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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

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Sophomore success

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.

Narrator:
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.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Robert
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • 03-05-12

ARG!

Would you try another book from Becca Fitzpatrick and/or Caitlin Greer?

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.

Would you ever listen to anything by Becca Fitzpatrick again?

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!

Which scene was your favorite?

The last 2 chapters brought it all together. I didn't see what was to happen as it came all together quickly.

Could you see Crescendo being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

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.

Any additional comments?

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!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Sarah
  • Parkton, MD, United States
  • 01-25-12

Inklings Read Reviews: Crescendo

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!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Leah
  • York, PA, United States
  • 02-16-11

Hush, Hush Becca

This book was okay but was a little of a let down compared to Hush Hush.

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Loved it!

I picked up this series not knowing much about it but I gotta say it has far exceeded my expectations! fantastic story, great characters, all around amazing book! can't wait to continue!

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Edge of your seat reading!

This book was fast paced and kept me guessing. Now that I am finished reading this one I am immediately moving on to the next one in the series.

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really enjoy it

I really enjoy it!
this is what i needed to get out of a slump!!!!

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maybe not as good as the first

I'll have to listen to it again but just wasbt as engaging as the first imo. still a good sequel and worth the listen.

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Liked it... but not as much as I thought I would

I love the narrator. The story was OK but I was constantly annoyed by the lack of connection between the main characters. I liked it enough to be tempted to purchase the next book. I'm hoping I'm not disappointed.

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good book

So much better that the first book. this book explained so much of the first book. enjoyed it so much more.