By: Becca Fitzpatrick
Sequel: Hush, Hush
Reading Level: Young Adult PNR
My: Copy Free Review Copy Simon & Schuster
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 home.
The further Nora delves into the mystery of her father's death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim bloodline 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?
OMG!! As if the anticipation for this book after Hush, Hush was not enough. This book has just blown Hush, Hush out of the water. Crescendo takes action packed to a whole new level with its twist and turns that start in the first pages of the book. Prepare to be wrapped up and spit back out at the end. I had shockingly finished of half the book in a halves day time and had no idea how much progress I was actually making. Admittedly, I spent most of that time ticked off at Nora and Patch, but I was so engrossed that I would read on and yell at the pages as I went. These characters are too intense not to love. With a story that will captivate and enthrall you the whole length of the story. Be forewarned there are many bullets in this book; I had countless moments completely stopping and rereading a line thinking “THERE WAS NO WAY THAT JUST HAPPENED!” Crescendo is one that will live long past its last page, and will by a must own on all Paranormal lovers bookshelves. Becca Fitzpatrick is not just an author, she is a storyteller. She was born to write and create masterpieces just like that of Hush, Hush and Crescendo. As a very well rounded author it is not just one thing that I can compliment about this author; she is exceptional with all aspects of her books plot, setting, and characters. It is rare to find books that carry the level of emotion and intensity that I find in everyone of her books. Although, this does only leave me pining over the next book release. To wrap this up I am undoubtedly in love with this author and her story, if you have not read Hush, Hush shame on you. If you already have read the first book; do not delay on buying and reading this book.
**Special Thanks to Simon & Schuster for this review copy