Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

Crescendo by Becca Fitzptrick

Crescendo review by Moirae the fates book reviews.
Nora Grey's life is still far from perfect. Surviving an attempt on her life wasn't pleasant, but atleast 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 and even worse, he's started spending time with Nora's arch-enemy, Marcie Millar.

Nora would have hardly noticed Scott Parnell, an old family friend who has moved back to town, if Path hadnt been acting so distant. Even with Scott's totally infuriating attitude Nora finds herself drawn to him - despite her lingering feeling that he's hiding something.

Haunted by images of her murdered father, and questioning whether her nephilim bloodline has anything to do with his death, Nora puts herself increasingly in dangerous situations as she desperatly searches for answers. But maybe some things are better left buried, because the truth could destroy everything - and everyone - she trusts.
(Synopsis provided by goodreads)

This book picks up after book one, I have to say I didn’t like this one. I found myself skimming it more then anything. I thought Nora took a huge step back in this one. It felt like she wasn’t an empowered woman, which really bothered me.
There was good though, I did like how Vee’s character developed. I liked some of the new characters we got to meet.
There was a big dramatic ending that I didn’t see coming which is always good. But, I still felt like this book really lacked. I do hope that the third book will be better. I felt like there was a lot of this book that could have been edited and I think there was a lot that wasn’t there that could have been.
We got to learn more about Nora’s father and his death, which was interesting, but for me it wasn’t enough to make me really like it. I am in the minority though on this one, a lot of people loved the book. I might give it another try later on.

Overall rating:
**1/2 2 ½ out of 5

Cover art
I like the cover art for this one better then the first.

My personal book shelf.

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