The Dark Divine

The Dark Divine (The Dark Divine, #1)
By: Bree Despain

A Prodigal Son 

A Dangerous Love 

A Deadly Secret

Grace Divine—daughter of the local pastor—always knew something terrible happened the night Daniel Kalbi disappearedand her brother Jude came home covered in his own blood.

Now that Daniel's returned, Grace must choose between her growing attraction to him and her loyalty to her brother.

As Grace gets closer to Daniel, she learns the truth about that mysterious night and how to save the ones she loves, but it might cost her the one thing she cherishes most: her soul.

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My Rating: 3.5/5 

The Dark Divine was a very interesting book filled with mystery, suspense, and a handful of twists and turns. I have to say that the official summary for this novel hardly gives anything away which I loved. I've read books where the summary discloses what I find to be a  part in the plot that would have been better left unsaid. With The Dark Divine, I pretty much had no idea what was to come while reading  which in turn made me extremely excited to read on in hopes of getting to the bottom of things.

As I mentioned above, there are quite a few twists and turns in this novel that added a lot to the plot and helped keep me interested as things progressed. Although this novel contains something that we've all read about before (especially mystery, suspense,paranormal fans) I really enjoyed the new and original take on the familiar topic. It's not always the idea that captivates an audience but an original take on something familiar that makes all the difference.

This novel is plot oriented so I didn't feel that same attachment and connection to the main characters that I usually do when the novel is character driven. I did enjoy them however and have no complaints.  I think Daniel is a stand out character for many seeing as he's got a lot going on that readers are eager to uncover. He's also dark and mysterious which tends to be a captivating quality for many.

Overall: The Dark Divine is a great book that I read rather quickly seeing as I just had to know what was truly going on given all the secrets and ambiguity present. If you're into paranormal YA with a lot of mystery, suspense, and romance, this one is for you.


  1. The Dark Divine is one of my recent faves. I'm glad you like it!

  2. I was on the fence about this one, but I think I'll try it thanks to your amazing review! I'm not too into paranormal, but I love suspense and mystery (:

  3. I NEED to read this soon, it sounds like such a great read!

    Sorry you didn't feel more of a connection to the characters, but sometimes plot driven novels are good too :)

  4. Aghh, I haven't read this one yet! I've been pining for it for a while and I've heard everyone say it's great. So I have to check it out soon. :) Thanks for not revealing a lot, too!

  5. A good friend purchased this one for my I can't wait to read it!!

  6. Great review - I loved this one! Can't wait for book 2 :D

  7. I can't wait to read this one, only hread great things. Great review :)

  8. Wonderful review Michelle! I'm really excited and anxious to read this one. Now even more with your review. Can't wait! Thank you for your review Michelle. =)

  9. I really want to read it, is in my tbr pile but I think Im gonna pick it uo next. Nice review :)




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