Crescendo - Becca Fitpatrick
Pages: 427 (ARC)
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 14th October 2010
Other Titles in the Series: Hush, Hush
Nora should know better than to think her life can return to normal after falling in love with a fallen angel. And Nora’s life isn’t normal - her dad was murdered, and the facts about his death just don’t add up. Now Nora’s own life is in imminent danger. Are she and Patch strong enough for the battle ahead?
There’s been a long wait for Crescendo, made even longer by the questions left hanging at the end of Hush, Hush. And not many were actually answered.
In Crescendo’s prologue we saw the final moments in Harrison Grey’s life, and yet it still until the very end of the novel to find out what really happened to him, why and who was involved. There was also pondering over whether Patch was involved or not. This really annoys me because it was really quite simple but it took over 400 pages to get around to it. We did, however, find out what Patch’s real name is. And in a really unexpected way.
When I first started reading this I applauded Becca Fitzpatrick for giving Nora more strength than in Hush, Hush, but then she got really, really stupid. She became even more dangerously obsessed with Patch and that got her into so much trouble. But Patch himself was different, too. He wasn’t as creepy or stalker-ish as he was in Hush, Hush, but also wasn’t in it nearly as much. I actually kind of missed him, especially as he developed a rather interesting power.
Even though I read Crescendo sporadically, it really is very addictive and hard to put down even when Nora is frustrating the hell out of me. Becca Fitzpatrick really does know how to keep her readers on edge of their seat and keep them coming back for more.
I’m really looking forward to reading more about Patch in the next instalment, Tempest.
For my 2010 100+ Reading Challenge