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Friday, November 27, 2009

The Dark Divine


The Dark Divine
by Bree Despain


Grace Divine has felt anything but divine since a close friend and almost brother disappeared three years ago. So when Daniel comes back to town, she has mixed feelings. She still loves the boy she crushed on as a kid, but her real brother Jude has his misgivings and makes Grace promise to stay away from him. Her father, a pastor, wants to welcome Daniel back with open arms, but Grace has the feeling that there's more going on than what is on the surface.

Grace must figure out what it is about the new Daniel that draws her to him. Will she be able to keep her promise to Jude and stay away from him? Bad things start happening - her little brother James goes missing, an older lady is found dead and mauled by an animal, and small pets start dying by bigger animal attacks. But what does this have to do with Daniel's sudden reappearance and a set of old letters from a monk to his beloved sister?

I absolutely adored this book. I felt Grace was a really person - knowing her strengths and weaknesses - not too perfect but with enough spunk to give her a real personality. I like the viewpoint of the pastor's family - seeing the struggle with living up to her name and having to deal with the perfections expected when the daughter of a pastor.

And the romance.. well, there is definitely some sweet and heated scenes that will make the blood boil enough to make you say "mmmmm". Of course, it's no Harlequin teen novel so don't expect anything more than a tease.

The violence and plot twists kept me interested and my only real complaint is that I didn't pay enough attention to the breaks where it goes back a bit in time. So, I got a little confused at times, but that's me being ADHD and not the book.

The ending made me crave more. I want to know what happens next! *sigh*

5/5 Roses (for sure!)

Check out a sneak peak over at Romantic Times.

65 comments:

  1. Oh, great review! I'm dying to read it now. Thank goodness it's almost X-Mas!

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  2. I'm really looking forward to reading this one. It sonds great! Glad you enjoyed it. =)

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  3. It sounds amazing! This book is definitely at the top of my list.

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  4. I'm so looking forward to this book!

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  5. This book looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing this!

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  6. Thank you so much for the review. I have been waiting for some feedback on this book, and Im glad your review was positive!!!

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  7. I too loved this book! It was awesome.

    My review is scheduled for 12/01 per Bree's request.

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  8. I can't wait to read it. I read the chapter previews and it seems really good.

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  9. Nice review. I got to read this last week and I loved it!

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  10. This is such an awesome book! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

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  11. The cover speaks to itself this is one my chrismas list I am so excited cant wait to read
    Great Review :)

    DENISEMADNESS

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  12. Nice review! I'm realy looking forward to reading this. I like the whole pastor's family slant, it sounds interesting, if not a little 7th Heaven-ish. But I have the soundtrack for this, and that's what really did it for me. It's a-mazing! Plus isn't the cover gorgeous?!

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  13. Great review! I so can't wait to read this book. :D

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  14. I can not WAIT for this one to come out! :)

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  15. Great review! I can't wait to read this. The cover is what really got me interested in the first place, so I'm glad the interior is good as well.

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  16. Sounds good, this is one book that I've been anticipating.

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  17. I think it's safe to say that I am incredibly and amazingly excited for this book! Gotta love a leading lady with spunk. ;)

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  18. TDD looks amazing. Your review just made me want to read it more. Thanks for the lovely review! =)

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  19. this is on my wishlist!

    "make the blood boil enough to make you say "mmmmm". that made me laugh :)

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  20. Definitely great review, Kristen! I can't wait to read this book. :)

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  21. This is the most positive review I've read of this book yet, I think. - man, I can't wait to read it!!
    I'm dying to know what happens next, and I haven't even read it yet. :-P

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  22. This is the most positive review I've read of this book yet, I think. - man, I can't wait to read it!!
    I'm dying to know what happens next, and I haven't even read it yet. :-P

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  23. Great review! I sooooo cannot wait to read TDD! =)

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  24. This book look so good. I want to read it so bad. And I really like the cover.

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  25. Great Review. I really enjoyed this book.

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  26. This book along with Fallen - are the two that I just can NOT wait to read - awesome review...It's made me want it even more! :)

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  27. I really want to read this.
    Sounds soo good ;)

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  28. Sounds like there is a good strong heroine. Great review. I can't wait to read this.

    Elie (Ellz Readz)

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  29. I have heard such great things about this book and I'm glad you enjoyed it as well. I just know by the previews on RT I am going to love this.

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  30. ooh! This sounds great! i will have to add it to my list.

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  31. Great review. This book has been on my TBB list for along time.I'm looking forward to reading it

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  32. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Dark Divine.
    All the best,
    RKCharron

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  33. Great review! I can't wait to read this book!

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  34. I am looking forward to reading this and you are just making my mouth water..lol!!

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  35. Love this book cover, cannot wait to read this.

    cindyc725 at gmail dot com

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  36. So pleased you liked this one! Can't wait to get my hands on it!

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  37. This book sounds really good, and the summary is very interesting. Love the cover too.

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  38. Oh wow great review ^_^ now I really want to read it.

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  39. Glad you liked it! I've been wanting to read it for a while. Great review - thanks!

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  40. Curiosity has me. I want to read this, now!

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  41. I can't believe this comes out this month!! It's so close now. Great review. I can't wait to read the whole book :D

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  42. I was unsure of whether I wanted to read this one or not. I had heard some not great things, and it seemed like maybe it would be a disappointment. But I trust your judgment, and you seem thrilled, so maybe it will go back on the tbr...

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  43. Great review. I am so glad this is almost out.

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  44. I've been dying to read this book ever since I read its review a few weeks ago.

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  45. YEA!!! I have been wanting to read this for a bit now and am so glad to see that you have reviewed it. I am also so ecstatic that it was given a good review. Now it is definitely going to the top of my must read list!

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  46. Thanks for your review. I have wanted this book since I saw it!

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  47. Great review! Definitely can't wait to read how all of the different parts fit together, and the romantic relationship between Grace and Daniel definitely sounds drool-worthy. :)

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  48. Your review of this book really peaked my interest.

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  49. Sounds really good. Have to add this one to my wish list.

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  50. I can't wait to read this once I get the chance! Great review :)

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  51. WOO glad you loved this one. I am so excited to read it.

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  52. I'm so glad that you loved this one! I want to read it so bad and me and you seem to have similar tastes in books and this makes me even more excited!

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  53. Great review! Now I really want to read this one! Though the cover creeps me out a bit. She's so pale!!

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  54. Wonderful review!:) I can't wait until it comes out!

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  55. I haven't read it but Alyssa said it was good. You girls always love those dark mysterious guys!

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  56. I'm glad the main character has spunk and a bit of a reasonable personality. Can't wait to read it!

    whatinabox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  57. I so want to read this~Thanks for the great review!

    deb55106(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. Lovely review of a book have been wanting since heard of it, to get my hands on the ARC would be wonderful and if not it is still on my To Buy List for next year.
    Thanks for the chance to win what sounds like a truly interesting read...

    Jackie B Central Texas

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  59. Sounds really good! I've wanted to read this book for months but just haven't gotten my hands on it yet. Great review!

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  60. I keep seeing reviews of this book everywhere, and every one of them has been overwhelmingly favorable. I can't wait to read it!!

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  61. ooooo this one sounds sooo good!!

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  62. I love strong female protagonists. This is getting added to my list.

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