Plus, there'd be so much forensic evidence. I also felt that sometimes there was sometimes some fight scenes just for the sake of having a fight scene. The pacing started off slow but eventually find a decent pace. The pacing isn't as good as the first book in the series, but it still held my attention. As for the plot, I don't really know what's going on.
At least in the first book, it was the girls finding out they were saints. However, after reading this book, I don't know what's going on! I realize the girls are saints and there are some people that don't want the world to know that, but what I don't know is the why. Why do these people not want the world to know these girls are saints?
I felt that the answer is just not very clear. Passionaries did have a plot twist that I never saw coming. There's also a big cliff hanger at the end of the story as to make way for the third book in the series. The characters were all fabulously written. The girls are stronger in this book, and their saintly personalities show through.
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Saying that, Cecelia is more hardcore in this book then in the first one. At least I thought so. Frey is still very cunning as ever in Passionaries. One thing that did irk me was that Hurley brought in the character of Finn. To me, Finn is a totally pointless character. I really didn't see the relevance in bringing him into the story. There were times when the dialogue did seem a bit awkward although this was mostly in the beginning of the book. I felt that the meeting between Dr. Frey and some of his associates at the beginning of the book had painful dialogue.
It just didn't seem to flow naturally. Luckily, the problem is quickly solved. There is some swearing in Passionaries as well as graphic violence. All in all, Passionaries fell short of my expectations. It was a little bit too confusing, and the world building just didn't seem all that realistic. I do want to read the next book in the series because I've invested so much time in this series. However, the expected publication is some time in , so I may give it a miss since I tend to forget things that happened in books after so long. Jan 06, Elyssa Marie added it.
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 trying to get myself I found this book just as exciting as the first installment to the series. I haven't read a lot of "dark"- ish themed books althoughI'm trying to get myself into, hence, this review only due to the lack of supply of the genre at the local bookstore, and after reading this, I would really love to read more novels with the similar genre. Anyways, I love how the characters really developed in this installment. They all seem relateable in a way. Although I was very sad that Sebastian was gone :.
Overall, I thought that this was such an exciting book! If I had a lot of free time on my hands, I think I would've devoured this book in a day or two : Ms. Tonya Hurley did such a good job with this book. I felt that it definitely lived up to the first installment of the book. Such an amazing read! Aug 18, Eleanor rated it it was amazing. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. If I'm being very honest, if I hadn't picked this book up from the library I wouldn't have bought it to read it. However after reading it, I would definitely recommend that people buy it. I found the different ways that they dealt with the aftermath of what happened in the church very interesting and the way that each of them did deal matched their personalities well.
Whereas in the first book they were being rivals over Sebastian, in a way, in this book they came together to work together again If I'm being very honest, if I hadn't picked this book up from the library I wouldn't have bought it to read it.
Whereas in the first book they were being rivals over Sebastian, in a way, in this book they came together to work together against a common enemy. To see those very different people come together for this cause was very admirable and I can't see it happening anywhere else. It was also good to have a villain who was supposed to be someone you could trust and near the end of the novel I think that really added to the dramatic impact. I was very sad to see Lucy go, but I do feel like it was necessary for the novel to continue.
So far I think the deaths have been well spaced and quite dramatic, but not overly dramatic. To stab out your own eyes though must have taken a lot of will power. It was nice to hear more about Jesse in this novel and actually have him involved in what the girls got up to. It was nice to have him as a part of a team. His crucifixion was quite unexpected and good, but there it was slightly unrealistic. They would actually put nails through the wrists rather than palms as the bones at the wrist will keep the nails in place.
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That really was the only thing that let it down. The things that happened at the very end of the book made me very excited for what will happen to Agnes and Cecilia in the future. This book, I felt, was an improvement on the first and I can't wait to see what the next book brings. Dec 10, Marata 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.
Passionaries (The Blessed 2)
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 I am not sure what type of book to call this. Both sides have their reasons and have groups of committed and manipulated people that will stand behind them to death. How much are we as a culture being manipulated for religion or greed or celebrity? The story is about three young women who are thought to be saints and martyrs, a saintly lover comes to them as a spirit when they need him, maybe they are saints, many believe so. How do they, as saints,threaten the powers that be, the powers of manipulation and greed?
One of the lines in the book is "It is those close to you that must be feared the most". This is the second book in the trilogy and I have really enjoyed both books.
Passionaries (The Blessed 2): Un mismo fuego
The author has crammed so many big ideas into the books and the books are still easy to read. There are a couple of violent parts that are pretty intense. I guess if you are a saint or martyr violence seeks you out. Even if I don't know what genre to call this book it was a thrilling YA story. I look forward to reading the third book in the Blessed Trilogy. Thank you Goodreads for sending me the first two books. View 1 comment. Feb 01, Cristina Isabel 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 The three girls are still lost about what they're supposed to do. Passionaries truly shines as it delivers a new meaning on what we really believe our true worth is on this earth.
It certainly outdoes Precious Blood as it brings us one step closer to the nail biting ending. Dec 25, Amber rated it really liked it. Received this book as a First Reads winner and although I definitely feel it has its issues, it's an all around good read. My main issue is that at times it just isn't believable.
I had a hard time believing Dr. Frey was ALL evil, and a hard time believing the girls are saints when they can kill people in some pretty gory ways with no remorse. Sure I understand they were always acting out of self-defense, but it just seemed like too much at times. However, aside from all that I really got into t Received this book as a First Reads winner and although I definitely feel it has its issues, it's an all around good read.
However, aside from all that I really got into this book and I'm extremely anxious and pissed off at the ending. Frey, it's bound to be an interesting ride. Apr 27, Kayleigh Sparrow rated it really liked it. 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. Her part at the end of the book was amazingly vivid and haunted and just WOW! Tonya Hurley is not afraid of blood : I cannot wait for the next book after what Lucy did! Feb 21, Leadie 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. I don't want to give spoilers but I did feel as though I wanted more near the end, as in, perhaps there is another book? Jan 01, Shelby Trautman rated it liked it Shelves: goodreads-first-reads.
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Current Affairs. Historical Fiction. True Crime. Profession: Author. Event Coordinator. Film Executive. Foreign Publisher. Meet Agnes, Cecilia, and Lucy. Three lost girls, each searching for something. But what they find is Beyond Belief. A terrific second volume. Three lost girls, one mysterious boy. They battle for his heart while he struggles for their souls in this gripping conclusion to The Blessed trilogy, from the New York Times bestselling author of the ghostgirl series.
Lucy, Cecelia, and Agnes have sacrificed everything for their belief in a boy who stole their hearts. First in Precious Blood and then in Passionaries , the girls have struggled to reconcile with their destinies. Now, as the world turns against them, will they be able to hold steadfast? Will they survive the final test? Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. And if I should die before I awake, I pray the popular attend my wake.
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