Thursday, January 5, 2012

Book Review: The Lost Saint (The Dark Divine #2) by Bree Despain

Title: The Lost Saint (The Dark Divine #2)
Author: Bree Despain
Publisher: Egmont UK
Publishing Date: March 2011
Length: 403 pages
Genre: YA, paranormal romance
Source: Publisher 

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.  

Summary by Goodreads


Grace and Daniel are back, finally! A big part of the story circles around how the beings that hide somewhere in the lovers Grace and Daniel influence their growing relationship. Their relationship goes in a more intimate and sexy way on the one hand, on the other there appears to be the danger of distance. The relationship between Grace and Daniel is loaded with a lot of tension, which is released over the course of the story, leading to an explosive ending. There are dangerous and dark things going on and I promise you won't be bored by Bree's sequel to THE DARK DIVINE.

This book has a fantastic prologue and ending. The prologue just throws you into the story with a moment of early surprise. Then we get an action-loaded ending, nerve-racking and it made me so curious for THE SAVAGE GRACE. My fingers were tingling for the next book in the series.

The title, THE LOST SAINT, is very fitting and makes up a big part of book two. The search for Jude, the hope for his return. As before Grace’s family is a big part of the story, too. In the second book in this series the religious background of the Divine family isn’t addressed as much as in THE DARK DIVINE.

We meet some new characters, of course, and one of them really made me hate him. There’s also a new guy involved who doesn’t only wake Grace’s interest. He is that hot stranger with a special role in the story. Find out yourselves, you’ll be surprised at how his relationship to Grace develops. I can only say that Bree Despain found exactly the right path. Her writing is awesome!

1) friends get back together to search the lost
2) of a heartbreaking ending
3) of the white one
4) you can always decide your own fate
5) of the exciting and dangerous balance of being hunter and hunted

5/5 ***** THE LOST SAINT- A dark and dangerously attractive sequel to THE DARK DIVINE!

THE LOST SAINT is the fulminant sequel to Bree Despain’s THE DARK DIVINE. I liked the first book, but totally fell in love with the second. It convinces with an even darker notion and more exciting plot turns.

* THE SAVAGE GRACE, the third novel in this series, will be released March 13th 2012.

* Read an excerpt of THE LOST SAINT here.

* Watch the book trailer here.

* For further information visit

* Thanks to Egmont UK for sending me a copy for review!!

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