Thursday, February 9, 2012

Review: The Lost Saint by Bree Despain

The Lost Saint
(The Dark Divine #2)
by Bree Despain
Publication Date: December 28th, 2010
Publishers: Egmont USA
Pages: 404
ISBN: 9781606840580

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A family destroyed. A love threatened. An enemy returns.

Grace Divine made the ultimate sacrifice to cure Daniel Kalbi. She was infected with the werewolf curse while trying to save him, and lost her beloved brother in the process.

Desperate to find Jude, Grace befriends Talbot, a newcomer to town. But as the two grow closer, Grace's relationship with Daniel is put in danger - in more ways than one.

Unaware of the dark path she is walking, Grace begins to give into the wolf inside of her - not realizing that an enemy has returned and a deadly trap is about to be sprung.

Bree Despain delivers sizzling romance and thrilling action in the heart-pounding sequel to the The Dark Divine. (Goodreads)
The Lost Saint is the thrilling sequel to The Dark Divine, which I read and enjoyed last year. I was really excited to finally read this, and the book did not disappoint.

Most of the characters we met in the previous book; Grace, Daniel, Jude, etc. I liked Grace just as much as I did in the previous book, although she did make some rash decisions in the book. It wasn’t really her fault though; it was the wolf inside her that was taking over. I found myself sympathizing with her as she struggled to cope with the burdens that were placed upon her by her family, friends and Daniel.

The relationship between Grace and Daniel was extremely strained throughout the book. I am not a fan of boys that suddenly have issues and decide their girlfriends are completely incapable of helping them. This is pretty much what happened between Daniel and Grace, which lead to the strained relationship. We do find out what his deal was towards the end of the book, which made me somewhat forgive him, but I still wanted to strangle him through most of the book.

We are also introduced to a few new characters in this book as well; one being Talbot, who is new in town and takes Grace under his wing to train her after Daniel decides not to train her anymore. I honestly didn’t know what to expect from Talbot, and he was definitely full of surprises up to the end of the book.

I really enjoyed the storyline of the book; the idea of the curse and werewolves definitely kept me interested. Although a bit slow in some parts, there was a lot of action in other parts. There was also a lot of religious talk in this book, which may bother some people, but it didn’t bother me. The ending was a huge shock, and I can’t wait to see how the next book plays out.

Overall, I thought this was a really great sequel to The Dark Divine. While I wanted to strangle the characters a few times, the storyline kept me hooked. I’m dying to get my hands on the next book in the series; The Savage Grace!


The Dark Divine | The Lost Saint | The Savage Grace
by Bree Despain

7 comments:

  1. I haven't read Dark Divine though I've heard great things about the series !! I'm glad you enjoyed this second book Christy :)

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  2. Uh oh! Wanting to strangle characters can be bad, lol. But I'm glad you were still hooked! I'm so curious about this one. I think it sounds really good! I've heard quite good things about it too. I guess I'll have to take a closer look. ;)

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  3. I have been meaning to start this series.

    Also - you have been tagged :)
    http://caughtinthepages.blogspot.com/

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  4. Oh, Daniel! You bad, bad boy. Like you, I'm not a fan of boys with sudden "issues". I haven't read this one, though I really enjoyed the first book in this series.

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  5. Glad you enjoyed THE LOST SAINT as much as I did! I agree Daniel shouldn't push Grace away! And I really want to know what happens in book three:)

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  6. I've been wanting to read the Dark Divine for awhile. Great review! I'm glad you're still enjoying the series.

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  7. I really enjoyed the first book. I'll have to try to remember what happened (it's been awhile) before I read this one. Glad to hear it's just as thrilling! Great review :)

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