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Passionaries (The Blessed #2)

3.98 of 5 stars 3.98  ·  rating details  ·  120 ratings  ·  31 reviews
Agnes, Cecelia, and Lucy watched as Sebastian sacrificed himself for what he believed in. Will the girls trust that their destiny as saints and martyrs and perform the miracles as Sebastian instructed? Or lose faith in themselves and each other in his absence? Time is running out for them to make a decision, and the fate of the world lies in the balance.
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published January 7th 2014 by simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (first published August 1st 2013)
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My Summary: Agnes, Cecelia, and Lucy are destined to be saints and martyrs - or so they've been told. Now, with Sebastian gone, they'll have to rely on each other more than ever in order to do as Sebastian wanted and perform the miracles they've been entrusted with. But with him gone, it's harder than ever to believe in themselves, their faith, and their mission ... and time may be running out.

My Thoughts: Having read the first novel in the series, I knew that the second was going to be a wild
Cassandra Javier
Well, the year and a half long wait for this was worth it. (and looks like I'll have to wait for another year before book 3 comes out *cries* but oh, well...)

It was as poignant and as enthralling as the first, and it's hard to put down. What I also enjoyed about this is the fact that Lucy, Cecelia and Agnes' lives were dealt into more, and we learned more about them--their fears, frustrations, flaws, and the things that make them sad.

Oh, and all the mystery is still in here. It's still shocking
the golden witch.
Man. If you guys liked book one, "Passionaries" is definitely going to knock your socks off. Going to places that I didn't think Hurley would go in this retelling/modernization of the lives of three Catholic saints, "Passionaries" shows the lives of three girls forever changed and now with the weight of the world on their backs with all of the creepiness that I was hoping for. If there's an awesome retelling middle trilogy book out there for the year, it's definitely this one.

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Great book! Sad some of the things that happened, and where it ended, I can't wait to read the 3rd and last book!
Joana Hill
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Passionaries is the sequel to The Blessed, a book I read last year and reviewed rather… unfavorably. However I did say I’d see it out since I saw potential in it. I kind of regret it, to be honest.

Passionaries continues the story of Lucy, Agnes and Cecelia a few months after their experiences at the Church of the Precious Blood. Despite that they should have been keeping in touch and getting through things together, they haven’t so much as text
Jamie Rae
A compelling and edgy story!

Passionaries brings a dark, trendy and unique voice to the Young Adult market with Brooklyn as the perfect backdrop. I’m often nervous to read the second book in a series after I have fallen in love with the first one for fear that it won’t measure up to my expectations. Passionaries not only met those expectations, but soared beyond them. The characters are relatable and bring about a sense of authenticity that make you feel invested as they struggle to accept their
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Alice Of Wonderland
I won a copy from Goodreads First Reads.

Passionaries has strip down to creepiness. Officially. (Please excuse me, if I misspelled the title. It's quite interesting. Passionaries. Long, but full of...passion?)

Anyway, Passionaires is a horror story, without the horror. Eh...sort of like that. There's still horror, but not as much as ghost stories. Possession is just down right scary. I will never read a ghost story in oh...a few months. I'm not kidding. I'll be back to ghost stories in a few mon
These Blessed books were promising, but everything is downhill now... the story is lame, I dont have much to say but that. The only thing I wanted was to finish it right away because I was damn tired of it.
Elyssa Marie
My Thoughts

I found this book just as exciting as the first installment to the series. I really enjoyed the development of the plot as well as the twists and revelations within the plot. The feel of the book matches the plot really well, just like the first book. I think that the author did such an amazing job with the setting and emotional description that pulls the audience alongside the characters throughout the story. I haven't read a lot of "dark"- ish themed books (althoughI'm trying to get myself i
I loved this book! I'm looking forward to the next part of this trilogy and the cliffhanger at the end us very good
Kayleigh Dolly D'Andilly
Passionaries’ starts after the court case following what happened in Precious Blood Church. We find Lucy, Agnes and CeCe all grieving Sebastian in their own ways, whist trying to come to terms with the unbelievable truth that they are all living Saints.

This is a great sequel just as dark as the first book, although it is slow in some places. That being said the ending blow me away. I won’t spoil it for you but Saint Lucy is hard core! Her part at the end of the book was amazingly vivid and haun
I am not sure what type of book to call this. Tonya has written a genius novel and very thought provoking. The artwork by Abbey Watkins on the inside and outside cover and on some pages is really beautiful.
The story brings up the issues of what roll religion, doctors, business men and social media play in people's lives. There are many layered aspects to this story and much tension is created because we see all of the different character's thoughts and movements. Good and evil seem blurred. Bot
(This review can also be found on my blog The (Mis)Adventures of a Twenty-Something Year Old Girl).

I loved the first book in this series! Precious Blood was a fantastic read. However, Passionaries was a bit mediocre in my opinion.

I like the title, and I believe it is quite fitting for the book. A minor character in the book defines what passionaries are. They are some kind of books related to the Catholic religion. I don't know if that's fictitious or not (I did try searching for it and found n
Mature YA Supernatural/Suspense
Part Two of The Blessed

Another phenomenal book! The story opens with all three girls learning to live with the death of Sebastian, the mysterious saint in their midst, as well as their own potential sainthood. The evil Dr. Frey, however, is bent on stopping the girls and their followings. Lots of Catholic symbolism and imagery presented in a gorgeous way, but also plenty of violence. The story ends at a cliffhanger with a third in the series certain to follow.
Barb Wild
this book was so good. i love the three characters and how the author takes the three to three different locations. They are unique. I was not sure I would like this book as I thought it would be science fiction and i do not normally read that genre. I loved both the books in the series and highly recommend! Received this copy from! loved it
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Emma Clement
I got both this book and the first copy for free in exchange for an honest review. I did not like the first, but I finished it. I could not finish this book. It was too weird and bizarre for my taste.
Shelby Trautman
I received this book through Goodreads Firstreads. I must say I wasn't very impressed by this book. This book starts off where the first book, Precious Blood, ended. Agnes, Cecilia, and Lucy are now viewed as saints and have their own followers. They all know that soon they'll meet up again and something big will happen. I didn't really see the point of these books. It seems like throughout this book they're never on the winning side and always being attacked left and right. Also, judging by the ...more
Lenissa Davis
I was going to rate this a 4 star, but the ending up it to a half a star. I loved it, but not in love with like I was with Precious Blood (The Blessed).
Isabella Fuller
Hurley's second book in this sequel was good, but this ending was better. It was dramatic, full of action and tragety. Enjoyable.
I won this book from Goodreads First Reads. I really couldn't put this book down. I loved finding out what was going to happen next to each of the girls. Are they saints or just killing machines? Saints Lucy, Cecilia, and Agnes all died martyrs so I can assume how this will all end but getting there is proving to be quite a journey. They are the main characters so will they really all die in the end? That is the question. I will have to wait for the next book to find out how it will end. And wha ...more
Jody Wibberley
I really enjoyed reading this book so much that I didn't want to put it down when I got reading it and the story was a great addition from the first book
Es un 3.5 La historia bajo mi punto de vista mejoró bastante. El libro se asemeja mucho más a películas de terror/thriller contemporaneas.
Barb Wild
This was so interesting with the female characters meeting in the hospital. I loved the plots, the different locations where things too place and it was very easy to follow along. I read both books i won in two days and now sent them off to my daughter to read...
Oct 10, 2014 Michael-ann marked it as to-read
I really don't want to read this book. The first one was awful,but I will force myself to finish at least the first chapter. If I can survive that, maybe I can get to the end without my mind shattering.
I couldn't stop reading. I was very anxious because I wanted to know more about the character's lives. The end had me in tears, but I enjoyed every single chapter.
Kira Budge
Sep 07, 2014 Kira Budge marked it as didn-t-finish
*Didn't finish first book in series*

*Received free signed copy in exchange for review*
role on the 3rd book I am just loving this series
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Tonya Hurley is a New York Times and international bestselling author of the ghostgirl series (Little, Brown) and The Blessed trilogy (Simon & Schuster). Her books are published in nearly 30 countries and in more than 20 languages. Ms. Hurley has a worked in virtually every aspect of teen entertainment: creating, writing, and producing two hit TV series; writing and directing several acclaimed ...more
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