Wednesday, December 23, 2009
The Dark Divine - Bree Despain
Summary: (from amazon.com)
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 his own blood--but she has no idea what a truly monstrous secret that night held.
The memories her family has tried to bury resurface when Daniel returns, three years later, and enrolls in Grace and Jude's high school. Despite promising Jude she'll stay away, Grace cannot deny her attraction to Daniel's shocking artistic abilities, his way of getting her to look at the world from new angles, and the strange, hungry glint in his eyes.
The closer Grace gets to Daniel, the more she jeopardizes her life, as her actions stir resentment in Jude and drive him to embrace the ancient evil Daniel unleashed that horrific night. Grace must discover the truth behind the boy'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.
Release Date: December 22, 2009
Publisher: Egmont USA
Buy: amazon / indiebound / book depository
This was reviewed as part of the One ARC Tours.
Total: 100/100 = A+
I LOVED this book. Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down at all. You get so into the story that you can't put it down, you need to know what's going on, you NEED to know how it ends.
The characters were very down to earth and real. Grace faces many problems that normal, everyday teens do these days. She's caught between who she should be - whether she should be like the "pastor's daughter" everyone thinks as her of, or the person she really wants to be, which is a struggle many teens face today.
Grace has a wonderful voice through the story. She's a very likable character, and a character that anyone reading can relate to in some way, shape, or form.
I don't really know what else to say other than that I loved this book. It's a very original concept, it has amazing characters... and Daniel. *swoon* (: I definitely recommend this book to everyone.