Review: Silence

DESCRIPTION

The noise between Patch and Nora is gone. They’ve overcome the secrets riddled in Patch’s dark past…bridged two irreconcilable worlds…faced heart-wrenching tests of betrayal, loyalty and trust…and all for a love that will transcend the boundary between heaven and earth. Armed with nothing but their absolute faith in one another, Patch and Nora enter a desperate fight to stop a villain who holds the power to shatter everything they’ve worked for—and their love—forever.

REVIEW

Love, love, love Patch… and the book. If you’re waiting to read Silence, stop waiting! Go get your copy. Now. Initial reactions? Silence has all of the qualities I loved from the first two books in the series and then some. Impossible romance, mystery, danger, deceit, angel lore, and yes, that always fun teen wit.

When Crescendo ended so abruptly I wanted to throw my Kindle at the wall. I was frustrated and curious and dying to see how Patch and Nora would escape their latest challenge. In retrospect I begrudgingly admit that it was worth the wait. I was surprised to discover how little time had passed at the opening of Silence and was sucked in immediately. I couldn’t tear through the pages fast enough to figure out what exactly had happened. And I wasn’t disappointed. The story, which was crafted with great care, went in a direction I couldn’t possibly have anticipated and unfolded wonderfully.

Again, I found myself on the edge of my seat yelling at Nora with frustration, but also with more emotion and adoration than I would have given her in the past. Why? Because Nora finally grew a spine. (Thank you Ms. Fitzpatrick! It was long overdue and much appreciated!) Maybe it was just me, but in the first two books, Nora felt a bit more like a girl being tossed in the wind, just trying to keep her head above water. In Silence, Nora has grown a bit and comes across more as a woman on a mission. The kind who doesn’t give up and who stares down danger in the name of principle. Or maybe it’s just good old fashioned determination. Either way, I felt more connected to Nora in this book than in the previous two where, quite honestly, I just wanted more Patch.  (Added bonus, we finally get to see where Patch lives after that little cliff hanger at the end of Crescendo. Talk about a torturous wait!) In Silence, I found myself in Nora’s shoes trying to imagine how I’d react to rediscovering my past, uncovering the betrayal of those closest to me, and following my heart even when my head couldn’t make sense of the feelings within.

I was relieved when Silence didn’t end with a cliffhanger, but am intrigued to see where the story of Nora and Patch goes next. Fitzpatrick has opened the door for the fourth book in the series and I can honestly say that I hope Nora continues to find her strength and that maybe, just maybe, the couple can finally catch a break!

* FTC disclaimer: Like all books reviewed on my blog, I purchased this book for my Kindle and received no compensation for my opinion– It’s just that… my opinion.