Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Genre: YA paranormal fantasy
Published: October 4th 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Source: Purchased Hardback
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 been missing for weeks – with no one knowing where she was or who she was with – she tries to get her life back on track. Go to school, hang out with her best friend, Vee, and dodge her mom’s creepy new boyfriend.
But there is this voice in the back of her head, and idea that she can almost reach out and touch. Visions of angle 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 Rating of this Book – 5 out of 5 Stars
I have to say, Silence was the most amazing book out of the Hush, Hush saga so far! I was enamored with the amnesia twist. Having Nora loose five months of her life was like having a new start for the novel. The relationships and friendships, though difficult for the character to reconstruct, felt refreshing in some ways; especially her relationship with Patch. It also made the latest mystery somehow unique. I, like Nora, desperately wanted to know what the bloody hell happened during those missing weeks. Where she had been, and what had she suffered through? I wouldn’t stop digging into the pages until I found out the truth.
Which leads me to the scandals the Black Hand had constructed. The Black Hand had quickly become one of favorite villains to hate. Knowing enough about him already from the second book (i.e., who he really is, and what he had done in the past), then to learn how he hooked Patch and Scott into his little scheme, and to discover the malicious plan he had for Nora. OMG! It was scary how manipulative and underhanded the Black Hand could be. And in some ways, I just wanted to hop in the book and strangle him myself.
So, it goes without saying that I definitely love this series, and I can’t believe I have to wait until October for the final book! UGH!