- 出版社: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reprint (2012年1月3日)
- 丛书名: The Hush, Hush Saga
- 平装: 464页
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 1416989447
- 条形码: 9781416989448
- 商品尺寸: 14 x 3 x 21 cm
- 商品重量: 386 g
- ASIN: 1416989447
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Crescendo (英语) 平装 – 2012年1月3日
Becca Fitzpatrick is the author of Black Ice, Dangerous Lies, and the Hush, Hush saga, including Hush, Hush; Crescendo; Silence; and Finale—all of which debuted as 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 sales racks for shoes, or watching crime drams on TV. She lives in Colorado with her family. Find out more at BeccaFitzpatrick.com.
While Silence was not amazing, I never felt like breaking previous pieces of electronics so BRAVO MS. FITZPATRICK! This is an incredible feat as I was left just assuming this series was an utter waste of my time. But I'm a glutton for punishment so I came back for more.
Amnesia, as it turns out, did wonders for Nora! I mean, it was no miracle: she's still one of the more bland leads I've read. But she was markedly less annoying in this book! Her frustration over being unable to remember the last handful of months brought out a feistier Nora than I've ever seen. I guess she's been fairly feisty in the other books but the difference here was that I supported her snark this time around. I loved her anger and her quippiness.
As it would be, Patch, under his name as Jev was also highly more interesting than he has been. Maybe it's because he didn't stand there smugly trying to push Noras buttons while kinda wanting to kill her in book one or brooding because Nora was an insecure mess in book two. So I actually felt like he had a semblance of a personality here!
Sure, Patch and Nora are still this ridiculous insta-love where he's the scowly bad guy and she leaves you wondering what exactly is so enthralling about her to cause all this fuss, and yet they're intangibly and inexplicably drawn to one another because their bond and love is so freaking strong, so it's not the most captivating of stories. In truth, I prefer the spark between Nora and Scott. But the plot in this book was more interesting than the last two. I actually felt like it was a story that might be going somewhere rather than just Nora whining like it's felt the past two books were comprised of. So all in all I was pleasantly surprised.
Instead what I got was a slow build up (I see what you did there with the Crescendo, Ms. Fitzpatrick) of emotions and history until it all comes crashing down.
Nora learns a little bit more about who she is and what she is made of in this book. She's not sure who she's able to trust, even Patch. Because of this, she has to rely more on herself for the answers she needs. She trusts her instincts more and lets the blood that runs through her help guide her. Of course, this means sometimes she makes decisions that made me shake my head at her, all the while loving that she's starting to stand on her own more.
The relationship between Nora and Patch hits turbulence in this one and even though it gets rough, it's very easy to see that everything ripping them apart in Crescendo is also driving them closer together. They can't be torn apart, even when forces outside their control are trying their hardest. Even when it is them doing the ripping, they still find a way to be together.
The twists and turns in Crescendo had be guessing at every page. Just when I thought I'd have something figured out, the road would turn and I'd be just as clueless as I started. It kept me focused and on my toes.
Crescendo is a fabulous sequel to a great book, and certainly didn't let me down like I thought it might. The story fits its name and I can't wait to read what happens next.
Was the amnesia really needed? Yes. Nora had learned too much in the first two novels, meaning a lot of what she had to relearn and go through in Silence wouldn't have happened. It made her more vulnerable, which is exactly what was needed to set up the ending of the novel. It makes Nora come across as a little weaker than in the previous two novels; however, I don't see it completely that way. She fights back to regain her memory, all the while fighting against forces she can't help but get wrapped up in.
Was the recapping out of control? Not really. Fitzpatrick didn't spend half the novel condensing the first two novels; rather she left most of it untouched, only reintroducing information when it was necessary. It was never information heavy and when things were brought up that I already knew and Nora didn't, Fitzpatrick didn't draw it out.
Was this just a filler novel? Not even a little bit. Yes, it was set up for the final book, but it was also its own story. It had Nora growing as a character and Patch coming to terms with his decisions, as well as finding a way to move past them and create the future he wants. Yes, it was set up for the fourth novel, but it was also its own interesting story.
Silence didn't wow me quite as much as Hush, Hush and Crescendo did, but it was still a fantastic novel and I can't wait to see how Nora and Patch's story ends.