Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Publication date: October 19, 2010
ARC, 432 pages
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 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?
First, let me say I love the cover for this book. Hush, Hush and Crescendo have amazing covers. I don't know who does them, but I love them.
Anytime I read a sequel I always worry if the author can maintain the same spark they created in their first book. I am happy to report to you that Becca Fitzpatrick managed to do just that. I read Hush, Hush a few weeks ago and loved it. I was thrilled when I had the opportunity to read Crescendo. I enjoyed this book just as much, if not more, than Hush, Hush. Becca does a wonderful job with this sequel. She managed to keep the suspense, the romance, the mystery all going. I did not want to put this book down. She kept me turning pages until I hit the last one and left me wanting more. She kept the story line fresh and entertaining. I also love seeing the characters develop. I actually like Vee a whole lot more in this book. She is obnoxious, funny and a loyal friend. The only complaint I have about this book, is that Nora was a little too needy in the beginning. However that didn't detract from the story. Overall, if you liked Hush, Hush you will love this book. Now the countdown begins for Tempest. I don't know about you but I can't wait!
*Summary and picture taken from goodreads
**book received from Barnes and Noble for book discussion and review purposes. This in no way influenced my review.