Friday, March 18, 2011

Review: The Dark Divine by Bree Despain

Grace Divine is the daughter of Pastor Divine. Her older brother, Jude, is as close to a saint as a teenage boy can be! (He volunteers at the shelter three days a week.) Their family is about as perfect as they come.

But they have a dark secret. Three years ago, Daniel, Jude's best friend, disappeared, and Jude came home covered in his own blood.

Now, Daniel is back and Grace is torn between her love for Daniel and her love for Jude. Caught in a web of lies and mystery, Grace doesn't know who to believe or if she can save Daniel.

One thing she does know for sure, is the answer might mean losing her soul.

I was so intrigued by this story. I didn't know anything about it (the book description is deliciously enigmatic), and I hadn't read any reviews. I'd only heard it was good. And boy was it!

The writing is pointed and realistic. The story line jumps from present day to memories, but it's done seamlessly.

I don't want to give away too many secrets, but there were a few times I thought the love story and plot were slightly Twilight-ish, but it worked. I also loved that Grace and Daniel had a history and it wasn't love at first sight.

I'm so excited to read the second book in the series!

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6 comments:

Allie said...

Great review! Loved this book. Glad to see you did too :)

Evie said...

Sounds like something I would definitely enjoy :) My kind of book! Nothing better than some dark secrets and mystery spiced up with a little bit of paranormal :)
Thank you for your review!

Maggie said...

This is on my tbr list. I've heard so many good things about it.

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kathy said...

I hadn't heard of this book before but it sounds really good. I'll have to see if my library has it. :)

Liddy said...

Wow Great IMM!
I really want to read Here After, and starcrossed.
I love the covers of both of them too, they are so prettY!

Lovely blog. Perhaps if you have time, would you mind checking my blog out too?
Thanks!
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