by Becca Fitzpatrick
Published: October 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
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.
Okay, so let me start off by saying that although I read the second book in the series, I have absolutely no recollection of what happened in that book, which is why I don't have a review posted on my blog, although apparently I gave it a 3/5 on Goodreads. That's not to say I didn't remember things as they came up in Silence, but I couldn't tell if they were from Hush, Hush or Crescendo.
Luckily for me that didn't matter.
It didn't matter because Nora doesn't remember either. Yes, her memory has been wiped clean by some dark magic, and even Patch is gone. Oh, the book blurb is completely misleading. It makes it sound like Nora and Patch are together and spend the book fighting which is pretty much not what happens. The blurb actually gives you a hint about the last quarter of the book.She goes through the first half of the book, closer to two-thirds actually, having pretty much no memory of anything that had happened since meeting Patch. Which makes this novel very convenient if you didn't read the previous two books, or have forgotten them, because Fitzpatrick pretty much spends all of those pages reviewing what most of her readers already knew. Even with forgetting some of the events I found it boring.
I couldn't believe how stupid Nora was in this book. Even with her lost memory she couldn't make the connection between Jev and Patch, and after finding an angel feather she wants answers, demands answers from Scott, but never brings it up to Jev/Patch.
Oh, there is new stuff added in, especially with Nora being enraged by her mother dating Marcie's dad. Which was interesting with him being the known villain, but it was overwhelmed by her petty fighting with Marcie. It was just too pathetic. What's even worse is the way her mother acts. What mother has time to find a boyfriend and date in the three months her teenage daughter is missing???? ( I really wanted to put some bad words there, but I've refrained from cussing here) I get that she's under some kind of spell, but she wasn't the greatest mother to start with in the other books either, so I doubt she would have really fought against the spell that hard.
I just didn't get it. Patch had started out as a bad boy who was sexy, arrogant, and actually bad, who turns good. In this one he's just an idiot, and his reasoning behind not wanting Nora to remember anything was plain stupid. That he seeks her out and then tells her to forget him was totally pointless.
I'm going to end this review now, before I start tearing the book apart more, because it wasn't as awful as I could make it sound. I just thought the majority of this book was pointless.