Sunday, December 19

Review: Dark Divine by Bree Despain

Title: Dark Divine
By: Bree Despain
Series: The Dark Divine Series Book #1
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Egmont USA (November 23rd, 2010)
My Copy: Ebook via Barnes and Noble
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About the book:
Grace Divine, daughter of the local pastor, always knew something terrible happened the night Daniel Kalbi disappeared--the night she found her brother Jude collapsed on the porch, covered in blood--but she has no idea what a truly monstrous secret that night held.

The memories her family has tried to bury resurface when Daniel returns, three years later, and enrolls in Grace and Jude's high school. Despite promising Jude she'll stay away, Grace cannot deny her attraction to Daniel's shocking artistic abilities, his way of getting her to look at the world from new angles, and the strange, hungry, glint in his eyes.

The closer Grace gets to Daniel, the more she jeopardizes her life, as her actions stir resentment in Jude and drive him to embrace the ancient evil Daniel unleashed that horrific night. Grace must discover the truth behind the boys' dark secret...and the cure that can save the ones she loves. But she may have to lay down the ultimate sacrifice to do it--her soul.

Dark Divine combines a highly spiritually referenced book with the current Werewolf rave that all readers are drooling over. Admittingly this book was a very slow starter. The process of building the story could potentially loose some readers. Although, once the books hits it climax this turns into an action packed rollercoaster throughout the remainder of the story. Grace Divine is a very ordinary character that readers will easy follow and understand. With such a mysterious story that is waiting to be unfolded; many of the other characters are a mystery throughout most of the story. The outward appearance of the Divine family is a normal loving and supporting family. As the story progresses Grace begins to fold that her life has been built on lies and betrayals; that she was once to young and sheltered to have seen. Now as a seventeen year old things are beginning to shine through the lies, and she will soon have to determine if she is strong enough or brave enough to handle the truths. Dark Divine is told by Grace in a present setting, but the flash backs and memories from her childhood allow the reader to see the knowledge that comes with age. Despain has an intensity and charge to this book that shows the mark of true talented writing. I look forward to seeing what the remainder of this series will have to offer.  I had a late start on this one, so I am immediately starting my review copy for The Lost Saint be on the lookout for the review soon.

1 comment:

Laura said...

I can't wait to read this. :)