Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

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?
 From Goodreads.com

            To be honest, I was late coming to the party. Hush, Hush has been out for months before someone recommended it to me. I wasn’t reading much of YA then, but decided to give it a go. I was not disappointed. The story pulls you in and won’t let you go. The moment I finished Hush, Hush I searched to see when Crescendo would be out. The two and half months seemed too long for me. Then, I got my hands on an ARC and was blown away all over again.
            In this story, Nora is taken on a deeper journey to find out who she is and where she comes from. Every page is a story turner that makes you wonder if anything you think is ever true. The beloved characters are all present, while their relationships are taken to a whole new level.
            To be honest, I had one bother with this story; where was Patch? Now, if you haven’t read the story, don’t panic, he’s present and a huge part of the story like Hush, Hush was. However, I wanted more of him! I understand the need for this particular storyline, and loved every second of it, but missed Patch when he was absent for five or more pages at a time. I loved Patch and all of his cockiness, and wanted a bit more interaction with him in this book. Wow, calm down! It’ll be okay! You’ll understand when you read the book. Oops, look what I started! I bet you can’t wait to get your hands on this particular book October 19th, now don’t you? Mission accomplished.
            I recommend this book to anyone who read Hush, Hush or just read about Hush, Hush. Honestly, this book stands on its own, with its twists and turns, gripping relationships, and personalities that are easy to relate to. Becca’s use of descriptions, emotions, and everyday situations make this story come right out of the pages and into real life. You won’t be able to put this book down. Becca is an brilliant writer, who uses every day struggles and takes them to a supernatural level. I can’t wait to read more books from her. As for Crescendo, thank you Becca for keeping me up at nights!

            Crescendo hits stores October 19th, 2010.

PS I would love to hear what you have to say about this book! :) Leave me a comment!

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