Review: Crusade

Dec •  7 •  2010
Review: CrusadeCrusade by Debbie Viguie, Nancy Holder
Series: Crusade # 1
Published by Simon Pulse on September 7, 2010
Genres: Young Adult -Fantasy
Source: Bought
"For the past two years, Jenn has lived and trained at Spain’s Sacred Heart Academy Against the Cursed Ones. She is among the few who have pledged to defend humanity or die trying. But the vampires are gaining power, and the battle has only just begun.
Forced to return home after death takes a member of her family, Jenn discovers that San Francisco is now a vampire strong-hold. As a lone hunter apart from her team, Jenn is isolated — and at risk. She craves the company of her fighting partner, Antonio: his protection, his reassurance, his touch. But a relationship with Antonio comes with its own dangers, and the more they share of themselves, the more Jenn stands to lose. 
Then Jenn is betrayed by one who was once bound to protect her, causing her to doubt all she had held as true. To survive, Jenn must find the courage to trust herself — and her heart."

The book was a little slow for me in the beginning. After a while I was able to get into it. Like everyone Jenn has a past. A past she left behind and now has to face it. Her worst enemy is also her lover. A love she had held onto like a lifeline. Now Jenn has to become strong and face her world without him.
Like I said before this book was slow. The story line was good but I felt like it needed more action. With talk of war, fights with family and friends, I wanted more. Now the romance was written perfectly. I love Antonio and his fierce love for Jenn. I love how he fought his nature. Even though he different, he fought not to be that way, but to be someone different. I admired hm for that. I also admired Jenn strength to fight and never give up. You can literally see her character grow right in front of your eyes. She was scared but then became fearless. I love it when that happens.
The betrayals in this book was good. Some of them made my jaw drop. Seriously some people can be so cold. After that bomb I put away the book to let out some steam. But wow, it was good.
I give it 4 BITES!
Happy Reading!


  1. Gilliene
    Dec 7, 2010

    Awesome review! Added this to my TBR!:)

  2. Jennifer Lane
    Dec 7, 2010

    Hi Savannah, new goodreads friend. I also like books about redemption! Good review.

  3. Jenny
    Dec 7, 2010

    I’m really looking forward to this one, it’s too bad it’s a little slow. The romance element sounds great though, and maybe it picks up toward the end? Thanks for your thoughts on this one Savy!

  4. Small Review
    Dec 7, 2010

    Oh good, I’m glad you reviewed this book. I’ve been wondering about it. It’s a shame that it’s slow, I don’t like that in my books. I do love a good romance though, so I’m glad to hear this one has that. Thanks for the review.

  5. Patty
    Dec 7, 2010

    I have this so I will read it soon…maybe sometimes slow is good?

  6. Midnyte Reader
    Dec 8, 2010

    Sounds good. Thank you for the review.

  7. Nice review! it sounds like a very interesting book =D