- 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?
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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