Subscribe to our Mailing List

Get the news right in your inbox!

Privacy Policy

Book Review: House of Silence by Patricia Marques (2022)

May 30, 2022 in Book Reviews
House of Silence by Patricia Marques - Book Review

AD β€’ I received a copy of this book from the publishers via Netgalley. My review is voluntary and opinions are entirely my own.

Hello friends! I’ve got a few posts up my sleeve for you this week ahead of a short hiatus while we move house. First up for you is a short spoiler-free review of House of Silence by Patricia Marques. Marques’ debut, The Colours of Death, was one of my absolute favourite releases of last year so this one was very much an anticipated release. I was thrilled to be approved for an ARC because honestly, this series is great and so underrated. It doesn’t get half as much hype as it deserves.

This review does not contain any spoilers so if you haven’t read The Colours of Death yet, please don’t worry. I’ve been extremely careful. If you’re interested in knowing more about book 1, feel free to also check out my review of The Colours of Death.

Without any further ado, here’s my short but sweet review of House of Silence by Patricia Marques.

My Review

While I enjoyed the second book in the series, I did find myself longing for more. The stakes didn’t feel as high here and as such it wasn’t as thrilling. There was also less emphasis on the marginalisation of Gifted people (i.e. those with powers) which had been a huge theme in book 1. Both the thrill factor and the social commentary were things I loved about the first book so it didn’t quite live up to my expectations but overall it was still a great read.

I don’t think there’s much I can say without risking spoilers for this series but I will say that we’re given a bit more Voronov’s backstory AND it sets it up for what could possibly be a very tense and thrilling third book. That last paragraph though… πŸ‘€

Will I be continuing the series? Yes. Absolutely. 100%. I love Isabel and Voronov as partners. Marques writes in a way that’s thoughtful and deeply compelling, often letting you draw your own conclusions before things are made 100% clear. And ultimately this is a really unique mystery series that I’m already a big fan of. 😊

Have you read any of the Inspector Reis series? If not, will you be adding it to your TBR? Let me know your thoughts below.

Hayley @ Cosy Chapters

Thanks so much for reading! If you’ve enjoyed my content, please consider supporting me via the links below.

Twitter β€’ Instagram β€’ TikTok β€’ Goodreads

Follow Cosy Chapters on WordPress.com
Hayley

I'm Hayley (she/her) and I'm more than a little bit bookish. Cosy Chapters is where I share all things book-related plus the occasional post about the cosy lifestyle. When I'm not reading, you'll find me spending time with my little family, rewatching sitcoms, planning the now somewhat elusive trip to Disneyland Paris and losing entire days playing ACNH.

All posts

No Comments

Leave a Reply

Welcome to Cosy Chapters!

I'm Hayley (she/her) and I'm more than a little bit bookish.

Cosy Chapters is where I share all things book-related plus the occasional post about the cosy lifestyle.

When I'm not reading, you'll find me spending time with my little family, rewatching sitcoms, planning the now somewhat elusive trip to Disneyland Paris and losing entire days playing ACNH.

Follow Cosy Chapters on WordPress.com

Let's Connect!

Archives

×