Book Review: Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

crescendoBeccaFitzpatrickSynopsis: Patch won his wings back and is now Nora’s guardian angel, yet Patch has started spending all his time with Marcie, who hates Nora with a passion. To fill her time, Nora got a part-time job and begins hanging out with Scott, but soon realizes he is hiding a secret that just might lead to Nora’s death. And if things couldn’t be bad enough, Nora keeps seeing her dad even though he’s been dead for over a year.  Nora is sure there is something that connects Patch, Scott, and her dad, so she is going to do what it takes to find out what is really going on.

Plot: This story continues with the mystery surrounding Nora’s existence. She’s a descendent of the Nephilim, which means she is surrounded by death and danger all the time. People keep trying to kill her for various reasons, but this time the stakes are higher because Patch’s future is on the line.

Character: Rixon is Patch’s fallen angel best friend who is now dating Nora’s best friend Vee. While Patch and Nora are on the outs, Patch asks Rixon to watch over Nora for him and, more than once, Rixon has had to come to the rescue. He is also the person that Nora starts turning to for answers because Patch is always too busy with Marcie.

Romance: The relationship between Nora and Patch starts out as you would expect a new couple to be, but then Nora tells Patch she loves him and Patch tells Nora that angels aren’t allowed to be in love. This makes Nora feel that everything she thought to be true nothing but a lie, and things grow steadily worse between them. Patch tries to be there for Nora when she needs him, he is her guardian angel after all, but it is hard for both of them to be fighting on a personal level and having to be in contact on a spiritual sphere.

Note to Reader: While this book could stand alone from its predecessor, it helps to have read the previous novel of this series first. Also, it absolutely kills me that each book ends on a cliffhanger and you absolutely need to know what happens next, so be prepared to die of impatience for the next book that doesn’t come out until fall.

Quote: In saying the oath you give up your right to a guardian angel and announce that you accept your fate –without heaven’s help.

The Verdict: The great thing about the novels in this series is that even when it appears like nothing bad is happening, you sense that there is something hidden going on… and there usually is.

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Author: JaimeKristal

JaimeKristal is a freelance editor and writer. She started her book review blog "Tales of a Booklover" for the enjoyment of sharing her love of reading.

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