Crescendo (Hush, Hush, #2) by Becca Fitzpatrick

Crescendo (Hush, Hush, #2)

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 more 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, a...

Details Crescendo (Hush, Hush, #2)

TitleCrescendo (Hush, Hush, #2)
Release DateOct 19th, 2010
PublisherSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
GenreYoung Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Angels, Romance

Reviews Crescendo (Hush, Hush, #2)

  • shady boots | #WatchPOSE
    Hey. Hey, Patch? Yeah, you. Right there. Patch Cipriano? Hey there. Hi.Listen.Yeah.I will not read any more of this garbage.
  • Mel
    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...
  • Kim
    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, st...
  • Holly marie
    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 ...
  • jessica
    this book/series is the very definition of guilty pleasure for me. its one of those books where i can just turn off my brain and be entertained by the simplest of things. i will say that i dont think this is as good as hush, hush. i found myself getting soooo frustrated with both nora and patch. it got so bad that i couldnt really tell if it was just bad writing or the characters really were that dumb. but so help me, i couldnt put this down. i p...
  • Joyzi
    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!!!SCROLLDOWNIFYOUSTILLWANTTOREADMYREVIEW 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 ...
  • ~Poppy~
    4.5 starsDont ever leave me, I told Patch, hooking a finger in the collar of his shirt and pulling him close.Youre 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 ...
  • Lucy
    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 no...
  • Claudia Ramírez
    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.
  • The Burning Rose (Jess)
    3.5/5 stars.I don't believe that the book ends like this! Lucky I have the sequels now so I can start straight the third book.Current Book Review:To be honest, I didn't enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed the first book in the series.At first, I felt that the book had no plot or meaning at all. Then, Patch started acting like a dick and I felt how my affection for him was gone.Anyway, I must say, that towards the end of the book, the plot is qui...
  • Jessica
    Someone please pass me that voodoo doll? I have to hurt Nora.Thank you. I'm feeling better now.Ive 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...basically, I look like a lunatic.Well, that Noras 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...
  • Sophia Triad
    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...
  • 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 le...
  • SKB
    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 plot...
  • Katie
    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 her......
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Crescendo (Hush, Hush #2), Becca FitzpatrickCrescendo is a young adult paranormal romance novel by Becca Fitzpatrick and the second book in the Hush, Hush series. The book was first published on October 19, 2010 through Simon & Schuster. 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...
  • Dannii Elle
    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...
  • Angela
    Updated on 10/15/10: Group review of crescendo on Bewitched Bookworms. Pics of tossed book & time out corner included. 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...
  • ajia
    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 ...
  • Grace ᵔᴥᵔ
    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 J...
  • Annalisa
    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 th...
  • Kristy
    Not even sure where to begin........1. 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. T...
  • Preena
    Nora is very annoying 😒
  • Neep
    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 ...
  • NAT.orious reads ☽
    3.5 hushed STAR ★★★✬✩ This book is for you if you hate an MC and then act like you, consequently, dont like the book itself either but secretly, you're still kinda loving it. ALthough you don't really know why. ⤐ Overall.This was, by all means, mediocre. Also, this series is not suitable for younger teenagers. If you don't possess the mental stability and experience to put everything that's happening in this book into context (the ...
  • Giselle
    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..