Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Patch and Nora break up!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎
Character development: ☺️😟😍
The heroine: Nora Grey – she is attending summer school and dating Patch. After the events in the last book she thinks she is finally safe and knows all the secrets. However, nothing is as it seems and soon there are just as many mysteries and secrets as there were last year.
The Hero(s): Patch Cipriano – Guardian Angel to Nora Grey. He is now dating her but as an angel he still can’t feel things. He has emotions but he can’t feel the touch of a human. It is like he is encased in glass. So things with Nora aren’t perfect.
The Story: When Patch starts hanging around Nora’s arch nemesis Marcy and won’t explain his reasons, she breaks up with him. Around the same time, and old friend from when she was young, Scott Parnell comes into town. He has a mysterious history which doesn’t sound good and Nora thinks he might be a Nephilim when she overhears him speaking to his mother in her mind.
This one was very high school in some ways. I like the whole Fallen Angel theme, but the romance between Patch and Nora was very high school. Even though there were reasons behind everything that happened. Nora’s reactions to everything were certainly age appropriate and got on my nerves more than once.
Also I sometimes really disliked Nora’s best friend Vee. She was never very supportive towards Nora when it comes to Patch. Though I still plan to listen to the rest of the series for a few reasons, firstly because I love books about Angels and Fallen Angels. I like the fact that this series is different than the standard with the storyline about Fallen Angels not being able to feel things and possessing Nephilim for a few weeks each year.
It seems a war is brewing because of the fact that the Nephilim aren’t happy with the situation and don’t like the fact that the fallen take control of them for those two weeks each year and can basically do anything with their bodies, whether it be commit crimes, impregnate their women, or more. However, if the Nephilim are able to successfully prevent the fallen from doing this, then the fallen will take humans and thousands will die since human bodies can’t contain an angel for two full weeks.
There are some inconsistencies in the story and some things that don’t really make sense to me but overall. I keep finding myself wanting to find out what happens next. So the things that concern me over these books are definitely not enough to curb my overall enjoyment.
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