Damned (Crusade #2)
Antonio would do anything for his beloved fighting partner Jenn. He protects her, even suppresses his vampire cravings to be with her. Together, they defend humanity against the Cursed Ones. But tensions threaten to fracture their hunting team and his loyalty—his love—is called into question.
With an even more sinister power...more
Damned is a captivating sequel to Crusade, I’ve waited for this novel to come out and I was not disappointed! It’s Thrilling, Chilling and Bad to the Bone all while carrying romance and heart break making for a most fascinating read. The series continues to get better, which I thought impossible!
Nancy Holder and Debbie Vigue do a wonderous thing with building a dystopian like world that is ruled by vampires and humans are their sheep. It’s incredibly believable which is what make...more
It felt wrong to write a review of Damned since I know both authors so well and I am closely connected to the series. So, instead I decided to write a rumination on the Crusade series since there are a few things about the series that have always struck me as significant within the fantasy genre, but haven’t really generated much discussion. Therefore, since the Damned Book Tour is stopping at Underwords today, I’m going to talk abo...more
I wasn't super happy with what happened to Antonio. I just don't like seeing anyone in a position where their free will is taken away. Without that who are you really. At first when it...more
In a Sentence: Damned was an extremely fast-paced, suspenseful sequel, and I ended up enjoying it more than its predecessor, Crusade.
As I mentioned in my review of Crusade last year, I felt that Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie did a wonderful job of building the world they created for the Crusade books. After finishing Damned, I stand by that statement. Crusade and Damned take place in a dystopian-esque world in which vampir...more
This review contains spoilers for Crusade.
Okay, so you may or may not remember that, at the end of the last book, everything went all to hell. Jenn's dad betrayed her to the vampires in order to save her sister, Heather (and the rest of the family). Unfortunately for him, the plan totally backfired (duh) and Heather was, instead, captured and, ultimately, "converted." Whoops.
Heather's "conversion" is a complicated issue on so very many...more
This is the second book in the Crusade series, and as such, it has a lot more action than the first book. This time it's all about int...more
After reading Crusade, I was curious if we were going to get to know Skye better. She’s the witch who fights alongside the hunters — the only witch willing to step across that line and officially align herself with the team who seeks out to destroy the Cursed Ones. She still keeps to the rule of doing no harm, as best she can. If humans are involved, then Skye is out. But we got a hint to a dark past for her in the first novel, and Damned...more
The word that comes to mind when I think about this story is strife. This book is full of strife. It's set during a war. The vampires are taking over the world. Most humans hide their head and p...more
First, I'd like to talk about the cover. Is that a hunkadunk or WHAT? I am officially in love with Antonio (no matter what he did this book, his looks make it forgivable :P). The book is filled with action, and heartbreaking sighs. I felt really bad for Jenn in this book. EXTREMELY bad. She has to go through so much emotional baggage, that's weighing her down, and the team is trying to do everything they can to help her, but personally, I thin...more
Nobody is safe. Everybody is hiding something. Nothing will ever be the same.
This book broke my heart, built it back up, and then broke it all over again.
There's my description of Damned, by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie. Before I say anything else, let me tell you how amazing these two authors are when they work in tandem - They're freaking brilliant. I think each of them are pretty good on their own, but they only reach this level of perfection together (and, in my oppinion, only in the Crusa...more
I like the shared bond within the Team, how intune with each other as they are.
As with most middle books in a trilogy, this one is full of disappointing and futile battles. So many losses.
The upside is that Jen finally came into her own. And to smack down Jamie??? Nice!
Now for my few questions:
1) With Antonio's "demon", how is Leg...more
A good book . . . the couple didn't do it for me as much as I thought. High-action.
(After about three chapters, I skimmed.)
There is two individuals after Antonio with similar purpose but different intentions those come out in Damned.
We also get to see what lead up to each individual on the team being there. We know Jenn's story of course bu...more
DAMNED is one of these books — the second book in Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié‘s CRUSADE trilogy. The series incorporates world religions, often Catholic mythology and Wicca, in building its post-apocalyptic world. A world in...more
I love Jenn be...more
Jenn is officially the leader of the Salamanca team of hunters, but everyone in the resistance may be in over their heads as the risks grow higher. Vampiric control over the world is strengthening, the resistance is growing difficult to continue, allies are running low, and one of vampires has even begun manufacturing a surprise that could bring the downfall to humans everywhere. But even as Jenn and her t...more
After being so impressed by Crusade, the first book in this series, I have been (im)patiently awaiting the release of Damned. In the first novel, Holder and Viguié blew me away in their presentation of a vampire war. I adored and applauded Crusade for its originality and gusts. And was super excited to get transported into this world again.
Where do I start with this? Ever since I have finished the last page, so many different thoughts are going through my brain. A...more
I mentioned before in my Crusade review that this is like an adult series with YA characters. That idea continued for me during this book. Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie wrote scenes that are s...more
And OMG, was it odd. I don't even understand half of it, and whatI understand just confuses me more.
Let us talk about...more
A thrilling, action packed sequel with heartache and a great paranormal romance, this is one series that keeps getting better and better. I love the world building in this series. It's rich, well detailed and of course dark. The feel for this sequel is one that's intense, twisted and darker than Crusade. The characters continue to become more in-depth, and surprisingly a few of them are handed a fate that a little shocking and heartbreaking.
I like that Nancy and Debbie aren't afraid to...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