(Attention!!! If you haven’t read Hush, Hush and Crescendo yet, and doesn’t want to be spoiled, then don’t read this post.)
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.
We start the third book of the Hush, Hush saga by finding Nora waking up in a middle of a cemetery. She has no recollection of the past 3 months or so. She then learns that she’s been kidnapped last June but she couldn’t remember anything starting from the month of April–which is a bit odd. Why would she not recall anything before her disappearance even happened?
As Nora struggles to get her life back to normal, she starts to get involved with Nephilims and fallen angels again. She has no idea what they actually are due to her “amnesia” but later on the story, she gets fragments of informations about them and slowly puts the pieces together.
Oh, and did I mention that Nora’s mother is dating Hank Millar? What a shocker! (kidding, not really). And for some reasons, she is very in love with him.
At this point, I could say that Silence is way better than Hush, Hush and Crescendo. Character development wise, I personally think that Nora has been much stronger, determined and unshakable now. As for Patch, I love how he’s very sure of his choices now. Also, I think that this is the first time he’s been utterly honest and romantic, but still got the bad-boy vibe going on. Another character that I really enjoyed seeing on this book was Scott. I love the whole 180 turn on his character.
Along the character development is of course the world building. On this book, we learn more to the Nephilim / fallen angel / archangel world. I wouldn’t get into details for I don’t want to spoil them for you.
Silence’s pacing was a tad slow at the beginning. It could be a little frustrating to the other readers because Nora couldn’t remember some of the things that we readers could remember….And I know what you’re thinking right now. You’re probably thinking that this book will be like a retelling of the whole things that has happened on the previous books– meeting Patch, knowing his real identity, the connection between them two, and Nora’s family. Well, let me just tell you that it’s not. Writing and publishing this book would be pointless if we’re just going to go back to square one, right?
Yet again, the book ends on a cliffhanger. It’s not as tense as Crescendo’s ending but it’s still a something to get you excited for the last book, Finale. I’ve got an idea where the story’s going and I love it. I’m already on Chapter 9 of Finale as I’m writing this and I’m very glad to say that the plot just gets more and more interesting.
Overall, I liked Silence the best. It was entertaining for the most part.
I rated this book 4/5 stars.
Here are some of my favorite quotes from the book:
“You’re mine, Angel. And I’m yours. Nothing can change it.”
“Ignorance was the lowest form of humiliation and suffering.”
“Sometimes the best offense is a good defense.”
“Had being near him always felt like playing with fire? Warm and bright, and intense and dangerous?”
“How did you get in?”“I move in mysterious ways.”“God moves in mysterious ways. You move like lightning–here one moment, gone the next.”