The Lost Saint

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Will leave you howling for the next book!
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In THE DARK DIVINE, 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. ~ From breedespain.com

I loved Bree's voice in THE DARK DIVINE. It was so easy for me to step into Grace's shoes that I found myself sucked into the story within a few pages. THE LOST SAINT is no different. From page one, I couldn't put it down. I had to know what Jude was up to, what Daniel was like as a boyfriend (finally!), and what this Talbot guy was all about.

Grace is still the strong heroine we've come to know and love, and she braves the obstacles thrown her way like no other. There's no way I'd have the guts to make the hard decisions she makes, but I love tagging along. (And her choice in outfits always cracks me up.)

As for Daniel, he's one of my all-time favorite YA heros. But let me tell you, the addition of Talbot certainly makes things interesting. Daniel seems unwilling to teach Grace how to handle herself as a wolf, which puts stress on their relationship. So when Talbot offers to give her a few lessons so she can hone her skills, things get a bit...complicated.

To say the least.

You'll be on the edge of your seat, wondering about Talbot until the very end. And speaking of the end, you can look forward to a twist that will leave you howling.

There's nothing negative I can say about THE LOST SAINT. It was truly a great read, and I can't wait for the next book!



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Fabulous sequel!
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I still can't believe that it took me so long to get to The Lost Saint. I mean, I really loved Bree Despain's first book. Grace and Daniel stole the show for me, and all I wanted to know was what would come next. After doing a reread of the first book (and swooning all over again) I was ready to tackle and devour the second I knew I was in for a treat.

For those of you who haven't started this series yet, Grace had to make a huge sacrifice to save Daniel. In other words, she loves this boy to death. So you can imagine my utter annoyance when Daniel suddenly starts treating Grace like she has the plague. Let's be honest. I knew it was a plot device. I understood that it was necessary to allow a new guy to come into the story. That doesn't mean I liked it though. Daniel's behavior drove me crazy.

The good part about all of that is Grace is allowed to show her true colors once again. Despain allows the reader to see how strong a person Grace really is. Sure, she's a teenager. Yes, she makes mistakes. Still, it is that she stands up for herself that makes her so likable. I wasn't always happy with her decisions, but I was always glad that she made them herself. Even with Daniel being odd in the background, I liked Grace a lot in this book.

In terms of plot, The Lost Saint brings a lot of new information into play for these starcrossed lovers. I loved the in depth explanations that were given about the Urbats and their history. I also had no problem eating up Talbot's story as well. I wouldn't say that this plot moves as lightning fast as the first book did. However it is paced in a way that will keep you reading on. Each time I had a question, it would be answered a few pages later. It made for a very immersive read.

If you've already started The Dark Divine Series, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at what is waiting for you between the pages of the The Lost Saint! More Grace, more Daniel, more dark twists and turns. This is the book that you've been waiting for
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The Plot Thickens
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I couldn't wait to read this sequel to The Dark Divine. It's possible I went into the book with too many expectations (since I love the first book so much), because the plot didn't quite feel as cohesive as I wanted. Or maybe it felt like that because of the strained relationship between Grace and Daniel. I don't want strain! I want swoony! :)

But that aside, I did enjoy the book, and I will happily read book 3. The characters are insightfully revealed, the writing is solid, and the ending??? I nearly threw the book across the room! What a plot twist!

I highly recommend this series.
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