Silence (Hush Hush #3)
by Becca Fitzpatrick
October 4, 2011: Simon & Schuster
"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."
Just when I thought this will be the last book. I was wrong!
Becca pulled one of authors once in a lifetime card in this book. Nora cannot remember what happened to her in the last few months. She can remember everything up until where she is to take Biology with Vee. Everything else seems like a haze. And no one is talking; no one wants to give her details. And why is her mom suddenly dating Mr. Millar?
While Nora starts to break rules just to get her memory back, Patch is doing everything he can to keep his side of the bargain. If bargaining with the enemy is what will keep Nora safe, then it wasn't his first time to do bad business. But fate keeps getting him and Nora into situations - situations that make it hard for him to stay away. He knows that Mr. Millar has his own selfish motives than wanting to be part of Nora's life and making amends.
Things were simpler in the first book. Girl meets bad guy, who turns out supernatural and apparently would want her dead. Falls in-love, grow wings. Now in the third book, it seems that there is more to just fallen angels and nephilims. And Nora and Patch just can't have an easy happy ending.
We learn just how evil Mr. Millar is and how far he will go for the cause he stands for. Patch will sacrifice everything to keep Nora safe, even if it means removing himself from her life. Sometimes things can get frustrating because of this - no matter what Patch do, he cannot keep Nora totally safe because she is involved in whatever is happening, and she will not idly sit by and wait for her memories to come back. Especially since her heart seems to remember he should know Patch.
Maybe I just expected this to be the last book so I was taken aback with the conflicts and events that Becca threw in the story. Honestly things became more complicated and big from what humble and simplicity the first book was. Yet the world of fallen angels and nephilims that Becca imagined is interesting and would just take awhile for you to get a firm grasp of it. I had to review my notes about the story to make sure I was not lost. Everytime Patch and Nora ends up in a scene together I think it's easy to get lost.
I'm hoping that all loose ends will be properly dealt with in Finale. I'm not sure how Patch and Nora will get their deserved ending, and how Becca will close this series. The only thing I'm sure of is that I'm excited for it. I'm all for Patch no matter what.