Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Dark Devine by Bree Despain

I found this book on Goodreads. One of my favorite authors Colleen Houck read it and really liked it.  So when I picked it up, I was excited to get started reading it. Here is a description from Amazon.

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.

                                                                                                                              I loved this book from the start.  I was hooked just after reading the first page.  I was drawn to the "lost love came back" factor. Kept me turning the page as fast as I could read them.

Grace Devine is a strong compassionate main character. She was torn between her brother Jude and Daniel, the boy she is in love with. The story is built where any teenager can relate to her problems ( except for the paranormal part).  She has a boyfriend she is not suppose to see, she has curfews and obligations in her family life like any other teen. I like a story that you can relate to,  that you can see yourself having those same problems. 

The Dark Devine is a mixture of paranormal romance, mystery, suspense with a little action thrown in.  I am so looking forward to reading The Lost Saints, which is the second book of the Dark Devine Trilogy. Check it out !