Saturday, November 13, 2010
Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
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?"- summary from Amazon
OMG this book is full of twists and turns and is way compelling. I was really excited about reading this sequel. Of course, I was a bit confused while reading this about certain things because it had been so long since I'd read Hush Hush. Fitzpatrick does a little bit to refresh the reader's memory but I was still a little bit lost (mainly with the whole Nephilim thing). This only hindered bits and pieces of the book for me, but it wasn't anything that dampened the whole book for me.
As far as characters, I really felt for Nora, and thought that Patch and Marcie were being completely out of line through most of the book. We do find out why they're acting like they are, but it's like, don't take it out on Nora, especially in Marcie's case.
Also, I have something to say regarding secrets and rules and all that crap. DON'T DO IT. Don't keep the main character in the dark because you know what? That thing you're protecting her from isn't going to help since she'll just try and find out in her own way which is not good because she'll get killed. So just TELL HER and then she'll get scared and stay where she's supposed to be and not go snooping around for information that puts her in danger. And just let two people love each other- I don't care if it goes against the rules, you're just messing things up even more by being all watchful and wanting to keep things professional. Just let them be. It's so simple. So, in other words, a lot of characters' actions pissed me off while reading this book.
Overall though, it's a really good sequel and it upholds the awesomeness that Hush Hush started. I can't wait for the conclusion, especially since it ends on such a cliffhanger.
FTC: Borrowed book from library (how often does that happen?!). Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.