Christmas Awards 2011

Sunday, 27 April 2014


Crusade by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie

Publisher: Simon Pulse

September 2010

ISBN: 978-1-4169-9802-0

Pages: 470

Contemporary, Paranormal, Spain, San Francisco and New Orleans

Jenn has been studying, living and training for the past two years at Spain’s Sacred Heart Academy Against the Cursed Ones.  She is one of the few that have pledged to defend humanity against the vampires or at least die trying.  The vampires though are gaining power and the battle has just begun.

She is forced to return home after the death of a family member.  While in San Francisco Jenn discovers that it is now a stronghold for the vampires.  She is a lone hunter apart from her team and because of that isolation she is now at risk.  She needs and craves the company of her fighting partner Antonio.  She wants his protection, reassurance and his touch.  Though a relationship with Antonio has its own risks and the closer they get the more Jenn ultimately has to lose.

Now Jenn is facing a betrayal by someone that was once bound to protect her.  She now has to face her doubts about everything she has believed to be true. If Jenn is going to survive she needs to trust in herself and her heart.

This is the start of a trilogy that while written about vampires proves to be story that is all its own.  The plot is fascinating and very different.   Reading how the characters interact with each other and how they react to each situation is interesting and pulls the reader into the story.  It will also have readers wanting the next book just to see how everything works out or if it is even possible for it to be fixed.  It also has several mysteries that while not quite answered in the first book makes for an interesting puzzle to solve.  With every answer provided there are still more to be solved and will have readers looking forward to seeing just what drives each and every character in the book.  This is one worth checking out.

I give this one 4-1/2 red roses 


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