Book Review: Crusade by: Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie


Simon Pulse

Publish Date:
September 7, 2010

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The Cursed Ones have made their presence known, and the world will never be the same.

For the past two years Jenn has lived and trained at Spain's Sacred Heart Academy Against the Cursed Ones. She is among the few who have pledged to defend humanity or die trying. But the vampires are gaining power, and the battled has only just begun.

Forced to return home after death takes a member of her family, Jenn discovers that San Francisco is now a vampire stronghold. As a lone hunter apart from her team, Jenn is isolated - and at risk. She craves the company of her fighting partner, Antonio: his protection, his reassurance, his touch. But a relationship with Antonio comes with it's own dangers, and the more they share of themselves, the more Jenn stands to lose.

Then Jenn is betrayed by one who was once bound to protect her, causing her to doubt all she had held as true. To survive, Jenn must find the courage to trust herself - and her heart. 

Review: She's 'Just Jenn'. She's part of a hunter team with "The Hunter", a werewolf, witch, and vampire, as well as an IRA member. Ever since the vampires 'came out of the coffin', Jenn never believed that they were as lily-white as they said they were. So she ran off to train with the best vampire hunters out there -
Spain's Sacred Heart Academy Against the Cursed Ones.

Now she's come back home for a funeral - her grandfather, who was her hero - and she learns that San Francisco is now a vampire stronghold. When she's betrayed by someone she thought she knew and love - she must race against time to save someone she should have a long time ago. But will she be too late? And will she realize she's more than 'Just Jenn'?

I liked this book and I thought the characters were great! One thing I wasn't too thrilled about was the fact that Jenn was so overly critical and hard on herself. Not that she needed to be over-confident or cocky, but she didn't have a real grasp on her own self-worth. Which, I felt, kept her frozen and kept her from acting when she should have. Overall, this had a great new mythology and was a very compelling story!

Crusade Series: Crusade (1), Damned (2), Passing (2.5), Vanquished (3)


  1. I just got this one I am SOOO excited to read it, WONDERFUL review!

  2. Crusade sounds awesome, thanks for the great review, Star.


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