Thursday, December 27, 2012

Crescendo (Hush Hush #2) by Becca Fitzpatrick

Title: Crescendo
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Genre: Young Adult/ Urban Fantasy 

“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” (Source:

Crescendo is the sequal of an amazing book that I loved dearly Hush Hush. (Click the link to see that review) I was happy to see the story goes on within four different books. In this second book we get to know a different side of Patch and Nora, both together as well as individuals. Since Nora and Patch get into a fight, and Scott, an old childhood friend is in town, they both drift apart. Or so you think but Patch always kept an eye over Nora. In this book we also see a jealous side of Nora, especially when she realized that Patch and Marcie are getting close. In case you haven’t read the first book, Marcie is Nora’s school enemy. Ever since sixth grade, they keep fighting over childish things that made one more popular than the other. When Nora sees Patch together with Marcie, things get out of control and she tries spying on them. And not only. She is also spying on Scott, who she thinks is hiding something. There are a lot of new secrets but also other things that are being discovered in this sequel.

I believe in this book we see all characters grow, since they had to overcome a lot of troubles from the first book. I really enjoyed reading about Scott’s character, which will become more and more important in the other sequels. I liked Nora’s fighting and strong spirit, in order to get Patch back, but we clearly see her struggling with her true meaning in life and the small family she has left.

I give this book an A as well, just because Hush Hush is one of my favorite series. I did get mad at time because Patch and Nora were both being stupid and fighting for no reason but I really liked it overall.

Get it on Amazon, or on your E-reader.

Happy reading!

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Xoxo, Diana


  1. You know I have the first three books in this series on my shelf but haven't gotten to them yet. I need to make a point to at least start this series in the new year.

    Like you, people really seem to take to the characters and are definitely enjoying the story. You all make me feel like I'm missing out! I skimmed you review so as not to spoil it for myself...but thanks for the reminder to put this series back on my radar.

    1. Thank you for reading my blog! Yes the books are really amazing. I loved them very much :) Don't wait too long!! xo