Review: Crescendo

Dec •  16 •  2010
Review: CrescendoCrescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
Series: Hush, Hush #2
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on October 19th 2010
Genres: Young Adult- Fantasy/ Paranormal
Source: Bought

"Feisty teen Nora Grey somehow survived the crises of Hush, Hush!, but dangers just as frightening loom in this standalone sequel. Patch, her guardian angel and love interest, appears to have a dark side and a wandering eye. Worse yet, he seems intent on obstructing Nora as she hunts for the truth behind her father's mysterious death. Even better than the first."


Crescendo means a passage played with a gradual increase in volume or intensity. That is what this book did. It intensified with each page turn, taking me on one heck of an emotional ride. It was so good that I read this book in under four hours.

After spending a few blissful months together, Nora get hit with a bomb she never expected. All of sudden her boyfriend, Patch, is hanging out with another girl who is none other her emeny… or is she?

Let me tell you I adored Nora in this book. Her character was gripping and stood tall. When things seems off she confronted the situation right away. She wasn’t afraid to ask questions. She was just afraid of the answers. I mean, who wouldn’t be. You find out your boyfriend is with another girl you be nervous too right.

Many times I wanted to slap Patch. I understood he was trying to protect her, and do his job but why did he have to lie so much! I hate liars!!

Scott was awesome. Every time I heard his five year old nickname, I giggled. Even now just thinking about makes me laugh. Poor guy had it rough to. I was glad to see that Nora could someway help him. Plus he paid her back. I thought that was nice of him.

The secret. Why so many secrets??? The bomb that was drop in this book was revelating. I had no idea. I just kept on gasping and turning the page. It was that good. And the ending! How could it end like that!! I need more. When I read the last page I was mad. Beyond furious! This could not be happening to me.
*sigh* I’ll just have to wait till next time find out.

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Jenny
    Dec 16, 2010

    I really enjoyed the story part of this one, but Nora and Patch both drove me crazy. I wanted to slap Patch for lying as well:) The ending I thought was fabulous though and I of course can’t wait for book 3!

  2. bibliophile brouhaha
    Dec 16, 2010

    Okay, I may have to give this one another shot now. Hush, Hush was average for me, but I wasn’t sure about Nora here – I will give it another shot over the holidays with a fresh perspective after reading your review.

    **Crosses fingers***


  3. Missie
    Dec 16, 2010

    I have to admit, I didn’t like this one as much as you did. I wanted to slap Patch, too, but also Nora. LOL

  4. Books for Company
    Dec 16, 2010

    I was also mad when l finished the last page. l wanted more! l can not wait for the 3rd one. This is even better than Hush Hush!

  5. Lisa_sps
    Dec 16, 2010

    Thanls for the review! I’ve go this book in my whishlist
    Happy Readings

  6. BLHmistress
    Dec 16, 2010

    I have heard good things and bad things about this series but from what you wrote , I think I might after all give it a try. Thanks for the review.

  7. hehe Nice review! I had to skim it, because *gasP* I havent read Hush Hush yet LOL