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Vanquished (Crusade #3)

4.23 of 5 stars 4.23  ·  rating details  ·  526 ratings  ·  67 reviews
Following the “globetrotting supernatural adventure” (Publishers Weekly) of Damned, the riveting conclusion to the Crusade trilogy pushes the power of love to its limits.

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 sh
ebook, 496 pages
Published August 28th 2012 by Simon Pulse
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Bridie-No excuses. No apologies. No Regrets Jones

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
Spoiler Alert!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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
Okay, well I finally finished this trilogy and I do not know where to begin. Crusader was really good and had so much promise in it, that I was determined to read the other installments. Damned lower the star rating by a lot, it was simply a hot mess. Now, Vanquished. Vanquished was more than a hot mess, it was Judgement Day itself boiling in Hell's fire. Let me give you some examples (these examples are off the top of my head):

1) When Holgar punched her in the face. Jenn woke up and was like, "
Chloe (Girl In The Woods Reviews)
Detailed Review: * Start of the book, I was completely hooked! The book is split off with Team Salamanca and other characters from the book.

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
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Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
Genre* YA Paranormal
Rating: 3.5-4


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.
This book made me cry. In fact, at times it ripped me to shreds. Beautifully written. And I am truly sad to see the trilogy end. I was very attached to the characters in this story. The journey I was taken on touched me deeply. And for a vampire novel, I am impressed.
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
Such an amazing end a really great trilogy. Though I hate how the last page was kind of a cliff hanger. But I loved the series and I wish it were more popular. I know people are probably straying from these books because the vampire theme is getting old, but these are very well written and deserve more readers.
Diane Ferbrache
After the battle at Salamanca in Damned, the hunters have scattered to the four winds. Countries all over the globe have surrendered to the vampires, but there is still a very strong resistance organization consisting of werewolves, priests, witches, humans, and even a vampire priest. Young lovers have been separated by distance, and some have been captured and tortured by the Cursed Ones (the vamps). While the hunters are plotting their attack, the vampires are cooking up a virus to release on ...more
I definitely loved the portion of the book where Jenn's grandmother tells Antonio off. He has been moaning and complaining about his lot for many pages. She puts him in his place not a moment too soon. I envy her this moment. Even Father Juan got on board and tried to pull him out of his self induced confinement. I have encountered many similar characters in my reading. I often wish I could smack a little 'so what' sense into them. Do something, anything just make a decision.

Loved the ending or
In some ways I liked this book best out of the trilogy - there's a fair amount of action, and it feels directed and not aimless, unlike the first two. Also, Jenn sucks a lot less. She comes into her role as a leader and is so less annoying.

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
Jessica (a GREAT read)
It's been ages since I read the last book in Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie's Crusade trilogy, I read it as an ARC in 2011, so it's been a really long time! No matter, after a few bumps in the road I was able to get back on track with Vanquished.

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
Carmen Terronez
I enjoyed Vanquished the last in the Crusade Trilogy. Jenn is the new Hunter of the Salamancas after Eriko was killed in the last book. Antonio is still a Vampire and is battling the monster inside him more than ever and his love for Jenn. Father Juan has cast the runes hundreds of times and is certain that Jenn and Antonio can and will be together if Jenn can finally lead, let go of her anger and love completely. It is also up to Antonio to let go of the monster within, believe in himself and h ...more
This book was another case of hate that its over but loved the ending! This was an amazing end to a great trilogy. Want vampire books done well? Read the Crusade books. They will not disappoint. Unless you only like cutesy sparkly vampires. Then you might be disappointed.

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
This was a thrill ride of a novel! I've always loved this series, and I finally got to finish the series! I was not disappointed with the finale in the least. It completely lived up to my expectations!

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
Emmalynn Herbstritt
I know that on the other books I did not comment on the book, it was just that I was super tired and did not want to do it right then and there. So to sum up the series, it was amazing! If you like mystical creatures like werewolves, vampires, witches, angels, ect., I would read this series. Also if you like romance, mystery, and action/adventure.
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
Joselyn Ramos
yeyeyeyeyqshfHADgfUAKfIOAHFWOLBZCGSBL;XFGG. This book is the perfect ending love it. Could not change anything is was all good. Jenna and Antonio yeeee all i am sayin. I am happy also about how the characters got to grow and unite together, and how they learn to accept who they where. In addition how they forgive themself and others. Love that at the end they all became a big family. Happy that at the end all there wishes and dream came true.
Erica Smith

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
Very mediocre series, that lacked creativity and originality. Basically, teen vampires, ware wolves, witches and slayer..yep we've seen it all before and sadly much better. I didn't hate the characters (like I said, just not very original ), but main character and slayer, Jen's whining internal dialog was nearly too much to take.
Brilliant end to a phenomenal series!! Loved it. The battle scenes were epic and all I can say is if you havent read this series you are missing out!
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.
Wow that was a nailbiter! To be honest I wasn't really sure what was going to happen & I was on the edge of my seat most of the time. I was satisfied with that ending, even though there was a lot of pain & heartbreak to get there. Team Salamanca is pretty freaking strong & there were some interesting reveals along the way. That epilogue left me wondering though!

Jenn & Antonio, as well as the other characters, had to go through a lot & it was kind of amazing to see them get pa
Claudia Araujo
Jenn is too much of a crybaby... it's distracting
I always liked this series and this last book tied it all up nicely. Everyone fully developed their talents and truly believed in themselves which is what was needed in the end against the vampires. We FINALLY get an answer as to how Jen and Antonio are meant to be, considering she's human and he's a vampire. Tons of action, betrayal you don't expect, and lots of love. Love of self, declarations of love between surprising people, and love conquers all. I also love the very very end. Poor Fr. Jua ...more
Overall, THE VANQUISHED is even more intense, romantic, and is very evolved in plot and character depth than its previous predecessors and I enjoyed it immensely. If you haven't yet had the pleasure of reading this series than I would highly recommend you do so soon. It's quite an addictive read once you start from the very beginning of the trilogy!

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4.5 stars!

Nancy my diva *

Great finishing to series!

I wanted to cry, I wanted to jump...OH MY GOD

There were many surprises and losses, but everything was brilliantly snapped by Nancy. The ending was amazing and beautiful.I will miss these characters.

***** stars

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Great ending. It was a bit confusing keeping track of the different perspectives, but I think it made the book really come together especially in the final scenes. It was a bit poetic, the ending, but at the same time realistic.
The epilogue was really funny though.
I'm a bit sad this trilogy has ended. I feel like whenever I end a book series, a bit of me dies.
This was an amazing end to the series! I was so sad to let all of the characters go because they seemed like they had stories among stories to be told about them. However, this book regardless of my wanting more books for the series, was amazing I would definitely recommend it.
The final battle. I had trouble seeing that this book would have a happy ending. However, the authors pulled it off and gave a happy, if not, humorous ending.

I love a story that I can walk away from with a smile.

A worthy trilogy and glad I picked up the 1st audiobook.
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