Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Dark Divine

Author: Bree Despain
Genre: Young Adult - Paranormal
Publication Date: December 22, 2009
Publisher: Edgemont USA
Age Range: Young Adult
Pages:  372
Date Scoot Read: February 2011
: Softcover Library Book

Scoot's Rating: 9-  Great read! Couldn’t put it down.

Synopsis (via Goodreads)
: A Prodigal Son  A Dangerous Love  A Deadly Secret

Grace Divine—daughter of the local pastor—always knew something terrible happened the night Daniel Kalbi disappeared and her brother Jude came home covered in his own blood.

Now that Daniel's returned, Grace must choose between her growing attraction to him and her loyalty to her brother.

As Grace gets closer to Daniel, she learns the truth about that mysterious night and how to save the ones she loves, but it might cost her the one thing she cherishes most: her soul

Scoot’s Review:
Grace Divine never knew what happened between her brother and their friend Daniel all those years ago.  All she knew was that they were never to speak of it and that Daniel was gone.  In a family where giving off the image of perfection is a must, Grace struggles to stay within the confines set for her.  When Daniel mysteriously reappears in their lives Grace can’t stay away.  She wants to repair the rift between Jude and Daniel and make her family and Daniel feel whole again.   What Grace doesn’t realize is exactly what kind of danger she is getting herself and those around her into.  I was pretty much hooked on this book from page one.  I ended up staying up late into the night reading it because I just couldn’t find a good place to set it down!  It was a great read – fast paced, mysterious, and heartrending at times.  I liked Grace’s personality and that she really respected her family and loved them.  She didn’t always like them or do exactly what they wanted, but she loved them.  I enjoyed the romance; the mystery of Daniel and the pace felt comfortable and right.  I also liked the paranormal twists of the book and the new world elements that were built.   The story kept you on the edge of your seat until the very end.  Needless to say I was extremely happy to have the second novel, The Lost Saint right on hand when I finished because I wasn’t ready for the story to be done! 

Random side note: you can get this book for only $2.39 right now on your Nook or Kindle! Not sure how long it will last so grab it fast if you are interested.


Brandileigh2003 (Blkosiner's Book Blog) said...

I really enjoyed this one too, Grace was a great mc

Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

Bookworm1858 said...

I love books with a strong family unit! It looks like all of the elements work well together; hopefully I'll have a chance to get to this soon.

Lisa R/alterlisa said...

I finally got book 1 so am really looking forward to starting this series.


alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

IvaliceAlliance said...

Glad you enjoyed this too!

mendy said...

Thanks for the review. Sounds like an interesting book. I'll be sure to read it.


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