Monday, April 02, 2012

Crescendo

Nora should have known her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described as 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 further Nora delves into the mystery of her father’s death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim bloodline 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 can’t believe I still have interest to read the sequel of Hush Hush. This, Crescendo. It’s not my first time giving a bad review on a book either. I had already done it for Stephenie Meyer’s, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. That book I didn’t like and this book too. Well, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner was not that boring compared to this Crescendo.

I read through all the pages all the way to the end of the story of Crescendo because I want to find out what’s the new character like, the author added into the book. To my disappointment, in the end I had no idea who Scott truly is though there are parts the author mentioned Scott being all on edges. The new character didn’t get the nice intro that much.

Hush Hush and Crescendo is whole lot draggy, rambling novel that won’t get you to the whole point of the story. It keep rambling but never get to the point directly! And while I was reading it, it’s boring some parts are predictable like, she’s going to wake up in the morning, brush her teeth, breakfast and then of course there is school – we all know that routine SO well already! Come on! Write something that we don’t already know yet!

I read this book… I guess I just wanna find what’s the next story and Scott. But I was disappointed really! One thing I learned from reading Hush Hush & Crescendo, it’s about how you write. Now I know what it’s like to read not-so-good book. And I also understand now what my English teacher was saying about not going directly to the point of the story. It gets boring, draggy. I don’t know if I’m going to read Silence or not. *sigh*

I don’t even think of giving 1 star for this book. I leave it to zero. Not good book at all. But I’m tempted to read Silence that’s really surprising to me though this is me, deciding… I don’t know. We’ll see. Probably if I read Silence, you never know I might actually eat my word about these books or something. I’m not sure. We’ll see how it goes.

Ciao for now! Happy April! Keep the brain close to the fictional world! ;)

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