Sneak Peek Saturday: Crescendo

By: Becca Fitzpatrick

Pub date: October 19th, 2010

Nora should have known her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described as anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away and Nora can't figure out if it's for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy, Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home.

The further Nora delves into the mystery of her father's death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim bloodline has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn't answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine?
Coldwater, Maine
Fourteen months ago

The fingers of the thorn-apple tree clawed at the windowpane behind Harrison Grey, and he dog-eared his page, no longer able to read through the racket. A furious spring wind had hurled itself against the farmhouse all night, howling and whistling, causing the shutters to slam against the clapboards with a repetitive bang! bang! bang! The calendar may have been turned to March, but Harrison knew better than to think spring was on its way. With a storm blowing in, he wouldn’t be surprised to find the countryside frozen in icy whiteness by morning. To drown out the wind’s piercing cry, Harrison punched the remote, turning up Bononcini’s “Ombra mai fu.” Then he set another log on the fire, asking himself, not for the first time, if he would have bought the farmhouse had he known how much fuel it took to warm one little room, let alone all nine.

The phone shrilled...

I know a lot of you are excited for the release of Crescendo, myself included. Here's your chance to read not only the prologue but the first chapter as well of the upcoming highly anticipated sequel. Feel free to visit Becca Fitzpatrick on her official website as well as her blog. :)


  1. Anonymous6/14/2010

    I'm super excited to read this!!!!! Can't wait

  2. Ooo, thanks for posting this. I'm so looking forward to reading this.

  3. I loved Hush, Hush but for some reason I'm not that pumped to read the sequel. Is that weird? Lol.


  4. Anonymous6/14/2010

    Yes, weirdo! ;) Haha, no, not at all. I think it's because Hush, Hush ended off pretty well, no cliffhangers etc. It doesn't necessarily need a sequel. I'm just really curious to find out what Patch is hiding (again lol) and I really want to know what happened to Nora's dad.

  5. i just want to read it becuase of patch hahaha i loved the book though so im pretty excited for the sequel lol that teaser is killin me sounds awesome! Ps thanks for stopping by :)

  6. Anonymous10/24/2010

    i saw it in wal-mart a couple of days ago but i didnt have enough money to buy it!!!!!! cant wait till i finaly get my hands on it!!!!!




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