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Crusade by Nancy Holder
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Aug 02, 11

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Read in September, 2010

Crusade was nothing like I expected it to be. What I was expecting? I am not completely sure. But whatever it was, it is not what I got. Crusade simply is amazing. From the very beginning, I was in shock at how original this novel is. Yes, the basic ideas for Vampires and their lore is there. But it is told in a completely fresh way.

From the very first page, readers will quickly realize that Crusade is not your typical vampire novel. Gone are the many stereotypes that reader are familiar with. The first one being that Vampires are our friends. Because the truth is that they are not. And that reality comes at a cost. But is that cost really worth dying for?

The basic tale focuses on Jenn. She and a group of teens are fighting to take back control of our world. A world that recently has discovered that Vampires exist. That they are not just the stuff of legend. However, while most Vampires want you to believe that they are friendly, the sad truth is that most are not. They simply are hiding behind this facade to gain our trust. A trust that they are not in the slightest bit hesitant about betraying.

Crusade is a novel of surprises. From the concept to the characters, everything about this novel took me by surprise. And it is hard to explain exactly what makes this novel so magical when everything about was just spectacular. It is simply one of those novels that you just have to read. You will devour it and leave with the sense that you have to have more. Highly Recommended.
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