Nora should have know 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?
I put my alarm clock to wake me up one hour earlier today so I would have some time to start reading the book before I had to start working—but, well, sorry, Patch, it didn’t work. I was looking forward to reading Crescendo since I read Hush Hush, months ago, and these months made me forget how annyoing I think Nora is.
If I had to describre Crescendo‘s prologue in just one word I would use “tense”. Right at the beginning of the book we find out how Nora’s father died—and, of course, that’s going to be important for the plot. Then we see Nora and Patch 2 months after the end of Hush Hush. They are a happy ordinary couple—I mean, as much as they can, considering the fact that Patch is her guardian angel. And as any other couple, they have their problems…
Things get complicated after they have their first fight. Nora is absolutely stubborn and I wish I could shake her a lot of times on this book. It would save her a lot of trouble and time, I’m sure about it. And Patch… Yeah, I wished I could shake him too. But every single story needs its own conflicts, or it wouldn’t have a story to be told, so I kept reading and reading and reading. Yes, the book was released today and I already finished. For those who just started reading our reviews, it may be strange, but not for me or Guta.
We get to know more about Nora’s family: a big secret is revealed and there’s a lot of drama. We’re also introduced to a new character, Scott—and sorry but I won’t give you a candy if you already figured out Patch’s gonna be jealous about him someway, that was too easy!—, a mysterious boy from Nora’s childhood. And, of course, we see Vee and Nora a lot. And Marcie—oh, Marcie, I fell so much pity on you! By the way, if you were curious to find out Patch’s real name, you’ll be happy to know the answer is on this book.
I’d say Becca used some well known artifices on Crescendo. If you pay attention on the plot and read a lot of books already, you’ll know who’s the bad guy half way through, but, well, wasn’t it just the same with Hush Hush? However, the way the book ends… I’m not going to ruin your reading, just make sure you’re ready to wait for a year or so to find out how the story goes after that. It’s freaking frustrating! When is the third one coming out? Soon, I hope so!
If you haven’t bought your copy yet and are dying to start reading it, you can listen to the prologue at Becca Fitzpatrick’s website now!