Review: Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Review: Silence by Becca FitzpatrickSilence by Becca Fitzpatrick
Series: ,
Published by Simon & Schuster (10.4.2011)
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
Source: I own it
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3.5 Stars


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

While I still enjoyed this one, the series has been going slightly downhill since the first book. I gave Hush, Hush 4.5 starfish, Crescendo 4 starfish, now this one 3.5….

I don’t have a whole lot to say about this book because honestly I feel like there wasn’t much to it. There was hardly anything happening plot-wise. Most of it was Nora trying to get her memories back – which was extremely frustrating for me as a reader, because I already knew everything and she knew next to nothing. So it was basically like starting all over again from the beginning: Meeting Patch, finding out about angels/Nephilim, meeting Scott, finding out about Hank Millar. Sigh. Nora spent the majority of the book in denial of what was happening around her, and while I understand the need for that, I got a little bored.

It was still a good read, though. I enjoyed the world, and of course I enjoyed the Patch scenes. Then there was the creep/danger factor of Hank Millar and the Black Hand to add some spice to an otherwise bland book. Oh, and the secret of the feathers was pretty cool.

While there wasn’t a cliffhanger (unlike the first 2), the end was still left wide open. I do want to read Finale soon to see how it all ends, and to see how Nora handles her new role (oh, boy).

I have no more to say, sadly…even though the book was over 400 pages long. >.<
Plot: 2.5/5
Writing style: 4/5
Originality: 4/5 
Characters: 4/5
World-building: 4/5
Pace: 3/5
Cover: 4/5
Overall rating: 3.5/5 starfish

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Jessi (Geo)

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