My gift to you this year is a book review! Yeaaa! :p
Nora Grey’s life is still far from perfect. Surviving an attempt on her life wasn’t pleasant, but at least she got a guardian angel out of it: a mysterious, magnetic, gorgeous guardian angel. But, despite his role in her life, Patch has been acting anything but angelic. He’s more elusive than ever and even worse, he’s started spending time with Nora’s arch-enemy, Marcie Millar.
Nora would have hardly noticed Scott Parnell, an old family friend who has moved back to town, if Patch hadn’t been acting so distant. Even with Scott’s totally infuriating attitude Nora finds herself drawn to him – despite her lingering feeling that he’s hiding something.
Haunted by images of her murdered father, and questioning whether her nephilim bloodline has anything to do with his death, Nora puts herself increasingly in dangerous situations as she desperately searches for answers. But maybe some things are better left buried, because the truth could destroy everything – and everyone – she trusts.
Okay, so I was reading some of the reviews for Crescedo on Goodreads.com a few days ago and whoa!! It seems this book was an “either you like it or you didn’t” thing. Well, I enjoyed this book. I actually liked it more than the first book, Hush, Hush.
There was less filler in this one than the first, which allowed for more action. I was hooked from the beginning and thought things kept a quick pace the whole way trough. With the introduction of a new character, more Vee and Marcie Miller (She’s one of my favorite characters!) I felt like Nora’s world opened up just a little wider. I often tend to prefer the second or third book in a series because they’re usually the stories in which we get the bigger picture (i.e. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Catching Fire, Eclipse etc…). Where as Hush, Hush was centered almost entirely around Patch and Nora, Crescendo has more plot lines involving other characters—I really like that.
I’m also glad the story wasn’t super predictable. I kept guessing who was the new “bad guy” in this one and every time was shot down as new suspicions arose. I was very surprised to find out who the adversary actually was at the end. No spoilers here!
My only complaint is the way Nora and Patch never really seem to talk or discuss their feelings. Ladies, if you aren’t sure how your boyfriend feels about you or why he’s been hanging around another girl’s house just ask him! Talk. Have a conversation.
Other than that tinsey tiny complaint, I loved the Marcie Miller plot line. It explains a little why Nora was making such poor choices. Not only is someone threatening you, archangels keeping tabs on you, but also there may or may not be another girl in your relationship? I’d behave like Nora did if I had all that stuff going on at once.
Without giving things away, there is a major cliff hanger at the end of this book, which has me craving the third installment; recently released Silence. I don’t know why people complain about cliffhangers, I love them! They get me excited about the next book. So thank you Becca Fitzpatrick for writing one that totally caught me off guard and that makes me want the third book!
If you’re an older teen (and above) and you enjoyed Hush, Hush try Crescendo. You wont be disappointed with this page turner.
And if you want more check out the book trailer.
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio; Unabridged edition (October 19, 2010)
Format: Audiobook; 9 hours and 31 minutes
Series: second in the Hush, Hush Saga
Buy the Book: Crescendo (The Hush, Hush Saga)