Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

Nora Gray’s life is still far from perfect.  Surviving an attempt on her life wasn’t pleasant, but at least 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 (if that’s possible) and what’s worse, he seems to be spending time with Nora’s archenemy, Marcie Millar.

Nora would have hardly noticed Scott Parnell, an old family friend who has moved back to town, if Patch hadn’t been acting so distant.  Even with Scott’s totally infuriating attitude, Nora finds herself drawn to him-despite her lingering feelings that he is hiding something.

It that weren’t enough, Nora is haunted by images of her murdered father, and comes to question whether her Nephilim bloodline has anything to do with his death.  Desperate to figure out what happened, she puts herself in increasingly dangerous situations to get the answer.  But maybe some things are better left buried, because the truth could destroy everything-and everyone-she trusts.

Favorite Quote:

Eh, nothing really worth mentioning in this department. 

The book starts with a flashback to her father’s murder. . . SPOILER ALERT . . . he’s not her real father.  Nora and Patch are starting to get all hot and heavy in the relationship department and of course her mom (who is never there BTW, how trusting are all these parents in these books??) doesn’t like it one bit.  She’s determined to fix her up with an old friend of the family’s son, Scott.  At this point Nora turns into every other teenage girl and gets REALLY needy.  Because Patch doesn’t say he loves her out loud, even though he tells her he can’t being a guardian angel and all, she gets defensive.  Once she finds out he was OUTSIDE her archenemy’s house (not inside, not talking to her, nothing . . .) she becomes furious and demands that he tell her why he was there.  When he tells her that it has nothing to do with their relationship she kicks him out and tells him she doesn’t want to be with him anymore.  Sending him away, enter Scott, Creepy McCreepy.  In the first book her bff Vee was the one pushing her to the wrong guy, but in the 2nd book it’s her mom.  I do have to give her credit that she stopped pushing when she realized he might have a criminal record which is more than I can say for the friend.  BUUUUTTT being as Nora is a teenage girl what does she do??  Run to Scott to get “even” with Patch of course!!  She doesn’t need a man, she doesn’t need help, she doesn’t need him at all.  So of course this is when bad things start happening.  UGH.

I definitely have second book syndrome here.  Every series I’ve liked always goes funky on the second book with the characters doing crazy things, making me almost stop reading the series when I know it’s going to get better (or in this case hope since the final book isn’t out yet for me to read).

As always Patch finds a way to help her out even though she is acting completely irrational.  I’m not giving up on the series based on this book, but I was disappointed because I couldn’t side with Nora at all, she was very annoying in this book.  It would have been nice to know Patch’s side because even though Nora doesn’t know what’s going on, I could have. . .

2/5

 

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3 thoughts on “Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

  1. Tee July 19, 2011 at 4:33 pm Reply

    This is good to know because I liked the first book and I’d rather stay on that high than read the sequel and be disappointed. You know?

  2. gonepecanla July 20, 2011 at 4:21 pm Reply

    It’s always the second book I have trouble with. . .the first one builds this great story and I want to give up on the series. . .Maggie

    BTW LOVE LOVE LOVE your pic 🙂

    • Tee July 28, 2011 at 11:31 am Reply

      Thank you. You SO get me and my Michael love. 🙂

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