Friday, January 28, 2011

Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

You know where we left off. Nora safe. Bad guy dead. Killer (against his will) turned guardian angel Patch ever protecting Nora.

The guardian angel gig isn't what it should be. No fraternizing with the assignments. Yes, we can see how this would be a problem as Patch and Nora share a strong attraction.

This isn't the only problem. There's the new guy Scott Parnell. Evil or just really weird? Time will tell.

And the Black Hand? What is it? What does it have to do with Nora and her father's death.

Oh, and hate much? Marcie Millar is full of it these days.

Vee remains the one constant on Nora's life through all these upheavals like any best friend would, but she's developed an interest in Patch's friend and fellow angel Rixon that keeps her more that occupied.

What I thought: Finally! A sequel I didn't have an "eh" reaction to. Could be that I haven't read Hush, Hush in a while. Nora and Patch's relationship is as angsty as ever. Gotta love it! Somehow Patch seemed less appealing in this book. Could be the mystery is gone. Or that he was a little absent from the story. Unlike the first book which left the ending open to a sequel, but didn't demand one, Crescendo ends with an awful cliffhanger. Fans will groan and feverishly check and note the publication date of the next book, Tempest (which is scheduled to be published this fall, in case you were wondering). The mystery in Crescendo was as good as Hush, Hush. I had no clue about any of it. I'm still a fan of the books' mythology (fallen angels, etc.) A solid sequel.

(Simon & Schuster, 2010)

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