Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Savage Grace by Bree Despain

The Savage Grace (The Dark Divine #3) by Bree Despain.
Publisher: Egmont USA.
Pages: 488.
Release Date: March 13, 2012.
Source: Contest.
A troubled soul. An impossible choice. A final battle.

Wrestling with the werewolf curse pulsing deep inside of her, Grace Divine was finally able to find her brother, but it nearly cost her everything.

With her boyfriend, Daniel, stuck in wolf form and Sirhan's death approaching, time is running out for Grace to stop Caleb Kalbi and his gang of demons. If she fails, her family and hometown will perish. Everything rests on Grace's shoulders.

The final installment in The Dark Divine trilogy brings Daniel and Grace's love story to a breathtaking conclusion.

The Dark Divine series has been one of my favorites for years now and I am so, so devastated to see it end with The Savage Grace. But what a way to go! Everything is heightened in the finale - the action, the romance, the emotions, the terror. I was so on the edge of my seat that at times I felt like I had to stand up to read, otherwise I might fall off my chair.

My heart was pretty much in pieces for a long time in the beginning of the book but Bree Despain had her sewing kit out with that plot and those words and put it allllll back together in the end. That's cheesy to say but gah, I was melting into a giant puddle of Katie with how much this book was making me FEEL.

First off, I loved the addition of the "lost boys." They added a certain lightness and "family" feel to the book. I also wanted a side romance of Ryan and Grace's sister, Charity. One innocent, teensy tiny little scene was enough to make me die from cuteness and now I want more of them. (Future spinoff? Puhhhlease, Bree?!)

This book was so fast-paced. I was so consumed in Grace finding a way to turn Daniel back to human and then there was all the conflict with Sirhan and Talbot and just gahh. There was never a dull moment. I do wish there were a lot more romantic scenes between Grace and Daniel but I'd be lying if I said I didn't love how action-packed this one was. The series is definitely going out with a bang.

And the ending? Totally sobbed like a baby. I appreciate that it isn't really a perfect, fairy-tale, "happily ever after" ending. I probably would have been a little sour if it had been. But I was still so devastated at the events at the end and was so upset to see some of my favorite characters go.

Overall, The Savage Grace was the perfect ending to one of my all-time favorite trilogies. Perfect. I loved it so much and even though I really don't want to see Grace and Daniel's story come to a conclusion, I'm really happy with it. If you're a Dark Divine fan and haven't read this yet, run to your bookstore and get a copy! And if you're someone who is just randomly reading this without having read the previous books (which is weird and it probably spoiled a lot for you so ...) pick these books up and give them a try!

Other reviews for The Savage Grace:
Mundie Moms.
Book Slayer.
Jenni Elyse.


  1. I enjoyed this book as well. This series had its ups and downs but I thought the ending was pretty good. Great review!

  2. I found it a little disappointing, but 'm glad you enjoyed it!

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