Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Review: Crescendo

By Becca Fitzpatrick
Publication date: October 19, 2010

My review:

In this sequel to Hush, Hush, Nora Grey searches for answers about her father's mysterious death and the involvement of someone named the Black Hand. Nora's relationship with Patch is on the rocks as he begins to spend more time with her nemesis Marcie Millar. As Nora tries to find out more about the Nephilim and the Black Hand, she starts to question what she believes about Patch and her father. Nora's life is in danger once again but this time Patch may not be around to help her.

After reading Hush, Hush I wasn't sure that I would like Crescendo but I would have to say that I liked it more than the first book and I will probably continue reading the series now. For one thing, Nora is not so helpless and since this is the second book in the series I thought it was more fast paced. Nora still annoyed me a little at times but I did like that she was more gutsy in this book. We do find out more about the Nephilim but more questions are raised than answered. I really liked the surprising twists although one big one is revealed at the beginning of the book and I wish that the reader could have discovered that secret at the same time that Nora does. A new character is introduced into the mix and it will be interesting to see what part he will play as the series continues. Those who loved Hush, Hush will likely swoon over Crescendo. The ending is a cliffhanger that will leave fans breathless for the sequel.

Readalikes: The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa, The Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent, Lament by Maggie Stiefvater, Need by Carrie Jones, Fallen by Lauren Kate, the Touch series by Laura Faria Stolarz

I received an ARC of this title for review from Simon & Schuster in exchange for an honest review.


  1. I'm glad that you liked this one more than the first. I liked Hush, Hush, but I didn't love it. I'm hoping I'll like Crescendo more.

  2. I'm so jealous you got to read this early, but thank you for such a great review! :-) I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  3. Can't wait to read this. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  4. Great review, I still haven't decided if I will read this series or not.

    If you had to recommend this series or Need, which one would you say?

  5. I really enjoyed this one too and can't wait for the third book in the series. :)

    From the Shadows

  6. I had a few issues with Hush, Hush so I'm happy to see that you liked Crescendo more. Enjoyed your review

  7. Great review and I am totally in on this book.


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