Nerd Girl Turned Heroine: A Review of Becca Fitzpatrick’s “Silence”

Posted: May 14, 2015 in Book Review, Young Adult
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Goodreads.com Description: “WHEN SILENCE IS ALL THAT’S LEFT, CAN THE TRUTH FINALLY BE HEARD? 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.”

My Thoughts:

Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick was so much better than the first books in the Hush, Hush saga. The plot was more involved, there was more action and the characters were more developed.

The main character, Nora Grey, thankfully has amnesia. Now, she’s stronger and more determined. She wants answers and is willing to do whatever it takes to get them. Patch/Jev has picked up another dimension to his character as well. It’s amazing what a certain emotion will do for an angel.

Fitzpatrick explores an unlikely alliance in this installment. Marcie Millar, Nora’s archenemy, is ready to team up with Nora. They have a common foe. Each girl has her own reasons for wanting the foe out of the picture. But, even their reasons have a common thread–a lie.

Silence gives us more information about the dreaded antagonist, Hank Millar. The man has no redeemable qualities. He’s not above using anything or anybody to accomplish his goal. He’s ruthless and truly evil. The perfect antagonist.

I love how Fitzpatrick developed Nora. She has the potential for evil, check her DNA, but she has too much heart. She cares for those she loves. And, much like Hank, she’s ready to do whatever she needs to do to protect them.

The only question I had in this installment: What happened to Nora’s ring? She gave the ring to Patch in Book Two. He had an inscription added to the inside of it, and returned it to her. No mention was made in Silence. Maybe it will show up in the last book in the saga?

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  1. I’m intrigued. I’ve been meaning to read this one for some time.

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