Wednesday, November 10, 2010

REVIEW: CRESCENDO by BECCA FITZPATRICK

Title:      CRESCENDO
Author:  BECCA FITZPATRICK
Publisher:   Simon & Schuster
Pages:  Hardcover 427 pages

Acquired:  Lent to me by Carolyn!

Rating:  5 OUT OF 5 "Holy Toledo give me book three NOW!" Stars!!!

Description from Goodreads:
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 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?


BOOK REVIEW:

AAAARRRRGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!! Becca, Becca, Becca!!  I LOVED IT!..........and now I'm left hanging for another year (sob, sob!).

OK, so it didn't have the same smexi level of Patch that we all devoured in Hush, Hush.....but what it did have was angst, new characters, old characters and a wicked POW! though I have to admit I did had an idea of who and what the Pow was going to be midway through the book!

Don't worry people....Patch hasn't gone anywhere. He's still there - he just has a little bit of competition and plays a different role in Crescendo!
I love the way Becca has written Patch in Crescendo. It's not all about the love and lust between Patch and Nora - though their love and lust issues are certainly in full swing.  We know from Hush, Hush that Patch is the all-time smexiest male lead and he can certainly be my personal guardian angel anytime!  In Crescendo though, he takes a back seat - but he's always there keeping an eye out for Nora.  The pool hall scene in Hush, Hush is one of my favourites and I definately missed the "Patchasm" I felt from reading the first book!

Nora needed a bloody good slap a couple of times, though I did find her interaction with other characters enjoyable. It just wasn't all about Patch this time! She certainly came into her own in Crescendo, even if at times it was ON her own. She has spunk and is definately not a "needy girly girl" character. She can hold her own!

Vee plays a continual and more prominent part in this book.  She is funny, witty and just a tad sarcastic... and did I mention obsessed with food?!!!  It was rather hilarious to read, in times of suspense and chaos, Vee thought stopping for a bite to eat was important!! LOL!!  Oh and what Nora and Vee put that poor Neon through - I'm surprised it still runs!!

Patch's best mate Rixon also pops up as a more lead character this time. Good guy, bad guy, down right evil guy......he keeps you questioning all the way through. 

I loved Crescendo.  I still totally love Hush, Hush but for different reasons of course. I so want to say in more detail as to why I enjoyed the book - but I don't do spoilers in my reviews - and it's killing me in this instance!!!
As my dear twinny blogger Michelle outlined in her review of Crescendo, it falls under the "New Moon Syndrome".  Read her review if you havent - she explains it well.  I completely get why Becca has written Crescendo (and Patch) they way she has.

Thanks Becca!  I now wait ever so impatiently for Tempest :)  Keep up the awesome work of creating wickedly wonderful reads.

Enjoy!
Marissa

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review. Must read this series!

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  2. Marissa,

    I wanted Patch!!..darn it !! to be uber smexi and delicious and dooo lots of cooking..throws a Patch tanty...lol!!

    xx

    Michelle

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