Review – Silent World by Kate L. Mary

Posted November 9, 2020 by Carole in 2020 Audiobook Challenge, 2020 New Release Challenge, Audiobook, Book Reviews / 5 Comments

Please note – This review will contain spoilers for the 
previous books in this series, Broken World, Shattered World, Mad World, Lost World, New World, and Forgotten World.

Silent World by Kate L. Mary
Narrated by Hillary Huber, Patrick Lawlor
Series: Broken World #7
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: June 10, 2020
Date Read: October 22, 2020
Length: 7 hours and 34 minutes
Source: Library via Hoopla

‘SILENT WORLD’ – Book Seven in the Broken World Series…

Jim ran out of that farmhouse in Forgotten World, not only did he leave
the promise of safety behind, but he was sure he was about to meet a
horrible end.

Amira has lived most of her life surrounded by
silence, and this new world has dangers lurking around every corner that
could mean the end for her.

When two survivors, never meant to
meet, find each other in the middle of an apocalypse, it will mean the
difference between life and death. With silence as their constant
companion, and the threat of death always hanging over their heads, Jim
and Amira will learn not only what it means to trust another person, but
how to let go of the past so they can survive this new world of

My Review

I had a fantastic time with this book!  I spent a lot of time last year working through this series but for some reason, I never got around to reading this book.  Audiobooks were only available for the first three books when I was reading the series last year but the publisher has recently released audiobooks for the rest of the series.  I was very excited to see that the Hoopla app that I use through my local library had the entire series available in audio and decided to finally dive into Jim’s story.

This book tells Jim and Amira’s story.  In the previous book in this series, Forgotten World, Jim puts himself in an impossible situation in order to save his friends.  I couldn’t wait to see what really happened to Jim when he ran from the farmhouse.  I knew that this would be an exciting story and it was but I did not expect to be so taken with Amira and the unique challenges that she faces.  I really enjoyed watching Jim and Amira learn how to work with each other and become a team.
Jim and Amira were both great characters.  I have had the chance to get to know Jim a bit over the course of the series but it was great getting the chance to see things from his point of view.  Amira must take extra steps in order to protect herself and I really enjoyed seeing how she was able to navigate the world.  I thought that the pair had great chemistry with each other and it was fun to watch them open up to one another.
Hilary Huber and Patrick Lawlor did a fantastic job with this story.  I really enjoy books that use two narrators to represent the two points of view in the book.  I thought that both of the narrators were able to bring the characters to life and I thought that they added a lot of excitement to the story.  I feel like their narration added to my enjoyment of the book.
I would recommend this book to others.  This book is part of a series but it could work as a stand-alone since it happens away from the rest of the group.  I am so glad that I finally worked this one into my schedule.  I definitely plan to read more from Kate L. Mary very soon.
The Series
Book #1 – Broken WorldMy Review
Book #2 – Shattered WorldMy Review
Book #3 – Mad WorldMy Review
Book #4 – Lost World My Review
Book #5 – New World – My Review
Book #6 – Forgotten World – My Review
Book #7 – Silent World
About the Author

Kate L. Mary is an award-winning author of Adult, New Adult, and Young Adult fiction, ranging from Post-apocalyptic tales of the undead to Speculative Fiction and Contemporary Romance! Her YA book, When We Were Human, was a 2015 Children’s Moonbeam Book Awards Silver Medal winner for Young Adult Fantasy/Sci-Fi Fiction, and a 2016 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal winner for Young Adult Science Fiction. Her book Outliers was a Top 10 Finalist in the 2018 Author Academy Awards for Sci-Fi/Fantasy Fiction, a Finalist in the 2018 Wishing Shelf Book Awards, and the First Place Winner in the 2018 Kindle Book Awards for Sci-Fi/Fantasy Fiction. Tribe of Daughters was recently named as an Honorable Mention in the 2018 SPR Book Awards.

Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

5 responses to “Review – Silent World by Kate L. Mary

  1. That's great that the publisher finally released audio books for the others in the series. Typically if I start a series on audio I prefer to keep reading the series that way. Glad you enjoyed it!

  2. I sort of skimmed since I want to read this series and I am at the beginning. I love Hillary Huber. I read the first one. I'll have to think about switching over to audio.

    Anne – Books of My Heart