Crescendo - Becca Fitzpatrick Loved it! Better than the first, lots more action and fast paced events. Not as much of the girls meets dangerous-but-intriguing-boy-and-falls-in-love-with-him-line, but I think it was better for the tension between the main characters throughout. I thought this novel also gave Patch a lot of depth he was lacking in the first book. I was also glad to read about a boy that isn't absolutely perfect, Patch certainly is the ultimate bad-boy, as others have said. I was also really happy that Nora is a strong female led, echoing what other reviews have said it is nice when a young adult novel doesn't allow the main character to turn into a sniveling wimp wasting away after a boy. I got irritated with Nora for her pig-headedness at time but ultimately was glad that she stood up for herself even if it did sometimes put her in needless danger. I'm eagerly awaiting the third installment.