Publisher: Simon and Schuster
You can read the Goodreads summary here.
Patch is acting really distant and hanging out with Marcie, Nora's sworn-enemy, and it's ticking Nora off. Meanwhile, a childhood friend, Scotty, moves back into down with a new bad-boy rep. Soon, Nora is trying to figure out who murdered her father, who is Black Hand really?
The other day at work a coworker of mine was reading Forever. I asked her how she was liking it because I thought it was a letdown. She then informed me that she thought Crescendo was a letdown. Oh boy, I thought. But now that I'm done reading it, I don't know why she felt that way. Why do some people think this book was a bad follow-up to Hush, Hush? (Seriously, that's not a rhetorical question; if you know please tell me.)
Granted, it's been a really, really long time since I read Hush, Hush. I read it before I started my other blog I think, but I do remember liking it. And I really liked Crescendo. It drew me in right away and the action built as the book went on. At first I was going to deduct a star because I didn't feel like there was a lot of angel action going on, but then I read Savannah's review from Books With Bite and it made sense - the book is called Crescendo and that's exactly what the plot does. It builds and builds, the angel stuff gets a little more complicated and then at the end we're left with a big development and, naturally, the cliffhanger of the year.
I really enjoyed the relationship drama in this novel. I always like it when the heroine questions her relationship - it makes her more realistic. Though Nora and Patch broke up at the beginning of the novel, it didn't bother me because it's just so obvious that it can't be forever.
Anyway, like I said I really enjoyed this book and I'm really looking forward to the next book in the series, Silence, as a result.
Minus one star because I still think Patch is the dumbest name in all of YA literature. I can't picture a sexy guy with the name Patch, no way. I was glad he revealed his real name at the end of this book. We shall see how it continue when Silence comes out this October.