Crescendo (Hush, Hush #2)

By Becca Fitzpatrick

This is one of those “second books”. I need a freakin’ family tree here.

Anyway, Nora is living a happy life and in an otherwise healthy relationship. That is, until she drops the biggest bomb ever. Those three little life changing words, “I love you”. When you have been given a guardian angel there is a very good reason, but falling in love with that angel is against the rules. And when the higher-ups intervene all hell breaks loose.

When Nora confesses her innermost feelings for Patch her life takes a drastic turn. Especially when her worst known enemy, Marcie Millar, is hanging around him. Marcie was bad enough before but suddenly she’s offering rides and working with Nora. Why is she so different now? And what is her ultimate malfunction? Nora’s jealousy ignites when she keeps seeing the two together.

But when an old aquaintence reappears she may just have the fuel to even the odds. Scott is a boy with a mysterious past. When Nora’s mom invites him and his mother to dinner something feels off. Nora gets the notion that there’s more to the story than just boys-will-be-boys. And when she starts investigating she may have just opened a can of worms.

Nora’s anger moves her to action. Deciding to shove her independence in Patch’s face she goes out with Scott. But this time she’s in over her head. Every time she goes out with him odd things happen. Maybe she’s hallucinating. Maybe she’s crazy. Or, maybe someone is trying to contact her. Nora’s world is smaller than she ever realized and more complex.

Things get more and more tangled as she learns more about her heritage. And even darker secrets will be revealed. Lies, theft, jealousy, truth, a diary, a necklace, and a few rings will all play a part in this chapter of Nora’s life.

I love this continuation of the series. A nine out of ten. It just keeps getting deeper and the details are imperative. Nora learns a lot about not only angels and demons, but her own life as well. Things aren’t always what they seem and there are skeletons in everyone’s closets. It’s an awesome series that I advise you to take the time to read!

P.S. On a side note I have to shout DON’T DO IT!!! Because they have decided to do a movie on this book series. Not that it doesn’t deserve it, but that I’m totally afraid they’re going to ruin the story. Yes, I’m referring to the way the world mangled the Twilight story and the Queen of the Damned and every other book-to-film adaptation that was not an original biography. No offense because I love this story and always ponder what the characters would look like, even so much as relating them to actors. Just in the respect that no one pictures the characters the same way. (Except in the Harry Potter series and that was just creepy.)


On the Front Burner We Have…

So… Now I have a reading plan.

For the next few weeks I’m plotting what to read.(And yes, Les Mis is still there.) Anyway, right now I’m going back, out of necessity, to re-read all of the books in the Hush, Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick. I have yet to read the final book and must re-aquaint myself with the details. Secondly, I await the next book in the Jane True series. The last cliff hanger is killing my soul daily. And thirdly, I have undertaken the writing process myself so there’s much to do there.

So here’s the official list of my ‘to-read’ category:

  1. Hush, Hush Becca Fitzpatrick
  2. Crescendo Becca Fitzpatrick
  3. Silence Becca Fitzpatrick
  4. Finale Becca Fitzpatrick
  5. If I Die Rachel Vincent
  6. Tempest Re-born Nicole Peeler
  7. Le Mis

Inter-reading is a habit of mine so I may accomplish multiples at once. I will also post reviews as I finish re-reading them.

Also, I have a play-list for the last review I did I’ll post very soon.

Thank you for your time.

My Soul To Steal

By Rachel Vincent


Phew! Now then, down to business. As I have previously mentioned this book stirred up emotions long forgotten. I could not figure out “who dunnit”.

Kaylee can never have a normal day. Like… ever. When an old ex shows up things between her and Nash go from unsteady to down right earth-quaking in mere seconds. Kaylee just met her worst nightmare, for real. While Alec is trying to re-coup from being a proxy Kaylee’s world slowly crumbles. Protecting Emma, her dad, Nash, and now her entire school is just the beginning.

While Avari begins plaguing the world again she must figure out who is killing off her teachers and inciting violence. It’s a hard road ahead filled with annoyances, heart-ache, friendships, and new evils. You never know who’s up to what. Rachel Vincent keeps you guessing until the very end.

This review is short due to its extra bits mentioned in previous mini-views.

So the rating? A nine out of ten. I loved the competitiveness. I loved rooting for Sabine even though I hated her. If you’ve read the previous books I want you to continue on! If not pick up the first one and dive in! Worth the time!

Sorry about the delay!

If you have been following my books you may understand why I’ve been slow in posting. Les Mis is a dense story with much to sift through. I see it kind of like an archeological dig in an oil pit. There’s much to be gained but you’ve gotta work to get it. So… I’ve been taking my time. This may be an ongoing read, meaning I’ll post other reviews while still reading this particular book.

Which leads us to Soul Screamers: My Soul to Steal. I don’t normally get worked up over a story, but this one is different. I didn’t throw any books, never have never will, though I contemplated it for a moment. Now, if you’re one of those stodgy folks who say, “Teenagers are sooo overly dramatic! I have never in my supreme life felt anything so strongly!” I advise you to go to a doctor. I mean be realistic, we’ve all been through a tough time before. We’ve all been jealous before. We’ve all had some sort of hateful thoughts. No matter how even-tempered we may seem. I’m no longer a teen myself, however I CAN remember how my life was. hormones are crazy. This installment of Soul Screamers brings all of those feelings back to the surface.

Also, it makes you take notice of all of the characters. You are forced to see each side of the story. I am very pleased at how well Rachel Vincent .. oh well you’ll see!

I really have enjoyed it so far due to its ‘stirring’ abilities. Not finished yet, but closing in. So check it out! I want you to take the time!