The much anticipated follow up to the New York Times best-seller Hush, Hush.
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?
Shhh! Listen to more in the Hush, Hush saga.
©2010 Becca Fitzpatrick (P)2010 Simon and Schuster Audio
Nora's character is so damn nosy! It makes for a great story, but i am just shaking my head the whole time.
Really? You're going to trespass again? or No, people just hide things because it is fun, they don't need their privacy or anything. [<--- I should mention that sarcasm font would've been helpful right then]
I cringe thinking about all the crazy things girls do, especially after a break-up. I really enjoyed this sequel. Patch continued to be a mystery even though in Hush,Hush we saw a kinder side to him. Usually once the bad boy has reformed he loses his bad boy tendencies, but this character keeps his and i loved it.
I don't want to give too much away, but i will say that the mystery in this book was great. The story branched off in multiple tangent mysteries, but by the end it all came together nicely. I am not sure i liked the ending though. C'mon a cliffhanger! That is just cruel. If you hate cliffhangers you may want to wait a year so at least you'll have book 3 to read right after.
I could've sworn this narrator had a better Irish accent in Hush, Hush. This time it sounded strange. Other than that she was entertaining and kept the story going on a nice pace. I enjoyed her.
I am a "Life is Awesome! Strive to be Worthy of it." student of life kind of guy. Feeding on Chaos and Empowering the Good. Group Hug!
Yes, I am contemplating buying the third book in the series. The Narrator did a good job. The story about drove me mad. Nora Grey (the main character) basically screws everything up, her back and forth character in emotional stubbornness is the reason for %99 of the problems. I had a real challenge trying to finish this book because %75 percent of the book was her own thoughts of what was happening serious schizophrenia. I had to fast forward it a few times, if it wasn't for my Daughter edging me on to finish I would have broke my iPhone and felt good about it (LOL). If you are more left brain, you will not be able to read this book.
Like I said, I am going to buy the third book in this series and pray it is not like this one. If it is I am never listing to either my Mom or Daughter again! :) Group Hug!
The last 2 chapters brought it all together. I didn't see what was to happen as it came all together quickly.
In this case I think the movie would be better then the book. Don't use the same directors as Twilight series did OMG!! That movie series could have been so much better if a real director had picked it up.
I expected Nora to have some powers in this book, I was completely bummed by her lack of abilities. Her only super power was weak spidy senses and super selfish self-centered emotionally unstable'ness! ARG! Shoot me!
I have a few bones to pick with this book. Not only is Patch a jerk in this books, but Nora is too! She is so close-minded and prideful that it prevents her from seeing the truth. I found her hard to relate to in this book, because sometimes she was just being plain stupid. Read it, and you’ll see. Don’t get me wrong, I am still a big fan of the Patch x Nora relationship and I will be reading Silence when it is released. I just wish that Fitzpatrick could have toned down Nora’s stupidity, pride, and naïveté a bit.
In Crescendo, the mysteries of Nora’s past are revealed and investigated. But as I said earlier, sometimes Nora was extremely dumb with the way she went about things. On the upside: There were several large twists kept me on my toes guessing! These twists put quite a bit of stress on Patch and Nora’s relationship. If you like tension, then this book is for you. I personally, found myself getting frustrated at the two of them for the way they handled things. I know I’m making it sound bad, but despite everything I’ve said, I still love the characters and the story. And honestly, what I stated above, is the only thing that I was able to find wrong with this book.The Hush, Hush series has a strange hold over me. Must have something to do with the whole “star-crossed lovers” thing.
Caitlin Greer, the narrator, did a great job! She made every single voice different. So much that I feel if she spoke to me in each voice that I could identify them no problem. She did an especially wonderful job with Rixon’s Irish accent. Overall this was an entertaining listen that I would definitely recommend!
The story was good and entertaining, but Nora has to be the stupidest most untrustworthy person ever. She is the source to most all of her problems. Also what is with her friend?? Vee would be the last person I would listen to, did Nora learn nothing from the first book.
Well I'll probably listen to the rest of this series, but I need some time to get over my irritation with the characters.
She was ok. She did a good job with all the characters with the exception of Vee who sounded stoned the whole time, and Rixon's Irish accent, unless he is a fallen angel leprechaun.
Well it ends at a cliffhanger and there is already a follow up...
I would listen to this story again, I don't want to miss anything from this story. I know something big is about to happen. I am trying to piece it together.
The ending really keeps you on the edge.
Nora is my favorite character.
what is going to happen next
well werth the read
“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss
The listening was good... the story was not. :(
Looking forward to the new book by Laini Taylor entitled "Dreams of Gods and Monsters"
None stood out
I am a big fan of YA novel. I read the first book from this series last year and enjoyed it. I am not sure what happened this time around. I lost patience with the childish and idiotic ways the characters behaved. I understand that this is a novel about teenagers, but really!!!! I don't know any teens that would think the way Nora and Vee thinks. Hot dogs for courage!!! Ughhh! Also, the drama between Nora and Marcie got old after a while. The story dragged and dragged and in the end, there was not much to make me want to read the next book. I will wait a year and see if I am still interested in this series by then. Oh well!
I would recommend the book to a friend, actual i have the print book and gave it to them, they all loved it, is an amazing book. In this book Nora and Patch they fight for their love, but also try to stop all the nonsense with the war between the fallen and the nephilim. In this book Patch is her guardian angel because he has saved her from death in the first book.
This book is so original and the plot is amazing, everything that happens is explained, with enough details, and it has a little of everything, adventure, romance, action...
How Patch is doing his best to protect Nora even if she had chosen not to have him as her guardian angel because she think he is cheating on her. Also gives her clues without putting her life in danger (most of the time).
Yes to the first book, and for me is the same.
Crescendo is the second book from the series Hush Hush, and i did not expect to be this good, but it made me cry and laugh, also made me angry at some point in the story.
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I liked it, but I got tired of Nora jumping to wrong conclusions over and over again. It was kind of painful to listen to it. It reminds me of Alyson Noel's Immortal series. The author, like Alyson, sticks the knife in and twists it and just when you think things are looking up, she pulls the rug out from under you again. At least the ending has some resolution although it leaves you hanging over a cliff so you'll have to read the next one.
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