Thursday, February 24, 2011

Crescendo; Becca Fitzpatrick

  • ARC
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (October 19, 2010)


Nora should have known her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described as 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 further Nora delves into the mystery of her father's death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim bloodline 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?

My Review

   Jealousy rears it's ugly head with Nora in this sequel. I do think crescendo is much better than Hush Hush. Patch was still the way he was in the last book secretive and a bit grumpy. I did feel enlightened after learning more about the way things seem to work in their world. I was hoping that Nora's and Patch's relationship would have progressed but it seems Becca Fitzpatrick likes to keep that newness flame alive. (thank heavens)

    I am still in shock by how Nora has turned out in Crescendo some good and some bad. A few new characters popped up and were indeed interesting. Scott was a great secondary character.  I have read both the ARC and the final print copy of Hush Hush, either way Becca sure seems to know how to keep you wanting more. If you don't like cliff-hangers you will surely be disappointed because this is a juicy one!

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GMR said...

Woo-hoo! Another Patch and Nora fan. ^_^ I actually had the opposite experience though.....loved HUSH HUSH while CRESCENDO I "liked". For me there was A LOT revealed in this one it sort of just kerplunked in your lap but in the end...still a GREAT series. Can't wait for the next installment. Thanks for sharing...and happy reading! ^_^

Willa said...

I liked Crescendo, actually thought it was just as good as Hush Hush though a lot happened in the ending. Liked how it dealt with jealousy - a difficult subject! Great review!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I've been wondering about this one. I haven't had a chance to read it yet and was curious. Thanks for the review, Liz. :-)

Blodeuedd said...

No to cliffhangers! Oh I dislike them so much, they make me go insane ;)

Nina said...

Not a big fan of Hush Hush, so I'm wondering if I should read this one. But it's better than the first? mmm, maybe I should.

Blueicegal ♥ said...

LOL Nina it is not better than Hush Hush at all, but like myself if you are a fan and want to know what happens next then read it for that reason. I just didn't like this one Liz, felt very let down.

Juju at Tales of said...

What a perfect way to put it. I didn't like Patch, but I couldn't stop reading either. So far, I've read hush hush and have this one waiting for me. Great review!

Jenny N. said...

The ending was crazy and can't wait to read the next one. I didnt like that Nora was always so suspicious but Vee was a way better friend than she was in Hush Hush.

Larissa {Larissa's Bookish Life} said...

Great review!! Can you believe I still have to read Hush Hush?? LMAO =P