Silence (Hush, Hush Saga Series #3)

Silence (Hush, Hush Saga Series #3)

by Becca Fitzpatrick


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This special paperback edition of the third book in the New York Times bestselling Hush, Hush saga features exclusive content!

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 inexplicably missing for weeks, she tries to get her life back on track. So she goes to school, hangs with her best friend, Vee, and dodges her 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 an unshakable feeling that a part of her is missing.

Then Nora crosses paths with a sexy stranger, with whom she feels a mesmerizing connection. He seems to hold all the answers...and her heart. Every minute she spends with him feels more and more intense until she realizes she could be falling in love. Again.

This paperback edition features exclusive bonus content and enticingly sets the stage for the series conclusion, Finale.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442426658
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Series: Hush, Hush Saga Series , #3
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 438
Sales rank: 39,686
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Becca Fitzpatrick is the author of Black Ice, Dangerous Lies, and the Hush, Hush saga, including Hush, Hush; Crescendo; Silence; and Finale—all of which debuted as New York Times bestsellers. She graduated college with a degree in health, which she promptly abandoned for storytelling. When not writing, she’s most likely running, prowling sales racks for shoes, or watching crime drams on TV. She lives in Colorado with her family. Find out more at


Fort Collins, CO

Date of Birth:

February 3, 1979

Place of Birth:

Ogden, UT


B.S. Community Health, April 2001

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Chapter 1

Reading Group Guide

A Reading Group Guide to


By Becca Fitzpatrick

About This Book

When Nora wakes up in the middle of a graveyard, she doesn’t know how much her life is about to change. As a matter of fact . . . she doesn’t know much of anything. She doesn’t remember a single thing about the past five months, including the fact that she’s been missing—kidnapped—for eleven weeks. Her mom and Vee are happy to have Nora home, but they also seem to be hiding something from her. How much do they know? How much will Nora eventually remember? And why does that brooding dark-haired boy with mysterious skills seem so familiar?

Discussion Questions

· How does being kidnapped change the way that Nora is treated by her family and friends? In what ways does her kidnapping change how Nora feels? Are there any similarities between her postkidnapping frame of mind and how she felt in the previous books when she was firmly entrenched in the Nephilim struggles?

· In Chapter 10, Nora says of her amnesia that “ignorance was the lowest form of humiliation and suffering.” Do you agree with this assessment? Are there any benefits to her amnesia? Does the fact that she eventually learns what has happened to her put Nora in a better position?

· Why do most of the people who know about Nora’s past not tell her about it? Are their reasons valid, particularly in light of everything that Hank Millar is doing? Who does talk to Nora about her past, and why?

· How is Nora’s relationship with Scott different now than it was before she was kidnapped? Why is she so quick to believe his tales of Nephilim and fallen angels? Do you think she would have been more skeptical of him if someone else had helped her fill in the gaps in her memory?

· The vagabond at the cemetery wants to collect a reward for finding Nora. Is he the only one who hopes to gain something from his association with her? Have there been other occasions in her life where Nora was considered a “reward” by someone? Are there times where she uses other people, instead of always being used by them?

· Hank Millar believes that he is fighting for justice—hence his creed, “Justice before mercy,” and the variations on his “Black Hand” nickname. Do you think there is any justice involved in what he’s doing? Do his ends ever justify his means? Can you think of other ways that he might have gone about getting justice for the Nephilim?

· Why doesn’t Scott want to wear the Black Hand’s ring? What makes him decide to put it on and not take it off? Does Nora’s opinion of the ring change over the course of the book?

· Nora decides to tell her mom and Vee all about the Nephilim and what has happened to her over the past months. Do you think this will help her situation? Will they be more or less safe once they know everything? Would they have believed her if she’d told them earlier?

· Does Nora have any choice but to swear the oath that turns her into a Nephilim? What reasons does she have for not swearing the oath? Are there any benefits to her becoming a Nephilim?

· Why does Patch agree to let Nora take the lead in the final confrontation with Hank? Which of them was more wronged by Hank? Does anyone else have a reason to want to see Hank brought to justice?

· If Hank hadn’t had Patch’s wing feather, Nora would have let him live. Why didn’t she want to kill him? Do you think Hank would rather live or die?


· Nora’s amnesia leaves her with no memory of key events in her life, and she must rely on others to fill in the gaps. Ask a family member or one of your friends to describe an event in your life that you shared with them. Did you learn anything new or get a different perspective from hearing their version?

· Everyone thinks that Nora was abducted by a stranger. What can you do to help keep yourself or the children in your community safe? Find a self-defense class in your town that will teach you how to protect yourself. Is there any sort of “stranger danger” training in the elementary schools in your area where you can volunteer?

· The Nephilim and the fallen angels swear a lot of oaths. Research some famous oaths from our world (the Hippocratic oath, etc.) and compare them to the oaths in the book. Write your own oath—one that pertains to your beliefs and goals.

· Hank truly believes that he is fighting for justice for the Nephilim, and that he’s doing the right thing. Is there a cause that you believe in . . . one for which you are willing to fight? Donate your time and talents to this cause.

· Nora has some important decisions to make about the upcoming battle and whether or not she will lead the Nephilim army. What do you think she should do? Write a short story that explains what Nora’s next steps are.

· Marcie spends much of the book trying to find Patch’s necklace for Hank. Do you think that Patch’s necklace suits him? Draw your own version of an archangel necklace, one that portrays your personality.

· Nora gets a blood transfusion against her will, but many people need blood transfusions in order to save their lives. Ensure that there’s enough blood for people in crisis by donating a pint today.

· Hank, Gabe, and even Patch use mind tricks to change the way people think and ultimately get their way. Hypnotism is the closest thing we have to these mind tricks—read a book about hypnotism and see how it works. Can you learn how to hypnotize people?

This guide has been provided by Simon & Schuster for classroom, library, and reading group use. It may be reproduced in its entirety or excerpted for these purposes.

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Silence 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1264 reviews.
BookBreather More than 1 year ago
I wanted SO badly to love this book. Crescendo, the second book in the series, ended on a note that left me and everybody else hanging on the edge of our seats. There was so much potential for this book, but I had a very difficult time really getting into it. It took me a few hours each to read the first two books in the series, but it took me almost three days to read Silence. For a while, I wasn't sure why. Then I figured it out. First of all, all we do throughout this book is basically re-learn all the information we were given in the first book, Hush, Hush. Some of the character's in Nora's life were obviously keeping things from her, but she didn't know what exactly they were hiding. The problem: The readers DO know. Nora spends almost the entire books trying to unravel information and events that we already know. Second of all, I was more than halfway through the book and Patch had only come into the picture TWICE. I'm not sure if Becca Fitzpatrick was trying to prove that the books would be good even without Patch, but I found myself looking ahead to figure out when was the next time Patch would come in. Because while he is not the biggest part of this story, he is HOT and us fangirls want to see A LOT of him. Now, in the two books preceding this, I never really had that much of a problem with Nora. A lot of people did, but I didn't mind her that much. But in Silence I swear she got even more stupid, self-centered, and whiny. Seriously, most of her thoughts throughout the novel consisted of, "Omg. My life sucks. I can't remember anything. Wah wah wah." I mean, I can understand that you'd obviously be upset about losing your memory, but we didn't need to be reminded every thirty seconds. To make matters worse, Nora didn't really think of anyone other than herself. Sure, she helped Scott a few times and worried about her mother. But she snuck out anyway, knowing that if her mother found out she would probably have a heart attack. She was so wrapped up in her own self-pity that she forgot to warn Scott about a few VERY important things. And when she figured out that Vee and her mother were hiding things from her it was all, "How could they do this to me? Blah blah blah." Like maybe they didn't care about her or have a very good reason for omitting information. Nora reminded me of the girl that when you're watching a scary movie, you're thinking, "Yeah, that's smart. Go upstairs and hide in a closet where there is absolutely no room for escape." Despite everything, she continuously made stupid decisions. She claims to love Patch, but she can't obey ANYTHING he freaking tells her to do. He asks her to stay in a house for a little while, and she goes out to assist a guy with a major target over his head. There were several times throughout this novel when I actually said out loud, "Oh my god. Why are you so dumb!?" Having said all that, Becca Fitzpatrick is very good with a story arc. Her rising and falling of action was very good. This book could have been condensed into a few chapters. There was only about one important event that really furthered this story, and I am extremely disappointed. I am really glad that this is not the final book in the series.
Abby97 More than 1 year ago
When I first read Hush,Hush I fell head over heels in love with Patch from the begining. When I finlly got my hands on Silenece I couldn't put it down. In silence you'll see a much sweeter side of our favorite bad boy. Over all an excellent book. I can't wait for the next book!Patch and Nora Forever!
Tribute_Books_Reviews More than 1 year ago
An angel gets his wings torn off. By choice. And that's only the first couple of pages of Silence, the third book in Becca Fitzpatrick's best selling Hush, Hush series. And we're not just talking about any angel. It's Patch. The ripped abs, tousled hair celestial being beloved by fan girls (and women) everywhere. He sacrifices himself in order to rescue his human girlfriend, Nora, from the diabolical clutches of her Nephilim father, Hank. One problem. While granting her release, Hank erases five months of his daughter's memory - essentially every moment that she ever spent with Patch. That's some serious parental interference when it comes to teenage romance. As Nora struggles to find her way through the haze of amnesia, she begins seeing flashes of black while experiencing a rush of intense longing. She's also transported into visions of a female archangel caged in a warehouse suffering torture at the hands of Hank. Yet she only knows Hank as the father of her lifelong nemesis, Marcie and now the unexpected new boyfriend of her widowed mother. She doesn't want him in her life, and now she has a reason to suspect he is capable of even greater treachery. If she only knew. Her best friend, Vee, along with her mother, conspire to keep any reference of Patch out of Nora's life. Yet her innate yearning to connect with her soul mate allows her to find him in her dreams, and in a twist of fate, at the scene of a 7-11 robbery. As they unexpectedly come face-to-face, Nora senses he is someone who means a great deal to her. Patch provides her with the alias, Jev, and tries to fly under her radar until she is launched into a flashback by accidentally touching the wing scars on his back. Patch can't keep his true identity secret for long, no matter how much he longs to protect Nora from the corrupt bargain he made with her father. However, when Hank breaks his word by infiltrating Nora's life, all bets are off. Key characters make noteworthy appearances. Scott Parnell is on the run from Hank and his Nephilim army. He seeks Nora's help by climbing through her bedroom window in the middle of the night angling an invitation as her date to the upcoming homecoming dance. Detective Basso is the first to discover Nora wandering in a cemetery months after her abduction, although she faints when he approaches her. Marcie Millar is no stranger to making Nora's life a living hell, but while acting as Hank's puppet she attempts to form an alliance with Nora even taking her dress shopping. But in Silence, the spotlight remains on the deepening relationship of Patch and Nora. For the first time, Patch is solidly committed to making it work with Nora despite the odds. He has made the decision that she is his destiny and he will let nothing stand in the way of their love for each other. He has gone from a boy's passing interest to a man's fully developed attachment to the woman he loves. For Nora's sake, it's about time. Patch has finally realized the full breadth of his feelings for her. Her patience has paid off. While they still don't consummate their relationship by book's end, they come awfully close. While Patch is more than willing, he respects Nora's decision not to complicate her life any further after she undergoes a life-altering transformation propagated by Hank. She's not the same girl she was in Hush, Hush or Crescendo. In Silence, Nora becomes a new being altogether. Overall, an angel loses his wings finally proving the devotion of h
theReader278 More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this wonderful book!
Amy Newell More than 1 year ago
I am so excited for this book!! The first 2 were amazing!! I couldnt put them down!!! Such a fantastic read, would reccommend to ANYONE! Soo good!
Erykah Espinoza More than 1 year ago
I really hope they a movie for the hush, hush saga. That would be so awsome. :(:
Dani4906 More than 1 year ago
"Silence" is an edge-of-your-seater loaded with suspense, action and is a great love story. I loved the peek behind the big, bad man to see the real deal. It ended with an unexpected twist with a cliffhanger but all the major points of contention are wrapped up nicely. I really enjoyed it and recommend highly.
ValerieStuckInBooks More than 1 year ago
My Summary: Nora can¿t remember. She¿s been missing for three months but has no memory of that time. But her memory problems go even farther than that. She can¿t remember the last five months. She can¿t remember anything about who took her. She can¿t remember the Black Hand or the danger that has been her life. She can¿t remember her love for Patch. She can¿t remember Patch at all. As she re-enters her life, she¿s shocked to learn that Hank Miller is dating her mom. He scares her but she can¿t remember why. As little bits of memory flick in her mind and as she keeps encountering Jev, Nora plunges back into the Nephilim war. But Hank is two steps ahead of her at every turn. Will Nora be able to remember the past in time to save the ones she loves? Can she remember the ones she loves? My Thoughts: 5 stars ¿ a must read I loved Hush Hush. It was my first real angel book and I fell immediately for Patch. Crescendo brought me frustration with Patch but in the end, he came through for me. Silence was started with that same frustration. There was too much of the beginning that didn¿t star Patch but as soon as he made his appearance, I was hooked. I really enjoy the world that Becca has created for Nora and Patch. I like the lore that goes with the fallen angels and Nephilim. It¿s complex enough to hold my interest without being too overwhelming to keep up with. With the twist in this book, I¿m interested to see how Becca draws this to a conclusion. Of course, I love the characters. Patch is by far my favorite. He is so clearly devoted to Nora in this book that I wanted to smack her a couple of times for even considering doubting him. With her developments in this book, I wonder how their relationship will change. I wonder a lot of things at the end of another cliff hanger ending. I will admit it¿s not as bad a Crescendo but it still leaves everything up in the air, again. I think I have come to accept that authors are going to do this to readers. How else can they expect us to grab up the next book as soon as possible. And I will be picking up the next book as soon as possible. You should pick this one up too ¿ as soon as possible. It¿s fabulous.
enticed More than 1 year ago
Totally awesome. I couldn't wait to read this book and was not disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the first two books so much i couldnt wait for this one! But i was really dissappointed! Nora's memory loss was just so annoying! I felt as if it made the other two books seem pointless, because she didnt know enything there for the whole book was basically her whining about how she couldnt remember and everyone felt sorry for her, even Hanks plan to start a war wasnt that interesting? And at the end i was left woundering " is there going to be another book? And if so is it ganna be as bad as this one?" Personally i think your fine just reading the first two!
StarNightBookWorm More than 1 year ago
I got this last night and couldn't put it down. I looked at my clock and was surprised it was 3AM! If you loved or even like the first book you must read.
Alyson Yi More than 1 year ago
PATCH! Just had to say his name :D The book was an exceptional read that kept me hooked till the very end. Nora's amnesia really ticked me off at times... it hurt that she totally forgot who Patch was! Well, not totally... but it still hurt. I did enjoy the parts where Nora and Scott, the playful yet arrogant Nephil, had secret meetings. I thought their somewhat "flirtatious" banter was cute, and I really liked Scott in this book. Anyways, read it! Next book comes out fall 2012
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these books! I love her writing style...... but most of all...... I LOVE PATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is my favorite charactor....... he is super hot...... although i am disappointed that patch is not in this book often, it is pretty good..... my favorite book in this series is the 1st, Hush Hush!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first and second books in this series kept my attention. I was really hoping for more out of the third book and was really disappointed. The third book just kept rehashing the second book over and over. *spoiler* I understand why, because of the amnesia, but it just became redundant. I was really disappointed in Nora. For as smart as she was, her will was always weak and was constantly the classic damsel in distress and relied to much on Patch to save her. I was hoping in the end she would embrace her powers of a pure blood and come out looking more like a hero....instead of a sniveling child that could not function without Patch.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I swear to god im gonna die if the author doesnt publish the book soon. I looked it up and unfortunately,the book comes out on OCTOBER. Freaking October. The author is clearly trying to torture her readers because if i dont find out wat happens in the end soon, i will personally find Bella Fitzpatricks adress and steal her copy of the next book. Im pretty sure this is one of the best series ive read since the hunger games. I AM IN LOVE WITH PATCH. He is like the awesomest dude ever. Makes you believe in love again. Guys need to act more like Patch. Just saying. ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first, her memory loss was frustrating but it turned out really good in the end. I loved it all the way through and couldn't put it down! I hope there is a 4th one soon!
123lilian More than 1 year ago
Silence was not exactly what i expected but it was still pretty good. i just dislike how patch ignored nora at first instead of explaining everything to her! i got frustrated at patch for this. but the rest was very well written except it ends in a sort of cliffhanger at the end but i hear there's going to be a fourth book because becca fitzpatrick wanted to write more. so cant wait for next year! :)
Deziree More than 1 year ago
I was expecting this book to top the firsst two, but sadly my expactions were not met to standards. Basically "Silence" consist of re-learning what you should already know from the first two books. That was a great portion of the book, but the problem is the readers already know ALL of this stuff, so i found myself skipping altleast 3 chapters of pointless writing. Over al the book was OK but it could have been a whole lot better... I can feel this series will fall downward and i really enjoyed this series :( Oh well.
Bug-a-booHP More than 1 year ago
oh MY GOSH! this book is amazing and soooo worth the money, i got it last night and i couldn't put it down for more than ten minutes, does get a lil racy sexual wise, but no real awkward details... SHE BETTER MAKE A 4TH!!!!!!!!!!!!
nataviat More than 1 year ago
I read this book in a day in a half im totally addicted and the clift hangger is killin me im sooo pumped for the next book!!!!!! Keep up the great book becca :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh My Lord Truely, Amzaing I remember opening to the first page and thinking here we go...The New Book and I Wasn't ready Cause I knew this is the last book, I about broke down in tears because omg if I finish this to fast I will never read The same book again like I will get home from school and read it when I finished, like one day...I broke down like WHY WHY DID  I HAVE TO FINISH IT!!! So as I got bored cause you know how you can't move on after you read a really good book, your like scrambling around to find a new one but nothing can replace it and you know that it truely sucks
AshleyiSee More than 1 year ago
All summer Nora Grey has been missing. When she appears out of nowhere in the middle of the cemetery, she discovers she can’t remember the past five months of her life. It also turns out her mother has been dating the father of her biggest enemy Marcie Millar. Talk about living an nightmare. Traumatized and feeling alone Nora tries to piece her life back together.  Her friends say one thing and other people from her past say another. Nora knows her mother is keeping something from her, but as she muddles through her memories each road comes up empty. Try as she can to figure things out there are other forces drawing Nora into danger. Each time she lands in perils way, a handsome unknown stranger swoops in to save her. Like a guardian angel. If only Nora could just remember what really happened…Sigh. It’s been a slow deterioration for this series. Granted, again, Fitzpatrick has made me eager to know what happened to Nora. However the plot is beginning to thin. I found this book to be ‘too easy’. There were many sections where I thought ‘That seriously wouldn’t happen’ to ‘The world doesn’t operate that way’. Now I understand this is a YA book and sometimes you come across ones that don’t make sense and it’s supposed to be ok. However, the best YA can weave a tale where even if things don’t make senses it’s still believable. This is not one of those series. My disappointment is growing, but there is only one book left so I feel I’ve invested this much and need to finish. My hopes are not high though. 
ValentineCO More than 1 year ago
I loved the first book, so I'm really disappointed at how this book is turning out. The main character Nora is really getting annoying. She is jealous and whiny all the time. I'm finding it really hard finishing the book.
LDT701 More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book. It is my favorite out of all three.
Sensitivemuse More than 1 year ago
What I liked about this book was the beginning. It started off with Nora being extremely disoriented and you feel the same way. It was well done and at the time it made me wonder if I had to go back and reread Crescendo because I might have missed something (because I felt just as lost as Nora did!) The entire plot of the book was all right. I’m not sure whether to love Patch or to slap him silly because he can be such a jerk at times. But the chemistry between both Nora and Patch is still there, and is the tension ever good and so well written you can definitely feel it between them. There was a potential love triangle forming in the book, and I’d have to say he was likable as well (I hated him at first too, but he started to grow on me) and I was almost going to think he was a suitable replacement for Patch, but that would be heresy wouldn’t it? (Yes, I’m a big Patch fan). There were some very memorable quotes from Patch that made me scream like a giddy school girl (Becca Fitzpatrick just did a GREAT job on Patch in this book). I liked how nearly everything was explained with the Nephilim, The Black Hand, and how Patch, Scott, and Hank fit into this picture. I was very surprised, about Marcie (although I really hated her in this book, as she became a big idiot and a complete tool) but her behavior towards the end was surprising, and now I am not sure what to think. I still hate her, yes, but with that one little action, perhaps she’s redeemable. I was a bit disappointed that Vee wasn’t around as much as she was in the past novels. I hoped to see more of her because she provided a lot of the comic relief moments (this book actually is much darker than the first two). Overall, the ending leaves more questions to be answered! so I’m so glad a fourth book has been announced!! this means more Patch for me to enjoy and read :D fans might not be satisfied with this book as it certainly feels as if nothing much really happens until more than halfway in the book, newbies, it’s best to start with Hush, Hush!