Silence (Hush, Hush Saga) by Becca Fitzpatrick
The latest installment in the Hush, Hush series catches up with Nora at the beginning of fall term. Unfortunately Grey has been missing for most of the summer and can’t remember the past five months prior to her reappearance. Weird, since she hasn’t been gone that long. Nora’s going to have to unravel her past to solve the ever growing mysteries of the present and hopefully save her from an unwanted future.
Silence was my least favorite of the series so far. While I appreciate the use of amnesia as a writing device to fuel the story, I felt it dragged on too long. Nora’s lack of knowing created more filler than possibilities and took up a good half of the book. I would also recommend reading the first two books before Silence. I felt like Nora wasn’t the only one who didn’t remember what was going on, and without the usual recaps in the beginning the story it got a little frustrating. Add in all the supporting characters having drastically changed, some of the plot points fell flat for me as well, and Nora acting self-centered toward her allies at times, I found a lot to disconnect with. Included in the forgotten portion of her life was Patch, so not only was I lost but I was lost without a lifeline to cling to most of the story.
The only saving grace was in the second half of the story when Nora was finally getting some answers, Patch was becoming more of a feature again, there’s some resolution, and we find out what really happened to Nora during her lost time.
Overall I felt like there was a big gaping hole in a huge section of this book, and I’m hoping Silence is just a long pause before a very eventfully storm.
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