So let’s just say that both Hush, Hush and Crescendo was fine. But I just don’t think I can say the same about Silence. Silence really lagged. Like REALLY lagged.
*WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS*
Nora gets amnesia and loses memory on the last five months in her life after getting knocked out by the crazy psychopath Hank Millar aka. the Super Evil Nephil/The Black Hand, which Fitzpatrick revealed to us (The Black Hand) in the end of the Crescendo. Nora didn’t know who The Black Hand was due to her amnesia, which really sucked because she spent the first thirteen chapters trying to find out about him slash who killed her memory. That ruined the plot because THE ENTIRE BOOK was centred around The Black Hand slash Hank Millar slash The Super Evil Nephil.
Also, Nora FORGOT about her RELATIONSHIP with Patch because of the frigging amnesia. Okay the whole thing with Hank Millar was bad enough but this, just really sent everything crashing and burning. WHAT WAS FITZPATRICK THINKING?? THE WHOLE POINT OF HER SERIES WAS THE ROMANCE BETWEEN THE GORGEOUS PATCH AND NORA. And while we’re at this because Patch and Nora are such an otp couple. I am so frustrated that nothing happened between the two of the them yet. I didn’t want them fraternising or anything like Isla and the Happily Ever After, I just wanted a date.
I just feel like punching Fitzpatrick.
This made the book incredibly hard to read. I was just waiting for something amazing to happen but it just didn’t - like nuh uh. I was forcing myself through the first sixteen chapters, which was practically half of the book and it seriously felt like reading something as heavy as Jane Eyre (sorry Jane Eyre fans) Let me just tell you that nobody should have to read crazy laggy books, especially one during a so-far-so-good series (which explains my December wrap-up). I was so disappointed in Fitzpatrick that I went “Shit I don’t think there’s any way that I’m going to read any other books this month because Silence just killed my motivation to read”.
Enough complaining. I can say the last half was fine, but it wasn’t amazing. There were a few scenes like shooting Hank that was pretty satisfying, and there’s this big plot twist involving bringing the fallen angel and the Nephil together that got me excited. Fitzpatrick reveals to us that Marcie dies. Which made me angry because she just killed her off. With no good explanation and good foreshadowing. I just really wanted to see how she turned out in the last book (I love seeing characters develop).
Funny thing is that it sort of reminded me of Michelle Hodkin’s Mara Dyer trilogy. The first two books were great and “deliciously creepy”, but the last one lagged like Silence. I was really hoping the last one was a great book bringing everything together and answering all my questions but it didn’t. I ruined my overall thoughts on the trilogy and I actually regretted reading it because it would have been so much better preserving the good feelings I had about the first two books.
In a way, I guess Silence wasn’t as fantastic as I hoped it to be and worth fangirling, but but it was okay enough for me to like it just a bit. A teensy weensy bit. I don’t exactly blame Fitzpatrick because it’s still one of her first books, but I just wish she would have reconsidered her plot idea.
Well, that was my piece of mind on Silence. I hope that people who have read this book would be able to agree with mean I just cross my fingers that Finale will make up big for my huge disappointment in Silence.
I give this book a rating of 3/5 stars.
Latin for library,
From Felicity xx