The DARK DIVINE series. BOOK 1: THE DARK DIVINE. I stood back and watched his movements. Daniel had that way about him that could shut me down in an. Bree Despain (born ) is an American author. Despain studied creative writing at Brigham Despain is the author of the Dark Divine trilogy and the Into The Dark trilogy. Her first novel, The Dark Divine, was published in , and the . Grace and Jude Divine have always been the poster-children for kindness and understanding. Their father is a pastor, a truly good man, and.

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I mean, sure – Grace’s father and Daniel to a some extent may are less annoying than everyone else, but in the long run, am I going to remember these stock characters in a year? The tone is unique in a way that makes me second guess myself each page turn. April is dating Jude, but I think she is only friends with Grace to get to her brother. Church-going parents who want to hand their Twilight-loving daughters something they approve of should reach for this book.

But like I explained above Bree had me second guessing myself the entire book.

The plot revolves around a lot of contrived mystery about weird murders and events in the town, when the author basically THROWS werewolf hints at usmostly word choice clues that are SUPER awkward, ex. I was disappointed that the book’s heroine fell into so many of the pothols associated with paranormal YA heroines – she had a lot of interesting traits, certainly more than many other heroines, but they all seemed to be shoved aside the moment the love story came into it.


They abandoned him a few years back.

The Dark Divine (Dark Divine, book 1) by Bree Despain

The religious views of heaven VS hell are discussed. School Library Journal give a recommended reading level of 9 th grade and up. Their relationship plays a huge role in the book yet it was handled with great care.

If I had just stayed out of things, if I had just minded my own business for all these years, would everything be the way it used to? This one has officially made my “no-dice” bookshelf on GR.

Grace finds her brother bloody on their front porch one night and the next dviine their childhood friend Daniel, disappears. She was honest bres I just found it refreshing. We forgive them because they need it—because we need it.

Bree Despain

It’s old fashioned but not cloying — religious, yes, but not preachy, and because these elements darrk so surprising, I enjoyed the plot surprises, too. The heroine did not hide her feelings for the hero, but it never made her appear desperate or weak. As Grace gets closer to Daniel, her actions stir the ancient evil Daniel unleashed that horrific night.

Drug abuse, dealing drugs and alcohol use for under-aged kids are all part of this book. He scared Grace more than Daniel did! It tells girls to not speak their minds. Fue como leer agua. I didn’t quite feel the edge or the mystery. Paranormal, bad boy and ordinary girl – who hasn’t seen that before? Like, I get that Grace doesn’t want to swear, but her not wanting to even think about swearing by relaying it in her narration is really annoying and obstructs the story and emotions of the other characters.


YA fans who are squicked out by religion should be forewarned. But Grace, upon learning that mystical beasts despaon exist, simply runs home and blames herself. In actuality it was so she could be near him. Honestly, and you call yourself a nerdy grade-A student? Open Preview See a Problem?

She really wasn’t THAT strong. Okay, I know it’s dorky to add dar, own book to my to-read list, but I was giddy about it being listed on GoodReads and I couldn’t resist!

In short, she is the guy every teenage girl secretly dreams of. There was so much going on, and a lot of factors contributing to the plot that made it really enticing, but I can’t give them away without spoiling it, so I won’t! Is SHE his mother?