Monday, January 10, 2011

Review & Giveaway: The Lost Saint by Bree Despain

Hardcover, 416 pages

Publisher: EgmontUSA

Released: December 28, 2010

ISBN: 9781606840580

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 Rating: 4 / 5

My Thoughts:

I absolutely loved The Dark Divine last year and couldn't wait for this sequel (see my glowing review here.) Grace was such a strong character & willing to give up everything for love, awwww. The Lost Saint is all about the aftermath of her decision.

With her brother missing & possibly trying to contact her, Grace can't just sit back & wait, she jumps into action. Her stubbornness, mixed with Daniels odd behavior & his hesitancy to train her are a bad combination that push Grace to look elsewhere. Talbot conveniently comes into the picture & offers Grace just what she wants...but is she strong enough to keep the wolf at bay? There were a few times Grace's innocence made me frustrated, but given the circumstances (and her strong will!) I had to forgive her :) With the focus on Grace & exploring her abilities, I did miss the Daniel/Grace connection that was present in book one. A few cliffhangers and non-stop action with a nail biting ending, The Lost Saint is a great follow-up.

I do highly recommend reading The Dark Divine first (don't fret, it was amazing!). Bree provides some background but there isn't much rehashed so no filler, but you need to understand where the characters are coming from to really 'get' what is happening in The Lost Saint.

Now for the fun stuff, here is a chance for you to win ONE of TWO copies of The Lost Saint, along with matching blue nail polish :)

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  1. I can't wait to read The Lost Saint!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy! I LOVED The Dark Divine!!!

  2. Hey Mel! What a georgous cover on that book! I have never read this series, but will have to check it out!

    I lOVE your header (I've been away for awhile) where did you get it? If this is someones personal library, how MUCH do i want to live in that house!


  3. O I can not wait to read this! Gorgeous header!

  4. I enjoyed the first book and have been meaning to pick up the sequel. :) I'm glad you liked it, and thanks for the giveaway!

    Love your blogs new look by the way! :)

  5. I loved TDD and I can't wait to read The Lost Saint! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  6. I loved The Dark Divine but The Lost Saint blew my mind away with how awesome it was. I can't wait for the third book. Bree Despain is a awesome author.

  7. I really have to read these books soon. I might wait until book 3 is out and devour them all at once. Awesome review :-)

  8. I haven't read my copy of The Dark Divine yet. It's been sitting in my Kindle as I've been overwhelmed with how many books I have. But both that and the sequel look so good.

  9. Great giveaway thank you so much for the chance!

  10. I have wanted to read this series so badly! Glad to see you are enjoying them!