Crescendo I believed was better than Hush Hush in terms of execution and delivery. So much more raw emotion was released by Nora and not always fear or curiosity which was evident in the first book. More thrills, excitement and suspense was also there. You traveled the exact journey and felt the exact innocence that Nora had. Nothing was expected. Information and truth was slowly discovered as the book went forward. Although Hush Hush left me hanging on whether I should continue onto Crescendo, after completing this book I can say I want to know what happens next now. Third book please come now! 4.5 stars.