Crescendo (Hush, Hush #2)
by Becca Fitzpatrick
What is it about:
Nora Grey's life is still far from perfect. Surviving an attempt on her life wasn't pleasant, but at least she got a guardian angel out of it. A mysterious, magnetic, gorgeous guardian angel. But despite his role in her life, Patch has been acting anything but angelic. He's more elusive than ever (if that's possible) and what's worse, he seems to be spending time with Nora's archenemy, Marcie Millar.
Nora would have hardly noticed Scott Parnell, an old family friend who has moved back to town, if Patch hadn't been acting so distant. Even with Scott's totally infuriating attitude, Nora finds herself drawn to him - despite her lingering feelings that he is hiding something.
If that weren't enough, Nora is haunted by images of her murdered father, and comes to question whether her Nephilim bloodline has anything to do with his death. Desperate to figure out what happened, she puts herself in increasingly dangerous situations to get the answer. But maybe some things are better left buried, because the truth could destroy everything - and everyone - she trusts.
What did I think of it:
It has been awhile since I read the first book, but I remembered it as a nice read where the heroine is sensible, even though she has a bratty best friend.
Nora and Vee seemed to have switched roles in this book however...
Nora pushes Patch away to keep him safe from repercussions of the angels, but then starts angsting and acting totally whiny and irrational. Patch isn't helping things by staying silent and acting broody. If it wasn't for the fact that I have the complete series on my shelves, I would have DNFed after the first 25%.
To my surprise I started to get into the story despite Nora's behavior though. I was curious to find out what Patch was up to, how Scott fit into the whole mess, and what happened to Nora's father. I even wanted to know more about Marcie. As annoying as people were acting, the writing and storytelling were pleasant.
So in the end this turned out to be a nice read. It won't end up a keeper, but I will most probably finish the series.
Why should you read it:
It's a nice Paranormal YA read.
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