Monday, October 22, 2012
The Dark Divine by Bree Despain
The Dark Divine by Bree Despain
First in The Dark Divine trilogy
Grace Divine is the daughter of a pastor and feels like she will never live up to the Divine name. Then Daniel Kalbi comes back to town after not seeing him for three years. She doesn’t recognize him and he’s completely different from the Daniel she fell in love with when she was little. Grace can’t help falling for Daniel, even though she promised her older brother, Jude, that she would leave him alone, but saying it proves to be easier than doing it. I loved this book and I’m not afraid to admit it. Yes, this book had its flaws and there were quite a few, but I enjoyed this book. I read it in a day and gobbled up each word and cheesy line. I either have really good luck with werewolf books or really bad luck. The last one I had read was a flop and a disappointment. When picking up The Dark Divine I was hoping I wouldn’t want to toss the book at the wall or claw my eyes out. This book didn’t piss me off and make me angry, the whole time I was on the edge of my seat and waiting to find out more. The plot is very obvious and I guessed what would happen early on in the novel (which is something I try not to do, but can’t seem to help it), but I still seemed to be shocked when it was revealed. I think I was on a book rush, which is an adrenaline rush with books. But I think that’s what made me enjoy this book so much. Even though I knew what would happen I was still shocked and swamped in the story.
The main female character is Grace. Grace is well, I like her, but at the same time she confuses me. A lot of her thoughts had me scratching my head trying to figure out what the hell she meant. These parts probably didn’t make me look very attractive, but that’s a whole different story. I liked Grace, but she wasn’t an amazing character but she also wasn’t the worst. I do want to see where this is going to go because that ending was so good.
Kick-Butt Heroine Scale: 7.5
The main male character is Daniel. Daniel stole my heart. It probably doesn’t help that I’m a total sucker for bad boys and I knew it would probably happen. Daniel was deep and layered kind of like Shrek, but attractive and a werewolf. Daniel and Grace’s relationship had felt a little rushed, but at the same time they had grown up with each other and they weren’t strangers.
Swoon Worthy Scale: 8.5
The Villain- I had kind of saw that coming, but at the same time I hoped that wasn’t the case.
Villain Scale: 7
I loved Grace’s family even if they were annoying at times, but then again what family doesn’t have annoying members?
Character Scale: 8
I liked the werewolf folklore. It was a little different. Interesting, but not completely original, but also not completely unoriginal; if that makes any sense. I need to stop saying but I must have said it at least five times already. With that I’m done with this review and I loved it. I’m going to read the sequels someday whenever that may be, but I will read them… and expect them to be amazing.
Cover Thoughts: It’s beautiful, her feet are kind of weird looking, but it’s still a beautiful cover and it’s what caught my attention.
I read this back in February, so yeah it's been a while. hehe