Thursday, December 30, 2010

Crescendo (Hush Hush #2) by Becca Fitzpatrick

Crescendo (Hush Hush #2)
by Becca Fitzpatrick

Synopsis (courtesy of Goodreads):

Nora Grey's life is still far from perfect. Surviving an attempt on her life wasn't pleasant, but atleast 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 and even worse, he's started spending time with Nora's arch-enemy, Marcie Millar.

Nora would have hardly noticed Scott Parnell, an old family friend who has moved back to town, if Path hadnt been acting so distant. Even with Scott's totally infuriating attitude Nora finds herself drawn to him - despite her lingering feeling that he's hiding something.

Haunted by images of her murdered father, and questioning whether her nephilim bloodline has anything to do with his death, Nora puts herself increasingly in dangerous situations as she desperatly searches for answers. But maybe some things are better left buried, because the truth could destroy everything - and everyone - she trusts.


While I found this to be a fun read, I felt it fell short of being on par with how good Hush Hush was. I felt the author really did not need to have THAT MUCH background and recapping of the Hush Hush story and its characters. Please, give me a little more credit for my memory skills.

I found Nora's character in this book to be a bit unbearable and long-drawn-out to the point of being boring and super predictable - with her crushed happily ever after with Patch and her naivety of the situations she is put through and in that completely blindside her and manipulate her.

I'll confess I still have a character-crush on Patch -- but it's not for his personality, purely his looks and angel status. I am a bit intrigued to see what happens to his character in the coming book, and see how the cliff-hanger at the end of the book plays out. And I will say that the pace was good and the book overall was well-written, it just failed to "wow" me and the soap opera love drama got to be a little much at times.

PLEASE stop making Nora have the intelligence of a gnat and malleability of a helpless, totally air-headed person in the next book - then, perhaps I really consider reading it.

Rating: 3 / 5 Stars

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