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(The Blessed #2)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  320 ratings  ·  52 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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Jan 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
Jul 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
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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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Feb 09, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2014
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.
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great book! Sad some of the things that happened, and where it ended, I can't wait to read the 3rd and last book! ...more
Joana Hill
Jan 20, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: contemporary
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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
Jan 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
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
Jamie Rae
Dec 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! I'm looking forward to the next part of this trilogy and the cliffhanger at the end us very good ...more
Adrianne Rosal
Jan 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Not all things that wander all lost!!!
Maria Torres
Apr 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Dec 09, 2013 rated it liked it
(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
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
Aug 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Dec 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Shelby Naylor
Jan 01, 2014 rated it liked it
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
Lavender  Sparrow
Apr 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
Cristina Isabel
Feb 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The three girls are still lost about what they're supposed to do. And now, with Sebastian gone, they have no one to turn to but each other. It seems that no matter what happens things are going from bad to worse. Not knowing who to trust and the dangers that face them if they continue to venture deeper into what Sebastian meant about being saints, their true purpose in this life. Time is of the essence. Passionaries truly shines as it delivers a new meaning on what we really believe our true wor ...more
Feb 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is an interesting story that takes an old biblical tale and puts it in the modern day world. Three young women who are not likely to be saints are considered so. The story picks up after an incident happened that threw these women into a limelight they didn't really wish to be part of.
Living in a city that is controlled by one man who is part of an international 'conspiracy' related to the bible these women are put in situations they have no control over while trying to live normal lives.
Dec 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
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
Deana The  Queen
Apr 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: supernatural
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.
I love snow days where I can catch up on reading! The only main issue I had about this book was there was barely any recap about what happened in Blessed. I read that book about a year ago and didn't really remember much about it other than I really enjoyed it. This book only referred back to one of the events that happened in that book over and over again. It doesn't take much to quickly recap in the first chapter of a book. I still enjoyed it overall though. ...more
Dec 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
The book Dragged the story for almost all of it, while still keeping it interesting, having the story that was missing in the blessed, it actually started doing a lot of things, to then have a twist almost at the end, I liked it and think is really good, will definitely look for the last book when it comes out
Barb Wild
Mar 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Barb Wild
Dec 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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...
May 01, 2014 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. ...more
Oct 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
role on the 3rd book I am just loving this series
Jody Wibberley
Jan 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: awesome-reading
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
Isabella Doran
Mar 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Hurley's second book in this sequel was good, but this ending was better. It was dramatic, full of action and tragety. Enjoyable. ...more
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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 ind ...more

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