reaction to her is so outlandishly hostile that every time Nora felt jealous, I got annoyed. As a result, I felt really bad for Dabria because the woman wanted to help Patch and willingly did so. Then there's this crazy girl complaining constantly about how jealous she is. The "funniest" part was that Dabria tried to kill Nora in Book 1, but that gets mentioned once or twice by Nora compared to the fact that Dabria and Patch used to be a thing. I always knew Nora had messed up priorities, but COME ON.

Scott Parnell makes another appearance, though his return itself is a plot device. Basically he shows up, gives Nora an infodump, then lives in a cave. I wish I was kidding about the cave thing

I'm Shutting Up Now

So I think I've made this long enough. In the end Silence was much worse than Hush, Hush and Crescendo combined. Nothing happens for the first part of the book unless your idea of delightful Sunday reading involves going over the musings of an underdeveloped character. Then Nora falls into Patch's life again and she goes from annoying to psychotic. I can't think of a single redeeming thing in this entire novel.
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
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Author 1 book397 followers
December 2, 2010
The summary for this book is ridiculous. How can she get more drawn to Patch? This is like a bad teen soap opera.
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May 21, 2020
Silence (Hush, Hush #3), Becca Fitzpatrick

Silence is the third book in the Hush, Hush saga, published: October 4, 2011.

The book starts with Hank making a deal with Patch: if Hank returns Nora by the end of summer, Patch will relinquish his wings.

Five months later, Nora wakes up within a graveyard to discover that her mother is now dating Hank Millar. She has no memory of Patch but has moments of deja vu when she hears his name. With the assistance of Scott and a boy named Jev, Nora begins researching Nephilim after her many flashbacks. In the process, it's revealed that Jev is actually Patch and that Hank is the Black Hand.

Nora eventually begins to regain her memories of Patch and Hank through flashback memories and is ultimately forced by Hank to make a choice between the deaths of herself and her mother or becoming a Nephilim.

Unwilling to cause her mother's death, Nora agrees and becomes immortal. Hank tries to send Patch to Hell using one of his feathers, but is stopped when Nora shoots him to death. The book ends with Patch revealing that he had the chance to become human, Nora discovering that she has been made Hank's heir and the leader of his group of Nephilim, and that a war between fallen angels and Nephilim is unavoidable.

تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز سی ام ماه نوامبر سال 2018 میلادی

عنوان: سکوت، کتاب سوم از سری حماسه هیس هیس؛ نویسنده بکا فیتس (فیتز) پاتریک؛

سری کتابهای «حماسه هیس هیس»؛ توسط «بکا فیتزپاتریک»، نگاشته شده است؛ خط اصلی قصه در این سری چند جلدی، درباره ی «نورا گری»، نوجوانی شانزده ساله است، که زندگی او، پس از دیدار با «پاچ»، دگرگون میشود؛ «پاچ» یکی از دانش آموزانی ست، که تازگی به مدرسه ی محل تحصیل «نورا» آمده، و بسیار مرموز است؛ «پاچ» بزودی پسر بد مدرسه میشود؛ تلاشهای «نورا» برای دوری از «پاچ»، بی نتیجه است، و بزودی آن دو با هم دوست میشوند؛ «نورا» درمییابد «پاچ» یک فرشته است، که به زمین تبعید شده، و دردسرهای بسیاری را از سر بگذرانده است؛ با پی بردن به این امر «نورا»، در جایگاه خطرناکی قرار میگیرد؛ حالا او باید تلاش کند، تا پای خود را از این مخمصه ی تازه بیرون بکشد

نیویورک تایمز در سال 2010میلادی، و پس از چاپ جلد نخست کتاب «حماسه هیس هیس»، آن را برای بیست هفته، در صدر کتابهای پر فروش و پرخوانشگر خود قرار داد؛ کتاب «بکا فینزپاتریک»، تا به حال به بیش از سی و پنج زبان دنیا، ترجمه شده، و بسیاری از منتقدان ادبی میگویند، صنعت سینما، بزودی به سراغ آن خواهد رفت؛
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2,239 reviews3,435 followers
April 7, 2018
“I would lay down everything I possess, even my soul, for you.
If that isn't love, it's the best I have.”

The book in which Nora is tortured, forgets the most significant months of her life and more importantly she forgets Patch. And then she bounces back and she fights.
Because how can she forget Patch for long?

They will meet in dreams.
He will save her.
She will chase him.
She will remember his eyes.
He cannot hide.
He will tell her the truth.

Black night, black fog. Black grass, black gravestones. Glittering black river. A pair of black eyes watching me.

When the book finishes, Nora will not be the same girl any more.

This is definitely the best young adult series about angels and fallen angels.
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Want to read
September 23, 2010
And to think i was excited for the second book.

A third book? Yay?

I <3 Patch.

Cannot wait, Fall 2011 is just too far away.
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1,025 reviews114 followers
June 2, 2019

I did this because I love some of you way too much, and hate myself to the same degree. Behold: READING DIARY
This will only make sense if you‘ve read the previous titles in this series.
1. Prologue - Chapter 6
2. Chapter 7 - 22
3. Chapter 23 - 34

Prologue - Chapter 6


First impression: I expected something way worse. The writing was bad, but it wasn't as boring as I thought and I wanted to rant too much to instantly throw the book away.
The book starts with Nora having lost all her memories. She‘s been missing for 11 weeks, due to said kidnapping by her biological father. Who is now also dating her mom and forcing Patch (the creepy boyfriend) to do his dirty work and be a spy. Apparently Patch and him bargained (a bargain that leaves Patch without his wings, Nora without her memories, and hin without a wife). Hank is the former body-host of Rixon and Marcie‘s dad.
So Nora wakes up not knowing who Patch is or that supernatural things might exist; she can‘t remember the last approx. 6 months. Something funny that happens here: Although most people forgot Rixon, they do remember Patch and just decide not to tell her about that. We all know how much I love miscommunication as a plot device, riight?
First off: The doctor informs Nora/the reader that Nora has PTSD, might hear stuff that others don‘t hear and that this is a sign of her subconscious trying to tell her what happened through shizophrenic episodes. I‘m not going to contact a psychiatrist to ask about the truth in those statements, because my major issue is how she‘s dealing with everything and most importantly how everyone is dealing with her.
The portrayal of that situation makes people who do suffer from shizophrenia or PTSD look horrible, and informs the reader that one should be as unempathetic and awful about that as possible, apparently.
Fitzpatrick, The: A method wherein after 90 years of women‘s rights movement, lots of psychoeducation and reflection, we‘ll start going back to the roots, beginning with electrical shocks for patients with minor clinical depression or something akin to that.

Next point (although I want to talk about a Nora‘s mother-situation, my brain cells just cannot anymore.)
“He said I might hallucinate?” (..)
I felt the sting of tears, but I refused to cry. Why me? Of all the billions of people out there, why me? Who did this to me? My mind was spinning in circles, trying to point a finger at someone, but I didn’t have a face, a voice. I didn’t have one shred of an idea.

Yes. Poor you, Nora. But for the sake of this rant: Let's pretend somewhere out there fate's sitting on her bed with a list in her hand, deciding who gets to get kidnapped. As fate, in the case of books, is always called the author, questions that I give more priority are „Why did you attract an angel?“ or „Why is it romanticised to love your almost-murderer?“
To be fair, there is an almost decent scene thrown within this clusterfuck:
Nora‘s mom is talking about her relationship with Hank Miller; Nora doesn‘t like that at all, and Mother's trying to explain that Hank is not Marcie, that he was there for her and that she does feel enough guilt already for going on with life.
The only issue is that.. Hank is the bad guy. Nora‘s immature behaviour is coded, and she ends up being right, which is incredibly annoying.
The fact that her mother has no understanding at all for Nora makes me wonder why Fitzpatrick didn‘t just go with the tried and true dead parents-trope.
Everyone continued life in some way and Nora‘s back, thrown into the whole thing, not remembering.. And she also has to deal with her mom dating a guy she doesn't even like and is told to be sympathetic? Um, NO.
Mother of Nora, you obviously are one sick fuck. You don't want your daughter to go to school, because that's too much, at the same time demand her to be super cool with all the other changes? Yeah. That… sounds logical..??
But you know, the funny thing is that Marcie's there for her mother after the divorce. Isn't it weird? I mean, isn't she such a bitch? And what she says about Nora and the things that happened to her? Fitzpatrick tries so hard to make her this evil bitch, when the truth is that Marcie's the only one in the book I could particularly like.

“We should order pizza and watch movies tonight,” one of them said.
“No can do, girls. It’s just me and Susanna tonight.” I recognized the voice as belonging to Marcie Millar. She was in the middle of the lineup, tidying her strawberry blond side ponytail, pinning it in place with a pink plastic flower.
“You’re ditching us for your mom? Um, ouch?”
“Um, yes. Deal with it,” Marcie said.

YAY GIRL! Seriously. Of course this was too nice and also just a little prelude to talk about her mother, the divorce and Nora. Marcie doesn't know her father and Nora's mom are dating. Neither does she know that she and Nora are siblings (Nora forgot, too) So, here goes the rest:

(..) “Don’t even start,” Marcie said, but the smile in her voice clearly stated she was flattered by their disappointment. “My mom needs me. Girls’ night out.”
“Is she … you know … depressed?” the girl I believed to be Addyson asked.
“Seriously?” Marcie laughed. “She got to keep the house. She’s still a member of the yacht club. Plus she made my dad buy her a Lexus SC10. It’s sooo cute! And I swear half the single guys in town have already called or stopped by.” Marcie ticked each item off on her fingers so fluidly it made me think she’d been rehearsing this speech.
“She’s so beautiful.” Cassie sighed.
“Exactly. Whoever my dad hooks up with will be a major downgrade.”
“Is he seeing anybody?”
“Not yet. My mom has friends all over. Somebody would have seen something. So,” she transitioned with a gossipy voice, “did you guys see the news? About Nora Grey?”
My knees went a little soft at the mention of my name, and I flattened a hand to the wall for support.
“They found her in the cemetery, and they’re saying she can’t remember anything,” Marcie went on. “I guess she’s so messed up she even ran from the police. She thought they were trying to hurther.”
“My mom said she was probably brainwashed by her kidnapper,” Cassie said. “Like some skeezy guy could have made her think they were married.”
“Ew!” they all said in unison.
“Whatever happened, she’s damaged goods now,” Marcie said. “Even if she says she can’t remember anything, she knows what happened subconsciously. She’s going to be dragging around that baggage for the rest of her life. She might as well wrap herself in yellow tape that says, ‘Stay out and do not cross.’”
They giggled. Then Marcie said, “Back to class, girlies. I’m clean out of late passes. The secretaries keep locking them in their drawers. Whores.”

Yes. Rude. But at least, she's honest. And she isn't so wrong either. Well, Nora isn't damaged goods now, if she is damaged goods then imo she's always been. Whatever happened to her can either destroy her or make her stronger, so.. no. Being kidnapped, raped or whatever doesn't make you damaged goods, but it does change you, even or maybe especially when you can't remember what's actually happened. And Marcie is damn right about that one.

Some other things that have the potential to make me rant:

1. Why did she get out of her bed when she's told not to?
2. Why does Patch behave the way he did in the dream? - Almost okay, because he made her forget it later and kind of did it only for himself. Then again, why didn't he go further? Too wishy-washy, too easy, too lazy.
3. What's up with Vee?
4. Why is everything so bleh? (Writing style, eg. the lazy writer-things, such as the dream)

Chapter 7 - Chapter 22


Recap: She has dinner with her mom and Hank, where she also meets Marcie, who tells her that Patch's been her summer fling and a common friend (but not that he's also Nora's boyfriend/exboyfriend). She asks Nora to find some necklace.. More about that scene later. Nora gets almost sick when she sees their parents and gets out of the restaurant where she meets Patch for the first time in person. (Oh and before I forget to mention it- Her mother and Vee both remember him and both don't tell Nora about him for different reasons.) She doesn't remember him at first. Both times they meet she almost gets killed, the first time he introduces himself with a different name.
She then meets Scott, who tells her what Nephilim are, who he is, who she is, who Patch is (but he doesn't know that Patch and the guy from the night before are the same). He also reveals to her that Hank is the big Bad and shows off plus flirts a little. They try to get into one of Hanks warehouses, but fail and he then leaves town, because he fears that someone found out who he was. Nora then decides to get back to the warehouse, where she meets Patch again. The second time they meet he doesn't tell her who he is either at first, but later starts pushing and flirting with her, leading her to his home when they're being targeted by some of the Nephilim and there letting her touch his scars, which enables her to relive/visit some of his memories.

--> Watch me rant:

1. Almost every 2nd or 3rd sentence of Patch could start with 'Dear Reader'. For example:

“We can’t outrun them to the Tahoe, and even if we could, I’m not dragging you into a car chase with Nephilim. DEAR READER They’ll walk away from a rolled or totaled car, but you might not. Better to take our chances on foot and circle back to the car after they’ve given up. There’s a nightclub a block from here. Not the cleanest place, but we can hide there.” 

Think about how many trees would still live or how many other books could have been printed on the recycled paper if Fitzpatrick had cut those scenes, because this was one of the least stupid ones and there have been lots of them. But, to be honest, I can see that sometimes there's a need to explain certain things.. So, strike the tree-thing. Think about how many brain cells would still live or at least how much easier Silence'd be to read if she had written it differently.

2. You're not Edward, Patch. - I'm sorry to tell you, but you really aren't. And it's not working either, because we all know you don't feel physical sensations that way.

For example:

“Could you teach me?”
“If I taught you everything I know, we’d need a considerable amount of time alone together.”
Unsure if he was suggesting anything, I said, “I’m sure we could keep it … professional.”
“Speak for yourself,” he said in that same steady tone that made it hard to guess his intentions.

This is one of the okay-sentences, but there have been some.. Urgh. :-! Seriously, I get that if you love someone you like to please them even if you get nothing back and I'm sure it's nice and all. But this? She didn't even remember him back then and he pushed her into remembering or at least feeling something for him. Of course, in one of his other DEAR READER-speeches he explained that Hank promised to be out of Nora's life and he didn't, so Patch didn't feel the need to stay out of hers either and anyways, he's in love with her and all. Blahblah. My problem is that what he says doesn't match what he does. And most of the times what he says at first doesn't match what he says later, either.

So, it just felt like Fitzpatrick tried to create some romantic/hot scenes a la City of Ashes or Twilight and ended up with something that was as hot as Breaking Dawn, but not because there was nothing present, that could have been hot, but because it wasn't believable at all (and well, not hot.. BUT present)

Also, in a moment of utter brilliance, I read one of the Patch and Nora dialogues out loud. Hilarious. If you have the book, try it.

3. Plot and characters. They're just annoying. I pointed out some things before and I still feel that way. The best part yet was when Nora, her mom and Hank are at the restaurant and Marcie and her mother are there, too. It really is. The rest? Bullshit. I wouldn't even like Marcie that much in another book, but in Silence? -sigh-

Chapter 23 - Chapter 34

Recap: What was the last thing that happened? Ah right, Nora was at Patch's, he told her about Daria, another ex-angel and also ex-lover. She got home, Hank was waiting for her. Marcie declared Nora her charity case, asked her to buy a dress and that's it, I think.

Okay, so chapter 23 started with Scott coming back. He wore this weird ring again and he feels this compulsion to go to Hank, although he wouldn't admit it. He also wants to be her Prom date and she agrees. He later asks her to be at a concert, because he now is in a band.
When Nora and Marcie are dress-shopping someone steals Nora's bag, probably another try to get the necklace that Hank needs to make the Archangel spill the truth.
I'm not sure about the next events (which happens first), but when Nora's in school Hank's there and tells her that her mom had an accident. He compells her to go with him and they have an accident. Three Nephilim run them down the street, but Hank makes it look like they were fallen angels, trying to get back at him, when the truth was that he pumped his blood into Nora, because he wants her of all people to be his heir when he dies (two differenct sources told him his future..) She wakes up in the hospital, six hours later and doesn't remember anything but the accident. She can't meet her mom, either, and goes home with Hank, who stays at her home, too. Patch meets her in one of her dreams and she tells him what happened. He then meets her in person and they almost have sex, but then Hank appears in her room. Patch already disappeared, but Hank noticed it was him.

Nora is also at a party – the concert where Scott has his gig – and there comes across Daria. There she also sees one or more of the Nephilim who were involved in the car accident, Scott runs off, she meets Patch, then tells him to wait for her and gets to see Vee. She also mentiones Patch to Vee and they have this big fight. (More about that later) Patch picks her up, they go to his place, almost have sex, his ex appears and mentions Hank. She and Patch leave, Nora promises to stay hidden. Scott calls and needs help, she breaks her promise and helps him, the Nephilim get them, Hank makes a deal with her. She's full with his blood and has to become a full-blooded Nephilim, be the leader of his army or she and her mother both die. (More about that one later, too) She swears, gets out, finds Patch. He rescued the angel and made a deal with them, they want Hank dead and Nora to stop the war. (as the leader of the army) She faces Hank and tells him she won't kill him (which the angels want her and Patch to) but he then almost kills Patch and she's forced to.. They get back to Patch's where they could have had sex.. but of course don't do anything like that. -sigh-

She then meets Scott in front of her house with two Nephilim who tell her that she has to be the leader and that she can't just tell the Nephilim there won't be war, because there will be one and she has to face it and get as much Nephilim to listen to her as possible. And that's it.

--> Watch me rant:

1. Vee and her fight. It's a little like with her mom. I could get both of their sides. Vee lied to her and didn't want Nora to remember Patch. I'd be angry, too and I think Vee didn't have the right to decide. BUT I could get what she thought about him. I also highlighted my favorites in this conversation:

I strove for composure. Angry or not, I could be rational.“You lied, Vee. You looked me in the eye and lied. I’d believe it of my mom, but not you.” I pushed the door open. “How were you going to explain yourself when I got my memory back?” I demanded suddenly.
“I hoped you wouldn’t get it back.” Vee threw her hands in the air. “There. I said it. You were better off without it, if it meant not remembering that freak show. You don’t think straight when you’re around him. It’s like you see the one percent of him thatmight be good and miss the other ninety-nine percent of pure psychopathic evil!
My jaw fell open.
“Anything else?” I snapped.
“Nope. That sums up my feelings pretty adequately on the subject.”
I shot out of the car and slammed the door.
Vee rolled down her window and poked her head out. “When you come back to your senses, you have my number!” she called out.

2. He wants HER to be the leader? Lazy. Lazy explanation, lazy way to make sure there was a 4th novel and really, it didn't match his earlier behaviour, because although he didn't know back then that he might die, he did try to kill her. He later genuinely seemed to care a little about Nora, which is just blah. It also seems that many authors always use the sacrifice-card. 'Do that, or I'll kill your [friend/relative/pet]'

3. What's this shit about the evil boyfriends? No, no, I am not even talking about Patch. I mean.. first Vees boyfriends. But she's on boy detox this book, as she called it. Apparently Fitzpatrick read some of the less good reviews and noticed that it was annoying. Unfortunately she just switched the 'victim'. This time, Nora's mom got the evil guy. Well, wow. Big improvement. -sigh-

4. Why was she jealous? AGAIN? Boring and unbeliavable. Blah. Why does Patch even want her when she's constantly questioning him after he's proven her wrong again and again? (I understood her earlier, but now? Nope.) Of course, I never got why he wanted her in the first place..*

5. She's immortal now? Seriously? I can't even..

There are so many other things, I don't know.. This was just a very, very hilarious read and I'm excited to read all the other reviews. :)

* Added: This does not mean I like Patch. But he is, thank the heavens, not the narrator of this most wonderful tale, and if I started ranting about him, you could move the heavens and I'd continue to rant as I stared at your feat.
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June 17, 2020
”I missed you, Angel. Not one day went by that I didn’t feel you missing from my life”.


¡Oigan, paren todo el mundo! Este experimento de releer la saga casi diez años después por fin se puso divertido, jajaja. En Silencio, tras los oscuros acontecimientos que cerraron el libro anterior, nos encontramos con que Nora ha estado “secuestrada” durante los últimos tres meses y, cuando por fin vuelve a la realidad, ¡ha perdido la memoria reciente! No se acuerda de absolutamente nada desde justo antes de conocer a Patch, así que no sabe quién es él ni todos los dramas y líos en los que se metió desde entonces. Y, por muy raro que suene, ¡bendito sea el momento en el que esa niña no se acuerda de nada! De verdad, amo a Nora desmemoriada, es un personaje al que sí puedo soportar, no como la Nora del primer y segundo libro.

Aquí las cosas se empiezan a poner un poco más turbias con esto de Patch jugando a varios bandos, la guerra entre Nefilim, ángeles caídos y arcángeles más cerca que nunca y, por supuesto, la verdadera identidad del padre biológico de Nora.

Tengo que admitir que, de los tres que he releído, este es el que más he disfrutado y el que menos me ha hecho poner los ojos en blanco. Me gustó la dinámica de Nora intentando entender los últimos cinco meses de su vida y, sobre todo, sintiendo esa conexión extraña cada que alguien hablaba de Patch o, incluso, cuando lo veía en persona. Creo que el perder la memoria le sirvió a Nora, y de paso a Patch, para madurar un poco y dejar el drama de Broadway de lado. Siento que disfruté mucho más su relación en estos términos.

Y nada queda por decir más que, POR FIN, mencionaron a otro de los elementos que recordaba de los libros: Dante Matterazzi. Ya veremos qué problemas trae con él en Finale.
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848 reviews
August 2, 2012
I am so so so very disappointed....... in myself! I promised that I wasn't going to read any more of this series. I swore to myself that I was through, but then, there it was on the library shelf, taunting me with it's dark cover promising drama and romance. And against my better judgement,I broke the promise and let the eye-rolling and suffering begin. I have no one to blame but me.
So, here we again have Nora who in this book becomes the definition of too stupid to live and I don't say that lightly. She wakes up with total amnesia of the past five months, eleven weeks of which she's been missing. Ooh, what happened to Nora? Honestly, who cares because let me remind you, she is truly too stupid to live.
The first night home fter being released from the hospital, she sneaks out and returns to the cemetery where she awakened because ... I have no idea why. My best guess is that she enjoys a sliver of fear slithering down her spine or some such drama. She tells herself that it's to search for clues or jog her memory. Uh-huh. Does she find out anything? Nope.
Now, I don't know about you, but if I've just been released or escaped an abduction in which who-knows-who did who-knows-what to me, I'm not immediately or anytime in the foreseeable future going to go prowling around by myself in the dark. I'm going to hide and hope that whoever took me doesn't find me. In other words I'm going to hide under my bed with the door locked and the curtains closed hoping with everything I have that the abductor will not come after me.
There's a lot more like this. Nora trying to figure out what happened, not trying at all to keep herself safe, trying to foil what she assumes is a robbery that she happens upon, being rescued by the broodingly handsome Jev/Patch whom she doesn't remember, but has these flashes of black that she enjoys. Don't ask.
Then she meets Scott whom she just trusts completely even though he followed her to a isolated beach where she's completely alone because he tells her that he knows her. Oh, I see, well, that makes perfect sense. She has no idea if he is good or bad but since she supposedly, according to Scott, knows him and he's all muscley and hot, it's all okey-dokey. Scott has been hiding but they make plans for him to take Nora to the homecoming dance where she's been nominated by Marcie, her long-time nemesis, for being an attendent. This is totally unimportant, useless information but I thought I'd include this anyway, much like Fitzpatrick does, here it is.
And here's the thing about this whole dance thing. Scott is trying to hide or so he says and who does that? If I'm hiding, I'm not going to some dance nor am I playing a gig in a club. I'm going to be under my bed with the door locked and the curtains closed. I'm going to do everything I can so that no one will find me. Otherwise I'm a pretty bad hider. Guess playing hide and seek with Scott would have been a cakewalk. "Um, Scott, I see you standing right there. Do we need to go over the whole 'you hide and I try to find you' thing again? You're supposed to be waiting for the Olly olly oxen free before you show yourself." Sorry, got myself off on a tangent there. Enough about Scott.
So, anyway, we find out that when Nora was kidnapped, her brain was wiped clean and that dear Patch, love of her life and all around hottie, asked her kidnapper that he wipe just a little bit more of her memories so it would be like he never met her. He's trying to pull an Edward Cullen, folks! And this is a guy who loves Nora. Wow, evil bad dude, would you be so kind as to mess up my girlfriend's brain for me?
And the best part of all of this is that you get to spend over half of the book re-hashing what went on in the first two books.
Fitzpatrick, you brilliant bookseller you. Think of the possibilities. Just think of it. If you're writing a series and you suddenly decide you've painted yourself into a corner, have your protagonist get amnesia and you can rewind and restart the whole thing. It's so smart that I just know it's a trend that will catch on and think of the possibilities. A series that's perhaps three books could be extended to six as you retread what you've already done and then, when you are almost at the denouement, you can do it again, another bonk on the head or brain-messing and tah-dah, more books. From a purely selling standpoint, it's pure genius. From a reader's standpoint, it's rubbish.
And who's to blame??? Me. Just Me. I did this to myself.
Think I'll have my brain wiped.
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530 reviews254 followers
April 30, 2020
***3 stars***

While Silence wasn't amazing, I'm glad I can say that this book was a huge improvement over the previous two. It is the first one in the Hush Hush series that I didn't hate 😂 or better said, the first one in which I didn't totally hate the main character, Nora.

The story begins when Nora just woke up in a graveyard, with no recollection of why or how she got there. She has to re-learn everything she found out in the first two books, because she was abducted and someone erased the past five months from her memory. Maybe the second time around she's somehow wiser, because I felt like she handled things a lot better this time.

We as the reader, know about Nora's past while she doesn't. This was an interesting twist for me, because when she meets certain characters we're already familiar with, we can assume what could happen - she doesn't. Her new perspective is refreshing compared to her annoying self from books 1 and 2, she handles things differently now, almost a bit more mature I'd say. I enjoyed this aspect, because even though Nora says she wants to find her old self, she's different and that's something she can't change anymore.

Something I didn't like in this or in the other books: I never got where the love between Nora and Patch comes from. I realised while reading this that they basically only knew each other for two months and I feel like they didn't have nearly enough time to fall so desperately in love with each other. I may be missing out on something, but I just didn't feel the the chemistry one bit. It was blah to me.

Nevertheless, I was surprised by some of the events that happened in this book and even a little curious to see what's in store for dear Nora in the final book of the series.
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April 1, 2021
I absolutely LOVE this series. I don't know what it is about Nora and Patch (well I can think of a couple of things...) but I am completely hooked. And this book simply reeled me in even more. The whole dynamic and plot of this book was particularly brilliant. There were twists and turns, but Fitzpatrick kept me interesting and practically speed-reading until the very end.

I thought the whole memory-loss thing worked perfectly here because it let us into Nora's (and Patch's for that matter) mindset a little bit more which is always a nice way to connect with characters. In addition, we got to fall in love with Patch and Nora all over again as Nora was forced to relive and come to terms with everything they had been through.

I believe Silence had the perfect amount of old and new elements and characters mixed in to keep us interested. I loved the somewhat cliff-hanger ending and cannot wait until Finale, the last book in this amazing series.

My Patch, the sarcastic but protective fallen angel who has fallen yet again...
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November 14, 2010
i can't wait for this book i loooooved hush hush, i sooo fell in love with patch, read crescendo but i have to say i was a little disappointed with nora, she gets pushed around way to much and she just takes it, i read crecendo and finished it within 2 days and i love the way B. Fitzpatrick always make you think that you know exactly what gonna happen and then she turns the book upside down, its great!

im looking farward to this book but also looking farward to nora growing some balls and sticking up for herself, i mean yeh she acts all hard and mighty strong with patch but when it comes to marcy miller she is a doormat.

oct 2011 is a long way to wait....

i'm counting the days
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832 reviews330 followers
May 1, 2020
2.5 STARS ★★✬✩✩
This book is for you if… you totally dug the first two books. Personally, I do not recommend this series. What was teenager me thinking?

I brought good news, my friends. I didn't hate Nora entirely this time, kinda have a platonic crush in both Patch AND Scott and I'm actually looking forward to the last instalment of this series ALTHOUGH I was actually bored the first 60% of this book. How many more rules are going to be thrown out the windows during this pandemic?

In Hush, Hush and Crescendo I had the hardest time not jumping into this book and giving Nora Ye Good Ole Slap on the head because this gurl is a hazard: annoying, naive, jumping to conclusions, whiny, impulsive, boring, bland, unexciting. The best thing about her are the funny lines her friend Vee utters, and together they're just a duet of body shaming idiots.

However, in Silence, I didn't find her quite as annoying. I still have a little problem, though,

... it made the book all the more tiring. It was not only until the last, say, third of this book that I was at least halfway invested. The issue is that Nora spends an awful lot of time in Silence finding out things I already know. It was exhausting and bored the heck out of my mind.

But in his relationship to Scott we can see for the first time that losing 5 months worth of memory might not be the worst thing for her. She's finally not a total twat anymore. But I cannot, for the life of me, understand what either he or Patch see in her. She's uneventful, boring and in total about as exciting as an uncooked potato. There you have it, I said it. I don't get what they see in her, much less what the basis for the love between her and Patch is.

I admit I wouldn't hesitate to give a TV show a try if they ever made one. I coincidentally found some fan arts on the internet while searching for some graphic material to boost my review and, damn, I'd totally watch it.

What’s happening.
‘I missed you, Angel. Not one day went by that I didn't feel you missing from my life.’

Nora wakes up in a cemetery with no knowledge of the past 5 months, meaning she not only forgot the 3 months during which she was held captive by an unknown person but also the 2 months leading up her disappearance. As she tries to put together the little pieces her mother and friends throw her, she comes into contact with Jev, a tall, dark, brooding young man she has trouble clearing her mind of. And we allll wonder why.

The most audacious thing about this is that at times it looks like this naive, impulsive, annoying, explosive girl who's jumping to conclusions faster than incapable politicians jump to suggesting injecting yourself with disinfectant might kill a virus is actually admired by two hot dudes. Like, I am sorry, WUT?

writing quality + easy of reading = 3*

pace = 2*

plot/story in general = 3*

plot development = 2*

characters = 3*

enjoyability = *

insightfulness = 2*
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October 9, 2011
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

OH MY GOD! This was amazing!

After reading Crescendo and being left with the world's worst cliffhanger, I dreaded having to wait a year for the final book of the series. But as Friday came along and I FINALLY snagged my copy, a few interesting things happened.

1) I learned that there was going to be a FOURTH BOOK! IT CONTINUES! MORE PATCH! XDDD

2) I finally read the synopsis. For a whole year I did not even click on the page of Silence. No idea why.

3) My eternal love for Patch grew tenfold. Nuff said.

This book was fantastic! The first book will always be my favorite because of how they first met but Silence definitely surpassed my expectations. I was not crazy about Crescendo even though it was well written but this book...argh it killed me. In a really good way.

I was surprised by how different Nora was. The changes in her made me sad but at the same time, they made her stronger. I mean, for god sakes she had amnesia. And I have to say, she went through so much pain and drama when really, all she wanted to do was be with Patch.

Now before I start spewing I love Patch speeches I must say how much I DESPISE Hank Millar, a.k.a. Marcie's dad. After everything he did, I kept thinking 'Okay but Nora's still his daughter. It can't possibly get any worst.' Nope! Hank is a bastard and he deserved what he got in the end. He is plain and simple a monster.

Now...Patch. Jev. Sex god almighty. God how I dream you were real. You are just so perfect. Yes, he does have a lot of secrets still but I fully trust him after the last book's fiasco. He just loves Nora so much and this book really proves it. Not so much in the first quarter of the book, but definitely later. I will enjoy reading his sexiness yet again.

I found myself annoyed yet again with Vee. Usually, I fall in love with the main character's partner in crime but I just couldn't do it. Vee is just too much. I tried to like her in the book and at first I really did. But then all I saw was a lie. And then another lie. And then another lie. Marcie...there's just no hope for this girl. Inside, I was hoping she was going to change but it seemed almost pathetic how easily she was manipulated. I do like Nora's mom. At first she bugged me with her indifference, but then I realized how much of a victim she was in this whole messed up situation.

Overall I LOVED this book. The plot was amazing, fast paced, and well written. And the romance...yum! I unfortunately read the book too fast because I was so excited to read it and now I am dreading the fact that I will have to wait another damn year for the (final?) book in the series. I'm honestly glad this isn't the end even though I feel writers do draw out series too much. But after reading Silence, I have complete faith in Fitzpatrick. I only wish the due date came faster!

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
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189 reviews164 followers
Shelved as 'not-in-a-gazillion-years'
October 28, 2011
“Fine! I'll throw on some clothes. Turn around. I'm in my pj's"

"I'm a guy. That's like asking a kid not to glance at the candy counter.”

(Nora and Patch quote.)

Oh, yeah, because, hell, why expect guys not to peep at you while you're changing? That's just ridiculous. They're like children, you see. And you're like candy for him. They can't help themselves, don't be stupid. THEY R MENZZ. DUHHHH.

I'm officially offended on behalf of males everywhere.

No way am I reading this shit. Not even for the lulz.
December 8, 2021
Nora forgets!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Narration: 🎧🎧🎧🎧
Romance: 💙💚🖤💜❤️
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📙📔
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎🌏
Character development: ☺️😟😍😉😘

The heroine: Nora Grey (a.k.a. Angel) - she was bombarded by some huge revelations about her father and her family in the last book that come to affect her life in huge ways in this book. However, after being kidnapped and returned months later she has forgotten everything for the last 5 months, including Patch.

The Hero(s): Patch Cipriano (a.k.a. Jev) - He was a fallen angel who became a guardian angel, now he has no choice but to help out the bad guys in order to make sure Nora is safe and stays that way.

The Story: This was an odd one since Nora (and apparently some other people, like her friend Vee) have forgotten much of what happened in the last book. Nora tries to navigate her life after being missing for months and not remembering any of it.

At first I really hated the whole amnesia aspect, since it took the first two books for her to find out all she knows about Patch, fallen Angels, Nephilim and her family and that is taken all away in the beginning and she has to re-learn everything she already knew. But the storyline grew on me.

Hank Miller is a great villain and wouldn’t he have to be since he is the father of Marcie, who is so effortlessly mean. I could never quite figure out his motives when it came to Nora and her Mother, so even though I knew he was the bad guy, I kept wondering if he had any redeemable qualities.

Like the last two books, I loved the fallen Angel vs. Nephilim storyline. Though I can never quite figure out why fallen Angels hate the Nephilim so much since they need the Nephilim in order to take over their bodies for two weeks a year in order to feel. You would think that they could at least empathize with the Nephilim for the fact that they hated being taken over like a puppet. But Patch seems to hate all of them no matter what.

Personally I really liked Nora’s friend Scott who was the one Nephilim who fought against joining Hank’s army of Nephilim. I also liked her friend Vee more in this book, though I still can’t see why Nora is friends with her. Though she is always there to give Nora a ride when she needs one. So there is that. Vee provides some great comic relief and comes through on the audio so well. The voice Caitlin Greer does for Vee matches her personality perfectly.

I have no idea where the next book is headed. Things change a lot in this book and there will probably be a war between the Nephilim and the Angels very soon. I can’t wait to see how things turn out.

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January 8, 2012

Not fair at all!
That's like a whole freaking year!

Profile Image for ♔ Leah. .
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July 17, 2011
Ahhhh, don't you just love it when your half-angel/sexual predator/douchebag as well as your part time boyfriend takes you in your arms and is about to throw you into a tempestuous ocean during a storm while he wears fake wings like gender-bended Tinkerbell while your hair fans out as if you are in a Pantene advert? Oh the memories still make me weak at the knees(!) :')
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