Thursday, December 16, 2010

Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

By: Becca Fitzpatrick
Released: Bought E-book
Released: October 19
Purchase the Book: Amazon

"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." (summary from

Becca Fitzpatrick's Crescendo is the dark and exciting sequel to Hush, Hush. The story picks up where Hush, Hush left off and dives deeper into the history of angels and what actually happened to Nora's father. The world of angels and nephilim that Fitzpatrick creates is exciting and intriguing. The relationship between bad boy Patch and Nora develops significantly, both emotionally and physically. However, their relationship becomes complicated when Nora learns that Patch has been keeping secrets and not telling her the complete truth. Nora begins to realize that maybe she shouldn't trust Patch so completely.

The plot moves at an exciting but steady pace with many surprising twists. Nora develops greatly in the story and becomes tougher as she attempts to solve the mystery behind her fathers death. Nora is a strong and independent character who faces much betrayal in this installment. Fitzpatrick creates realistic characters and a vivid world filled with angel mythology. I loved Crescendo even more than Hush, Hush and was shocked by the surprise cliff-hanger. Readers will be left anxiously anticipating the next installment, Tempest, due out next Fall.

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