Review: Crescendo (#2) by Becca Fitzpatrick

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Nora Grey’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.
If 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. 

The second book in the Hush Hush series had a lot more mixed feelings from me. Again, I read it partly on audiobook and only a small amount in physical format. However, the part I did read in physical format I found hard to put down, and I’m actually quite excited for reading the last two completely in physical format to see how I feel about it. I have a feeling I’m actually going to enjoy them more reading them in physical format and really feel the guilty pleasure aspect. At least, that’s what I’m hoping!

This book seemed better in some ways and worse in others, but I felt similarly about it to the first book in the end. The part that I really disliked was the romance in this book. There were some scenes in this book between Nora and Patch that made me want to personally murder the both of them. They act like children, cannot talk to each other without shouting abuse, and just act stupid. They do not discuss anything, instead ignoring each other, refusing to communicate or talk anything through, and generally ignore each other instead.

Any happiness, no matter how brief, seemed better than the long,

I found this aspect of the book incredibly frustrating. The vast majority of the story was the back and forth between them and them getting back at each other for stupid things. I found it really hard to read about her and Patch and I really couldn’t get on board with how either of them, but especially Nora, was acting. I struggle to enjoy books in which I dislike the author, and this one was no different.

However, I do feel like it got better after the first half. I think once we had the big fight at the start it got more bearable and their drama did take a backseat, thankfully. I did enjoy the subplot and some of the scenes in this book and it managed to balance out the annoying part to a degree. I had an inkling who the villain was, but I wasn’t as sure as I was in the first book. I really enjoyed the very last part of the book and the dramatic ending was much more enjoyable to read.

simmering torture of waking up day after day, knowing I could never have him.

I am still going to carry on with this series and I am definitely looking forward to seeing how addicted I get when reading the physical books, I think it could really change things for me!

★★★
3 out of 5 stars

-Beth

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