The Dark Divine by Bree Despain Reviewed by Ana Lucía Arroyave

384 pages
Published December 22, 2009 by EgmontUSA

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.


First thing I like about this book: the cover. That was the reason why I decide to see what was it about and mostly because the description don’t say much.

It was really slow at first and I was about to give up, because I do not like Grace’s family at all! They act as if they really has to do honor to their name “Divine” and I found it a little annoying.

But it gets interesting when Daniel shows up at Grace’s house, and then I couldn’t put it down until I finished.

Despite the fact that the Divine family is all too goody-goody for me, Grace turns out to be the heroine and she has the guts to face her problems and her parents, she lives in the real life.

On the other hand, Daniel OMG. Sexy bad boy and you just couldn’t figure him out and it makes the book more enjoyable. Mischievous and intriguing, to me, he was the essence.

I won’t say what is this book about because is part of the mystery and I was really intrigued, what a pleasantly unexpected surprise this book turned out to be. You totally should let the story unfold.

It has twist but you can’t your finger on what it is and eventually you'll be surprised.

Now I want to know to what happens on The Lost Saint. New characters new twists.

Ana Lucía Arroyave

First Reviewed: 2nd Nov 2010

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