The Dark Devine by Bree Despain

The Dark Devine
by Bree Despain

Pages: 384
Release Date: July 5th 2010
Publisher: Egmont
Series: The Dark Devine
Other books in series: The Lost Saint
Buy it: 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 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 boys' 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...

My Thoughts
WOW! An awesome debut. When I first saw the cover it wasn't that appealing to me but as started to get into the book I found myself getting tangled into the many events that were occurring.

I just could not put it down. Everything of it was just spectacular- The characters, the writing, the story. I really LOVED it!

The plot was fast and engaging. As Grace gets closer to Daniel, she realises many feelings that are growing towards him. But Jude won't have any of it and that's when the secrets start to get revealed.

I loved how Grace's and Daniel's relationship grew and developed. It was nice to see how they got to know each other better and also bringing in past memories. I love the bad boys. I love DANIEL!

Despain's writing is full of elegance and splendour. I loved how she presented and enlightened this book and werewolves? I did not see that one coming! Great ending. Fantastic debut :)


  1. I'm glad you like The Dark Divine, I wish that I could have loved it as much as you did. I thought it was ok, nothing more, nothing less.

  2. I'll add it to my wishlist - I keep wondering if it's worth the read or not!

  3. so happy to hear you enjoyed TDD! Wasn't Daniel just great? i'll admit, love me some bad boys, too ;)haha! thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  4. WOw! So glad you liked it! because When I finished it, I Loved it! I can't wait to buy its sequel! Great review!

  5. Sounds like a great book. The cover and the author's name are intriguing enough, add a great story and it sounds like a winner. Thanks for the review.

  6. you are so lucky. I have put this book in my wishlist since last year. But I have not got it till now.I just read its excerpt.

    I hope I can find out more about Grace in your post.

  7. I've been meaning to pick this series up for awhile now. Finally my library has a digital download check out system and the books are available. Now to find the time to read...oh wait is summer I can! The covers really are gorgeous.

  8. I have this waiting for my shelf and you have gotten me so excited! I'm glad you enjoyed it. Great review!

  9. So glad you liked this book! I've heard mixed reviews and since I'm already drowning in my TBR pile I was hesitant to add it... but it sounds great!
    ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte

  10. I've heard many different opinions about this book/series, but I've finally been swayed. Looking forward to reading it! Great review. :)

  11. I've got a copy but there just hasn't been anything swaying me towards reading right now. I guess I'll have to knock it closer to the top of my TBR pile. Thanks for the review.

  12. I've never read this,but i really want to read it after read your opinion :)
    his book seems, always have an interesting cover, am i wrong? :D


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