Book Review of Crescendo (Hush, Hush!, Bk 2)

Crescendo (Hush, Hush!, Bk 2)
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Helpful Score: 3


Having read (and adored) "Hush, Hush", I was truly looking forward to reading this book. Sadly, I was quite let down by it.

"Crescendo" picks up a few weeks after "Hush, Hush", Nora is now in a relationship with Patch (who has transitioned into her Guardian Angel). She's still at odds with Marcie, and still best friends with Vee. You don't get very far into the book when things start going south.

At what could be deemed a pivitol moment in their relationship, Patch seemingly freezes out Nora, leading to strain on their relationship. I felt Nora was acting like a petulant child during this, not a girl on the cusp of adulthood. I know a lot of teenage girls and none of them are as whiny or passive-aggressive as Nora is in the bulk of this book.

Enter Scott, a former neighbor of Nora's who moved back to town and seems to be hiding a dark past of his own. Only problem is he's not quite so much a bad boy as he is a psycho boy. This boy is, more often then not, over-the-top insane. The only addition to the book I enjoyed was Rixon, a fallen angel and Patch's friend who begins dating Vee. I enjoyed his character throughout most of the book.

While I did enjoy the twist at the ending, I did sort of see it coming. While the book had it's flaws, I will definitely be checking out the next book in the series. With an ending like this, I have to know how the whole thing turns out in the end. Fitzpatrick is a good author; her word choice and description is stellar work, but I found her main character to be a bit too needy and insecure for my tastes.