Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Pages: Hardcover, 427 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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 and even worse, he's started spending time with Nora's arch-enemy, Marcie Millar.
Nora would have hardly noticed Scott Parnell, an old family friend who has moved back to town, if Path hadn’t been acting so distant. Even with Scott's totally infuriating attitude Nora finds herself drawn to him - despite her lingering feeling that he's hiding something.
Haunted by images of her murdered father, and questioning whether her nephilim bloodline has anything to do with his death, Nora puts herself increasingly in dangerous situations as she desperately searches for answers. But maybe some things are better left buried, because the truth could destroy everything - and everyone - she trusts.
I loved Becca’s debut Hush, Hush and couldn’t wait to read this one. It did not disappoint! I actually think that this one is better than the first and can’t wait to see where we go with the third.
Patch and Nora have more complications than most teenagers in love and it seems as if they can’t get a break no matter how hard they try. I love that they are written like a normal couple with issues like the guy not thinking that being honest will be better in the long run even if he thinks it is insignificant. So many novels make it seem like all couples (teen and adult) are these happy, loving, no problem having couples. That is not reality. Becca does a great job portraying this in Crescendo.
There is more action, more suspense and even more drama introduced in this novel and it only complicates things even more for Nora and Patch. Minor characters are brought to the forefront and we are able to see what roles more and more play as the plot thickens. The ending… man! If I had Becca’s number I would have called her when I finished and offered anything I could to get the next book! Good endings make or break the book and this one definitely made it!
Silence (number 3) hits shelves on October 4, 2011! For now, here is the trailer for Crescendo :)