Friday, February 19, 2010
The Dark Divine by Bree Despain
Publication Date: December 22, 2009
Versions: hardcover, kindle
Summary (from barnesandnoble.com):
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.
This book starts out with Grace meeting Daniel again after he's been gone for so many years. I really enjoyed reading about Grace's reactions to seeing Daniel again and how they grew up together. The plot line was amazing and didn't get way too "out" there like I thought it might. Grace is a great character that I found myself relating to, and wishing I could be more like her. She's a good role model. And I absolutly adored Daniel. He's the kind of men I like: you know the bad boys.
The writing in this book switches from the past to the present pretty much every chapter which is cool when you get to see Grace's childhood. Overall, I really enjoyed Bree Despain's writing and am looking forward to reading more books by her.
Will I reread it?
Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes. Probably one of my favorite books right now.