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