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I was excited to continue the story after reading the first one, but I admit while I was reading it, I went back and forth on whether I liked the sequel or not. At some points it was awesome, and others it was not so great.
I enjoyed Grace's new powers and that she was doing something with them, I even enjoyed her hanging out with Tal. But Daniel's character is a little annoying and Jude makes a reappearance and you wish he would just go away. I was happy with the new characters that were introduced and where everyone was at. At the end, you are really left with a cliff hanger, which can also be both good and bad! When I finished, I was glad I read it and decided I liked it. I can't wait for the next book to find out what happens! 3 1/2 out of 5 stars.
The Lost Saint: A Dark Divine Novel by Bree Despain is the second of the Dark Divine novels. The story picks up where The Dark Divine left off. Grace's world is falling apart: Jude is still missing, her father is gone all the time trying to find him and her mother is a mess. On top of all this, she is trying to deal with her newly found strength and anger, while Daniel just wants everything to remain 'normal'. And, in walks the perfect stranger: friendly, handsome, always in the right place at the right time and willing to help Grace find Jude. A recipe for disaster...
I have to admit that I had a hard time reading this book. I was very surprised since I really enjoyed The Dark Divine. I was bothered by Grace's anger and bouts of self-pity. It is quite a turn from Grace of The Dark Divine. Grace, however, is evolving, in more ways than one, and her evolution is painful and hard. It's painful to read as well, but pushing through it was well worth it.
I did enjoy The Lost Saint: A Dark Divine Novel, although it was not at all what I expected. I'm not quite sure what I did expect, but the process of Grace's transformation certainly threw me for a loop. It is a great second segment of the Dark Divine series and I look forward to reading the next.
Reviewed by Andrea for TeensReadToo.com
When Grace Divine saved Daniel from the curse of the werewolf, she was bitten by her brother, Jude, and was burdened with the curse, as well. Now, Daniel is training her to balance the wolf side of her self, her superpower side, and her normal human side. But when Daniel becomes distant and doesn't think it's a good idea to train anymore, Grace turns to a new guy in her life.
Talbot thinks Grace needs to train and helps her learn how to use her power. And all Grace wants is to use that power to find her brother. But using her wolf-ish powers can have the very effect that she doesn't want to have happen.
I have a truly horrible memory when it comes to remembering plots of books and movies. And while sometimes, once I start to read a sequel, it will all come back to me, unfortunately it didn't happen with this book. So after a couple of chapters I had to go look up a spoiler summary of THE DARK DIVINE. And once I did that, I remembered why I had loved the first book so much.
This book was a roller coaster of emotions. I loved Daniel and Grace together, and then I didn't like Daniel because of his behavior and I was starting to like Talbot more. There were times I felt both hopeful and hopeless about Jude. Yeah, I was never sure which guy to trust and like. It made for an intriguing and gripping story.
I don't think I enjoyed this book as much as I did the first in the series, but I think that's because Daniel and Grace's relationship was kind of strained in this book. And I felt that there was a lot more action in the book and not so much a character-driven storyline. But that doesn't make it bad. It definitely makes it a gripping read and one that I couldn't put down. And the end...Oh boy, I definitely didn't see that one coming! And how I want the next book now so that I can find out what happens next!
Once again, the cover is absolutely gorgeous. Both the cover for THE DARK DIVINE and the cover for THE LOST SAINT are so totally striking. I just love the coloring!