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Misery Loves Angels Too: A Review of Becca Fitzpatrick’s “Crescendo” Description: “Nora Grey’s life is still far from perfect. Surviving an attempt on her life wasn’t pleasant, but at least 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 (if that’s possible) and what’s worse, he seems to be spending time with Nora’s archenemy, Marcie Millar. Nora would have hardly noticed Scott Parnell, an old family friend who has moved back to town, if Patch hadn’t been acting so distant. Even with Scott’s totally infuriating attitude, Nora finds herself drawn to him – despite her lingering feelings that he is hiding something. If that weren’t enough, Nora is haunted by images of her murdered father, and comes to question whether her Nephilim bloodline has anything to do with his death. Desperate to figure out what happened, she puts herself in increasingly dangerous situations to get the answer. But maybe some things are better left buried, because the truth could destroy everything – and everyone – she trusts.”

My Thoughts:

Everything isn’t as it seems in Coldwater. That cute boy isn’t a boy at all. He’s a fallen angel turned guardian angel. And, the boy you knew as a little kid isn’t human. He’s Nephili. And, little Nora Grey’s life is a lot more complicated.

Becca Fitzpatrick’s Crescendo is a page turner. We’re still learning about the Book of Enoch and the Nephilium. In this installment, we learn that there is a pending conflict between the fallen angels and the Nephilium. And, there is also a conflict between Nora and Patch.

Hope would have summed up Book One in this series. Misery is the one word summation for CrescendoCircumstances leave Nora and Patch miserable. A new character, Scott Parnell, is a tortured individual. You start out not liking him only to feel pity for him by the end of the story.

A crescendo is a steady increase in force or intensity. The crescendo in this installment is a shocker involving Marcie Millar, Nora’s enemy, and her dad.

Fitzpatrick adds suspense to the story of Nora and Patch. If you’re looking for a happily ever after, you’ll have to keep reading. Those types of endings are seldom found in the dark.

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