YA Book Review: Crusade


  • Title: Crusade ( #1 )
  • Author: Nancy Holder, Debbie Viguie
  • Published: 2010 By Simon Pulse
  • Type: Vampires, Paranormal, Fantasy
  • Source: Paperbackswap Trade
  • Hardcover, 470 pages


Summery: 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.


My Review: Looking at the cover my first thought was this is gonna be epic scary. The story does have it moments of scary, but i was a little disappointed in the whole scary department. The book just seemed like a normal YA vampire book. The book was pretty true to what we all grown to know what a vampire was, there is not a sparking vamp that goes to High school.

The world is taking of by Vampires. the US is the worst when it comes to Vampires running things, But a group of hunters that go to academy in Spain fight vampires at night. When Jenn’s grandfather dies she is sent back to America when her sister is taking to New Orleans by vampires.

Jenn loves Antonio but he is a vampire and she wants all vampires to die. The romance in this book confused me at times, i just couldn’t connect to the love story. Jenn does not trust Antonio that he is hiding something from them, but in the book you as a reader you don’t know what that is really. The group of hunters has a Vampire ( Antonio ) a Werewolf and a witch. They call Vampires “The Cursed ones”

I get what they where trying todo in this book, and the concept would have been good, But the writing made the book so dull and boring half the time, that made me want to skip pages. Tho just because i didn’t like does not me others wont. I know a lot of people who did like the book. Don’t judge the book by my review give it a chance then let me know what you thought. It all depends on the reader.

The story is more complex then most YA books but it’s still pretty normal also to YA books. The story wasn’t bad and there was parts i did enjoy but it just wasn’t a book for me.

The story isn’t in a one person point of view. you get to read pretty much on whats going on and others Point of view.

If you like Complex but normal YA vampire books where the vampires take over, then this is the book for you. I wish i could of had a longer review for this book, but to be honest i didn’t really pay attention to the story to write more about it.


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