Monday, December 27, 2010

The Lost Saint by Bree Despain

The Lost Saint (Dark Divine #2) by Bree Despain.
Publisher: EgmontUSA.
Pages: 416.
Release Date: December 28th, 2010.
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. 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.
After reading The Dark Divine, I didn’t really have high expectations for The Lost Saint. The first book was so explosive and so epic, so the second book had to be a step down, right?

Wrong. Very, very wrong.

The Lost Saint is just as intense as the first book, with all the romance and action and eerie mystery as well. Grace still has to struggle with controlling a wolf, but it’s not Daniel this time. The monster inside of Grace, that makes her feel angry and violent, is written to flow with her natural mindset, so it was kind of shocking, brilliant and thrilling when it crept up on her in certain situations.

Of course, all of the swoon-worthy romance from the first book has returned between our favorite couple, Daniel and Grace. But while it has its cute moments, nothing can stay perfect forever, right? New characters like Katie, a perky girl who pays way too much attention to Daniel, and Talbot, someone who can relate to Grace, who helps her deal with her inner wolf, threaten their relationship. But never fret, all of that drama builds up for one of the most epic endings ever. Emphasis on the epic. I was gasping. I was crying. I was screaming and shaking and trying not to rip the pages on my galley. And finally, when I closed the book, I was stunned speechless.

Getting an advanced copy of this book? Maybe not the best thing in the world. It means your wait for the next one is unbearably longer.

Overall, I absolutely loved The Lost Saint. I can’t even appropriately sum up just how much I loved it in words. But if you were a fan of the first book, you should love The Lost Saint just as much as I did, maybe more. It’s intense, romantic and action-packed with an ending so epic, it’ll leave you flabbergasted. That’s right. I said flabbergasted. I definitely recommend!

Other reviews for The Lost Saint:
The Book Butterfly.
Good Books And Good Wine.
Squeaky Books.
Harmony Book Reviews.

4 comments:

  1. Great review. I felt exactly the same about this one. BREE DESPAIN IS EVIL FOR DOING THAT TO US.

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  2. Awesome- I can't wait to read it! It should arrive on my kindle some time tonight. Glad to hear this book lives up to The Dark Divine :)

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  3. I think I'm going to need to reread TDD to fully appreciate TLS... but you've definitely got me pumped up about this one!

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  4. Picked this one up today. Your review has made me so excited to read it!

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