Crescendo (Hush, Hush, #2)
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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...more
Hardcover, First Edition, 427 pages
Published October 19th 2010 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Lisa
EDIT: 16/9/2012
I edited this review just a bit. It's an old review but I think I could have worded some things a little better.


There were many Paranormal YA series where I couldn't possibly continue reading after the first book, but the Hush, Hush series is special. Despite the fact that yes, it is merely another abuse-glorifying panty-wetter, the unintentional hilarity just makes the books so much fun to read (in a twisted masochistic kinda way).

Crescendo is like a bright shining star of heav...more
Kira
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Carol Chan
So I was at Borders the other day, and this book was on the shelf and underneath it read 'Patch is the bad boy Edward wishes he was'.
Of course, the idea of a forbidden-ish love story will always remind us of You-Know-What, but i'm seriously saying that this book is addictive enough for it to be a crime to compare it twilight. It has its own characters and instead of VAMPIRES, its about ANGELS and that makes me happy because angels are as cool, or even more so, than vampires. And yes I have a fet...more
fяσzєη, kupo~
Hey. Hey, Patch?

Yeah, you. Right there. Patch Cipriano? Hey there. Hi.

Listen.



Yeah.



I will not read any more of this garbage.
Holly marie
Oct 30, 2010 Holly marie rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: people who like love stories or twilight ?
Recommended to Holly marie by: myself
Actually in love with this book !!!
Just read it, in a day.
I cannot describe how much i adore it though, i have to say its my favourite one i've ever read.
Got this off amazon yesterday, and i started reading and was hooked,
i had to go out that night, and slept out and all i could think about was the book, it was that capturing. I started reading it this morning and finished this afternoon.
A Billion times better than hush hush, the author did an amazing job,
can't wait for the next one, what a c...more
Kim
Spoilers are coming up, but mostly about the 'relationship' between Nora and Patch.

Also: pretend I'm reading this out loud to you, while I'm barely able to remember what they taught me in my anger management classes, and with a voice that's a few notches above normal volume. There's also some foaming at the mouth and a very, very strained and scary smile on my face.

*clears throat* Here goes...

Dear Nora,

How shall I put this... You are a stupid, stupid girl. The guy who loves you spends his time,...more
Joyzi
Note: This review is rather "harsh" so PLEASE IF YOU LOVE THE BOOK AND DON'T WANT TO READ A RANT REVIEW ABOUT IT PLEASE DON'T READ THIS!!!

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not this shit again Pictures, Images and Photos

This book is a classic example of a horrible imitation of Twilight, Evermore and City of Bones .

Add some cliches, one-dimensional hot guy, annoying, whiny, suicidal, boring, petty, clingy, stalkerish, slutty, stupid female heroine Nora Grey aka The New Bella Swan , with a pinch of Anti-Feminism and damn add that gorgeou...more
Lucy
Sometimes, if you're really lucky, a book will teach you a lesson or give you something valuable you can carry with you through your entire life. Crescendo gave me an unexpected gift although lesson might be too generous a term. It's a sort of 'I've been through this so that can't possibly be as bad.' I am no longer afraid of childbirth (or other really painful experiences but specifically childbirth) because I know that the pain of labor does not usually add up to the amount of hours I spent wi...more
Circus Princess
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Jessica
Someone please pass me that voodoo doll? I have to hurt Nora.

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Thank you. I'm feeling better now.

I’ve spent the last 8 hours literally gulping down this book. My fingernails are bitten down, my eyes are red-rimmed, my hair is all tousled because I kept pulling it...basically, I look like a lunatic.

Well, that Nora’s acting beyond stupid in this book has already been established by several of the bookers so I will not waste my breath on this and get all worked up again. I’ve thrown my b...more
SKB
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Katie
Awesome, fun and highly entertaining, but not as good as the first.............. I was able to guess last year what this book would be about, not hard to figure out, but the execution was iffy at best, and as for Patch, he disappointed me this time round *pouts*



As for Nora and her need to question and doubt everything anyone does, especially Patch, this is my answer to her...........







Its a good book, and I will read the next one, but, well, I think the pictures have made my POV very clear.
Lissa
Dec 19, 2011 Lissa added it
Shelves: 2011
I’ve been thinking about names. Why Nora, of all names? Nora Grey. I get the Grey thing: it’s less obvious than Beautiful Graceful Bird (was once an ugly duckling) Bella Swan. Nora Grey – the woman of honour who is neither good (white) nor bad (black). Total traditional dichotomies, I know. Shades of grey abound. Because although Nora isn’t as empty-headed as your standard YA PNR heroine (Bella, Luce) she is still pretty stupid and driven by hormones. Nora. Nora Grey.

Well I’ve got to hand it to...more
Jillian -always aspiring-
Jan 21, 2011 Jillian -always aspiring- rated it 1 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Nobody, not even my worst enemy (unless her name is Nora Grey)
Sigh. Why did I even bother, you ask, when I gave Hush, Hush three stars after a very rocky reading experience back in April? (Update: Now the rating for Hush, Hush is two stars because of this atrocity.) Well. . .I am an eternal optimist, and I wanted to give Fitzpatrick a second chance to wow me, make me fall in love with Patch as I should have in book one, and keep me engrossed enough to find out where she was going with her angel mythos. However -- reading this book, I found that I just didn...more
Angela
Updated on 10/15/10: Group review of crescendo on Bewitched Bookworms. Pics of tossed book & time out corner included.
http://www.bewitchedbookworms.com/201...

At this moment in time, I will write a very simple review (numbered of course):

1. I threw this book a few times. I have the photos to prove it.
2. The novel also spent some time in the Time Out corner for misbehaving. (Can you expect anything less from a book with Patch in it?)
3. Speaking of Patch: More pleeeeeeeease.
4. Nora. Dude. Chi...more
Elisa (Just a Hunch Book Blog)
Okay, here goes.

(There will be spoilers)

So you know when a super hot guy comes into your life and it sort of muddles your thinking for a little while? You're willing to brush off everything they do as cute and charming and you build up a real tolerance to anything slightly irritating they might do because hey, they're hot and they deserve that much from you, right?

Ugh.

I flew through my first reading of Hush, Hush completely smitten over Patch. What can I say? Guess I never fully banished the hi...more
Annalisa
Short review: Stupid girl jumps to wrong conclusions and makes stupid decisions. Of course, if she hadn't had been so dumb, we wouldn't have a novel.

Long review: I found myself frustrated most of the novel with the lack of recapping. It hasn't been that long since I read Hush, Hush, so I remember the characters, but what I couldn't remember was these assumptions Fitzpatrick jumped to in her angel lore. I remember not quite buying into it, and that could be part of the problem, but whenever Nora...more
ajia
I've been dying to read crescendo for ages and was ecstatic when I finally got my hands on it. The book was everthing I wanted and more! It's filled with great dialogues and witty remarks. It starts off with nora's dad being murdered and the rest of the book follows the mystery of who the killer was. Meanwhile nora and patch are also goin through a tough time. They break up over a row after nora hears he was hanging round marcie's house and soon he starts roaming round her 24/7. It was maddening...more
Kristy
Not even sure where to begin........
1. I couldn't get even remotely into this until about page 200
and that's not good.
2.The Patch Marcie Patch Norah triangle got OLD quickly!
3. The Rixon bad guy thing was predictable
4. Vee gets on my nerves
5. I don't think I like the direction book #3 is going to take
6. I almost feel like I am reading a Completely different series that what Hush, Hush.. It doesn't even feel like they go together.. to a point.
7. The Scott giving Norah a car at the end was far-fet...more
Alkyoni ~ Kingfisher of books
Oct 17, 2011 Alkyoni ~ Kingfisher of books rated it 1 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Noone. Except for the lulz.
Shelves: american-authors
Am done with this shit. Will finish review as soon as I stop rolling on the floor in a fit of hysterical laughter.

DISCLAIMER Anyone who tries to tell me that I have no life and that's hwy I'm writing this, bitch, I've been to Germany twice, I've been in Bavaria, Cyprus, Italy, Holland, Spain and England. And I'm only 17.

I just don't like wasting my time. I'm a busy person.

Review time!

To those who actually thought this was a good enough book to publish:



You know what? I started this book with...more
Davina deNeveu
I read Hush, Hush in a day I have to admit it is very addicting, very good writing. I love it, I mean I am honestly thinking of re reading it again the very next day, so I have it marked on my calendar for when this book 'Crescendo' comes out because honestly I was just thinking to myself 'God I hope there is a part 2!

Honestly I am strictly Vampire 'Romance' type of girl... (no not twilight, Sookie Stackhouse, Morganville, Anita Blake, etc) untill I came upon two books. Fallen... and Hush Hush....more
Ceilidh
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Sonya  Kalani
Wow. It looks breathtaking.
I really can't wait!!!- DYING TO READ IT...
Hush HUsh is my fav book in the world-
and I will do anything for it.
It is my life, my destiny, and really my everything.
Though I don't get the Marcie Millar part (my 6th sense tellin me that itz a distraction) I am looking forward to the father's past.
I love u!! (talkin 2 the book)
Neep
I don't even know how to begin. This book is aimed at teenagers? That's the most horrific part. Impressionable young teenage girls will be reading this thinking that relationships this abusive are 'sexy' and desirable, and that Nora's attitude to her TTLY SRS 2 MONTH RELATIONSHIP is normal and not creepy and over the top at all. It makes me want to gag. She's such an awful role model. At one point she claims she wants to kill herself because she can't be with her boyfriend of 2 months any more....more
Missie
Sep 25, 2011 Missie rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: ya
http://www.theunreadreader.com/2010/1...

Review *major spoilers*
Oh my evil chiffy! Me thinks that Fitzpatrick has been kidnapped by devious Nephilims as evident by how she left me hanging at the end!

I can't quite identify what it is about this series that has me feeling at odds, but I think it is time for me to admit that I'm in an unhealthy love/hate relationship with these books. My thoughts are all over the place. On one hand, I want to praise, on the other, I want rant. The one sure thing I...more
Tynga
Oh My Goodness. And here I was thinking there was a limit to awesomeness and then Crescendo blew the standards through the roof. I had honestly no idea what to expect when I started reading the sequel to hush, hush but whatever you imagined, Crescendo is better. Emotions are running high the whole time. I threw my book away a few times refusing to believe what I just read and then ran after it to pick it right up because I couldn’t stop reading. I felt flushed, breathless and restless page after...more
Mara
Currently, I'm trying to decide why fallen angels would build an amusement park. Is it...an evil amusement park? Although, asking such a question would then bring up what fallen angels do in their spare time, which appears to be nothing much. The answer is then why not build an amusement park? I mean, they ain't doing much else.

So here's the thing. I kind of didn't loathe Hush, Hush like I'd expected. Besides Nora's impossibly shallow personality (and no, shallowness isn't excused when the main...more
Krystle
Annoying. That's what this book is.

You know who's really annoying though? Nora. Damn I need to slap that woman ten million times until her face gets a new one. Like, seriously? Since this book is in first pov you just can't escape her overly dramatic and melodramatic thoughts that are super ridiculous. First, her and Patch have this huge fight and break up over something really stupid. Then just two minutes later she's all "omg, I want to take my words back" and is all bawling and sad but you kn...more
the scarecrow
Mar 28, 2012 the scarecrow rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Nobody, oh god.
In 1996, a Japanese band named L'Arc~en~Ciel released their 7th single (the number is ironic, I know) titled Lies and Truth. I don't know who directed the PV (video) for that song, but whatever he was smoking was some pungent shit, because the video the band produced was probably one of the most ridiculous ones they've ever made. It's almost worse than the one where they robbed a Vegas bank whilst wearing bunny masks and only got chased by two cop cars. Anyway, about the PV;
vocalist hyde - walks...more
Saniya(Will Herondale is mine)
After I read Hush Hush, I really didn't know if I should read Crescendo or not. But you know me. *sheepish grin* I ALWAYS fall for a pretty cover and I also ALWAYS fall for a good trailer. I watched the trailer, like 20 times, and I still have this "AWESOME =O" feeling inside me whenever the trailer finishes. Thank you Ms. Becca for making readers, like me, read this book because of the given reasons above.

And when I finished it, all I want to say is...


Nora :D

Same Problems. I really don't know h...more
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Becca Fitzpatrick grew up reading Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden with a flashlight under the covers. She graduated college with a degree in health, which she promptly abandoned for storytelling. When not writing, she's most likely prowling sale racks for reject shoes, running, or watching crime dramas on TV. She is the author of the bestselling HUSH, HUSH Saga. Her new book BLACK ICE arrives in book...more
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