- Reading level: Young Adult
- Hardcover: 432 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing (October 19, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1416989439
- ISBN-13: 978-1416989431
The sequel to the New York Times Best selling phenomenon, Hush, Hush!
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?
Where can I start with this book without spoiling not only this story, but the previous book in the series? I will say that since it has been awhile since I read Hush, Hush, I had to sit and think about some things as I was reading Crescendo. That is one of the drawbacks about books that are part of a series and the long wait between them. After a bit though, everything started clicking back in place for me.
In Crescendo, Nora seemed a little whiny and needy. She even bordered on stalker behavior at one point. Patch was….Patch. He still had the bad boy persona and the mouthy dialogue we loved about him in the first book. He is still acting mysterious and frankly, it got to a point of making me want to jump in the book and slap the crap out of him! You will get to see some familiar faces in this installment, including Rixon, Marcie, Vee and Detective Basso.
The ending wraps some parts of the story up, but be prepared for a new shocking ending that makes me desperately hoping the next book in the series will release a lot sooner! Heartbreaking and an emotional roller coaster that will keep your emotions all over the place!
Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf
For Rereading! 5 STARS