Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Review: Hush, Hush & Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

Hush Hush
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
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Page Count: 391
Reading Level: Young Adult

Book description from Goodreads:

For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her...until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment, but after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is far more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel. For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.


My Review

This whole book is suspenseful, not to mention you can not predict anything.
Nora is still recovering from her fathers murder less then a year ago, her mother is gone alot for work so they can keep their house. In Bio (which for the time being is pretty much Sex Ed.) Coach decides it'd be best to switch partners around. Nora's best friend, Vee, is swapped for the one guy who no one even knows. From that moment he, Patch, takes his seat next to Nora her whole life changes.
Patch keeps popping up Nora feels drawn to him but at the same time tries to stay away from him because she's not sure he's not her new found stalker.

I loved this book, I could not guess what was going to happen next so, I had this book finished in two days. Vee, Nora's best friend, is very annoying I could have punched her a few times and told her to keep her nose out of Nora's business. Patch on the other hand I found to not be annoying at all :) the way he made Nora uncomfortable out of no where was so funny.

My rating 4 out of 5 starts

Sexual Rating- Mild but proceed with caution
Cursing- Very Mild, maybe 5 cuss words tops.
There is mention of alcohol and drugs often and smoking.
Violence: Minor

Crescendo (#2 to Hush Hush)

Page Count: 427

Book description from Goodreads:

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 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 hadn't 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 desperately searches for answers. But maybe some things are better left buried, because the truth could destroy everything - and everyone - she trusts


My Review:

After I read Hush, Hush I had to go get the second book the very next day.

Crescendo is your typical break up second book, seems like in all the second book's people always break up!

Nora and Patch have had a great two months until one night Nora says the most worst possible thing.. Since Patch is no longer a Fallen Angel and now Nora's Guardian Angel the Archangels look for Patch to mess up and fall the exact same way he did.

To protect Patch and herself Nora tries not to notice Patch but at the same time wants to be with him.

As Patch and Mercie (Nora's lest favorite person in the world) start to be together awhole lot more then Nora likes she starts to go after Scott, the boy who just moved back to Coldwater, but she suspects there is something unusual about him.

Nora starts to receive letters and package from an anonymous person who claims they know who killed her father she can't help but expect that Patch is behind it all.

I could have hated this book, BUT it wasn't until the end that everything that was going on made sence, even the reason why Patch was being the way he was with Marcie. So even if you completly start to hate this book keep reading it until the end because it really turns around. Also, I acually liked Vee in this one, she was not as pushy as she was in the first one, annoying yes, but she was A.L.W.A.Y.S there for Nora.

My rating 3 out of 5

My rating after finishing the last 15 pages 5 out of 5


Sexual rating: Mild but proceed with caution

Cussing: Mild, but most likly 20 words tops.

Mention of drugs and alcohol

Violence: Mild


Silence (#3 to Hush, Hush)

Comes out October 4th

This is the sole reason why I read Hush, Hush... When I seen this book cover I started reading Hush, Hush within 10 minutes.

Book description from Goodreads:

The noise between Patch and Nora is gone. They've overcome the secrets riddled in Patch's dark past...bridged two irreconcilable worlds...faced heart-wrenching tests of betrayal, loyalty and trust...and all for a love that will transcend the boundary between heaven and earth. Armed with nothing but their absolute faith in one another, Patch and Nora enter a desperate fight to stop a villain who holds the power to shatter everything they've worked for—and their love—forever.


  1. Great reviews :) I'm so excited for Silence! I'm kinda obsessed with Patch haha despite his stalkerness. Not gonna lie, I kinda wanted to throttle Nora in Crescendo. I still have no idea why the heck she broke up with Patch haha.

  2. Thank you! I am really excited too!
    I wanted to strangle Nora afew times in Crescendo as well she was getting annoying with wanting be with Patch then not...
    I don't really get why she broke up with him the first time but I understood why she stayed broke up with him.

  3. I got the first one on my shelf and I'm planning to read it this summer sometime when I'm done with my finals:)I'm really looking forward to read it!!!:)

  4. I can't wait to readt it!! I've read the first and second with in a day of getting both of them haha. I love Patch and each book leaves me craving more!! ;D

    I agree,Ccresendo made me want to scream a little but it was still good. I can't believe Rixon though!!

  5. Book reviews from the basment: serisouly read this series! It's just too good!

    Anonymous: I am craving for the third book so badly! But I don't want it to end! :(
    I couldn't believe Rixon as well, that was such a suprise!