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.
Oh, Patch, we missed you so much! It’s been a long wait, but Silence has finally arrived. I kind of wanted to kill Becca Fitzpatrick for Crescendo’s ending—it was mean and absolutely teasing—, so I couldn’t wait to get Silence, and when I got it I started reading it right away.
Not too long after that, I found out Becca has no heart. Seriously. How could she do that to Patch? No, don’t worry, I’m not gonna tell you, because I think it’s a huge spoiler, but be prepared to the shock once you get close to the end of Silence’s prologue.
We start the third book of the Hush Hush series with Nora waking up in the middle of a cemetery. She doesn’t know how she’s got there, and she knows she should trust no one. It turns out that she’s been missing for the past 3 months or so, no one knew where she was—and that includes Nora herself. She can’t remember anything that happened since April—besides the fact that she disappeared in June, which she thinks it’s odd. If her amnesia was caused by something that happened while she was kept as a hostage—the police believes she’s been kidnapped—, why she can’t remember things from before the incident then?
And just when she thinks her life is gonna go back to normality, she finds out there’s no such thing in Nora Grey’s life. Her mom is dating Hank Millar, her high school’s enemy’s dad. The guy is a jerk—to say the least—, but it seems her mom is in love with him. Besides that, Nora keeps listening to voices and, according to the doctor, hallucinating. She has no idea there are fallen angels and the Nephilim living around her, she has no idea she was deeply in love with Patch. Life goes on and Nora keeps trying to figure out what’s going on with hers.
What can I say about Patch without giving out too much of Silence’s plot? I missed the guy, and I loved that we get to see him again on this book. We see different sides of him, and we suffer with him, while Nora has no clue what’s going on—heh, isn’t always like that? He’s still sexy and taking our breath away, making us fall in love with him all over again. Scott’s fans, good news: he’s also back, dealing with his own problems. We get to see a little bit o Vee on this book, and I love her sense of humor. She has no filter, and her moments with Nora are hilarious.
I still wanted to smack Nora’s head against the first wall I could find in some points, but I thought she was better than on the previous book. She was a pain in the neck during Crescendo, but not that bad during Silence, in my opinion. Of course, she has her moments, she freaks out when I expected her to—she is too obvious, isn’t she?
Last week it was announced that the Hush Hush series will have a forth book, so I was kind of expecting something like Crescendo’s ending when I realized I was getting close to the end of Silence. It isn’t as tense as the 2nd book’s ending, but it has some tension and enough to be developed in a fourth book. Whenever I asked myself if it were necessary another book, my answer was simple: you can never get enough of Patch.
My favorite quotes on this book are bellow. Those that I consider with spoilers you’ll have to select the text to read—so if you don’t want to read spoilers, just ignore them
“Remember this moment,” the angel said with icy vehemence. “It’s going to come back to haunt you.”
I’d woken up a mere handful of minutes ago, disoriented, yes, but not stupid.
The whole night was a huge mistake.
No. Not the whole night. What did I know of it? I couldn’t remember the whole of it.
“We need to run a few tests. Make sure everything is fine.”
What part of any of this seemed fine to him?
If I need romance, that’s what Netflix is for.
“Are you scared?” Mom whispered.
I looked away. “I’m angry.”
“How long did it take you to make your decision? Three seconds?”
His eyes turned cold with recollection. “That’s about as long as I had, yes.”
Well, I haven’t forgotten you, Patch. I see you in everything. I see flashes of black—the color of your eyes, your hair. I feel your touch, I remember the way you held me…
If I lose you, I lose everything.
How was I supposed to jump forward, when the platform beneath my feet had been yanked out?
What about you? Are you trying to make it work? Because I’ll be up front. If he stays, I go. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to figure out how to live my life again.
The night before you disappeared, you snooped around in his bedroom. But you didn’t find anything more interesting than a wilted marijuana plant.
Things hadn’t left off.
They’d moved on without me.
The moon broke briefly through the clouds, allowing me a glimpse of his eyes. The soft velvet was gone, replaced by a hard and hooded black. His were the kind of eyes that held secrets. The kind that lied without flinching. The kind that once you looked into them, it was hard to break away.
If I had anything good to tell you, trust me, I’d start talking.
What Jev didn’t understand was that anything was better than nothing. Hal-full was better than empty. Ignorance was the lowest form of humiliation and suffering.
“Why would I say that? What did you do that was so horrible?”
“I tried to kill you.”
You wanted the truth, deal with it, Angel.
“You’re a liar.”
He turned around, his black eyes snapping. “I’m also a thief, a gambler, a cheat, and a murderer. But this happens to be one of the rare times when I’m telling the truth.”
Under all the layers, a part of you remembers. It’s that part that came looking for me tonight. It’s that part that’s going to get you killed, if you’re not careful.
“You know I don’t have one evil bone in my body.”
“Only two hundred and six of them?”
Most of all, I wished I’d see Jev again.
“Not afraid of a little B and E, are you?”
“Not at all. What’s one felony? It’s not like I have high hopes of going to college or getting a job someday.”
Just because you’re a closed-off jerk doesn’t mean the rest of the world is too.
“Hmm?” I looked away, flustered, automatically using irritation to cover my discomfort up. “What does ‘hmm’ have to do with anything? Could you ever use more than five words? All this grunting and minced words make you come across—primal.”
His smile tipped higher. “Primal.”
“Me Jev, you Nora.”
I tried to picture Jev playing Frisbee at the beach or lathering up in sunscreen. I tried to imagine hum buying Marcie ice cream on the boardwalk and patiently listening to her endless chatter. Any way I tried it, the image brought a smile to my face.
I couldn’t remember calling him anything but Jev, but somehow Patch just felt… right. The hot deliciousness of being with him came roaring back, threatening to swallow me whole.
My heart pounded in double time. “That snake!”
Patch laughed grimly. “I would have used a stronger word, but that works too.”
“How did you get in?”
“I move in mysterious ways.”
“God moves in mysterious ways. You move like lightning—here one moment, gone the next.”
You’re mine, Angel, and don’t you forget it.
“There’s only one thing I know for certain anymore.” He turned, his eyes a clear black. “That I would do anything for you, even if it means going against my instincts or my very nature. I would lay down everything I posses, even my soul, for you. If that isn’t love, it’s the best I have.”
Patch smiled. “I believe you’ve met my girlfriend, Dabria?”
“Oh, we’ve met,” I said cheerfully. “Fortunately, I lived to talk about it.”
If you need one more reason, I love you. This is uncharted territory for me, but I need to know that at the end of the night, I have you to come home to.
The more I thought I knew him, the more the mystery deepened.
“You’d fight me, Grey?”
“Don’t make me prove it.”
In the end, the only thing between us was silence.
“‘Father’ is such an arbitrary word. Douche bag, on the other hand…”
With my heart ripping in two different directions, I retreated to some hollow place within and faced the appalling task at hand.
Death was too good for him. More fun this way.
If I wanted easy, I’d chain myself in hell beside Rixon. The two of us could kick back and soak up the rays together.
“Everything about me has changed since meeting you. What I wanted five months ago is different from what I want today. Did I want a human body? Yes, very much. Is it my top priority now? No.” He looked at me with serious eyes. “I gave up something I wanted for something I need. And I need you, Angel. More than I think you’ll ever know. You’re immortal now. And so I am. That’s something.”
I loved you long before you loved me. It’s the only thing I have you beat at, and I’ll bring it up every chance I get.
“I should have known you’ve only been keeping me around for answers.”
“Well, that and your kisses. Anyone ever tell you you’re an incredible kisser?”