Thursday, December 23, 2010

Review: Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

Title:Crescendo (Hush, Hush #2)
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Number of Pages: 427
Rating: 4.5/5
Release: October 19, 2010 

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?

In September, I had the pleasure to meet the one and only, Becca Fitzpatrick, along with Lesley Livingston and Ally Carter at a signing in Toronto. They were all wonderful. I had such a fun time talking to them because they were very easy going and courteous. Crescendo wasn't released when I met Becca but if I had read it back then, I would have told her what a great job she did with the sequel to Hush, Hush. 

I know a lot of people had mixed feelings about Crescendo but...I kinda loved it. I mean, sure, I understand that Nora acted reallllyy different in this one, but, people change. And she was thinking with her heart more than her brain. But, the reason I wasn't really that annoyed of her was because I understood her reasoning. Didn't really accept it but I understood it. Plus, Patch wasn't making it easier for her by being so secretive. But, I understood that too! I kinda guessed why Patch was acting the way he was half way through the book and I didn't see anything wrong with it. It made a shitload of sense. And I've just realized that most of you probably have no idea what I'm talking about... LOL.

So, characters were a bit off, but I didnt get too worked up over that. The plot, oh god, the plot; I actually liked it better than Hush, Hush! There was much more depth and mystery. The anxiety just kept building and building. Becca revealed a lot of information about the past; Patch's past, Nora's past, her dad's past, her mom's past. It was like, the past was coming back to haunt Nora. LOLOL, I know, that was lame, but whatever =D

The ending was just OMFG-I-NEED-TO-KNOW-WHAT-HAPPENS-NEXT! There I was, all content and satisfied,then BAM! Book #3 is going to be fan-flipping-tastic! And I know the cover is going to be drop dead gorgeous as well.


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