Thursday, December 1, 2011

Review of the Dark Divine by Bree Despain

The Dark Divine
The Dark Divine Series Bk. 1
by Bree Despain
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Grace has grown up in a very spiritual family. Her father is a minister who teaches forgiveness and grace, and this is where Grace’s namesake comes from. And yet there is a boy who goes to Grace’s school, Daniel, who seems to be the exception to the rule. It becomes clear in the beginning chapters that Grace, her brother Jude, and her family, all have a past with Daniel, although it takes nearly half of the novel to find out what that past actually is. Once the premise is unleashed (no pun intended) on the reader however, the pace of the story picks up tremendously. The next in the line of star-crossed tales about supernatural creatures (in this case werewolves) and their human beloveds, the story is not unique; however, fans of the genre will find the story, and the story’s end worthy of finishing if not for it’s romantic elements, then for it’s last minute twist. Ironic note: Despain's main character, Grace, bears the same name as Stiefvater's main character, also Grace. Both books are about werewolves and both released within months of one another.

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