Readers: February 27th: Apologies for the scattered posting that's about to come during the next week or so. University has just started and I have a lot of work to do to get on top of things (and ahead!). Thanks for your patience, as always.

Publishers: I promise I'm not abandoning the lovely review copies you've sent!
I'm getting through them and the reviews will come eventually!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Review: Crescendo

Title: Crescendo
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Series: Hush Hush #2
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: October 19th 2010

I was so excited to get this in the mail. There was some fangirling and a little screaming, all while frantically pulling at the flaps of the box it was encased in. For a whole week before receiving my copy, I had heard only fantastic things, so you can understand my excitement! After my initial excitement and gazing at the shiny book jacket, I finally started reading. It was not put down until past midnight.

Crescendo sucked me in right from the beginning. The novel opens at Delphic Beach, where Nora is spending a nice day out with Patch. After a nasty encounter with Queen Bee, Marcie, Nora is feeling quite put out and seeks the comfort of her boyfriend. After some steamy moments in his car, Patch abruptly flees, leaving Nora to wonder whether it was only an excuse to leave or whether something was really happening. Unfortunately, this marks the start of her insecurity which follows her throughout the entire book.

New characters are introduced, the backstories of some characters are explored (yes, Patch!), mysteries are made known, lives are in danger. Typical Becca, yes? I felt a myriad of emotions whilst reading Crescendo. Happiness, sadness, anger, frustration, passion, shock, fear…the list goes on! We are once again taken on a rollercoaster ride as Nora is thrown, yet again, into a tangled web of mysteries. Many aggravating misunderstandings occur but it's bearable. In small doses. Take a few breaks instead of giving Nora and Patch some rough treatment and you'll be fine.

Overall, a great mystery! Absolutely cannot wait for Silence. How Crescendo ended is a true cliffhanger. Possibly the most evil one i've seen. October can't come quick enough!

So, what do you think will be on the cover? What will Silence be about? How will it all end? Let me know in the comments!

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