Monday, December 27, 2010

The Lost Saint by Bree Despain

Summary/Cover Image from Publisher's Website:
The non-stop sequel to The Dark Divine delivers an even hotter romance and more thrilling action than Bree Despain's first novel. Grace Divine made the ultimate sacrifice to cure Daniel Kalbi. She gave her soul to the wolf to save him and lost her beloved brother. When Grace receives a haunting phone call from Jude, she knows what she must do. She must become a Hound of Heaven. Desperate to find Jude, Grace befriends Talbot - a newcomer to town who promises her that he can help her be a hero. But as the two grow closer, the wolf grows in Grace, and her relationship with Daniel begins to crumble. Unaware of the dark path she is walking, Grace becomes prideful in her new abilities - not realizing that an old enemy has returned and deadly trap is about to be sprung. Readers, ravenous for more Grace and Daniel, will be itching to sink their teeth into The Lost Saint.
Review:

If you thought The Dark Divine was fantastic fun, well, just wait until you read The Lost Saint because not only are some of your favorite characters back in style, but their story proves to be even more exciting, chaotic, and romantic than ever before!

The Lost Saint starts a few months after The Dark Divine ended, and Grace's life is nothing like it was before. For one, she's dealing with the side affects that came with sacrificing her soul to cure the beautiful and dreamy Daniel Kalbi...side affects that mean learning about the inner wolf inside of her to dealing with the fact that her brother will probably never be coming back. Though, at least she has Daniel, the guy who manages to be there for her time after time in ways that her family and former friends can't. But when Daniel starts to hide secrets from Grace everything begins to change for the worse once again. Can Grace save the day once again? Also, will Grace fall to the charm of newcomer Talbot, or will she end up with Daniel once again? Only time will tell in this action-packed of a sequel!

One of my favorite parts about the prequel was characters and the same thing applied to the sequel as well! I loved finding out more about Daniel and Grace's story, as I'm sure most other Dark Divine fans will. Adding this, I always liked the way Daniel and Grace managed to grown throughout this arc of the story. For one, Grace becomes an even stronger person in this novel, and even though she made a few mistakes in The Lost Saint, she still manages to learn from them and move on. In this addition, Daniel become even more mysterious, but that aspect always had me on the edge of my seat, eager to find out more about him and his many secrets. Best of all, I adored the relationship between Daniel and Grace, because not only are their interactions cute to read about, but I love the fact that there are not the "stereotypical YA couple". Instead they have their good AND bad just like real couples do.

Another high point of The Lost Saint was the action-packed plot. I loved the way it always kept me on the tip of toes with all the twists, turns, and revelations that kept occurring with every chapter. I especially liked all the new characters Bree introduced in this to keep the plot moving in a fun and fast pace.

In all, Bree Despain yet again proves her worth as a paranormal YA writer in the romantic and suspenseful The Lost Saint. This is a read that I highly recommend you pick up, but word of warning, after you finish the last chapter, you'll be clamoring for yet another addition!

Grade: A+

The Lost Saint will be released December 28, 2010!

Source: Goodman Media. Thanks, Jenny!

19 comments:

  1. This sounds excellent. I had some mixed feelings about Dark Divine, but still finished the book off looking forward to the next one. Maybe I'll get lucky and like the second one better than the first.

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  2. A+! Wow, that's astounding! I haven't read the first book yet, but I certainly will now!

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  3. I'm so so excited to read this. My copy has just been sent from Amazon UK, and I'm practically bouncing in anticipation. Great review!

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  4. Fabulous review. I've been dying to read this one. Sounds just as good as the first.

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  5. So glad to hear the sequel lives up to the first book. I've heard great things about this series and have had it on my TBR list (for too long!). Can't wait to read it. Awesome review!

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  6. I'm glad you liked this book! I have yet to read TDD but I own it...weird huh? Well, it was a great review and now I want to read both of these books!

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  7. I have been waiting for this one to come out for a while. I liked The Dark Divine and your review just makes me want to read it more!

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  8. I just read the first in this series on my NOOK. I am super excited to read this now!!

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  9. Great review I enjoyed the first can't wait to read this one!

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  10. I'm trying to hold out till book 3 comes out as I like reading series back to back but....

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  11. I'm so glad to see you enjoyed it! I wasn't wowed by TDD, but I hear great things about TLS.

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  12. Drat! This book sounds good too and my TBR pile is huge!

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  13. Great review! I LOVED TDD and I can't wait to read The Lost Saint!!!

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  14. So I read about this book on another blog & I really want to read it! You're review was great, makes me want to read it more now lol! It's on my to read list (:

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  15. This sounds like the perfect sequel to The Dark Divine. I'm so glad you liked it, and I can't wait to read it myself!

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  16. I absolutely cannot wait to read this! I am so glad that you say it's better than the first, because the first book was incredible!

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  17. I love that they are not "sterotypical YA couple" too. I am getting WAY tired of the over done triangle.

    Thanks for the warning about the end. The worst part of enjoying a series this much is having to wait another year to find out how it ends. But then again, its what we love right?
    kjovus
    kjovus(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. I loved The Dark Divine-- Daniel won me over! :)
    Really great review, props! I'm looking forward to reading The Lost Saint. The cover is gorgeous and I can't wait to find out what happens to Grace, the ending of the last book left me in suspense gahh!

    -Vanessa-
    vmartinez1218(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. Love this book! I want this so bad...isn't the cover beautiful? ♥
    nail polish....... Bonus!!!!
    Great review...not all I want is to own it more..uggh so many books so little cash...haha

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