Sunday, January 6, 2013

Review: Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

Crescendo (Hush Hush #2)
Becca Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books
Publication date: October 19th 2010
Number of pages: 427
Format: Paperback
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Nora Grey's life is still far from perfect. Surviving an attempt on her life wasn't pleasant, but at least she got a guardian angel out of it. A mysterious, magnetic, gorgeous guardian angel. But despite his role in her life, Patch has been acting anything but angelic. He's more elusive than ever (if that's possible) and what's worse, he seems to be spending time with Nora's archenemy, Marcie Millar.

Nora would have hardly noticed Scott Parnell, an old family friend who has moved back to town, if Patch hadn't been acting so distant. Even with Scott's totally infuriating attitude, Nora finds herself drawn to him - despite her lingering feelings that he is hiding something.

If that weren't enough, Nora is haunted by images of her murdered father, and comes to question whether her Nephilim bloodline has anything to do with his death. Desperate to figure out what happened, she puts herself in increasingly dangerous situations to get the answer. But maybe some things are better left buried, because the truth could destroy everything - and everyone - she trusts.
After everything that Nora went through in the previous book and came out on top with the guy she loved, she didn't think things could get any worse.
But you know what they say?...Don't count your chickens before they hatch.
Yes, Nora and Patch are blissfully happy.. that is until Patch sudden is off doing something for Marcie, hanging around her more than Nora would like,  and that causes a rift between the new lovers.

Nora and Patch's relationship is tested with more than just Marcie. Patch's long-time friend, Rixon arrives in town and Vee soon finds herself smitten with the new guy. But this girl, seems to find trouble wherever she goes. Not everyone is as they seem  especially when the truth comes to light as to why he is in town and his purpose. Everything has consequences, even if you don't understand why, or see the whole picture.

There are quite a few surprises in this book. Ones you probably saw coming, and some you don't. The truth about Nora's parentage starts to come to light, and everyone she knows and loves might end up in deep trouble just by association.
Nora starts to dig into how exactly her father was killed, and why.
There are some new characters, and not all of them are evil. Take Scott for example; he is someone from Nora's past, but he is also there to help her as he has more ties to her past than she might realize, and even she soon discovers a secret about him that even he didn't even know about.

Though Nora did annoy me with how crazy she was in regards to Patch and Marcie, I guess she does have her reasons, I did love this book, and it was a great sequel.

Verdict: 4.5/5

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