Book Review: Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick


From 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 Patch 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

I loved Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick and I wondered how she could possibly top it with Crescendo but let me tell you she sure did.  I actually prefer Crescendo to Hush, Hush.  Hush, Hush gave us a taste of Patch but Crescendo notched it up. 

Still told from Nora’s point of view, we are given more insight into what makes Patch tick and we come to see that even as a Guardian angel he’s still not entirely good.  In fact he walks a thin line.  He’s still as mysterious as ever but he’s sexier somehow.  He pushes Nora away to keep her.  Also, he doesn’t want to go to hell if the Archangels find out he’s jonesing for a human.

Vee, the sidekick isn’t quite as annoying in this one, she’s still as boy crazy but this time she seems to have Nora’s back a little bit more than she did in Hush, Hush. Rixon, Patch’s own sidekick/partner in crime/fallen angel also has a bigger role in Crescendo and he, at times gives Patch a run for his money in terms of being a hot bad boy, whose not entirely bad.

We, the readers find out more about Nora’s father’s death, more about the archangels and angel mythology as well as discover there’s still someone out there who wants Nora dead.  It’s all heartpounding stuff.  Most importantly it’s beautifully written in a way which makes you think it is believable.  Fitzpatrick has obviously done her homework regarding mythology.  This is definitely a series which could give Twilight a run for its money.   Also it would make one hell of a film.


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