Book Review #14: Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

“Nora Grey’s life is still far from perfect. Surviving an attempt on her life wasn’t pleasent, 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 arch-enemy, 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 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.”

Oh, boy. When I first picked up this book and read the description I felt like it was going to be long and typical, and I was partially right. Nora hits some bumps in the road with her relationship with Patch, setting the scene for a nod at ‘Twilight’ (I mean really, dark, moody stalker you fall in love with first book and second you break off because he has his own issues). Most of the beginning of this novel was her whining about how she could fix things with Patch, and hoping they were still together, and they end up meeting again and she makes it all worse and beats herself up more.

And then there’s this introduction to a new character, Scott, who is basically another copy of Patch, yet more cocky and pushy. The plot deepens throughout the novel, yet some points are easily predicted. One thing that constantly annoys me is that Nora takes in important information, or easy clues and completely forgets about it, and when she’s told about it, she acts shocked. So the deeper, Angelic/Nephilim plot under the fog of the crappy romance plot was the part of it that shined through and made me read on.

My Rating
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