Friday, April 29, 2011
Book of the Moment: The Dark Divine by Bree Despain
The Dark Divine is the first in the romantically creepy and mysterious series by author Bree Despain.
Grace Divine is a pastor's daughter, the girl everyone looks up to, and models after. Her and her brother, Jude, are tighter than any bond and they always help their family with anything for the community. Picture perfect kids. Right? But when Daniel, an old childhood friend, and whom Grace hasn't seen since when her brother came stumbling home injured and covered in his own blood, walks back into Grace's life, everything and everyone is shaken up. But Jude hates Daniel now and neither one of them will tell Grace what happened that fateful night. Grace, who is becoming drawn to Daniel more and more must choose if she will stay loyal to her brother or let her heart cave in to Daniel.
Mysterious killings are happening and Grace can't help but think it must be linked to Daniel. But even if he is that dangerous, can she live up to her name and grant mercy? With everything jumbling together in Grace's life, she must unravel the mystery that lurks behind the night Daniel disappeared and find answers for once and for all. Even if the truth kills...
I just can't get enough of my paranormal-romance fix can I? The Dark Divine is of course a paranormal book like any other but it's elements and characters are so different! The main character Grace for one, is brought up way different than any other paranormal book character that I have read! I mean yes there are some total Twilight omg scenes, but it stays original! There is no god awful love triangle like most YA books do, but rather focuses on if one is able to be loyal to their own blood or fall in love. It's a hard decision and we get to see how this character Grace, goes through it! There are many surprises and twists and I love how the book pieced together and tied in beautifully at the end. It's a good work of a book and I definitely recommend it to paranormal-romance die hards out there!
I give it a 5 out of 5 stars!