The Lost Saint by Bree Despain (ARC) - WARNING! I cannot review this book with spoiling the first book in the series, The Dark Devine. Don't read any further if you plan on reading The Dark Devine and don't want to have it spoilt for you.
The non-stop sequel to The Dark Divine delivers an even hotter romance and more thrilling action than Bree Despain's first novel. Grace Divine made the ultimate sacrifice to cure Daniel Kalbi. She gave her soul to the wolf to save him and lost her beloved brother. 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. Readers, raveous for more Grace and Daniel, will be itching to sink their teeth into The Lost Saint. From Amazon US
After falling in love with The Dark Devine, I was eager to get started with The Lost Saint! What would happen to Grace now that she was infected? What would happen to Grace and Daniel's relationship now that he is cured? Fortunately I had a copy already, so I didn't have to wait that long to read it. And I really just have one word to say; wow!
You get so involved with this book, before you know it, you're half way through the book. Though it doesn't seem like a huge amount has happened. That's not to say the book is slow at all, or filled with unnecessary drivel. Everything in this book is essential, it all leads up to the main events, which occur towards the end of the book. I did at times wonder, especially once past the halfway mark, what could possibly happen next to get to the big events, as there just didn't seem to be much left of the book, but no real clues in the story. But Despain is clever in how she sets things in motion, and it's just brilliant!
I love how you're never truely sure who you can trust. Who is Talbot? Can we trust him, can we not? What's going on with Daniel? That's one thing I wasn't too keen on, Daniel doesn't get as much page time in this book, but you can forgive it for the story. Other characters crop up, some minor, some major, but you're never completely sure who is genuine. It's not as frustrating as it sounds, it's quite fun trying to work things out and piecing the puzzle together as more things are discovered. I loved it!
With what you're told in the summary above, I really don't think I can tell you much more. Anything I say is likely to spoil the book for you. But this book is brilliant! I have to say, although I worked out some of the things going on, I didn't see the ending coming, and oh my god, what a cliff hanger! So cruel, but so brilliant! I am so keen to read the third book, because I am DYING to know what's going to happen! An absolutely brilliant book, one that fans of The Dark Devine should pick up as soon as they can! Just fantastic!
Thank you to Goodman Media for sending me the ARC.
Published: 7th March 2011 in the UK, 28th December 2010 in the US
Publisher: Egmont UK, Egmont USA
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