Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Book Review: The Dark Divine
Title: The Dark Divine
Author: Bree Dispain
Genre: Y.A Urban Fantasy
Synopsis: Grace Divine-daughter of the local pastor always knew something terrible happened the night Daniel Kalbi disappeared and her brother Jude came home covered in his own blood. Now that Daniel's returned, Grace must choose between her growing attraction to him and her loyalty to her brother. As Grace gets closer to Daniel, she learns the truth about that mysterious night and how to save the ones she loves but it might cost her the one thing she cherishes most: her soul.
Overall Review: GOOD BAD UGLY
I AM BACK!! And I am back with a bang. It has been a while since I posted, due to a very busy beginning of July. But I got back on track this weekend when I finally received a copy of The Dark Divine by Bree Dispain. And may I just say......WOW! I freaking loved this book. I have made no secret about the fact that I think the whole vamp/werewolf genre has become overly used and I have raised the bar exponentially in my own personal standard concerning vamps and weres and Dispain's debut meets my standard. The protagonist Grace is a your typical PK (pastor's kid) growing up in a religious family I understand a lot of where she is coming from. She struggles with her emotions and desires as they war with her standards and values. She is a kind person who seeks to live up to her name, Grace. Her desire to help Daniel, the boy who was at one time like a brother to her, puts her at odds with her biological brother Jude. The immediate attraction between Daniel and Grace is HOT! I love the bad boy thing, all women do, and Daniel is a hot bad boy who is of course, a werewolf....watch out Jacob Black you have competition. Grace doesn't know Daniel's secret, but Jude does. Jude is the golden boy, continually helping out his father's church and helping the community. Everyone loves and adores him, especially Grace. So when she is forced to choose between her brother and Daniel, Grace attempts to do the right thing and be loyal to Jude. Soon, their small Minnesota town is wracked with tragedy, and many members of the Divine family believe that Daniel is the source. Other's believe it is the work of a wild animal. As Grace delves deeper into a world that she thought was only make believe, she learns things about herself, her family and the boy she has begun to love.
With at surprising twist, that I should have seen coming but didn't and loved that I didn't, the story ends without an overly exuberant cliffhanger but still leaves us ready for the sequel. This book is appropriate for all ages and will be enjoyed by lovers of the genre.