The first few pages of Hush, Hush pulled me in. I was hooked to the story before the first chapter even started. I had a little trouble getting through this book, but that's not because of the book, I just didn't have much time to read and I didn't like only being able to read a few pages at a time.
Nora was a good character, but she wasn't a favorite. I liked reading about her and Patch, even though Patch was kind of creepy at first. (Sorry to those of you who are in love with Patch!) I mean, I do love Patch, but not very much in the beginning. He's still a bit creepy to me, but towards the end of the book I started liking him.
Nora and Patch's relationship is weird. I can't really explain that, it's just so different, if that makes sense. Which different is good. Unique. And gosh, do I looove me some YA angels!
Patch is cocky and doesn't care about anything it seems, and Nora stands up for herself (Which I really liked, it's unlike a lot of the main girl characters in YA.)
I loved Nora and Vee's friendship, they really show the meaning of best friends. Though Vee, alone, really got on my nerves at times. You'll just have to read it and see what I mean.
Overall, this book is really unique, I'm not going to go into too many details because I don't want to give any spoilers away. But Fitzpatrick's writing is really good, can't wait to read the next installment. I'll definitely be trying to get my hands on that soon. =)...more
When I first started Crescendo, I was in a reading slump since I had been pouring all of my extra time into writing, and so I didn't read much in theWhen I first started Crescendo, I was in a reading slump since I had been pouring all of my extra time into writing, and so I didn't read much in the beginning. I read the first book, Hush, Hush, back in July 2010 (You can read my review of it on my old review blog here and it's also on my Goodreads.)and though I liked it a lot, it wasn't a favorite.
I've been meaning to read this sequel ever since, but haven't gotten around to it until now. I couldn't get into it right away, but after I picked it up again when I had some free time and wanted to read, I really got into it. I started it up again a few nights ago and haven't been able to put it down. Last night I stayed up until three in the morning reading it!
You don't see as much of Patch in this book as you do in the first book, which I was kind of sad about since I had grown to really like Patch. But the times he is in here you're kind of suspicious about him, at least I was. Though I was still sitting there like:
You get to meet a new character as well, Scott, who moves back to Coldwater with his mom and who has a lot of dark secrets. For the longest time I didn't trust him one bit, nor did I really like him much, but now because of the end of the book I hope he comes up in the next two books so we can learn more about that.
Nora, as always, kind of annoys me with how she acts with some things and always gets herself into more trouble, BUT she does stand up for herself and tries to do things alone without having to ask a guy for help which doesn't come up very often in YA. Normally YA girls are always damsels in distress who need saving every five minutes and who actually call for it. Though she does need saving quite a bit, but she doesn't call for it she tries to fix it herself.
And Vee, Nora's best friend, I didn't like her much in the first book; she annoyed me quite a bit. She still does annoy me a bit, that's just her nature, but I've grown to love her. :) I especially love her and Nora's relationship.
And Rixon, God, I thought he was awesome for a while, but wow. I'm not going to go into those details.
I'm really glad Nora reveals some answers of secrets she didn't even know about in this book. I love the mystery edge to it mixed in with the fallen angels. I definitely can't wait to get my hands on the next two books after that cliff hanger. Seriously left off mid scene and I thought I was going to throw the book across the room, though I really wouldn't do that. I promise.
Becca has a great way of creating lots of detail that pulls you in and makes you believe everything in the book is really happening. My husband had to repeat things a million times and then finally start banging on stuff to get my attention quite a few times while I was reading it. I was so intrigued by everything my eyes just couldn't catch up to how fast I really wanted to read.
Overall, I liked this a lot more than the first book and I need to get my hands on the next two books. Will definitely try my best to read them back to back so I can finish the series. Though I have a feeling I'm going to be upset when the series ends. I'm still upset right now that I finished Crescendo because I'm trying to start reading another book, but I'm still stuck in Nora's world.
I have heard so many great things about Fallen and I wasn't disappointed! I've wanted to read it sinceAlso reviewed on my blog, the Vintage Bookworm.
I have heard so many great things about Fallen and I wasn't disappointed! I've wanted to read it since I first saw the cover. Kate got lucky with her cover artist. Seriously. The cover of this book inspired a new feature that will be premiering on the blog soon. Still getting some things together, but I will tell you this Fallen will be the first featured cover!
But anyway, enough about the gorgeous cover, let's talk about the book. It was completely amazing and I am so mad at myself for waiting so long to finally read this book. One thing I'm glad about though for waiting so long is that the second book, Torment, is out and I don't have to wait forever for it in agony. Just got to wait for it to be available at the library because there are no copies available right now because of all the hold requests on it. See? This series has to be THAT great!
Fallen was a great start to a new series.
The characters were pretty awesome. I really love the main character Luce. And, of course, the gorgeous Daniel. Even though he bugged me with his hot one minute and cold the next nature throughout the whole book. All the other characters had pretty eccentric personalities too, which I love. Even though not all of them were good.
I love how Fallen was written in third person. A lot of times it bugs me, but it didn't this time. Kate's details were gorgeous and made me feel as though I was right there along with Luce seeing everything she saw and experiencing everything she did.
The love story is beautiful and heartbreaking. Which you don't really find out until the end, though it is pretty obvious sometimes. The buildup to the climax annoyed me a bit, but that's just because I kept thinking something was going to happen, and then I didn't. But the ending was completely awesome. It was just like it kept building up and building up and then everything started happening so fast and it just leaves you breathless and waiting for the next in the series.
Overall, the book was amazing and beautiful and I just can't really explain much about it because I loved it. It's definitely in my top favorite series now. I think I'm starting to like fallen angels a lot more. :) They are becoming the new fad in the YA book world.
Can't wait to get my hands on Torment. Don't worry, that will be soon! And don't forget to watch out for my new mysterious blog feature that will be up soon on the blog!...more
I'm so happy I was finally able to read this! I read Fallen in 2011, but never moved on to read TormentAlso reviewed on my blog, The Vintage Bookworm
I'm so happy I was finally able to read this! I read Fallen in 2011, but never moved on to read Torment. So this year I re-read Fallen and FINALLY dove into Torment. Though Torment wasn't as good as Fallen, it was still amazing and gave you a lot more history on things and Luce was able to find out a lot more about her past lives than she knew in the first book.
Daniel, unfortunately, wasn't in it as much as I was hoping. Boo! BUT after starting the book and learning about the truce, he was in it more than I expected after all that. Which I was happy for. I love Daniel! I'm starting to like Cam again after all the crap at the end of Fallen, but I'm still team Daniel!
I know a lot of people think that this series is a "Been there, done that." series. But I don't think so. Yes, some parts have been done before, but a lot of it is unique and extremely addicting. EXTREMELY. So much that I went ahead and ordered Passion and Rapture.
You meet a lot of new characters in this book as well. Miles and Shelby, whom I absolutely ADORE! At times I was getting mad at Miles, since I'm team Daniel, but at other times I was all "Awww..." and falling under his spell. He's a great guy. =) Shelby is a great friend, at first I was a little annoyed by her, but as soon as she started opening up and being nice to Luce, I started really liking her.
Overall, this is a great series. The writing and plot is addicting and the characters are well developed and you find yourself flipping through pages faster than you think you can even read. You go through so many emotions as well, at least I do. I'll be happy and then I'll be heart broken and it's just so emotional with Luce and Daniel and heart-wrenching at times and sometimes I really need a box of tissues sitting beside me when it involves them....more
After hearing such great things about this book, I bought it last Christmas with a gift card my husband got me, and I finally got to read it. I've been dying to read it for a long time, but there just isn't enough time in the day to get through my tbr list!
I know a lot of books don't live up to their hype, but boy this one was one. It lived up to the hype and went way over it. I know some people may be getting tired of werewolves (I love werewolves!), but this is a unique take on it. Werewolves and witches. It's amazing!
What makes a great book a lot of time when I'm reading, is the characters. But this one was definitely the plot. I mean, the characters were AWESOME! But the plot? The plot was unique and intriguing and just kept throwing new and exciting things at you.
Sometimes I would think, "Oh, this is going to happen next.", but it didn't! I was left with my mouth hanging open and my eyes on overdrive trying to take in everything on the page so I could flip to the next one.
I've been looking for another book that has a strong female character. A kick-ass, strong female character. (i.e. Rose from Vampire Academy.) And I haven't really found many lately, but Calla? Calla is DEFINITELY kick ass. She cared about her pack, she put her pack in front of her own happiness. I'm not going to get into that because it would giveaway some of the story, but you'll understand once you pick this book up.
Yes, there is a love triangle in this book. But I really can't figure out which guy I want Calla to be with. They both have their qualities and both sound smokin' hot. Sometimes I like Shay more, and sometimes it's Ren.
Hopefully the next book (Which I'm currently reading! Yay! That's how great Nightshade is, I read ONE book after this book before I took on Wolfsbane.) will help me figure out which side I'm on.
Overall, pick it up. Do it. If you haven't read it already, please get a move on it. It's not your typical werewolf book. And the writing is amazing. It keeps you reading and keeps you interested and wanting more. Andrea Cremer is definitely on my author watch list now.
The cover is gorgeous. I can't figure out if I like this versions cover, or the new paperback cover better. I'm really mad, though, because once I buy Wolfsbane for my shelf, my covers aren't going to match. Anyone know where I can get a new book cover to put on my hardback? I've seen them around the blog-o-sphere....more