Monday, September 27, 2010

Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

Patch has been assigned as Nora's guardian angel. He's not necessarily thrilled with his new status but he cares for Nora and wants to protect her. She has fallen head over heels in love with him and she is ready to tell him. We can all remember the first time we told someone that we love them. The fear and insecurity of the feeling not being mutual is terrifying, but for Nora it is much more than that because she is responsible for what Patch has become. So, when she finally tells him those three little words, and he bolts without any response or explanation, she is devastated. Patch has his reasons for holding back but there is no way to tell Nora without putting her in more danger.

While dealing with her broken heart, Nora starts seeing a ghost from her past and begins to question how her father really died. Nora wants to know who killed him and who has been manipulating her, but will the answer break her heart into a million more little pieces? Nora learns the hard way that the people closest to us, the ones we trust the most, are the people who can shatter us the easiest.

From page one; you know this book is going to be better than good, better than great even! Fitzpatrick has written one of those rare books where the second of the series is better than the first. Crescendo pulls you into the shadowy world of fallen angels, and like being in an eerie haunted house on a stormy night, the tone of this follow-up to Hush, Hush is dark and chilling.

Reviewed by: Lostnthestacks

This was an advanced readers copy. Crescendo will be released on October 19, 2010. Put your copy on hold in October!

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