Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Lost Saint Review

Author: Bree Despain
Release Date: Dec. 28, 2010
Pages: 404 (ARC)
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Most Appropriate For Ages: 12+
Where I Got It: For review from publicist
Other titles in series: The Dark Divine

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.

Bree Despain delivers sizzling romance and thrilling action in the heart-pounding sequel to The Dark Divine.
2010 will be the year known as, "The Year of Amazing Sequels". I mean, seriously, it's like a bunch of YA paranormal authors (Julie Kagawa, Becca Fitzpatrick) took some kind of awesome class or something! Well Bree Despain clearly took it too, because The Lost Saint was absolutely no exception.

This book was completely and utterly infuriating. The plot twists and turns like nobody's business, the characters make you wanna scream at them (which I actually did), and NOTHING GOES RIGHT. But that just made this book all that more addicting. I mean, seriously, this one is so un-put-downable that it's not even funny.

Speaking of funny, April continues to crack me up. Her not-too-up-beat personality always managed to put a smile on my face. And, while we're talking about characters, I need to get something straight just so everyone's clear: Daniel is amazing. He is so much more than just the average pretty-faced werewolf and I love his character so much. Talbot, while he could possibly be an interesting character in the books to come, can never hold a candle to Daniel in my opinion. As for our awesome main character, Grace...ugh I just want to hug her and comfort her throughout the entire book!

OK, it pains me to admit it, but parts of this book were just a little cheesy. It didn't take away from my enjoyment of the book, but it was noticeable.

Even with the tiny bit of cheesiness, I completely loved The Lost Saint, and I absolutely can't wait for the sequel.

Book Report:
Plot: So exciting and heartbreaking.
Characters: Love love love.
Writing: Awesome.
Kid friendly? Yeah. Only a little bit of swearing.
Should I read it? Read The Dark Divine first.


  1. Just finished The Dark Divine today and I can't wait to read The Lost Saint. Good thing it's sitting on my shelf :)

  2. I've got to get my hands on a copy of Lost Saint!

  3. I agree - great sequel, exciting read! And love the blue on the cover!

    Merry Christmas!


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