Sunday, August 28, 2011

Crescendo - Review


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 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.

When I first read Hush, Hush I don’t think there was even talk of there being a next book, well not yet anyway- but boy am I glad that Becca Fitzpatrick wrote Crescendo. I was at the store looking for something new to read when Crescendo caught my eye. I stared at it in awe, I couldn’t believe that it was out. I snatched the book up immediately. I opened it and read the first few pages and was jumpy with excitement! I knew right then that I had to get it. So I did and I began to read it right when I got home. This book takes you into a world of fallen angels, love, betrayal, and revenge. If you haven’t read Hush, Hush or are thinking that Crescendo isn’t going to be worth your time and money, your wrong! It totally is worth your time, money, and so much more.

Plot - ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ The plot beginnings where Hush, Hush left off. It’s a few months after the Hush, Hush and Nora is in a happy relationship with Patch, well as happy as she’s going to get anyway. After a whacky night at the beach things soon start to change, Patch starts to change. He isn’t around as much as Nora would like and she hears that he’s hanging out with Marcie Millar, Nora’s archenemy. She wants to get some answer from Patch, but he tells her to leave him alone basically and Nora is happy- well maybe not happy- to. Then Scott Parnell moves back to town, and things come up that surprise Nora, no pun indented! Nora starts to wonder if her Nephilim bloodline has something to do with her father’s death. She wants answer and she is determined to get them, no matter what the cost. I loved the plot of Hush, Hush and I loved the plot of Crescendo. What makes a great plot is where there actually is one. Your drawn into the story and in the role of Nora. You experiment what she does, what she feels and the mission she is on to discover all that has been on her mind since she discovered that she is part of the Nephilim bloodline.

Writing - ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ The writing is similar to Hush, Hush and of course that is a good thing. What one of the things that made me fall in love with Hush, Hush was it’s writing (the other being the characters) and how the words are alive and you don’t find yourself confused after the first paragraph.

Characters - ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ The characters are both original and unique. You can’t help but fall love with Nora, Patch, Vee, Rixon, and even Marcie Millar from time to time. You’ll find yourself falling deeper in love with each character as you learn more about them and traveling with them through a journey to discover all the secrets of the Nephilim world and all that is hidden in it’s shadows…

Overall I give this book ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ - more and no less!