Vanquished (Crusade #3)
Hope is in short supply, but courage runs deep as the Salamancan hunters recover from a devastating loss. Jenn knows she must rally her team against the Cursed Ones, but her focus is shattered. She’s torn ...more
Ok, i liked it, but i didnt love it. It took too long for me, and then the action was actually cut really short. I also couldnt get into Jenn and Antonio, maybe i just need to re-read the other two books but i feel like there was NO development in thier relationship. I mean WHY are they so in love...i didnt get it. I felt like a book was missing where we got to see their love bloom, or that maybe they would start to spend more time together, but there was nothing, in the entire series ...more
Since the majority of this book is spoiler central the rest of this review will be spoiler locked.
(view spoiler)[So really the only part that is screaming at me to write about is the ending. Honestly that will s ...more
OH MY GOODNESS. This was the best ending to a trilogy!!!!!!
There were so many surprises. I will admit I never though that Antonio would give in to his baser urges and actually bite Jen. Nor did I think that Jamie would confess his love for Skye.
In character development I'm very proud of Skye. I thought that girl was never going to come to terms with her feeling for Holger but true love did prevail. I will admit I did feel a bit bad for Jamie. First he lost Eri to ...more
1) When Holgar punched her in the face. Jenn woke up and was like, " ...more
BOOK ONE - It starts off with Skye, a White Witch who has been captured by her ex, Estefan who is a Dark Witch. She convinces him by using memories of Holgar, the Danish werewolf and her. And next thing you know, Estefan goes crazy... He was totally jealous and Skye got away. Met her family, done that. But the saddest thing is that Skye's family threw her ou ...more
Vanquished, written by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie, is the final installment in the Crusade series. If you haven’t already read the first two books in the series called Crusade and Damned respectfully, I would encourage you to do so before attempting to dive into this book. The series is complex in its creation, and there are a bunch of separate storylines that won’t make much sense to you unless you know the particular characters and nuances involved. ...more
There was so much growing up done in these three books, for all of the characters. It was very inspiring. I was satisfied with the ending, though I wasn't sure if the last part was supposed to be humour or what. It actually just mad ...more
Jamie's end was definitely unexpected...if not a bit ironic.
I'm super happy that all of the characters had 'endings' but I still get the same feeli ...more
All series long, we're told Jenn is oh so special because she's thinks as an individual and that will be key to defeating the vampires, but this never pans out. Jenn didn't do anything extra special that any of the others couldn't do in the ultimate battle.
And of course there would be a HEA for Jenn and Antonio - a ridiculously contrived manner of achieving HEA to boot! [At least the authors didn't drag out the love triangle too long. And what a silly introduction TH ...more
THE MAIN THING THAT I LOVED ABOUT THIS BOOK WAS THE ENDING. IT WAS PERFECT, TERRIFYING, MADE ME CRY, BEAUTIFUL, AND EVERY POSITIVE ADJECTIVE EVER.
I CRIED FOR FIVE MINUTES WHEN (view spoiler)[JENN WAS DYING. THEN FATHER JUAN SHOWED UP, ANTONIO NEARLY CONVERTED HER, HEATHER'S DAD KILLED H...more
Loved the ending or ...more
Still though, the plot overall was on the confusing side and seemed to leave a lot of things out. How did all the warriors manage to gather in Transylvania for the big battle? Given previous descriptions of travel, it would seem rather hard for people all ove ...more
So much has happened to Jenn and her team that it's impossible to sum it all up now, even with my poor memory! This time around, Jenn is still hurting from Antonio's actions, he went to the "dark side" and was able to come back to himself, but there's a ...more
this book picks up right where the last book left off. The Battle of Salamanca just ended and Skye is the prisoner of her dreaded ex. Antonio is trying (and failing) to come to terms with what he did while his humanity was taken ...more
The beginning of the book starts off so dark and hopeless. One of the team members of Team Salamanca is dead, another is missing, Antonio is fighting his blood lust, and Jenn is reeling from what happened to Antonio. The only member at all who seems to think they can recover from this and be triump ...more
Now for Vanquished, I predicted some things and they came true, but how/when/why kind of caught me off guard. It made the story much more entertaining ...more
As Team Salamanca and their fight draws to a close. A number of things are going on emotionally and visually and so here are the basic movements in the book:
1. Jenn Leitner, the new leader of her team still hasn't forgiven her father for betraying her and her sister.
2. Father Juan is holding the secret to his identity and so far he and Esther(Jenn's grandma) has gotten closer.
3. Antonio is at war with his love for Jenn and the love he has for God. However, Noah loves Jenn too and is wou ...more
Okay, first off...WHATS WITH THE ENDING??? What caused Father Juan to revive??? I really need to know.
This book is so great, so full of action, and I just could not put it down. It did not disappoint...the "final" books by these authors are so thrilling and emotional. I am glad it ended the way it did (plus, my favorite couple Holgar and Skye were able to be together, and that made everything so much better...)
I found the finally battle to be an epic one. I found myself to be at th ...more
Vanquished was an amazing ending to the Crusade series. I cried so much and my heart broke but it was worth it. The authors finished it perfectly. All the characters come into their own with one surprise (Jamie)and some losses. I loved how the book has so many different characters and things happening and the way they all come together in the end.
Jenn & Antonio, as well as the other characters, had to go through a lot & it was kind of amazing to see them get pa ...more
Nancy was born in Los Altos, California, and her family settled for a time in Walnut Creek. Her father, who taught at Stanford, joined the navy and the family t ...more