Thursday, 5 January 2012

The Lost Saint by Bree Despain

The Lost Saint (The Dark Divine, #2)

Title: The Lost Saint
Author: Bree Despain
Series: The Dark Divine #2
Goodreads Average Rating: 4.10

 A family destroyed. A love threatened. An enemy returns.

Grace Divine made the ultimate sacrifice to cure Daniel Kalbi. She was infected with the werewolf curse while trying to save him, and lost her beloved brother in the process.

Desperate to find Jude, Grace befriends Talbot, a newcomer to town. But as the two grow closer, Grace's relationship with Daniel is put in danger - in more ways than one.

Unaware of the dark path she is walking, Grace begins to give into the wolf inside of her - not realizing that an enemy has returned and a deadly trap is about to be sprung.

Another second book which gives a series a bad name.
The first book, was amazing, enjoyable, slightly romantic, and action-packed.
The second book, this book, the cliché of a YA sequel.
I feel as though we spend the whole of the first book waiting for the most perfect couple's in the world to come together, but in the second book, we watch as the couple pull themselves apart, due to their own stupid acts, in the attempts of saving each other.

So yes, as you may of gathered I wasn’t the biggest fan of this book, I will be completely honest by saying that in fact the book was good and would definitely of received a higher rating if I wasn't forced to compare it to the first book.

The positive though, unlike The Dark Divine, this book is almost completely action-packed, making the reader stuck on the edge of their seat, unable to pull themselves away from the book. Each moment something, relatable to the storyline is happening throughout the whole book.

With the new, interesting storyline, brings introduction of the new characters, who I do not really know my opinion on mainly due to the fact that throughout the book your being told their good, then bad, then good again, to the point the only thing you want to do is completely forget the existence of the character, until they are fully needed.

Another fault with the characters, is based around the original set, though this is mainly directed to main character, Grace. Once a polite preacher’s daughter, who had her thoughts of rebellion, but was realistic for the role she played, took a massive step into becoming this wanna-be strong, inspirational character, who in the end makes a fool out of herself, and supports other books portrayal of weak females, being forced to depend upon male's to save them from every 'dangerous' event put in front of them.
Though I will it to her, that she isn't the only character to change, but least no one changed as much as her without a reason to

 I will carry on this series, despite all the bad things I found to say about it, it's definitely a series I wish to carry on.
I give this book:

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