Reason(s) for Reading:
- Everyone’s reading these books. Not just reading them, raving about them. So I wanted to know.. why the hype?
- I read Hush, Hush – and this is the sequel.
- I’m a sucker and I really, really wanted to like this book.
Summary from GoodReads:
Nora should have know her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away and Nora can’t figure out if it’s for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home.
The farther Nora delves into the mystery of her father’s death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim blood line has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn’t answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine?
I’m in that minority that really was not all that impressed by Hush, Hush. I remember feeling giddy with glee when I saw it was in at the library and rushing home to read it. It was lunch time and I spread the book out on the table and dove in, hungrily devouring every word.
… but then I started to get disappointed. Why? I didn’t like Nora. (And don’t even get me started on Patch’s name).
Time has passed. My feelings of dislike have faded somewhat and Hush, Hush has risen a little bit to a more “okay” place on my list. I lingers there with a few other books that are quite popular and it hovers over some others that I really could not stand.
Crescendo was like a slap in the face. Not only was my dislike of Nora brought back.. but now she’s displaying angst and emo-teenage-heartbreak worthy over only the queen of such herself, Bella Swan. The only reason this book rates as high as I’ve given it is because the rest of the plot (such as it was) was interesting and I liked seeing the bad boys get the spotlight here. But Nora? My goodness, someone needs to slap that girl.
There is probably a 5% chance I’ll read the final book. Even the cliffhanger wasn’t enough to get me to be interested in reading it. But… who knows, maybe I’ll read some truly horrendous YA books between now and then and Crescendo, like Hush, Hush will slowly raise in status as time passes by.
Check out these reviews:
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Is there a hugely popular book (or series) that has disappointed you?
(This book was received from Angela at Dark Faerie Tales in connection with an ARC tour)