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Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

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3 star

Fallen Angels, High School, Relationships, Trust, Family, Suspense

Few things are more frustrating than a protagonist who doesn’t know what’s going on until the very end of the story—Fitzpatrick has a bad habit of doing this, but that being said, she does a great job of writing a story compelling enough that you can almost come to terms with Nora’s ignorance if it means you can spend more time with her friends and learn more about her increasingly dangerous world. Nora breaks up with Patch and watches in agony as he starts spending all of his time with her archnemesis, Marcie Millar while she is being hunted by an unknown enemy and haunted by dreams of  ages-old drama. The relationships between the characters and the sinister presence of the archangels make for a great story, and the ending will leave your head spinning…

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Prequel: Hush, Hush
Sequels: Silence, Finale 

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

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3 star

Fallen Angels, High School, Relationships, First Love, Suspense

Nora has a new, disturbing, and attractive lab partner named Patch: after several frightening and lust-filled weeks, she discovers that he is a fallen angel.  A complicated backstory of scars, wings, and Nephilim unfolds rather quickly towards the end. The story would have flowed better if Nora had figured out that Patch is an angel much earlier: it would have allowed for more tension and a more natural denouement. Characterizations are a little flat but the suspense is well delivered. The invented Nephilim history was spotty at best but it is still one that I would recommend to fantasy-lovers, especially since fallen angel stories are rare.

Sequels: Crescendo, Silence, Finale