Thursday, July 28, 2011

Review: The Lost Saint by Bree Despain

Book Description via Goodreads:

ARC, 404 pages
March 1, 2011, Hardie Grant Egmont Australia

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.

Source: Jennifer at Hardie Grant Egmont (Thank you!)

My Thoughts:

Grace Divine, a pastor’s daughter, a dedicated sister, a loyal lover and now an Urbat, had to try and keep her family as a functioning unit. With her dad gone, her mother in an unstable state, and Jude still gone, all the responsibility fell on Grace’s shoulders. As the oldest of the siblings present, she needed to fill up the space that her mother and Jude left. She only ever felt happy when she was with Daniel, her boyfriend. But their strong connection seemed to be faltering. Grace found herself sad and empty, separated from Daniel in ways that broke her heart into two.

Grace and Daniel’s relationship started to weaken as secrets and silences appeared. It didn’t help that Daniel wanted a normal life with Grace when she now had supernatural abilities, had a wolf to deal with, and needed to find her brother, Jude. Their relationship went through a rocky road.

After getting a warning call from Jude, Grace was fueled to find him. I liked the dedication that Grace showed. In an effort to find Jude, Grace strived to get clues about Jude’s whereabouts. In the process, she encountered dangerous creatures, broke a handful of rules and put her life at risk. Despain threw in a couple more supernatural creatures in this book. From a defenseless girl, Grace became a strong and capable Hound of Heaven.

The Lost Saint blew me away. As always, Bree Despain’s writing rocked my world. I loved how her writing sucked me into Gracie’s world and into her head. The clarity, suspense and beauty of it were three of the things that I loved as a reader. Despain’s writing was, without a doubt, perfect. The twist in the mythology and the background stories of the wolves in ancient times were two of the things that I liked most.

Deliciously kickass, dangerous, heart-wrenching and romantic, The Lost Saint lived up to my expectations. I had guessed who the bad guy was but for the rest of the story, I was surprised with the twists and turns. The later part was action-packed and a roller coaster of emotions. I highly recommend this series to paranormal romance readers and readers of The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare and of Forsaken by Jana Oliver.




  1. Fantastic review, Precious! I especially loved the later scenes! That particular moment between Daniel and Grace and then the action that followed. It has me so excited to see where the final installment is headed. So glad you loved this! :D