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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Dark Divine by Bree Despain

Title: The Dark Divine
Author: Bree Despain
Published: December 22, 2009
Pages: 372
Rating: 5/5
Summary: 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 Grave 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 cherished the most: her soul.

Review: I had high hopes in this book and I'm glad that I wasn't let down!

The story revolves around the mystery have what happened the day Daniel disappeared and Jude came home covered in blood. Grace has always wanted to know what really happened that day but everyone refuses to tell her. As she tries to help Daniel, she starts to notice that things really are bad and she starts to find out what happened.

I found that I didn't mind hearing the story from Grace's point of view. She didn't really annoy me or made me want to stop reading. I liked how she wanted to find out what happened but when no one would tell her she went out herself and tried to find the answers. I don't know if I would have been brave enough to do what she did but I'm glad she followed what she wanted to do.

I liked learning of who Daniel really was. The flashbacks that were given in the book helped the reader know more of the life that he had gone through. Even though everyone disliked him and no one wanted to even mention his name, I still wanted to know more of him. He was the boy who had a bad past but who was trying to become someone better.

I'm glad that I decided to get this book. It was something that was already out there but the mythology was totally different and that's something that I really enjoyed! I would totally recommend this book to others who wanted to enjoy a good story!


  1. Nice..Glad it is as you expected =)

  2. Great review, Diana!! I'm glad to hear this one was good, I want to read it soon!

  3. Great review, Diana!! I'm glad to hear this one is good, I want to read it soon!

  4. Cant wait for the next one, so much so I cant even type this comment! LOL - wonderful review, I loved it too! EAK!

  5. I dunno, maybe I'm sick of paranormal these days but I never really felt the urge to read this one (despite TONS of great reviews). maybe when I'm out of my slump i'll pick this one up. nice review!