Friday, February 19, 2010

The Dark Divine by Bree Despain

The Dark Divine by Bree Despain
Publication Date: December 22, 2009
Versions: hardcover, kindle

Summary (from
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.


Shantal said...

Nice review ! :) Sounds interesting, this book is on my TBR pile, can't wait to read it :)

I just gave you an award at my blog :

Anonymous said...

I actually really hated this book with a pasion, but just goes to show how different people will have extremely opposite reactions towards a book. Glad you like it! :-D

The Library Lurker said...

This book is on my TBR. I'm glad you liked it!

Lauren said...

Great review! I really enjoyed this book too and am eagerly awaiting the sequel. :)

YellowBanana said...

I LOOOOVED this too, such an awesome book!

Aubrey (AKA Stacey) said...

Yay! I love the book and I love Bree! She is a really really awesome person!

Juju at Tales of said...

Great review. I GOTTA read this.

YA Vampire Books said...

This book is on top of my wish list! It sounds awesome!

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