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Crescendo (Hush, Hush #2)

4.1 of 5 stars 4.10  ·  rating details  ·  178,784 ratings  ·  8,321 reviews
Now in paperback, the New York Times bestselling sequel to Hush, Hush!

Despite starting a relationship with Patch, her guardian angel (whose title is the only angelic thing about him), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking good for Nora Grey. Aside from fearing her boyfriend is interested in her nemesis, Nora is haunted by images of her father and bec
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Published October 19th 2010 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2010)
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Rachel Cherry I'm reading the 3rd book and she gets more sassy and like...talks back to people. But she is still pretty dumb.
Madison Mmm, it was good, but not as good as the first one. There were a lot of really interesting twists in this book though. I would say it is definitely…moreMmm, it was good, but not as good as the first one. There were a lot of really interesting twists in this book though. I would say it is definitely worth the read.(less)
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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
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sunset shimmer
Hey. Hey, Patch?

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



I will not read any more of this garbage.
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
Holly marie
Oct 30, 2010 Holly marie rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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
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,











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
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
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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
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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.
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
Updated on 10/15/10: Group review of crescendo on Bewitched Bookworms. Pics of tossed book & time out corner included.

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
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?


I flew through my first reading of Hush, Hush completely smitten over Patch. What can I say? Guess I never fully banished the hi
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
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
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
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
Natalie Monroe
My brain, guys. My brain.

Reading this book is the equivalent to listening to Vogon poetry. It may not liquify your brain (not yet anyways. Give it another two books), but it will lead to a massive decrease in brain cells.

First off, the plot.

Hold on a sec. Plot? What plot?

Crescendo is not so much a story about hostile archangels and the opposing Nephilim than it is about a girl breaking up with her boyfriend and immediately wants him back.

And let's not forget the slutty bitch that he gets toget
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.
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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)

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
What is it with female protagonists finding guys who are complete assholes attractive? I don't understand. Nora pisses me off so damn much. All she wants is Patch. Ugh. And Vee? Worst friend in the history of civilization. She's so damn annoying as well.
Feb 02, 2014 Grace rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one, not even my worst enemy
During Reading
*throws book across room*
*lights it on fire*
*rips Nora out of the book*
*lights her on fire*
*lights everything on fire*

First off, Becca, you have completely f**** up with making these characters, holy crap. I have the feeling you hate the entire female population because of how incredibly stupid and irritating you made Nora. Name one positive quality of Nora. I'LL JUST STOP YOU RIGHT THERE BECAUSE THERE ARE NONE.
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
Jan 15, 2015 Laz rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: angel lovers
“You're a psychopath."

"I prefer creative.”

I might actually be. This was truly amazing but I think there was something missing, maybe the plot was unfolding too slow for my liking? But oh boy, it did in the end and I loved it so much. In this one we see the problems of the relationship between an angel and a human girl, pretty messed up if you want my opinion.

Nora is kind of sensing there is something wrong with Patch, he's not saying some words he is supposed to, when she's already told him. I
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
Currently, I'm trying to decide why fallen angels would build an amusement park. Is 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
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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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