Book Review of The Lost Saint by Bree Despain

Title: The Lost Saint

Author: Bree Despain

Release Date: December 28, 2010

*If you have not read The Dark Divine, this will contain spoilers*

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. 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 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.

Summary from Goodreads.com

My Review: Seriously, this book rocked!  I love this series!  End of review.  Okay, just kidding.  I did have to think about my review for this book because I was not sure how to put into words how much I loved it.  Bree has done a wonderful job of telling a dark story filled with suspense and love.  The relationship between Grace and Daniel drew me into the first book, The Dark Divine, and in this book I remember why I love the two of them together so much.  They have a unique relationship because they have been friends since childhood and have grown up together.  They are also bonded by their secret.  The only trouble is, they are teenagers.  They are new to the whole idea of love and events in this book put their relationship to the test.  They both want what is best for the other and try to protect them, but in doing so they are inadvertently unraveling all the groundwork they have laid in this relationship.   It was heartbreaking to watch the events unfold and the relationship strain, but at the same time I felt it was necessary.  No relationship is perfect and if Grace and Daniel never had any bumps in the road it would not be believable.  So while I felt it was tough to read it, I admire Bree for writing a realistic relationship.

I will also admit that I started and finished the book in one night.  I could not put it down.  There was so much going on and so many questions I needed answered, I could not go to sleep without knowing how it ended.  And it was quiet and ending!  I am of course, not going to spoil it for you, but I think once you get there you will understand.

The Lost Saint had a dark edge that kept me fully engrossed with plot twists that kept me on the edge of my seat.  I didn’t dare put it down!

FTC:  I won this ARC from a contest run by Bree Despain.

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3 responses to “Book Review of The Lost Saint by Bree Despain

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  2. I’ve still got to write my review but I enjoyed this book a great deal as well. It was a little slow for me in the beginning but boy, when the action started it was chock full. And the ending? Holy cliffhanger batman!

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