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Friday, November 19, 2010

The Dark Divine by Bree Despain

Released: December 22, 2009
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Rated: YA

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.

What I thought: 

This may not be the best novel I have ever read, but it was entertaining and I spent most of my time just wanting to know what was going on. It was well written and I think the author kept the mystery well intact as the novel went on.

I'm not sure I liked the ending. It felt a bit off, but it does seem to lead into the next book, so I have to wait for the release of the next book to figure out if I like where I think this is going.

I gave it 4 stars!

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