"A house without books is like a room without windows" ~HEINRICH MANN
November 21, 2010
Book Review ~ Crescendo
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Cover: 3.5 (not as good as hush hush)
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 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 farther Nora delves into the mystery of her father’s death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim blood line 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?
Okay, where to start? Maybe at how much I adored this book. To be quite honest I wasn't expecting Fitzpatrick to live up to the expectations but fortunately she did. Not only was this book totally captivating it had twists I wasn't expecting at all. It felt like I personally knew the characters and I felt so involved, most authors can't do that. The ending was amazing! A real cliffhanger, I don't think I'll be able to wait until next year! I mean with Marcie, Patch, Rixon and Hank!! I was left wanting so much more.
The one thing I thought was bad about this book was Patch and Nora's relationship. That is simply because I adore them together and I hated 'seeing' them fight, but i guess it just added more to the book. A few of the twists were obvious but not "scream in your face" obvious which was good because it kept me guessing.
In the first book I really hated Marcie, but this book started to make me feel sorry for her and to be honest I love it when the mean girl becomes the main characters friend (my favourite case of this would be house of night *Aphrodite). So hopefully Marcie and Nora start to get along ;p.
If you love a light, easy, fast paced, enjoyable read then I highly recommend this book.