The Dark Divine
by Bree Despain
Published: December 22, 2009
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Format: Hardcover (372 pages)
Grace Divine, daughter of the local pastor, always knew something terrible happened the night Daniel Kalbi disappeared--the night she found her brother Jude collapsed on the porch, covered in his own blood--but she has no idea what a truly monstrous secret that night held . . .
I loved the slow suspense of The Dark Divine. The best part of the suspense was that I had no idea who or what Daniel was for most of the book. The portrayal of the fight between good and evil was great, but for most of the book I felt like it was a typical paranormal book. The ending was interesting and different and it was great learning more about the unique mythology.
The writing was a little confusing and I found myself re-reading a lot to figure out what was going on. There were some great religious allusions all throughout. I especially liked the allusion to the story of the prodigal son. The characters were likable and real, although sometimes I didn’t understand or agree with Grace’s thought processes. Overall it was a good read mostly because I loved the ending and the great mythology. I’m curious as to what happens next.
Content Rating Medium, for some violence.