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The Damned (Tuck Houston #1)

4.45  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Eight years ago, slayer Tuck Houston lost two of her closest friends to a Damned vampire named Josef Dragos—a beast who traded the sun for darkness and blood. She’s been hunting him since the day she walked into the carnage he created. But Josef has hidden himself well in the underground, from both slayers and other vampires.

When slayers around the globe start
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Kindle Edition, 208 pages
Published March 12th 2015 by Evernight Publishing
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Amanda McCrohan
Mar 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely could not put this book down. It's been a while since I've read a good vampire novel. I fell out of favor with this genre after the whole Twilight phenomenon. (I'm sorry, vampires should NOT sparkle!) I stopped reading vampire novels for a very long time. As a fan of Anne Rice, every other vampire book I'd ever read just could not compare--until this one. The pace is perfect, the dialogue witty and the characters are well developed. I cared about what happened with vampire hunter Tu ...more
Perry Lake
Feb 20, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: vampires
In October Weeks' novel, “The Damned,” we have the traditional plot of a vampire hunter on the trail of a vampire. Actually, our heroine, Tuck Houston, is a vampire slayer, complete with supernatural, vampire-fighting abilities of her own. She has super-strength and speed, she sees well in the dark, and she has the ability to detect the presence of the Undead. Hmm, I think Josh Whedon's copyright lawyers might have some objection to this. (There are even characters here named Wesley and Riley. A ...more
Lady
Mar 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Haunted By The Past


This series must be read in order. This is the first book. I can't wait to read Path To Damnation!


•••I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review•••


Tuck is a Slayer. One of the best. Most fear her. With a nickname like The Ripper it is with good cause. She is a legend and very well respected, even at her young age. Haunted by mistakes from her past and the loss of her best friends there are certain Damned no ot
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Tara
May 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic read!
Shannon Schoolcraft
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is a must read. Tuck is a vampire slayer and a bada** one at that. From the beginning, this book will have you flipping the pages to find out what's going to happen next. The Damned definitely keeps you hooked.
Valerie Roberson
Jul 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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I love this story! I couldn't put it down! The mystery kept me wanting more and no I did not figure it out. The ending was nothing like I was thinking, which is good, because that's means the the author is a good writer. I really like October Weeks work and look forward to reading more of her books.
Being the best Slayer ever has it's ups and downs. But if you love what you do and want to make a difference in the world, like Tuck Houston, then the good and bad come together. Slaying the D
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cola_bear
May 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Great first book in a series! Loved the hierarchy of the vampires, and that Tuck wasn't lusted after by all the them. I also loved that there were consequences to everyone's actions, and some of them were not pretty.

Tuck is very kickass, but she's paid a high price for being a slayer. And you can see that in her choices and actions. She doesn't use the past as an excuse, and makes decisions based on the current situation, not what she wants to do, which is rather refreshing in the wo
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