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The WordSmithe

I love a good book! Young Adult, New Adult, Adult and nearly any genre. If it’s well-written, I’ll read it. And, I love to talk about what I’ve written.


I have a WIP–a new adult dystopian novel. I’m also exploring short fiction.

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If you’re an author and you’d like me to review your book, just drop me a line. I’ll be happy to read an ARC. I always give an honest review. And, even if I didn’t particularly go crazy for your story, I will stay positive. I believe something redeeming can be found in nearly every book.

Misery Loves Angels Too

Crescendo - Becca Fitzpatrick

Everything isn’t as it seems in Coldwater. That cute boy isn’t a boy at all. He’s a fallen angel turned guardian angel. And, the boy you knew as a little kid isn’t human. He’s Nephili. And, little Nora Grey’s life is a lot more complicated.


Becca Fitzpatrick’s Crescendo is a page turner. We’re still learning about the Book of Enoch and the Nephilium. In this installment, we learn that there is a pending conflict between the fallen angels and the Nephilium. And, there is also a conflict between Nora and Patch.


Hope would have summed up Book One in this series. Misery is the one word summation for CrescendoCircumstances leave Nora and Patch miserable. A new character, Scott Parnell, is a tortured individual. You start out not liking him only to feel pity for him by the end of the story.


A crescendo is a steady increase in force or intensity. The crescendo in this installment is a shocker involving Marcie Millar, Nora’s enemy, and her dad.


Fitzpatrick adds suspense to the story of Nora and Patch. If you’re looking for a happily ever after, you’ll have to keep reading. Those types of endings are seldom found in the dark.

Source: http://thewordsmithe.wordpress.com/2015/05/12/misery-loves-angels-too-a-review-of-becca-fitzpatricks-crescendo