The Dark Divine By Bree Despain
Sunday, 22 May 2011

The Dark Divine By Bree Despain

Publisher : Egmont
Pages : 384
Genre : Young Adult
Type : Paperback
Cover : UK cover
Got : Bought

Rating : A


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 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.


With lots of twists throughout, some you expect and some you widen your eyes at. This book took a little bit to get into, building the back story took a while, but when everything started fitting into place, i really was hooked on it. We are introduced to a girl named Grace, who is in love with a boy that grew up close to the family, she doesn't know how strong her feelings are until she sees him again. That boy, Daniel, is a feisty character, the bad boy. With lots of charms and his personality, it's clear why he is loved by the main character. Their romance develops and the innocence of their feelings for one another makes you wonder if this can turn around, work out for them both. The scenes with these two characters, when they start to give into their feelings, are soft and yet strong with emotions. But her family, who play a large part in the story, are not happy to see him, her brother mostly. He has some issues with Daniel and wants his sister to have nothing to do with him. But not telling her the reason is a mistake, she tries to find out herself and gets closer to Daniel anyway. The back story is described well and although it took a while, was worth it, allowing you to understand when everything started to fit into place. The characters also are described well, the reader thinking you know the characters, only to find that some, are not who you think they are. There is a religious theme throughout the book but i wouldn't say it was over the top. With an interesting story and characters, i will be getting the next book. Check this out if you want something a bit dark, with an edge. This really is that.

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