Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Lost Saint by Bree Despain

Characters: 17/20
Plot: 19/20
Originality: 19/20
Writing: 19/20
Recommendation: 19/20
Overall: 93/100 or A
Source: Publisher

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 mother. When Grace receives a haunting phone call from Jude, she knows what she must do. She must become a Hound of Heaven. Desparate 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, raveous for more Grace and Daniel, will be itching to sink their teeth into The Lost Saint.
The thing that infuriated me the most in this book was how niave Grace was. I found myself rolling my eyes at some of her decisions, but I think it is the way that she was raised. Even though some of her decisions were stupid, Grace became more kickass and aware through out the book and I did enjoy her character. I loved Daniel in The Dark Divine, but he seemed overbearing and even more protective of Grace, which is understandable after what happened, but she kind of has the super powers now. Their relationship really developed and became something else then what it was before, which is what happens when people grow up and change. I really liked Talbot, even though I suspected what happened in the end. I also liked the complexities that are later revealed in his character. I love that Despain creates realistic characters that seem to bounce off the page, because they have their flaws and great attributes that help you understand them.
The plot was exciting. I was engaged in every second. I loved the idea of searching for a sibling, because I would be doing that if I was in that sitution. I also liked seeing other demons and really how much darkness is in the world. Talbot's training with Grace was intense and interesting. I find Despain's take on werewolves to be unlike anything that I have read. I like the idea of being infected, but only becoming one, if you forget your instincts. Despain crafts a clever and action pack tale that is easy to become consumed with. I recommend this book, if you love paranormal fiction with some depth.


  1. Loved the first one so can't wait for this! Great review, thanks.

  2. I'm picking this book up today, can't wait! Although, I listened to TDD on audio and didn't really enjoy it because the narrator wasn't very good. But I've decided to give it another chance! lol

  3. Thanks for the review! I wasn't a huge fan of the first book, so I've been wondering whether I should give this one a try. I guess I'll have to pick it up.

  4. i must read first book this autor:)


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