Crescendo (Hush, Hush #2)
by Becca Fitzpatrick
Summary: 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: I purchased a Kindle copy.
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Crescendo was basically an insane roller coaster ride of emotions and angel craziness. I loved it, despite it being incredibly ridiculous almost the entire time.
Nora was a basket case. The problem when you fall head over heels for someone you know absolutely nothing about is that you know absolutely nothing about them. So, yeah, you don’t trust them very much. And the second Patch did anything weird or didn’t react in the way that Nora expected, she flipped the F out, went all crazy and yelled at him, and then second guessed all of her reactions. It was insane. But totally believable. Of course Nora would assume the worst. She’s a teenager and completely in love with a mysterious stranger and knows NOTHING about him.
So just when I was rolling my eyes and tempted to reach into the story to smack her upside the head, Patch started doing/saying some things that totally made Nora’s previously insane accusations kind of valid and then even I didn’t know if I could trust Patch. Even if he wasn’t doing anything wrong, why isn’t he explaining himself. Actually, WHY ISN’T ANYONE EXPLAINING ANYTHING. OH. MY. GOD. CAN WE JUST ALL HAVE A SIT DOWN DISCUSSION BECAUSE I CAN’T EVEN AND THINGS ARE GETTING INSANE! Aagh.
That was me for the entire book. I had to keep reading because I had no idea what would happen next. Was Nora being crazy? Was Patch not all that into her? Was it a little bit of both? Why is this other person involved? Alright, NOW I feel like he can’t possibly have any good excuses. But maybe he does. *throws hands in the air*
I mean, look at my status updates.
The end was interesting. Kind of predictable, but at that point I really didn’t know. It could have gone either way and I was basically suspecting everyone that Nora interacted with on a regular or even irregular basis. Including Patch.
Needless to say, Crescendo was fun to read, kind of stressful, and definitely satisfied my need for terrible YA romance. It is the series to read when you’re craving nothing but emotional nonsense and intriguing fallen angels.
Labels: paranormal romance, Review, YA