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Nov 13, 2010

Book Review: Crescendo

Title:  Crescendo
Author:  Becca Fitzpatrick
Publisher:  Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing  (October 19th 2010)
Genre:  Young Adult
Series:  Hush Hush #2
Pages:  427

Synopsis taken from Becca Fitzpatrick's website

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 $0.02

I had been impatiently awaiting the release for this book from the moment I finished Hush Hush! The wait was horrible! Finally the day came when I could get my hands on this gorgeous book :) I devoured this in one sitting! I had missed Patch Cipriano so much, I couldn't wait to get started! To be honest, I was a little disappointed with how little there was of Nora and Patch! I was anxious to begin the book because of where Hush Hush had left off! But I didn't get them as much as I did in the first book.

In Crescendo, bigger events come to the forefront of the "bigger" picture. The event of Nora's father's death, the whole-split with Nora and Patch, the archangels, and last but not least, Marcie Millar. Wow! Patch's involvement with her got so deep under my skin! I started to think that this wasn't the Patch I missed. And Nora - how she kept pushing him away! Forget your pride! Lol! But everything Ms. Fitzpatrick wrote about the characters was needed to develop the whole plot for Crescendo! I was certainly on a roller-coaster for this one! Smiling, laughing, blowing steam all at once! Wow! The cliff-hanger at the end of this book is enough to drive you crazy until the release of Tempest! When I got to the end of this book, I was thinking "YES! Finally Nora and Patch moments!" Only to find that I had two paragraphs left to go. The cliff-hanger leaves you wanting more! I cannot wait to get my hands on Tempest! The plot, the characters, the romance, everything is perfect about this series! Highly recommend!


  1. I'm glad you liked it! If you've read my blog, you'll know that this series is one of my new favourites of all time :) I love Patch, and Nora and Becca Fitzpatrick's writing. Now we just need to wait a year for Tempest :D

  2. I also loved this book!
    The cliff-hanger is driving me crazy!


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