Thursday, August 5, 2010

Crescendo - A Review

Crescendo - Becca Fitzpatrick (publisher)

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: October 2010
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
  • Format: Hardcover, 432pp
  • Sales Rank: 5,585
  • Age Range: Young Adult


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:

Wow oh wow. I loved this book!

I was sent on a roller coaster ride of emotions all the way through this book and they never let up. Right on down to the last page even. That doesn't happen often.

Once again Becca pulled me right into Nora's story and kept me guessing and trying to figure out just what the heck was going on. I spent most of the book either making guesses or being ticked at one character or another or just plain not sure.

The plot is nothing short of fantastic. Full of twists and turns. I was left wondering which was was up a couple of times. It was like trying to piece together a big, confusing puzzle. I was never quite sure which piece fit where.

In conclusion, I loved it. I Want more. I didn't want it to end. I think anyone who enjoyed Hush, Hush will feel the same way I do. When it's released, go get it, you won't regret it.

Author's Website: Becca Fitzpatrick


Deb said...

Ok I am convinced. I will have to find both books. I have not read Hush Hush yet either. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

GAH, I can't wait to read this one! Totally looking forward to the twists and turns. Plus I want to know what happened to Nora's dad soo badly.

DCMetroreader said...

I don't read a whole lot of YA, but this sounds terrific!

Anonymous said...

I haven't read these, but your review makes me curious.

Irene said...

I haven't read Hush Hush either, I'm looking.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

This is the first review I have read on this book and now I want to read it even more! GAH! :D

J.T. Oldfield said...

I recently read Hush Hush and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I'll probably get this one from the library when it comes out, too.