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Friday, May 14, 2010

The Dark Divine by Bree Despain Reviewed by Amy

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: EgmontUSA (December 22, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1606840576
ISBN-13: 978-1606840573
Buy the book: Amazon
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A prodigal son
   A dangerous love
      A deadly secret . . .

I stood back and watched his movements. Daniel had that way about him that could shut me down in an instant. . . . I kicked the gravel a couple of times and worked up my courage again. “Tell me . . . I mean . . . why did you come back? Why now, after all this time?”

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 blood. But she has no idea what a truly monstrous secret that night really held. And when Daniel returns three years later, Grace can no longer deny her attraction to him, despite promising Jude she’ll stay away.

As Grace gets closer to Daniel, her actions stir the ancient evil Daniel unleashed that horrific night. Grace must discover the truth behind Jude and Daniel'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. From the site of Bree Despain
I really loved this book. The characters Grace and Daniel are so infectious. I could not put this book down. I read it in about thirty hours. Which considering I have five children that was pretty hard to do. The banter between Grace and Daniel was fun to read. I wanted them to hook up as soon as I read the first chapter.

There where so many moments that made me think. The way Despain would throw in scripture and talk about the prodigal son, forgiveness and loving one another was really good. I was really at home when reading about Grace's religious background. It was the same as my background growing up. So I really identified with Grace's character. There were also many humorous, romantic, mysterious, thrilling moments as well. The twist in this book is jaw-dropping. Everyone knows there will most likely be a twist but this is definitely a good one. Unexpected!

Daniel is definitely a dark ~ sexy ~ protective ~ mysterious bad boy! His kind-hearted and thoughtfulness toward Grace and her family was so intoxicating. Grace is a smart, loyal to her family, and always thinking about what would make her parents happy. I really felt for her ~ talkin' about being between a rock and a hard place. Family vs. the one you love. It makes for one GREAT romantic paranormal thriller.

In the end... I really, really, really liked this book. All the little things I was picking apart at first started to fade as the action and romance took over. I could not put this book down once I hit page 200. I was reading all night and while I was drinking tons of coffee the next morning.

If you love paranormal romantic books you will love this one!!!


Profanity: Mild
Sexual: Mild
Violence: Moderate

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  1. Ohhh I'm SO HAPPY to read your review!!!! I got that books as a birthday gift and I was kinda reluctant. Now I'm eager to read it! I love twisted plots specially with bad boys. That was a great review!

  2. Sounds interesting. I rather love the cover too.


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