Good morning, and welcome to another riveting edition of “What I’m Reading” Thursday. I’m proud to say that I have actually committed to and executed two consecutive weekly themed postings. I don’t know if that has ever happened. It’s the only form of streaking that I can fully support…unless Ryan Reynolds suggests it.
Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick
Very early on this week, I finished reading the third installment of the “Hush, Hush” series. You can find my review of the first two books here.
When I last left Nora and Patch, she was ready to give into the temptation of a love affair that could end in the eternal damnation of her soul when all dirty thoughts of being a teenage tease crashed around the couple. Crescendo ended abruptly and readers were held on Pause until the beginning of Silence. Almost knowing what
30-something women hormonal teenager girls need, Becca Fitzpatrick gives us an amnesia stricken Nora and the setup for her to perhaps fall in love with Patch all over again. ::Swoon:: Cancel that. ::Barf::
Ok, so what gives, Fancy Oatmeal? I thought you loved that mushy crap and that’s why you lurved Divergent and Shatter Me so much.
Well the truth is that I just don’t really care for the character of Nora very much. She has an explosive and irrational temperament that gets her into predicaments that simply frustrates the reader. It was this eruption of irrationality that caused a break up in Crescendo, made Nora a victim in order for her big buff boyfriend to save her from. And this helplessness didn’t end in Silence. He was even assigned to be her guardian angel. From moment one of amnesia, she felt Patch’s presence. She still needed a guy to save her be her salvation. Nora’s mother was also painted as a love-struck female. She stayed out of the picture for the majority of the first two novels, but in Silence she was a blinded, love-sick fool for another all-powerful man. The only strong-willed girl in the novel was Nora’s best friend, Vee Sky. If only Becca Fitzpatrick could give a little more meat to her main character as she does to the narrative aspect of the novel.
My overall assessment of Silence is that it is an engaging novel and is excellently written, even if the female characters make you want to rip your hair out. I would give this book 3.5 bookmarks out of 5.
Next on my Reading List
I have started reading the book, Delirium by Lauren Oliver. Here a short synopsis:
In Delirium, by Lauren Oliver love is forbidden. Not only is it forbidden but if you show any signs of love you could be put to death. Lena Holway is terrified of catching the disease. It has been known to run in families and Lena’s own mother was driven mad and committed suicide because of it. Counting down the days until she can be cured for good, Lena meets Alex, who makes her heart skip a beat. Finding out the truth about Love and who Alex is, is only the beginning of Lena’s discoveries.