Rating: 5 stars
Grace Divine, daughter of the local pastor, always knew something terrible happened the night Daniel Kalbi disappeared–the night she found her brother Jude collapsed on the porch, covered in his own blood–but she has no idea what a truly monstrous secret that night held.
The memories her family has tried to bury resurface when Daniel returns, three years later, and enrolls in Grace and Jude’s high school. Despite promising Jude she’ll stay away, Grace cannot deny her attraction to Daniel’s shocking artistic abilities, his way of getting her to look at the world from new angles, and the strange, hungry glint in his eyes.
The closer Grace gets to Daniel, the more she jeopardizes her life, as her actions stir resentment in Jude and drive him to embrace the ancient evil Daniel unleashed that horrific night. Grace must discover the truth behind the boy’s dark secret…and the cure that can save the ones she loves. But she may have to lay down the ultimate sacrifice to do it–her soul.
Bree Despain has delivered a simply divine debut that readers will absolutely adore. It was absolutely addicting! The Dark Divine is mysterious and thrilling. As soon as I met Daniel, I was drawn in and couldn’t put The Dark Divine down. There was something so daring about him, as if taunting to you discover everything about him.
I love how Bree Despain put twists on the story and the mythology to make it something original. As you were reading you started putting pieces together, and then Despain takes you off on an entirely different route than anything you’ve ever read before. It was absolutely fantastic!
The characters were all wonderfully written. They all had so much depth. I loved how you continously learn new things about characters, making them fresh and exciting the entire book. Daniel is 100% swoonworthy! The chemistry between Daniel and Grace was so much – I loved it.
The ending leaves readers begging for more! The Dark Divine is dark, edgy, romantic and original. It is a novel that will simply blow readers away! It is definately one of my favorites of the year!