|Hush, Hush #3|
"WHEN SILENCE IS ALL THAT'S LEFT, CAN THE TRUTH FINALLY BE HEARD?
Nora Grey can't remember the past five months of her life. After the initial shock of waking up in a cemetery and being told that she has been missing for weeks - with no one knowing where she was or who she was with - she tried to get her life back on track. Go to school, hang out with her best friend, Vee, and dodge mom's creepy new boyfriend.
But there is this voice in the back of her head, an idea that she can almost reach out and touch. Visions of angel wings and unearthly creatures that have nothing to do with the life she knows.
And this unshakable feeling that a part of her is missing.
Then Nora crosses paths with a sexy stranger, whom she feels a mesmerizing connection to. He seems to hold all the answers...and her heart. Every minute she spends with him grows more and more intense until she realizes she could be falling in love. Again."
This is my favorite in the series. I love where the story goes, I love Nora's character development, as well as Patch's. Heck, even Marcie acts more like a human being than she did in the other books. Sure, she's still a little shrewd but at least, this time, it's aimed at the person who deserves it, her father.
Hank Miller is one of the most sadistic villains in any book I have read. His total and complete lack of caring for those he claims to love, astound me. He is also super creepy, practically stalking Nora. Using her mom to keep tabs on her, giving her a transfusion to make her a full blood Nephil. Ew, by the way.
The moments when Nora see's Patch, before she remembers fully who he is, are kind of endearing. Their first encounter outside the gas station, seeing each other again near the Club. I wish there had been scenes like that from Patch/Jev's POV, because I really liked the bit at the end of His and Nora's first actual meeting. It made me smile, it was nice knowing that he was actually already falling for her long before the events of the first book. While I liked that Nora got most of her memory back pretty quickly, it would have been nice if Patch had been more upfront with her about what happened between him and Marcie, though I kind of get why he didn't, he just got her back he didn't want her to get pissed and walk away before they had more time together. But it would have been super annoying and drug out if it took her longer to get at least part of her memory back.
The prologue was probably the most emotional part of the book. Patch sacrificing his wings for her. It's more than anyone would do for someone else, giving up something that important? People are generally so selfish they'd never give up something that important for anyone. Reading that I knew this book was going to be a roller-coaster. In this book Patch earns Nora's love, finally.
I was so happy to see more Scott in this book, even though he was a shameless flirt with Nora, there was still no "love triangle". The downside, still not enough Vee though here scenes were funny the way they were in the first book. The way things end in this book is a great set-up for the last book.