Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Lost Saint by Bree Despain

Book description from
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 mother. When Grace receives a haunting phone call from Jude, she knows what she must do. She must become a Hound of Heaven. Desperate 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, ravenous for more Grace and Daniel, will be itching to sink their teeth into The Lost Saint.

My thoughts:
I bought this book last year when our local Border's was going out of business.  I thought I would immediately remember The Dark Divine, but didn't feel like I did so I put the book to the side with the intention that I was going to find and reread the first one.  That never happened and the other day I was inspired to pick it up again.  It read so fast and was so full of action!  Part of the first one came back to me, but even without knowing everything this was an enjoyable stand alone novel. 

Grace is getting frustrated by the long absences of her father as he searches for her missing brother Jude who has succumbed to the wolf infection, her mother who has become a zombie in her quest to find her son, and her boyfriend who seems to no longer want to help her come to grips with the powers she now has.  Her best friend hasn't been speaking to her for ten months and everyone at school is whispering behind her back and with her new super hearing she can hear what they have to say about her.  Things change when she and her friend April are rescued at a local gaming bar by Talbot, a new guy in town, and the religion teacher at school quits making way for a new teacher who is different than any teacher they have had before!

At times I had trouble following the different species of supernatural origin, but I could see Grace growing stronger and embracing her powers in her quest to find Jude and return him to ehr family.  This was a well written book that seems to lend itself well to another book in the series.  It s hows how we can be blinded by our course of action and miss things along the way and how it can be hard to know who to trust.

Product Details

Reading level: Ages 12 and up
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: EgmontUSA (December 28, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1606840584
ISBN-13: 978-1606840580

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