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Monday, October 31, 2011

Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

Silence
by Becca Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: October 4, 2011

Format: Hardcover, 438 pages

Source: Purchased on kindle

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
 
    - Summary from Goodreads 



My Thoughts *SPOILERS* FOR THE FIRST 2 BOOKS

Guys, I have been looking forward to reading Silence, the third installment in the Hush, Hush series for such a long time. SUCH a long time! Crescendo ended with a hell of a cliff hanger, and I couldn't wait to see which direction the story would go. Sadly, it didn't quite live up to my expectations.

Silence started off like a firecracker. Right off the bat, we find out what happened to Nora at the end of Crescendo and get the viewpoint of the villain, which I loved. Nora wakes up alone in confused in the local cemetery. She has no idea that she has been abducted, and can't remember anything that's happened in the past five months. She has to rely on others to tell her what happened to her, and of course, information gained from these folks is unreliable at best and a treacherous lie at worst.

After the bang of a beginning, Silence really stalled for me. While I emphasized for Nora and her inability to remember what happened to her and who Patch is, she really started to annoy the hell out of me. It seemed to take her so very long to piece together what happened, and while trying to figure it all out she kept making one dumb dangerous decision after the next. It was just frustrating for me.

Patch, on the other hand really stepped it up in this book. He stopped acting like such a cold jerk and really went above in beyond to help Nora and show her how much her cares for her. Believe me when I tell you, there is plenty of swoonage in Silence. While it was a bit over the top cheesy for me, I know most fans of the series will LOVE it. 

Vee was present off and on throughout the story, but she really did not play as big of a role as she did in the first two books. I missed her snarky wit. Here's hoping that she'll play a bigger part in the final installment.

The end of the novel finally picked up speed again. Bella eventually figures out what the hell is going on, and the action escalated from there. Of course, the book ended in a large cliff hanger. We have to be kept on our toes for the final book :)

Overall, this book was a letdown for me. Nora drove me insane, the plot felt muddled, and I missed the lighthearted moments with Vee. That being said, you better believe I'll pick up the final installment as soon as its available. I have to find out how all of this ends. I just have to.

3 out of 5 Stars 



* SO SORRY for changing my rating system all the time. I'm still trying to find one that feels natural!*

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wonderfully Wicked Readathon


Hey guys! I know it's been a while since I've written a review. I'm still trying to learn how to manage going to graduate school + working + running this blog at the same time. Howeeever, I'm declaring this a HOMEWORK FREE weekend, so that I can participate in the 
Wonderfully Wicked Readathon
  being hosted by the ladies at Kindle Fever and My Shelf Confessions
If you'd like to participate, there is still plenty of time. Just stop by one of their blogs to sign up. There will be fun challenges and plenty of chances to win prize packs! 

During this 3 day readathon, I'm hoping to read as many pages as possible from:
 I'll be updating my progress on this blog, as well as on twitter. Please join us in this readathon if you have time!!!



Thursday, October 13, 2011

Banned Books Giveaway WINNER!!



The winner of my Banned Books Week giveaway is...
20. Courtney Renee
She was chosen to win a $10 giftcard to the bookstore of her choice by www.random.org.
Courtney, you have 48 hours to reply to my email :)
 
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