Review: The Lost Saint by Bree Despain

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Review: The Lost Saint by Bree DespainThe Lost Saint by Bree Despain
Narrator: Eileen Stevens
Series: The Dark Divine #2
Published by EgmontUSA
Pub Date: December 28th 2010
Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
Format: Audiobook | Source: Purchased
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
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4 Stars

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.

Bree Despain delivers sizzling romance and thrilling action in the heart-pounding sequel to the The Dark Divine.

Sometimes the second book in a series is not as good as the first. Other times it surpasses it. The Lost Saint definitely falls into the latter.

In The Dark Divine we are introduced to a unique race of werewolves who once hunted demons in the name of Heaven. Since then, they have fallen from grace and have to live with the consequences. Grace saved Daniel from that curse…but lost her brother to it in the process. Jude’s left home. Oh, also? She was infected herself. Awesome! (Not.)

I love Grace and Daniel together. You can just feel how strongly he loves her. But things start to change when Grace wants to learn to use her powers for good and to try to find Jude, but the people in her life think is too risky, including Daniel. Not only does he not want to help her train anymore, he’s been dodgy and keeping things from Grace lately.

Enter Talbot, sexy cowboy, fighter of evil, trainer extraordinaire. He basically gives Grace everything every one’s restricted her on: training, using her powers to kill demons, and looking for Jude. She is continually drawn and tempted by him, especially since he makes his interest in her fairly obvious. But our Grace will not fall that easily, folks!! Go, Grace!

This book is pretty heavy at times, but best friend April sure had some great lines that made me laugh! She keeps it from going over the edge, that’s for sure.

I seriously could not stop listening to this audiobook! The narrator, Eileen Stevens, is completely amazing. Her voice and pacing were spot on! I also thought she sounded familiar, and it turns out I have listened to her before! She’s read another favorite series of mine, The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting! She does a great job on that one too.

The Lost Saint
was a fast-paced, action-packed sequel, with tons of emotional twists and turns! The ending was unexpected! I was sure of who the bad guy was and what everyone’s intentions were, but I guessed wrong, guys! Now, who can I bribe to get my hands on The Savage Grace? :)

 

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9 Responses to “Review: The Lost Saint by Bree Despain”

  1. Burgandyice

    Wow… interesting!  I wouldn’t have guessed werewolves from that cover.  Does the cover match the story, do you think?  

  2. Giselleco

    Oh wow this cover is gorgeous! I love it when a sequel is just as good, or better than the first. I’ll have to get book #1 it sounds great.

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

  3. [email protected] GREAT read

    Awesome review!! I have this on my TBR pile and can’t wait to get to it! Should hopefully be soon. I just have too many books I want to read!!

  4. Erin W.

    There’s a lot of mixed reviews for this book. Though unlike the haters, I thought the book was so AWESOME. Great review.

  5. Livia ~ BoM Books

    Cool review! 
    I thought the second book was better the first, too. And I’m definitely with you on the bribing thing, if you ever find out who we can corrupt into letting us read it, I’ll be joining that team in a blink of an eye :D

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