Friday, July 6, 2012

Crescendo

Crescendo

Becca Fitzpatric

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?


I was extremely disappointed by this book. I loved the first book Hush, Hush  but this book was hard to get into and I actually stopped reading it several times and opted to read another book. I finally pushed through with much difficulty and the last half almost last fourth of the book were great however the last part was not amazing enough to balance out the disappointing roller coaster of a beginning. The plot was good with lots of twists like a good mystery. There was not a lot  evident character development other than Nora learning to trust Patch and Patch learning what true love really is. Scott grows allot as well, in many different ways although he still has a lot of unresolved problems. Also, I found that Becca re-used some potential climactic scenes in Crescendo  such as (kind of spoiler alert nothing really big or important) some one (see not naming names here) traps Nora (sorry) in the library again like in Hush, Hush. Overall this book just was not impressive to me and I had an extremely difficult time getting into it and getting to the good parts. This book gets a 2 1/2 stars from me.

Briana

2 comments:

  1. Dear Briana,

    I am writing to request for you to review my book Arabelle’s Shadows. I have put my heart and soul into this contemporary coming of age novel, which took me almost ten years to write.

    My purpose when writing this book was to show that our obsessions – wealth, beauty and thinness are not the accomplishments that will bring us happiness.

    Below is the back of the book blurb, a link to the novel on Amazon, Goodreads and my webpage. If you are interested I would love to give you an ebook copy of Arabelle’s Shadows, for you to review whenever you have time, or simply for your reading pleasure.


    Thank you so much for your time and I look forward to hearing from you soon.



    Best wishes,

    Fleur Gaskin

    PS I'm sorry I posted on your comment wall, I couldn't find your email address. My email address is: fightingtheshadows@gmail.com


    Back of Book Cover

    Everything in Arabelle's life is coming together. She has confidence, great friends, she's even dating Naak, a wealthy Thai socialite. But there are too many models in Bangkok. Arabelle’s broke, she can’t find an agent in New York, and Naak isn’t as wonderful as he first appears.

    Slowly the Shadows creep back into Arabelle’s mind, bringing with them thoughts of hopelessness and despair. The vile Shadows know something Arabelle’s refusing to remember and, if she’s not careful, they’ll use it to destroy her.

    Based on a true story, Arabelle’s Shadows takes us on a journey through the struggles of growing up, not quite making it as an international model, and attempting to overcome a crushing depression.

    http://www.amazon.com/Arabelles-Shadows-Fleur-Gaskin/dp/1481073915/

    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17282501-arabelle-s-shadows

    http://www.fightingtheshadows.com

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    1. No worries about posting to the comments. I don't mind and I understand because I haven't put up an email to reach me at or anything yet. I would be happy to review your book and I will be in touch with you soon! Thanks so much for the oppertunity it means alot! :) Write on!

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