Saturday, August 4, 2012

Book Review: The Lost Saint

Media Type: Ebook
Title: The Lost Saint
   *Series: The Dark Divine #2
Author: Bree Despain
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Pages: Hardcover; 404
Release Date: December 28, 2010
Source: Purchased
Intended Reading Group: Young Adult
Content Screening: Mild Violence
HDB Rating: 4 Keys to My Heart
Recommended to: Readers who love this series and can't wait to find out what happens next!

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A family destroyed. A love threatened. An enemy returns.

Grace Divine made the ultimate sacrifice to cure Daniel Kalbi. She was infected with the werewolf curse while trying to save him, and lost her beloved brother in the process.

Desperate to find Jude, Grace befriends Talbot, a newcomer to town. But as the two grow closer, Grace's relationship with Daniel is put in danger - in more ways than one.

Unaware of the dark path she is walking, Grace begins to give into the wolf inside of her - not realizing that an enemy has returned and a deadly trap is about to be sprung.

Bree Despain delivers sizzling romance and thrilling action in the heart-pounding sequel to the The Dark Divine.

I still can't believe that it took me so long to get to The Lost Saint. I mean, I really loved Bree Despain's first book. Grace and Daniel stole the show for me, and all I wanted to know was what would come next. After doing a reread of the first book (and swooning all over again) I was ready to tackle and devour the second I knew I was in for a treat.

For those of you who haven't started this series yet, Grace had to make a huge sacrifice to save Daniel. In other words, she loves this boy to death. So you can imagine my utter annoyance when Daniel suddenly starts treating Grace like she has the plague. Let's be honest. I knew it was a plot device. I understood that it was necessary to allow a new guy to come into the story. That doesn't mean I liked it though. Daniel's behavior drove me crazy.

The good part about all of that is Grace is allowed to show her true colors once again. Despain allows the reader to see how strong a person Grace really is. Sure, she's a teenager. Yes, she makes mistakes. Still, it is that she stands up for herself that makes her so likable. I wasn't always happy with her decisions, but I was always glad that she made them herself. Even with Daniel being odd in the background, I liked Grace a lot in this book.

In terms of plot, The Lost Saint brings a lot of new information into play for these starcrossed lovers. I loved the in depth explanations that were given about the Urbats and their history. I also had no problem eating up Talbot's story as well. I wouldn't say that this plot moves as lightning fast as the first book did. However it is paced in a way that will keep you reading on. Each time I had a question, it would be answered a few pages later. It made for a very immersive read.

If you've already started The Dark Divine Series, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at what is waiting for you between the pages of the The Lost Saint! More Grace, more Daniel, more dark twists and turns. This is the book that you've been waiting for.

Other books in this series:
The Dark Divine (The Dark Divine #1)

FTC Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion.


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