Jul 7, 2014

Memory Lane Monday #15 (Crescendo Review)


This is a new weekly meme that Kristalyn over at The Sarcastic Palmtree and I, Amber at Paradise of Pages, came up with. We have been wanting to re-read some of our favorites but feel overwhelmed by all the other new books coming out that our re-reads get put to the side. That is how we came up with this meme, we decided we don't want to put them aside anymore, so we will be taking turns putting up our reviews on the re-reads we do throughout the month. This does not mean we won't keep up with recent releases as well, it just means we will make more time for those we have read before as well.

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So here is how this meme will work:

  • Each week the co-hosts will trade off with recapping when it is a re-read or what they have heard so far about the book and the other co-host will put up their review. 
  •  The participants can read anything that they remember reading in the past, or something that they have wanted to read that has been around for a while and just haven't gotten around to reading it yet for whatever reason. 
  • Participants can decide if they want to recap the book before reading it or just put up a review of what they read. 
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  • Most importantly remember to just have fun! :)
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7791997Crescendo
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Release Date: October 19th, 2010
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Pages: 427
Format: Hardcover, Bought

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Synopsis: 

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 Review:

This book reminds me of New Moon. Not with the whole vampire or werewolf thing, just the fact that I spend most of the book just reading it so I can figure out how it will end. I felt like part of this book was just the suspense of me trying to remember what happens with Marcie and Patch. I was angry most of the time at Patch because I just couldn't remember anything that happened in this book. I was lost.

It is nice to be able to read a book and it be like the first time I was reading it though. I know I loved it back then, even with all the suspense and I loved it now. I knew a little that things would work out or I wouldn't have kept reading the series in the first place.

Patch is very secretive in this book, and quite frankly he is a bit of a jerk in it, but I forgive him. I feel there was good reasons behind it and I think at the end of the book he kind of tells me for me to figure it all out on my own anyway. He still has my heart :)

I definitely didn't expect the one trying to kill Nora to be the person he was. It took me by surprised completely. I thought I had it nailed on someone else, but I was wrong. The ending is also very intriguing. It made me have to get out of bed to run to the computer to type the review so I can start the next book tomorrow. If I wasn't so tired, I would go ahead and start it tonight but I know that would be bad.

I still felt the annoying feeling towards Nora in this book. I kept feeling like she was just messing up the whole time. She wasn't doing anything right. Her pride was causing her to do stupid things that were making things so much worse. I do understand though. I know when you get hurt so badly by more than one person, it is so hard to think rationally. You just end up trying to do things that make sense at the time, even if it is the worst thing you could have done. I can't wait to keep reading and watch her grow a little more. I am hoping she does grow out of the immaturity and starts to think better.

I know it all sounds bad above, but I mean none of it in a negative way. I was sucked in from the first couple chapters and have been sneaking even a page here or there when I am able to. I just couldn't stop reading, I had to know how it ended. I needed to know even more because I knew I read it before just couldn't remember any of it. It made me have an even bigger drive to finish the book. This book was wonderful and had my attention the whole time.




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1 comment:

  1. Don't you just love it when you have a book that you can't put down. Sometimes they seem like so few it's sad. I'm glad you enjoyed your reread on this one!

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