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The sequel to the New York Times Best selling phenomenon, andlt;iandgt;Hush, Hushandlt;/iandgt;!andnbsp;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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?

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The sequel to the "New York Times"-bestselling phenomenon, "Hush, Hush." Nora's life is 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.

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Weeks after his crucifixion and rebirth as Phoenix, Ash Fisher believes his troubles are far behind him. He and Natalie are engaged and life seems good. But his happiness is short-lived when he receives a threatening visit from Purian Rose, who gives Ash an ultimatum: vote in favor of Rose’s Law permanently relegating Darklings to the wrong side of the wall or Natalie will be killed.
 
The decision seems obvious to Ash; he must save Natalie. But when Ash learns about The Tenth, a new and deadly concentration camp where the Darklings would be sent, the choice doesn’t seem so simple. Unable to ignore his conscience, Ash votes against Rose’s Law, signing Natalie’s death warrant and putting a troubled nation back into the throes of bloody battle.  

Synopsis:

A dark and tender post-apocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war

In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war, sixteen-year-olds Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie Buchanan, a human and the daughter of the Emissary, meet and do the unthinkable--they fall in love. Bonded by a mysterious connection that causes Ash's long-dormant heart to beat, Ash and Natalie first deny and then struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, knowing if they're caught, they'll be executed--but their feelings are too strong.

When Ash and Natalie then find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to pull the humans and Darklings back into war, they must make hard choices that could result in both their deaths.

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Becca Fitzpatrick’s books, Hush, Hush, Crescendo, and Silence were all New York Times bestsellers. She graduated college with a degree in health, which she promptly abandoned for storytelling. When not writing, she’s most likely running, prowling sale racks for shoes, or watching crime dramas on TV. She lives in Colorado. Visit her at BeccaFitzpatrick.com.

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moiraethefatesbookreview, January 4, 2011 (view all comments by moiraethefatesbookreview)
Crescendo by Becca Fitzptrick

Crescendo review by Moirae the fates book reviews.
Nora Grey's life is still far from perfect. Surviving an attempt on her life wasn't pleasant, but atleast 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 hadnt 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 desperatly searches for answers. But maybe some things are better left buried, because the truth could destroy everything - and everyone - she trusts.
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This book picks up after book one, I have to say I didn’t like this one. I found myself skimming it more then anything. I thought Nora took a huge step back in this one. It felt like she wasn’t an empowered woman, which really bothered me.
There was good though, I did like how Vee’s character developed. I liked some of the new characters we got to meet.
There was a big dramatic ending that I didn’t see coming which is always good. But, I still felt like this book really lacked. I do hope that the third book will be better. I felt like there was a lot of this book that could have been edited and I think there was a lot that wasn’t there that could have been.
We got to learn more about Nora’s father and his death, which was interesting, but for me it wasn’t enough to make me really like it. I am in the minority though on this one, a lot of people loved the book. I might give it another try later on.

Overall rating:
**1/2 2 ½ out of 5

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Erin Clarkson, October 23, 2010 (view all comments by Erin Clarkson)
I picked up this series thinking several things. 1: more fallen angels. 2: writer’s first book, ever. 3: Twilight-style romance. Needless to say, I wasn’t expecting a whole lot.

What I got was such a wonderful surprise. Not only is Fitzpatrick’s writing good, it sizzles. The voice of her main character, Nora, is spot on. She’s smart and a little naive and she’s got fight. Also, Patch, the Edward-style bad body, is so much more interesting and complicated than any sparkling vampire. Sure he’s in love with the girl, but he’s using her for his own ends. Plus, he’s way snarky and doesn’t have such an overpowering protective streak.

And on top of excellent characters, the books themselves are great. They’re part supernatural romance, part thriller, part mystery. I was on the edge of my seat through both, and I am seriously frustrated about waiting a year for the next installment. They were good enough I would spend money to read the new one.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416989431
Author:
Fitzpatrick, Becca
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Author:
Richards, Elizabeth Fleur
Author:
Richards, Elizabeth
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
Social Issues - Dating & Sex
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Paranormal; angel; fallen angel; Patch; Nora; Becca Fitzpatrick; romance; forbidden; dangerous; Nephilim; scars; wings
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
A Black City Novel
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jacket (emboss + pearlized stock + p
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 384 pages Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing - English 9781416989431 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The sequel to the "New York Times"-bestselling phenomenon, "Hush, Hush." Nora's life is 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.
"Synopsis" by ,
Weeks after his crucifixion and rebirth as Phoenix, Ash Fisher believes his troubles are far behind him. He and Natalie are engaged and life seems good. But his happiness is short-lived when he receives a threatening visit from Purian Rose, who gives Ash an ultimatum: vote in favor of Rose’s Law permanently relegating Darklings to the wrong side of the wall or Natalie will be killed.
 
The decision seems obvious to Ash; he must save Natalie. But when Ash learns about The Tenth, a new and deadly concentration camp where the Darklings would be sent, the choice doesn’t seem so simple. Unable to ignore his conscience, Ash votes against Rose’s Law, signing Natalie’s death warrant and putting a troubled nation back into the throes of bloody battle.  

"Synopsis" by ,
A dark and tender post-apocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war

In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war, sixteen-year-olds Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie Buchanan, a human and the daughter of the Emissary, meet and do the unthinkable--they fall in love. Bonded by a mysterious connection that causes Ash's long-dormant heart to beat, Ash and Natalie first deny and then struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, knowing if they're caught, they'll be executed--but their feelings are too strong.

When Ash and Natalie then find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to pull the humans and Darklings back into war, they must make hard choices that could result in both their deaths.

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