Sunday, January 17, 2010

Review: The Dark Divine by Bree Despain

Title: The Dark Divine
Author: Bree Despain
Published: December 2009
Hardcover: 375 pages
Reading Level: YA
My copy: Purchased by yours truly
My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars


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 his own 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 boy's 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.

My thoughts...

I loved The Dark Divine! I found it dark, mysterious and enthralling.  Once I started reading it, I had a hard time putting it down.  The author opened my eyes as to what it would be like to be a pastor's daughter and the constraints put on them.  I have to admit, I went into this book not knowing what sort of paranormal twist it would have, and I liked not i won't share that with you either so you can have the same experience ha ha.

Daniel definitely filled the need for the dark, mysterious bad boy that has secrets galore, but he was also kind and thoughtful which rounded out his character nicely.  I thought this book was well written and the characters nicely developed.  I am not sure if there will be a sequel to this book or not, but I will be on the lookout for it.

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Kari (Flamingo1325) said...

I really liked this book too and I agree- it was so much better not knowing what twist was involved. They did a great job keeping that a secret.

ParaJunkee said...

Great review, I'm still waiting for mine to come in :(
- Parajunkee

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