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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Book Review: The Lost Saint by Bree Despain

Temptation Bites!
Reading level: Young Adult

Hardcover: 416 pages

Publisher: EgmontUSA (December 28, 2010)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1606840584

ISBN-13: 978-1606840580 

The story

The non-stop sequel to The Dark Divine delivers an even hotter romance and more thrilling action than Bree Despain's first novel.  Grace Divine made the ultimate sacrifice to cure Daniel Kalbi.  She gave her soul to the wolf to save him and lost her beloved mother.  When Grace receives a haunting phone call from Jude, she knows what she must do.  She must become a Hound of Heaven.  Desperate to find Jude, Grace befriends Talbot - a newcomer to town who promises her that he can help her be a hero.  But as the two grow closer, the wolf grows in Grace, and her relationship with Daniel begins to crumble.  Unaware of the dark path she is walking, Grace becomes prideful in her new abilities - not realizing that an old enemy has returned and deadly trap is about to be sprung.  Readers, ravenous for more Grace and Daniel, will be itching to sink their teeth into The Lost Saint.

True Loves First Kill 

My review for The Dark Divine                      
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Many thanks to EgmontUSA for sending me this ARC!

My thoughts...

Many months ago I picked up my daughter from our local library and she checked out a book for me, The Dark Divine. When she handed me the book my first impression was that I thought the cover looked really sexy sleek. I was already wanting to read it, just from the cover. (good sign) It's like wine... I'm a sucker for a good label/cover. If you have read my review (link above) you can see I really liked  the The Dark Divine. I have been dying to read the sequel The Lost Saint ever since. I actually yelped when I saw the words EgmontUSA on the package label this week. In no time, I was in my reading spot, drink in hand, cozy-comfy sweats on and ready to dive in to the second sexy sleek cover. 

"Dive In" is an understatement. I loved this book so much! I was actually in mid-read of another book when I received The Lost Saint. I was dying, because the previous book I was reading was so boring, it was torture. (lips sealed) So when I started The Lost Saint and the first page was fast paced and had tons of energy, I sighed. Thank you Bree , I was saying in my head, Your gonna come through for me once again!

When I started this book, after the exciting first pages, I was really feeling for Grace, her family is in so much turmoil with her brother Jude missing and she is trying to figure out where she fits in, now that she's been bitten. It if wasn't for Daniel, she would feel so lonely, so lost. She is so in love with Daniel and he is so intoxicated with Grace that it's hard not to eat chocolate while reading this book. Grace and Daniel has so much chemistry together, of course. That perfect chemistry just makes one more reason why you will not be able to stop reading. I'm not sure I can handle anymore crushes though, Daniel is definitely at the top of my list.

Of course there are some sad moments, but hey, multiple layers in a book are a good thing. Right? It was a exciting turn of events, just when you think you've got Grace completely figured out and she has so much already to deal with (family, long lost brother Jude, Daniel, who she is...) she meets a gorgeous hunk-of-a-man Talbot. Again, thank you Bree for this exciting gift, you are so in tuned with what your fans are needing. Talbot mixes things up quite a bit.  She starts training with him to become a Hound of Heaven and the wolf  in Grace starts to surface, which is an emotional roller coaster ride, to say the least. I going to have to stop gushing about this book, the only thing left are spoilers. Just read it, thats all I can say!

I was hooked to the storyline from the very first page, it was action packed, sexy, nail-biting and romantic. Everything that makes a great read, The Lost Saint Nailed It! 

The Lost Saint comes out December 28 2010... pre-order your copy now!

*To the parents: For full content info GO to Parental Book Reviews about the language, sexual and violent content in this book.


  1. Thanks for the review :) I can't wait to get it :)

  2. I love this book so much! I cant wait for The Savage Grace to come out! I love the last part in The Lost Saint! SOOOO FREAKIN ROMANTIC! I do kinda agree with Daniels dad though, I really wanted to see some skin action!


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