Damned, Book Two

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Morningstar Academy’s three primary objectives:
1) exercise power and control over humans,
2) seduce humans to betray what they care about, and
3) make human lives a living hell

Consequences be damned! The newest student, fallen angel Gladriel and her former squadron leader Kessian are in a race against time, struggling to find an ancient prophecy foretelling the purge of a quarter of humanity. But the four horsemen of the Apocalypse—war, famine, plague, and death—aren’t waiting for them to locate and decipher the cryptic tome before they begin.

Lucifer seethes with fury, nursing his wounds after the pummeling his troops took in the vicious assault he orchestrated on Israel. Far from retreating, he plots his revenge upon all who dare oppose him, raising up a human leader under the guise of peace to accomplish his nefarious schemes.

The clock is ticking. Yet, every step forward is met with obstacles they are powerless to control. Will Glad and her friends find the prophecy and discover the means to thwart it before it engulfs the world and her new home in its destructive clutches?

If you love Good Omens by Terry Pratchett, Penryn & the End of Days series by Susan Ee​​​​​​​, and Fallen Academy by Leia Stone this book will become your next obsession.

Buy Damned to continue the darkly addicting Morningstar Academy series today!

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“OMG! I already want the next one!” – Keeley Catarineau, Hot Tree Editor

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22 reviews for Damned, Book Two

  1. Debbie

    So….once again I now have to wait to find out what happens. Which I am thoroughly invested in. This book caught me off guard. I thought I knew where it was going but I was left field on this. When they started talking about ‘ the prophecy” it peaked my curiosity, once i figured out what it was about i was hooked.. Lee’s take on it is absolutely mesmerizing. I read a similar series and it was fantastic but I’m truly loving this perspective too. His was from a humans perspective but Lee’s is from an Angel’s perspective which is what threw me off but captured me so deeply I literally couldn’t stop reading, Its not only fascinating, it truly was educational. Like I know how it all is written but this helped me understand it a little differently, which just made it more interesting to me. The fact that the Angels are searching for the prophecy really threw me because I imagined they were well aware of what Gods plan was. When Glad fell I was horribly angry but like everything in life its all “part of Gods plan.”. I thought that waiting on book 2 was tough but I think waiting for book 3 will be agonizing because now that I’m on the same page I want to see how this all plays out. Its such an interesting twist on “the prophecy” that I am truly invested . Also I kept looking for the Creed of Johanes to see if it was a real thing. Sort of. Haha. Johanes is translated to John. So is it the Book of John? How do the angels not know about this? Why was it hidden in a hidden library?
    I also love how Glad goes to the academy and changed her teams lives and perspectives and commitments. Due to her relentless stubbornness to refuse to harm humans she gains her teams respect and trust and now they are following the same path, which eventually leads to the Almighty stepping in when she’s just leaves and goes to help “her” angel. Love it! The fact that the Almighty and the archangel Michael not only know about Kessien and Gladriel but are okay with it too is so very heartwarming.
    I’m excited to see where she goes with this. Do they stop the prophecy? Do they get absolved and get to go back to Heaven…well the Heaven with the angels. If I remember correctly its third Heaven. Is there a budding romance waiting in the wings, pun intended , between Issra and Astread? Enquiring minds wanna know!!!! Hahahaha.
    P.S. I loved that Lee used Elijah and Enoch and how she used them. They have always been my favorite’s. The fact that they didn’t technically die but that God just took them to Heaven. To be so greatly favored by the Almighy like that … I just can’t even describe it.

  2. Margarita Rose

    Exciting and heart pounding read. Glad is in trouble and disobeyed God. Now she must deal with the ramifications of her actions. Her previous squad decide to try and help her to return to heaven and her new classmates are caught up right in the drama.

    I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  3. Melissa Hatcher

    I have to start by saying how much I appreciate LRW Lee’s writing style. I love a well written book and I really enjoy fantasy and the combination is not always easy to find. But I will always pick up a book by this author.

    The world building is amazing as usual. After Cursed, I was excited to see where Glariel was going to head on her journey though her new life as a “Fallen”. I love that she has stayed true to herself and even helped others to see a different perspective.

    I was even a bit presumptuous in my thinking and I am happy to report I was wrong. Which is another trait I love about this author. Just when you think you have it figured out she takes a turn you did not expect and I can really appreciate not being able to have it all figured out from the get go, then its pretty boring! And nobody wants that.

    I also really love all the “Easter eggs” in this second book in the Morningstar Academy series. It is a fun puzzle to try and put together. And while we still have to wait to see what happens, it is fun to go on this journey and try to put all the pieces of the puzzle together.

  4. Buffy

    To say that I was very excited to get back to the world L. R. W. Lee left us in from book one is an understatement! There was a smooth transition into “Damned” as there is a quick recap at the beginning of the book of what previously happened. I like that a lot since life gets too hectic to remember everything!
    My favorite character is Dante, and I was encouraged to see his character development over the course of “Damned.” He has substance, not just a bad attitude.
    The angel squad continue to show their love and support for Glad as she makes friends with the fallen. It’s good to read a book that enforces standing up for others, no matter what decisions put them in their current situation; or the side they’re on.
    I can’t wait for book 3 to see how the angels fair as they continue to unravel the mysterious prophecy!

  5. Michelle VanDaley

    Damned is Book 2 in the Morningstar Academy series. I truly appreciate that to start there was a quick recap of book 1 – This was truly helpful in bringing me back into the flow of the story. Lots of action, suspense and twists in this installment especially when searching for the prophecy. I am happy to see Glad stay true to herself and Dante’s growth in this book was wonderful. I have to say again as I did in my review for book 1 – The world building in this series is spectacular – I have never seen heaven/hell/angels/demons portrayed in this way and I am truly captivated by it. I look forward to book 3

  6. Jade Hankin

    *I received an ARC from the Author and this is my honest review of Damned x

    OMG that ending like no freaking way I’m so angry that I have to wait for more lol x so glad I really got into this series as much as I’m not religious nor do I like talking about the possibly of the earth vanishing forever but wow this series is fantastic x

    Dree/Glad is amazing & such a bad ass I love how she fights every damn minute to make sure the Fallen don’t win & turn her into a harming human machine x I have really enjoyed learning more about Earth and Morningstar Acadmey as well as Glad’s Fallen Friends especially Dante as he is very misunderstood but when he opens up you completely understand the reason behind his actions x

    I’m hoping that we will learn more about Jael, Issra, Alyiah & Astread in the 3rd installment as much as I feel like I know them I feel like the series so far have sort of skimmed over these characters sort of similar to Ambrielle, Nisroc & Bethor x I love how all of Glad’s friends have grown to become a team while working together to hatch a plan to stop Lucifer x

    I’m also really glad I gave Kessien & Dree’s relationship another visit because I can understand why the story has an early budding romance throughout the tale the only thing I don’t like is when Kessien calls Dree his love – I’m really sorry but that is so chessy haha – I hope we get to understand their unique connection more & why Kessien can still communicate telepathically with Glad x

    I also like the love triangle because Glad is besotted with Kessien & Glad is Kessien’s Soulmate but then Dante comes in with his ‘I have feelings for you’ bombshell & I don’t know I just see Glad realising that she might have some feeling towards Dante that she can’t reciprocate but at the same time doesn’t know how to turn it off x

    I honestly can’t wait for the next part to see what happens and learn more I am so invested xxxx

  7. Cabiria Aquarius

    Dree fights hard to remain of the keep humans safe mindset while Morningstar Academy fights to change her to ruin human lives to the best of their ability. Along with her friends and ex-squad members they try and figure out this prophesy and hope to thwart it before it’s too late. Wrought with love friendship building trust and rebellious acts this story is full of action and consequences and the fight of the world at large. And don’t forget dangling sentences. Don’t miss the first instalment ‘Cursed’ and continue on to see what Dree and her friends are capable of doing to make sure humans are alright. What a wild ride.

  8. Abbie Riddle

    A tale of good versus evil, of angels and demons. These two books (Cursed and Damned) are books that the reader will be fully immersed in from the first page. I love that this was offered as two-in-one, because this is one of those series that you can’t really walk away from after you finish the last page of the first book.

    Excellent writing, world-building and story-telling.

    I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  9. bookish_katarina

    Loved this continuation of the Morning star academy! It’s been a while since I was this invested in a Ya series. 😂I was so unprepared for the ending and wanted it to keep going. I will be anxiously awaiting book 3. I’ll be over here secretly rooting for Dante until the next book comes out.

  10. Abbie Riddle

    A tale of good versus evil, of angels and demons. These two books (Cursed and Damned) are books that the reader will be fully immersed in from the first page. I love that this was offered as two-in-one, because this is one of those series that you can’t really walk away from after you finish the last page of the first book. Excellent writing, world-building and story-telling. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  11. Melody Pate

    D*A*M*N*E*D G*O*O*D!

    Reviewed in the United States on September 14, 2023
    In the first Morningstar Academy book, Gladriel is dropped from Third Heaven like a hot potato. She lands herself in a world of temptation, espionage, competitive struggles, and the worst lessons history can dish up. If not for the unique connection she still has with a former celestial squad member, she would be utterly Cursed.

    Book two, Damned, continues to reveal the End Times as though they are current events. While prophesies unfold, Glad grasps every loophole she can find to fight against the principalities and powers that try to force her into conforming to Lucifer’s worldwide plans for domination. Recruiting like-minded classmates helps lessen the effects of catastrophe, but the repercussions of actions made under duress are overwhelming.

    L.R.W. Lee has put a miraculous new spin on an age-old apocryphal account. This series features some interesting philosophies about heaven, angels, conviction, celestial romance, redemption, and eternity, all inside a beautiful setting of entertainment and escape. She’s woven levity into tragedy while highlighting hope in the heartbreak. Adults, young and old, are sure to enjoy. Plus, it’s rare to find so many likeable characters in the same story, all with such individual personalities, but they carry the chronicle well by Lee’s wordsmith wings.

    I was given an ARC copy of this story, which fueled my greedy book loving heart for more of the Morningstar Academy series and prompted me to give an honest review. I’ve caught wind that the next book (Marked) won’t be joining the squadron until the early part of the second quarter next year (2024). Be that as it may, it has been earMARKED for my future enjoyment. In the meantime, I’ll be enjoying the other works of L.R.W. Lee. She is not an author I can pass on. Nor are her audiobooks! Her narrator, Sarah Kisko, is a top notch, third heaven ranking raconteur. Especially when reading such a wide variety of character voices. I recommend giving your ears (and soul) a thrill!

  12. Morgan

    More action delivered! This book was exciting, fresh and addictive. loved how we traveled back to the biblical times in threat of this new prophecy that has been brought to light. Threats from Lucifer, wanting to dominate the world, taking over parts of Earth had me on the edge of my seat. The second heaven and Earth also fascinated me immensely. This book has an original plot and the world building is unlike I’ve ever read, truly. I am so thrilled for book three, I am well and truly hooked.
    The only feedback I have, is that I need more romance!
    But overall, I loved it!

  13. Jena

    Much like with Cursed, I was initially unsure if I would love this novel. While I like this author’s writing, there are some tropes and elements of the plot that I’m not always a huge fan of. Luckily though, I found myself really enjoying this. The writing style was really fun and carried the book. I also really enjoy the main characters and romance. Overall, I’m really glad that I stumbled upon this indie author, cause so far I’ve had a great time with all her books.
    Thank you to the author for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!

  14. Amanda Urbinato ~Book Reviewer Extraordinaire

    I can’t believe how much I really loved this. As someone who absolutely LOVES fantasy of all kinds, I thought this book was fantastic! Its one of those books that you crank up the speed of narration because you are dying to know what happens but at the same time you don’t want to rush the experience! And this narrator was perfect for that. Even when I cranked it up to double time she was still totally understandable! She also did a fantastic job with all the different characters. Some books just work really well on audio and this was definitely one of them! I loved the characters, as well. I can totally see why Glad loves Kessian. It makes sense. But its so hard to not want Glad end up with Dante too! Especially now that we know….what we know about him and the rest of Glad’s friends at school. I always end up with a thing for the bad boys. I can’t wait to see what happens in book 3!

  15. Dawn M

    This is a first read for me by LRW and it will not be my last I enjoyed the world building and the characters and I’m excited 5o see what’s going to happen next!!

  16. Carol

    Linda Lee has done it again with her second book in the Morningstar Academy Series: Damned, by keeping the same cast of characters, namely Angels and Demons, with cameos from the Almighty and Lucifer, as well as a cast of assorted interesting others.
    She begins with a recap of the series first book Cursed (but by all mean READ IT FIRST- it is worth it!) and picks right up from there.
    Glad and her classmates are constantly being tasked to punish and destroy humans which goes against everything she believes in, and seriously jeopardizes both her and her mentor Dante. However, this does not stop her. Thankfully she has a telepathic connection to her boyfriend in third heaven who helps sooth her, and has found a way to visit her along with her old squad.
    Together Glads new friends, and her old squad piece together an ancient prophecy about coming disasters to the earth, and soon realize that not only are they happening, but that they know why.
    This is a book I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys adventure, romance, religion and just a darn good story. Though it’s meant for a YA audience I believe it can easily be shared across most ages.

  17. Amanda

    Oh wow!!!! There is so much going on and I am here for it. The twists and turns and good vs evil. We never know exactly what The Almighty or Lucifer is up to. This is a book about choosing what is right even when everyone around you is pressuring you to do the wrong thing.

  18. Pamela Anne

    Hang on to the edge of your seats! Gladriel from the previous novel has paired up with former squadron leader Kessian. They are in a race against time. They have to decipher the ancient prophecy that foretells the annelation of humanity. But they are up against the four horsemen of the Apocalypse—war, famine, plague, and death. These guys aren’t waiting for them to figures things out. They are on the warpath. And then we can’t forget our old friend Lucifer. He is sitting back licking his wounds and nursing his rage. He has his own plot. He is raising up his own anti-unbelievable. How can they handle it all? They are being plummeted from all sides. This is one you have to read. I suggest reading Cursed and then Dammed – both are an unbelievable combination but believe you could read Damned as a standalone. I received this novel from BookFunnel. This is my true and honest opinion

  19. Dawn M

    Book 2 is so well written i could not put it down! this has amazing charaters and great flow its going to suck you in you need to check this out!

  20. Leslie Twitchell

    Damned is such a great read. Great world building, great characters and that cliffhanger find out by reading for yourself.

    I received a free copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  21. Margarita Rose Bailey

    Both books are exciting and heart pounding reads. Glad is in trouble and disobeyed God. Now she must deal with the ramifications of her actions. Her previous squad decide to try and help her to return to heaven and her new classmates are caught up right in the drama.

    I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  22. BeaCarpio

    These books are really awesome if you are into fallen angels, the old story about good vs evil and so on, but with a very interesting twist.

    The storyline is engaging and follows Glad, a sweet, but recently fallen angel. The first book shows you what’s like their day to day in “heaven” and then what’s going on “downstairs”.

    The second book is more focused about the day to day in “hell” and what the fallen angels have to go through when they arrive.

    Glad is a very sassy angel, but she has this constant struggle to do good even when “God” has sent her there and her friends are doing the impossible to save the human race and also get redemption for Glad so she can go back to “heaven”

    As I said, the story is so original and captivating that I can’t wait to follow what’s next to our angels.

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