The third book in the Hush Hush series is finally revealed. The book is entitled Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick. And the cover is the photo above.
According to Fitzpatrick’s Facebook page, the book will be released on October 4 of this year.
I do wish Becca Fitzpatrick will come to the country for book signing.
Have you read any of the two Hush Hush books yet?
I posted an update in my Facebook account last week. It basically said that I bought 9 new books in 3 days. I added “Good times!” at the end of the update to express the happiness I felt for the new books I have.
One of my Facebook friends, an old grade and high school batch mate, left a comment telling me that I am probably a boring person because all I do is read and think about is books. I just shrugged it off. She’s known to be a sarcastic person and a joker of sorts. And it’s clearly a remark from an ignorant person, someone who most likely browses magazines and have never laid eyes on a novel.
Some people, non-readers, regard reading as a boring activity. Little do they know that with reading, you can reach new heights, you enter a new world, you learn so many new things, you meet good and bad characters alike with whom you can relate to. And there’s so much more! You can travel back in time or to the future with reading. It can give you a glimpse of what’s it like to be a prince or a pauper. A celebrity or a monster! Reading can take you to far greater heights than any other activity in my opinion.
If only people who quip ignorant remarks regarding reading should try it one time. I bet they will get hooked to reading in no time! Just please, try reading a novel other than Twilight!
I am excited to read the three books above: Delirium by Lauren Oliver, Vesper by Jeff Sampson, and… The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson!
I already have Delirium. I will get Vesper the next time I go to Fully Booked. The Last Little Blue Envelope will be released this coming April. Can’t wait!
I was reading this article about how an author got hurt reading bad reviews of her novel. She said that it took her months, years for some, to write the novel only for a critic to ravish it in one article. It hurt her so bad!
Some would argue that if you can’t take the heat, then you are in the wrong profession. I must admit, though, that some reviews are truly hurtful. Scathing reviews from people with a strong following can cause emotional scars.
I am guilty of one such review. It is of a book I was so excited about. I took the time to contact the author to be able to get a copy immediately. Imagine my disappointment when after only a page I was trying so hard not to throw the book on the wall! I was so disappointed I felt like burning the book because of the stupidity of it all!
I forgot that the author of the book was very young. I should have been more careful in my review. But in my defense, I was just being truthful. The use of the word “stupid” was harsh. I know that. But it sums up my review of the book. The story was plain stupid! I pointed out specific details why I thought so. I should have used another word but it’s the right one for me at the time. I will write another review of it soon. A milder version of the original one.
Have you written a bad book review you felt guilty a few months after?
When I read Twilight way before it became a huge phenomenon, I didn’t have a book blog yet. So basically this is my first attempt to review it.
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer.
I first read about this hugely phenomenal book in a livejournal account of someone I didn’t know. I cannot remember anymore why I read that blog (possibly because it’s about books) but I was there and I saw how so many people were talking about this vampire book.
I searched for a copy and found an electronic one. I read it and became a huge fan after!
Twilight was a mushy book with all the right ingredients thrown in! Edward Cullen was the ultimate gentleman. A boyfriend ladies would love to bring home to meet the parents. The only flaw: he’s a 100-year-old vampire. Bella Swan was the cool chick ladies would all want to be. Pretty, brave, good skinned. Men fight over her. And the one thing teens and young adults can relate to: an angst-ridden love affair! Bella wanting to become immortal just like Edward so they can stay together forever, but the latter didn’t want to turn her into a vampire like him because he values her life more. A mushy love story with the perfect lovers in it! A knight in shining armor (or a vampire with a sparkly, shining skin) always saving the damsel in distress (or the klutzy lady with the delicious smell to him)…
Twilight also has this Cinderella-type of element in it. Bella feeling all so simple and insignificant while her Edward was more than handsome and closer to being perfect! We all love some Cinderella-type story, of course. Tried and tested formula, I must say.
That is the appeal of Meyer’s Twilight. A love story between teenagers, albeit one was a teenager for a century, with the usual elements of passion and drama and danger. How can we all resist that?
I am giving Twilight 5 out of 5 stars.