Book Review: The Lost Saint (The Dark Divine #2) by Bree Despain

Title: The Lost Saint (The Dark Divine #2)
Author: Bree Despain
Details: Hardcover, 404 pgs.
Published: Dec. 28, 2010 by EdmontUSA
isbn: 1606840584 (ISBN13: 9781606840580)
Reading Level: Young Adult
Source: Purchased
Description: Do not read if you haven’t read The Dark Divine
A family destroyed. A love threatened. An enemy returns.

Grace Divine made the ultimate sacrifice to cure Daniel Kalbi. She was infected with he werewolf curse while trying to save him, and lost her beloved brother in the process.

Desperate to find Jude, Grace befriends Talbot, a newcomer to town. But as the two grow closer, Grace’s relationship with Daniel is put in danger — in more ways than one.

Unaware of the dark path she is walking, Grace begins to give into the wolf inside of her — not realizing that an enemy has returned and a deadly trap is about to be sprung.

Bree Despain delivers sizzling romance and thrilling action in the heart-pounding sequel to the The Dark Divine .

My Thoughts:
There are some things in this series that stand out to me that I really like and I’m going to start with that.  I love that Grace comes from a real family.  Her parents are strict, though still good parents.  They are there, they have rules, they love Grace and they all love each other.  They aren’t perfect, they each have their faults, but they’re there and real.    I also like the religion aspect of the book because it makes me feel like I can relate better since I came from a religious family.  I don’t feel like it’s at all preachy, there’s no one saying that you should believe a certain way, etc.  
I like Grace and I like Daniel.  But I liked them more in the first book.  
I also like all the side characters and figuring out who could be bad and who could be good, and never really knowing for sure until the end.  Even then, who knows, they could be bad in the next book!  
Okay, in this one I ran into some issues.  It seems like so many books have communication problems between the main characters and I was so disappointed that that happened in this one.  I thought maybe we’d get lucky and not have to feel all infuriated at the two of them.  
Grace also started doing some things that made me mad.  She was so determined to be a hero that she forgot to use her brain sometimes.  She jumped head first into things and then confronted with something real she just freaked out and couldn’t deal.  
We were introduced to a new character in this one that I loved!  I didn’t know if he was good or bad, but he had a personality that added to the story.  You couldn’t help but love him, and then maybe hate him here and there.  
Overall, even with the issues I had, I liked this book.  It ended with a cliffhanger, but not too bad of one.  I’ll still be impatient for book two!
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Comments

  1. Awww… That’s a booger that you preferred the first one more. I personally preferred this one, but I can totally see where you are coming from with the whole communication thing. There were times I wanted to pull my hair out.

  2. I’m sad to say that I read about half of this one and just lost interest. I’m getting really impatient with lack of communication as a conflict in books. But the series does have good merits! I’m not sure yet if I will try to read it again, though.

  3. Recently read The Dark Divine and considering reading this one. Sounds like it might be somewhere in the middle of enjoyment though. Will likely wait for the paperback copy to give it a try!

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