Monday, January 24, 2011

Crescendo Review

Nora Grey's life is still far from perfect. Surviving an attempt on her life wasn't pleasant, but atleast 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 and even worse, he's started 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 Path hadnt been acting so distant. Even with Scott's totally infuriating attitude Nora finds herself drawn to him - despite her lingering feeling that he's hiding something.

Haunted by images of her murdered father, and questioning whether her nephilim bloodline has anything to do with his death, Nora puts herself increasingly in dangerous situations as she desperatly searches for answers. But maybe some things are better left buried, because the truth could destroy everything - and everyone - she trusts.

Unfortunately dissapointment is the main thing i feel from this book. And that's really sad, since i really liked the 1st one.

In Crescendo the story is not that interesting. The mysterious environment was tried to be built once again and failed. I could see how the story will go, and not only that but everything was happening couldn't convince me either. It just made the characters look stupid and blind. While the book was big enough, it felt like it was written in hurry. Until the last 3 chapters, i was really uninterested with everything.

As for characters..ugh..I really liked Nora at the first one. She was just a normal girl. And this is one, i just wanted to get in the book and kill her. Not read her name again. What a change! She was selfish, mean and annoying. She was treating Patch like he was her little toy and he couldn't do anything without her. She was blaming him for the must stupid things ever and then she was into her house and crying. And he is not like he changed. Patch was always secretive and kinda mean. 
Then we have Marcie. We see her more here. And she is part of the usual popular vs unpopular girl story and blah blah. Nothing really interesting there.
And the new guy Scott? So obvious....

Note to some writers: stop using the usual girl school fight, don't destroy a good relationship cause you think it's cooler, and for once let the new guy be just the new guy. Especially when the background story looks so fake.

I'm not sure if i will continue with the series. It made me don't even wanna buy Torment (which is the 2nd book of a different writer) just because i didn't want to feel the same disappointment of something which such a good start.


  1. Really?? And I wanted to read the series sice you wrote about the first one, which is actually the first post of the blog, right??

  2. yep it is!
    maybe you like it...i mean the first book it really is good.

  3. i really don't like this cover at all!

    that's bad, since the first book was nice..

  4. I felt the same way, I won't be continuing with the series. I liked Hush Hush despite some flaws but Crescendo is just painful to read.
    Glad someone else felt the same way

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out


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