What we love about Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

Posted November 3, 2010 by Sara | Novel Novice 1 Comment

Since we’re featuring Hush, Hush and Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick all month here at Novel Novice, we thought maybe we should tell you what it is we love about the books so much. Crescendo hit store shelves a couple weeks ago, so we didn’t want to wait until now to post our reviews — but now is the perfect time to recap our praise.

Here’s what Steph had to say in her review:

A page-turner from start to finish, Fitzpatrick is also the queen of action sequences with perfectly timed clue-dropping, chilling descriptions and a long list of possible suspects, including Nora’s childhood playmate, Scott, who had a tendancy toward cruelty that left a bad taste in Nora’s mouth (literally). He’s also slippery as a worm and you can’t quite pin down if he’s a good guy or a bad guy.

And here are some of Sara’s thoughts:

… what’s really so wonderful about Crescendo, is the way Fitzpatrick balances the everyday — summer school, getting a job, dealing with the bully — with the supernatural — that is, fallen angels, guardian angels, Nephilim and the like. The two aspects of the novel never feel stark or in contradiction; rather, they blend seamlessly into one another. There’s never a jarring jolt out of or into “reality.”

Crescendo is also delightfully action-packed, with a cinematic climax that will get your pulse pounding. Every time it seems like the narrative stops to pause — giving the reader a chance to catch their breath — something happens to get your adrenaline pumping yet again. It’s one of those quintessential “page-turners.” And I do love a good action scene. The climax, itself, is written wonderfully and is extremely visual. Fitzpatrick’s written it so vividly that it was as if the scene itself came to life before my eyes while I was reading. I could see it; I could hear it; I could taste it. It had a very cinematic quality to it.

For the comments: What do you love about Hush, Hush and Crescendo? Tell us your thoughts below!

Sara | Novel Novice

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