Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

Jan 31, 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Pub. Date:October 19th 2010
ISBN: 1416989439
Pages: 432 pages
Source: Publisher
The sequel to the New York Times Best selling phenomenon, Hush, Hush! Nora should have know her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away and Nora can't figure out if it's for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home. The farther Nora delves into the mystery of her father's death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim blood line has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn't answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine?
First off, I didn't think that Hush, Hush was that good. I decided to read Crescendo though because I heard some good things about it.

As many other reviews have said, this book is very "Twilight-esque". Basically, it seems to follow the same basic plot line as the first 2 Twilight books. Even so, this books plot was pretty good. Although it wasn't amazing, it had a twist or two that surprised me.

Nora was a lot more annoying in this book though. I thought she relied to much on Patch and she didn't know how to act when she had to make decisions without him. I thought that Patch was a bit annoying too, mainly because I felt like he kept secrets that should have not been secrets.

Overall I love Becca Fitzpatrick's writing and voice, but I don't know if I'll be reading the next installment in this series.

Rating: 3.5 stars / 5 stars


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