Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Published: 19 October 2010
Rating: 5/5 "Holy Toledo give me book three NOW!" Stars!!!
Series: Hush Hush #2
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
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
AAAARRRRGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!! Becca, Becca, Becca!! I LOVED IT!..........and now I'm left hanging for another year (sob, sob!).
OK, so it didn't have the same smexi level of Patch that we all devoured in Hush, Hush.....but what it did
have was angst, new characters, old characters and a wicked POW! though I have to admit I did had an
idea of who and what the Pow was going to be midway through the book!
Don't worry people....Patch hasn't gone anywhere. He's still there - he just has a little bit of competition
and plays a different role in Crescendo!
I love the way Becca has written Patch in Crescendo. It's not all about the love and lust between Patch
and Nora - though their love and lust issues are certainly in full swing. We know from Hush, Hush that
Patch is the all-time smexiest male lead and he can certainly be my personal guardian angel anytime!
In Crescendo though, he takes a back seat - but he's always there keeping an eye out for Nora. The pool
hall scene in Hush, Hush is one of my favourites and I definitely missed the "Patchasm" I felt from
reading the first book!
Nora needed a bloody good slap a couple of times, though I did find her interaction with other
characters enjoyable. It just wasn't all about Patch this time! She certainly came into her own in
Crescendo, even if at times it was ON her own. She has spunk and is definitely not a "needy girly girl"
character. She can hold her own!
Vee plays a continual and more prominent part in this book. She is funny, witty and just a tad
sarcastic... and did I mention obsessed with food?!!! It was rather hilarious to read, in times of
suspense and chaos, Vee thought stopping for a bite to eat was important!! LOL!! Oh and what Nora
and Vee put that poor Neon through - I'm surprised it still runs!!
Patch's best mate Rixon also pops up as a more lead character this time. Good guy, bad guy, down right
evil guy......he keeps you questioning all the way through.
I loved Crescendo. I still totally love Hush, Hush but for different reasons of course. I so want to say in
more detail as to why I enjoyed the book - but I don't do spoilers in my reviews - and it's killing me in
As my dear twinny blogger Michelle outlined in her review of Crescendo, it falls under the "New Moon
Syndrome". Read her review if you havent - she explains it well. I completely get why Becca has written
Crescendo (and Patch) they way she has.
Thanks Becca! I now wait ever so impatiently for Tempest :) Keep up the awesome work of creating
wickedly wonderful reads.