Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

Summary from Amazon

The sequel to the New York Times Best selling phenomenon, Hush, Hush!

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?

My Thoughts

Before it was published I received an ARC of Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. I wasn't sure why I received it but I decided to read it anyway. I usually don't find myself reading paranormal, angel, vampire or young adult novels. This was definitely out of my comfort zone. I found myself whizzing through Hush, Hush only to find out the ending was different than the ending in my ARC because there would be a sequel! Inside I was quite happy because I thoroughly enjoyed the book and was looking forward to more to the story. When I saw Barnes and Noble had a Sneak Peek for Crescendo in their book clubs I jumped right on it.

Crescendo continues the story of Nora and Patch which seems to get more complex and complicated. The series continues with it's dark romance between Patch and Nora which of course cannot go smoothly. Nora's friend, Vee adds some humor to the story with her quirky ways. Marcie Millar is the typical teenage bully that we all love to hate. The story takes some unexpected twist and turns which kept me very interested. I found myself liking this second book in the series even more than I liked Hush, Hush. I found it very suspenseful and found myself thinking about the book when I wasn't reading it. Crescendo was the perfect name for this book! This story just keeps building and building! I am looking forward to the third installment, Tempest. I'm just sad that I will have to wait awhile for it.

I received this ARC as part of Barnes and Noble Sneak Peek Program which in no way influenced my review.


  1. This is outside of my comfort zone too, but I would give it a try, since you liked it.

  2. I usually don't read this type of book either, but have been thinking about reading it and Hush Hush.

    Thanks for the review!

  3. Going to have to read Hush Hush and Crescendo next.

    I have the first one.... and terrible to say I've yet to pull it from the shelf.

    Maybe I'll wait till Tempest arrives to read it all at once....

  4. I loved this book! I liked Hush, Hush, but I was uneasy with Patch's character. Crescendo took the story to a whole new level. I loved the development of Patch and Nora. I already loved Nora, but I came away from Crescendo with a new respect for Patch and I've been flipping back through Hush, Hush and deciding I like it more than I originally thought. I can't wait for the final book - I just hope it doesn't disappoint!


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