Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Series: 2nd in Hush, Hush series
Published: October 19, 2010 by Simon & Schuster
Source: ARC from Around The World Tours
Description: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?
I Give This
It's been awhile since I read Hush, Hush. But, I remember really enjoying the story and wanting more. The author has done a great job creating a story were you can't wait until the next one. Crescendo was everything Hush, Hush was and more! In fact, I've been struggling with myself on giving it 5 or 4 butterflies. I truly loved this book.
I feel for Norah immensely in this one. She's struggling with finding the truth about her father's death. She struggles with her relationship with her mom. But, most of all she struggles with her relationship with Patch. And this I really identified with. Fitzpatrick has done an amazing job making this feel very real. In fact, I think all the relationships in the book are one of the things that make this story fantastic. Take away the supernatural elements of this story an it could be about any teenager anywhere.
But the supernatural also adds to this story. I loved learning about Patch and his problems with being a guardian angel. There were so many times I thought he was just being an a$$, but there were actual reasonings behind all of his actions. He was trying to protect himself and Norah. By the end of the book, I was in love his character. I was floored by the ending. I never suspected for one minute what was really going on (although I also didn't believe what the story was trying to make you think either).
So, I highly recommend Crescendo to those who have read Hush, Hush. And if you haven't...maybe you should. I think you might be missing out on a great series (and PATCH!)!!