Crescendo

Crescendo

Becca Fitzpatrick / Sep 16, 2019

Crescendo 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

  • Title: Crescendo
  • Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
  • ISBN: 9781416989431
  • Page: 435
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 elusive than ever if that s possible and what s worse, he seems to be spending time with NoraNora 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 elusive than ever if that s possible and what s worse, he seems to be spending time with Nora s archenemy, 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 totally 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.

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      • Becca Fitzpatrick

        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 bookstores everywhere October 7, 2014.


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    1. EDIT: 16/9/2012I 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 [...]


    2. Hey. Hey, Patch? Yeah, you. Right there. Patch Cipriano? Hey there. Hi.Listen.Yeah.I will not read any more of this garbage.


    3. Warning: You're about to read a really, really stupid review. This is because the book the review refers to is also really, really stupid. So beware. And don't drink milk before you watch Alien. That's just good sense.Now for the real review.This book irritated the shit out of me.Kira's Nuclear Triggers:a) Wishy-washy heroines with fake booksmarts/dead brain stems/attraction to rapistsb) Male protagonists who taunt/harass/objectify/cheat on/pander to wishy-washy heroinesc) Motiveless, cliché vi [...]


    4. 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 goesDear Nora,How shall I put this You are a stupid, stupid girl. The guy who loves you spends his time, trying [...]


    5. 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 [...]


    6. 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 [...]


    7. 4.5 stars“Don’t ever leave me,” I told Patch, hooking a finger in the collar of his shirt and pulling him close.“You’re mine, Angel,” he murmured, brushing the words across my jawbone as I arched my neck higher, inviting him to kiss everywhere. “You have me forever.”“Being with you never felt wrong. It's the one thing I did right. You're the one thing I did right.”“I love you, Nora. Whatever happens, promise me you'll remember that. I don't care why you came into my life, o [...]


    8. 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!!!SCROLLDOWNIFYOUSTILLWANTTOREADMYREVIEWThis book is a classic example of a horrible imitation ofTwilight, 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 akaThe New Bella Swan , with a pinch of Anti-Feminism and damn add that gorgeous sil [...]


    9. 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 [...]


    10. OMGZ, u know what I HATE? When like, I brake up w/ a boy, and he doesn't talk 2 me anymore!!! like, their was this 1 time w/ a boy named Patch (how adorable is that name?!!! ♥♥♥) and like, he was cheeting on me!! I heard from some1 who heard from some1 else who saw Patch standing in MARCIE'S driveway! Can u beleive it? So I asked him y he was theyre and he wouldn't tell me!!! So, of course I broke up w/ him. he wouldn't stop complaining for like, hooouuurrrssss and I had 2 kick him out of [...]


    11. Someone please pass me that voodoo doll? I have to hurt Nora.Thank you. I'm feeling better now.I’ve spent the last 8 hours gulping down this book. My fingernails are bitten down, my eyes are red-rimmed, my hair is all tousled because I kept pulling it.cally, I look like a lunatic.Well, that Nora’s acting beyond stupid in this book has already been established by several readers so I will not waste my breath on this and get all worked up again. I’ve thrown my book across the room several ti [...]


    12. The only thing a boyfriend was good for was a shattered heart. Well, this is a book full of drama:-teenage desperation, -lost and found love, -lies and secrets, -truths and revelations, -broken trust,-broken friendship -dream walking-mistakes from the past that haunt the futurePatch behaves like an irrational jerk:Firstly he behaves like he does not care, then he chases Nora, then he betrays her, then he invades her dreams, then he destroys her dreams, then he gives no explanations, then he trie [...]


    13. Okay okay, so this book kept having plot twists over plot twists, I kinda liked that in the beggining, but at the end I was like: NO WAY, ANOTHER ONE? Well, that doesn't mean I don't like surprises, but this was too much to take in. EDIT: I just read the summary of the third book. WTF? She doesn't remember anything. DEAR GOD. I think this next book is going to make me want to kill someone.


    14. Wow. I mean, wow. I used to think Hush, Hush was the worst book ever written, and then I was stupid enough to read Fallen and Torment, and I realized there was a whole deeper level of shit an "author" (again, term used loosely) could achieve. So I picked up Crescendo thinking, "Well, at least it's not Fallen, right?"Now, Lauren Kate is a shitty author. This has been established. Her writing is bizarre, her characterization maddening, her plotting more aptly described as "plodding." Maybe it was [...]


    15. 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 [...]


    16. EDIT: 16/07/16JUST LEAVING THIS HEREI'll leave my original babble below.--------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. The execution was iffy at best. 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 herIts a good book, and I will read the next one, but, well, I think t [...]


    17. ERM. So. I pretty much loathed this book. I didn't mind Hush, Hush. The romance was all sorts of wrong, but I found Patch to be an intriguing character and Nora to be passionate and curious. But in Crescendo? HOLD MY ACHING HEAD, I CANNOT TAKE ANYMORE OF THEIR SHENANIGANS. I would like to slap both their faces with a tuna fish. ERGHHHHHH. Do you know what I want when I read an angel book? I WANT ANGELS DON'T ANGEL THINGS. What is the point of this series??? Do the angels pop over the place? Nope [...]


    18. Updated on 10/15/10: Group review of crescendo on Bewitched Bookworms. Pics of tossed book & time out corner included. bewitchedbookworms/201At 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. Chill, alright?5. I * [...]


    19. 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 h [...]


    20. This book angered me so much! Whilst I could forgive a lack of plot progression, cliched sub-plots, nonsensical plot holes and characters I struggled to relate to, I could not forgive some of the characters behavior!Let's start with guardian angel, Patch. Patch is a demeaning asshole! I disliked him in the first book and struggled to see what Nora found so attractive about him. Here, however, he is an utter *insert every swear world under the sun here*!!!He is literally every guy I have ever hat [...]


    21. 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 [...]


    22. 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 [...]


    23. Why. Why, Becca Fitzpatrick For the love of God Why?! Ok *deep breath in And exhale*. Here we go friends SPOILER FREE!This book wrecked me emotionally. Fitzpatrick delivers a beautiful, heartfelt, thrill ride of a book in this 2nd installment to the series. I laughed, I gasped, I got pissed, I swooned and I cried. The element of surprise is utilized over and over again in this one. There were times when I was positive that I had unraveled a secret or mystery to the story Only to be proved wrong, [...]


    24. During Reading*throws book across room**lights it on fire**rips Nora out of the book**lights her on fire**lights everything on fire*HOW CAN I EXPRESS MY HATRED THROUGH TEXT? BOLD SEEMS LIKE THE ANSWER.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. S [...]


    25. Not even sure where to begin1. I couldn't get even remotely into this until about page 200and that's not good.2.The Patch Marcie Patch Norah triangle got OLD quickly!3. The Rixon bad guy thing was predictable4. Vee gets on my nerves5. I don't think I like the direction book #3 is going to take6. 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-fetched.8. I al [...]


    26. 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. [...]



    27. So I gave in. A little bit of history: my recap/review/exasperated rant of maximum strength of Becca Fitzpatrick’s debut, “Hush, Hush”, the 3rd book in the original Sparkle Project, is probably the thing I’m most well known for. In short, I hated the book, primarily because I just couldn’t believe that the author was writing a so-called love story where Patch, the designated male love interest’s abhorrent actions, including stalking, sexual harassment, borderline abuse and threats of [...]


    28. Sorry, just no. This was bad. Nora's reason for breaking up with Patch, with being flirty with her mortal enemy or is it just her petty jealousy and bias toward the fact that he didn't say those three little words. The girl on girl hate is pretty terrible as well. I basically just skimmed the entire book because it was too boring. I'm not sure I'll continue with the series unless someone gives me a good reason



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