Monday, February 21, 2011

Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
Hush, Hush #2
427 Pages
From Goodreads: 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 Path 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.

This was a great sequel to Hush, Hush. While many reviewers hated the way Patch acted therefore hating him, I had no such feelings. If anything I felt more impatient with Nora. I never doubted Patch's intentions, even when he was at his "worst" he still sought to protect Nora however he could. Because of their "situation" I felt that there must have been (good) reasons for whatever he was doing and if he was withholding information, it was for Nora's own good. Nora on the other hand, put herself in dangerous situations to show Patch that she did not need his protection and yeah, she was going to hang out with someone new (Scott) just like Patch was doing with Marcie. It was like a bad breakup. This book goes more into the past including the death of Nora's dad and some major secrets come to light... Once again this book proves what a great friend Vee is to Nora. Who else would agree to help you spy or assist in a break-in at a moment's notice? Vee does all of these and more (including the role of chauffeur/car rental), she added great humor to the story and I loved reading about their many escapades (there are quite a few in this book) some were dangerous, some were funny, and some had me shaking my head. Scott's character freaked me out, he seemed very unstable and gave off bad vibes, but I'll leave it up to you to find out if he is a bad guy or a good guy. The ending was a major cliffhanger. While the issues of this book were mostly resolved, the cliffhanger-ending had me wanting the next book pronto! It's going to be very interesting to read I can already tell, I just hope that Vee gets some love for being an awesome friend to Nora. I am also hoping for Nora and Patch's happiness, aw come on you aren't surprised :)

I give this book 4.5 owls!


  1. I totaly agree with you! A fantastic sequel and the ending left me wanting soo much more! I know what you mean!! I kept saying to myself Patch is doing this for a reason and Nora kept irretating me with not trusting him and nat talking to him (like in the dream).
    Anyway awesome review, I'll let you go now after my quite large comment haha.


  2. I would read the book for the cover alone. That is just gorgeous : )

  3. This is the first time I am hearing about this series. I'm not sure if I will be reading it, simply because I haven't yet jumped on the angel bandwagon - but I will definitely keep it in mind for the future. Great review, Anaiz!! :)

  4. I want to live in a world with gorgeous guardian angels and arch-enemies! Ha! Seriously! It would be way more exciting that my 9-5 :)

  5. I have recently read this title too and your review is spot on. This was a fantastic sequel, which makes me a little mad because I now have to wait for the next installment.


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