The Lost Saint (Dark Divine Series #2)

The Lost Saint (Dark Divine Series #2)

by Bree Despain

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Overview

This 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606840580
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/28/2010
Series: Dark Divine Series , #2
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 8.72(w) x 11.34(h) x 1.32(d)
Lexile: 770L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Bree Despain is the author of The Dark Divine trilogy and the Into the Dark trilogy. She currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband and two sons. Visit her online at www.breedespain.com.

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The Lost Saint (Dark Divine Series #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 244 reviews.
Alisa Mendoza More than 1 year ago
THE EPIC LOVE STORY OF GRACE AND DANIEL CONTINUES WITH THE LOST SAINT. SUDDEN TWISTS AT THE END LEFT ME SPEECHLESS, AND SURPRISED. HOPE THE NEXT BOOK COMES OUT SOON, BECAUSE I JUST CANT LEAVE THE SERIES ON THIS NOTE!
Edyaline More than 1 year ago
ahhhh!! AMAZING Sequel. Keeps you hooked from beginning to end I seriously could not put it down!. I don't know how else to put it into words because it was soo good in so many ways, but it's a definite must read. And the cliff hanger at the end...Can't wait for the next installment! :)
Kailee Felix More than 1 year ago
I loved The Dark Divine and was so excited when this one came out. However, the middle was hard to get in to and I found myself skipping chapters and not missing anything. I love the ending, though, and can't wait for the next. All in all, great book.
kresslya on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Werewolf¿s, demons, monsters, teenagers and saints, this novel has it all. It even has an unexpected twist. This is book two in the Devine series and as a YA book it¿s a good entertaining read.
ABookwormsHaven on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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!
MrsBoswellBooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Grace Divine made the ultimate sacrifice when she chose to cure Daniel Kalbi and save him from the werewolf. In the process, she herself was infected and ended up losing her brother, Jude, for choosing Daniel over him.Grace enjoys the time she spends training with Daniel. He's teaching her balance and she is hoping to be able to use her skills for good, and become a true Hound of Heaven. Suddenly, Daniel cuts off her training, becomes distant and begins avoiding her. She suddenly feels that she can't trust Daniel.When a mysterious phone call comes in warning Grace that someone is coming for her, and the mysterious voice sounds an awful lot like her brother, Grace is suddenly on a mission to find Jude and bring him home.In the process of hunting down Jude, Grace meets and befriends Nathan Talbot. He knows what she is, and he resumes her training with her. She's able to tap into more power than she ever was with Daniel, and she feels more like a Hound of Heaven. They're is also a voice in her head, one that isn't her own, and it begins leading her down a dark path.With someone after her, who can Grace trust on her mission? Daniel, who she suddenly feels is holding her back and hiding things from her? Or Talbot, who is urging her to use her powers to be all that she can be?The cover, with the pop of blue, is very pretty. Although, I must admit, feet kind of creep me out! While I enjoyed The Dark Divine, I enjoyed The Lost Saint just a little more. I liked Grace and Daniel's relationship in the previous novel, but I liked reading about the distrust between the two characters in this book. I've felt the same feelings before, and I could imagine being back in those times where I felt like that... as I'm sure most can. Avoiding phone calls, secrets and lies, hurtful words. It was very well written. Gabriel played a larger part in TLS, giving us some more insight into the werewolf history and how things have worked in the last 800+ years of his life. While I like Daniel, I enjoyed Talbot's presence in this book and I felt myself torn in two as to who I would like to see Grace with. I can't wait to read more about him in the next book of the series. The inner battles Grace had with the wolf reminded me of a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde type of scenario. There was a lot of drama and a lot of emotion in TLS. I was pretty sure I knew what the end result would be, but there were instances where Ms. Despain had me second-guessing myself and I did have receive a couple shockers. Each character had a dark journey of their own they had to take and the ending left me with a bit of anguish. Very well written an a satisfying read. I can't wait to hear more about Ms. Despain's third novel.
TruthBeToldBlog on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Lost Saint is one of those sequels you are dying to read the minute you finish the first book. I was so excited when I got the chance to review this book. I honestly had no idea what to expect, there were so many ways the story could have gone that I didn't know which route the author would take. In the beginning of this book you find out Grace and Daniel are training together. Daniel is helping Grace figure out how to keep her powers under control while still using them for good, she is trying to change the reputation of the Urbats back to being hounds of heaven. I love that Bree Despain continued the layout of the book. There were still descriptions of time such as That Night, The Next day and so on. My favorite thing about The Lost Saint was that you got to see things you didn't in The Dark Divine. You hear the way the wolf speaks to Grace and the way she was slowly change without even realizing it. It really made it much more interesting, throughout the Dark Divine you spend much of the time wondering how people fall to the curse of the wolf and now you find out how easy it can be for them.While I LOVED Daniel in The Dark Divine I didn't like him so much in this novel. I thought he was different than the first book. In the beginning he¿s hiding things from Grace and is even going around to old places. However, in the end I understood why he was doing this and eventually he won my heart back.Now, in the ending of The Lost Saint, I was totally left on a cliffhanger. I was kind of angry at first, I felt like it was just too big of a cliffhanger, however, it¿s easy to see why the author did this. I totally want to read book three even more now.In this novel another character is introduced, Talbot. He¿s totally a hunk. He sounds gorgeous and I can see why Grace is distracted by him. Talbot wants to help her after everyone has told her to stop training so of course Grace starts sneaking around and things get a lot more interesting.I was really happy to see Grace grow out of her shell and become a totally kick butt heroine type of girl. In the Dark Divine we witnessed her be tough because she loved Daniel, well in The Lost Saint she grows and does things for herself. She made me want to learn how to fight demons and monsters and such.This book was packed with a ton of action and a bit more humor than the last. Overall it was a great read. It really met up to, and surpassed the standards of The Dark Divine. I'm going to give The Lost Saint 5 lanterns. This is a sequel you will want to read. Oh and apparently The Dark Divine movie rights have been bought so look forward to seeing it on the big screen in the next few years, well hopefully sooner.
AverysBookNook on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I liked the previous book in this series, ¿The Dark Divine¿, I thought that it was an okay read, not the best book that I had ever read, but not the worst by any means. But this book? I loved this book, it is hands down the best book that I have read since reading ¿The Last Sacrifice¿ by Richelle Mead and I am happily surprised, since I never expected this series to be added to my most favourite book series list, which it now has. It becomes evident that author Bree Despain is very much developing as an author and therefore I cannot wait to see what she has in store for us in the next book in this series.Whereas ¿The Dark Divine¿ had a slower pace, with almost all of the action taking place at the end, this book is saturated with non-stop action. I found that this book mainly revolves around new characters, save for Grace and Daniel, and in all honesty, I didn¿t really find myself missing the original characters who were so predominant in the first novel, such as Pastor Divine, mainly because the new characters are so intriguing and interesting. Ummm... Talbot anyone? *Swoon*. When he was first introduced I kept thinking to myself, I should be wary of his character and find him to be suspicious, but I just couldn¿t, mainly because he was such a nice guy and he clearly cares about Grace. And what happened towards the end of the novel? I didn¿t believe it for one second, if anything, it made me like him even more. Okay, so I know that Charity played a role in the first book, but barely and as such, I hadn¿t really formed an opinion of her. Though in this book, even though she played as little of a role as the last time, I did find myself liking her quite a bit. She reminds me of Grace a lot, strong, smart, and more than willing to look after those that she cares about, I think that she will grow up to be an extremely kick-ass woman. And then there is April... Oh April, the trembly cocker-spaniel like character, whom I really couldn¿t stand in ¿The Dark Divine¿ mainly because she seemed so dependent upon Jude, but whom I loved in this book (except for the beginning when she was shunning Grace). If I were to have to pick only one character who changed the most/ for the better in this book, it would be April. She grew a backbone and really found her place in this crazy world that she was thrust into. As for Gabriel? Well, I must be honest and say I don¿t really know what to think of him. I do think that in theory he is a really cool guy, you know, being a legend/ hundreds of years old and whatnot, but I just felt like his character was kinda flat. But, I did feel extremely bad for him when Grace was being a jerk to him, he didn¿t have to help her whatsoever, in fact, he was told not to and he disobeyed his orders and for that he could get in a lot of trouble, but he thought that she was worth it, so I suppose I can respect him, though I wish that he had a bigger personality. And Jude? Well, I still find him to be extremely selfish, but you know what? He works for the story. A story wouldn¿t work if all of the characters were nice and we loved them all, we need characters whom we loathe and would really like to be squished by a bulldozer in order for the plot to be fuelled and the story to be successful, so that is what he is for me, an annoyance that I would rather not have to read about, but an annoyance that I understand is necessary.Typically when the male of a character knows of the paranormal world and the female character doesn¿t and they fall in love and he wants to protect her from the paranormal world because she doesn¿t understand the dangers that she could face, but she still doesn¿t trust him and seeks out to learn more about this world and finds herself in a dangerous situation where the boy has to save her, I want to shake some sense into her/ I become extremely frustrated and grumpy at the female character. The boy knows what he is talking about girl! He has been saturated in this way of life forever and knows how to
4sarad on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Things I liked about this book: First off, I started to really hate the main character which was making me not want to read the book until I realized that my hatred of the main character was part of the story. She was turning bad. Cool. Got it. I also liked that I couldn't tell for sure if the new guy was good or bad... it kept me guessing.Things I didn't like about this book: The cover has nothing to do with the book at all, and the story was pretty see-through. This book was sort of like New Moon where the entire time you were just pissed of that Edward was gone. Daniel is distant in this book which makes it less fun to read. Finally, I can't stand books like this where the most interesting thing to happen in the book happens RIGHT at the end and you have to wait until the next book to find out more. Grr.....
lisagibson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed The Dark Divine (the first book in this series). I always hope that the sequel and subsequent books will be as good and I kind of hold my breath when I first start reading. This one definitely was! I liked this book so much. I particularly liked the fact that Grace was stronger and more independent in this book. I would absolutely recommend this book. If you haven't read the first book, I would do that first. The cover is simply gorgeous! I can't wait to see what's next for Grace and Daniel. I'm giving this one 5 smooches!
ericajsc on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The unique aspects of The Dark Divine are what prompted me to read the second installation of this series. Those aspects ¿ the mix of Christian parables with werewolf lore, the surprise ending ¿ are definitely there, but I must say that I wasn¿t as impressed as I was with the first book. The parable of the Good Samaritan is featured in the book, but instead of the story feeling constructed around the common theme, it was more like it was only important because they kept saying ¿Good Samaritan¿. Some of the ideas of that parable are present, but the parable didn¿t seem as integral to the plot as in The Dark Divine. Instead the story was packed with the standard second book in a series fare: someone comes between the couple that is Meant To Be and makes one (or both) of them question their love for the other person, which results in Secrets and Misunderstandings, and that new person usually has Big Issues that relate to the Big Conflict facing the main character. It¿s not that this is necessarily bad ¿ every story needs conflict ¿ but if it¿s not done perfectly, it begins to drag. The middle definitely hit some bumps for me. Sure, there¿s lots of action of the Kicking Butt variety, but the torn between two hot boys thing? Eh. I could¿ve done without it. What I would¿ve liked more of, in place of Grace¿s romantic confusion, is the smoke and mirrors from book one. I mean, I knew it was about werewolves, yet I still thought, ¿No, he¿s not a werewolf. Right?¿ But here, I felt like I knew what was coming from early on. Part of that is because the foreshadowing is there, as it should be, but I never had the sense that I was being played in this one. And let me tell you, when there¿s supposed to be a mystery, I want to feel a little played. (I don¿t mean totally played, like, ¿Ha! It wasn¿t Colonel Mustard in the Library with the Candlestick; it was ninja cats from outer space. Sucka!) There was still enough of an aura of mystery surrounding the story that I stayed interested, but there were definitely points when I had to Just Keep Reading.One last thing I want to comment about on this book is the fact that I love ¿ LOVE! ¿ the fact that Grace and the Divines aren¿t this squeaky clean, we love Jesus and we love you, perfect family, nor do they go in the other direction of being completely broken and hypocritical and rebellious. They are real. Grace isn¿t dropping the F-bomb every ten minutes (or, um, ever), but when she gets emotional she¿s known to say more than, ¿Oh, gee, that¿s bad.¿ Anyone who absolutely loved The Dark Divine will probably be a fan of this book. For me, it was a little more work to get through this book than the last one. But the story is still compelling enough to keep me on board for the next book.
wagner.sarah35 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A gripping sequel to The Dark Divine. The Lost Saint picks up where its predecessor ended and continues the tale of the Divine family and the werewolf curse. Bree Despain has put an original twist on werewolf mythology without loosing the tradition. Grace and Daniel remain compelling characters and their struggles are understandable. I would recommend this to anyone who liked The Dark Divine or enjoys YA paranormal romance.
Nikkayme on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Much like the opener in the series, The Lost Saint is an addictively good read. Grace¿s newly wolfish state sets her up as an almost entirely different person. The old Grace is still there, but I loved seeing this new, strong, dangerous Grace. The majority of the book throws hints about how she may or may not be losing herself to the wolf. Despain even adds little angry and sometimes menacing wolfy thoughts.Grace¿s change in personality means that her relationship with Daniel changes quite a bit as well. The Daniel we got to know in The Dark Divine isn¿t gone, but like Grace, he¿s changed. Their relationship hits more than a few bumps in the road and I was thrilled by that. No two people could have gone through all that Grace and Daniel went through, and are still going through, and come out unscathed.The inclusion of gorgeous older man/lumberjack looking Talbot brings so much tension to the book; both for Grace internally and externally. He¿s attractive and attracted to her ¿ hello sexual tension! Still, all of the tense, 'let me fight the world to find my brother' moments are lightened thanks to April. Seeing as how I hated April in TDD, I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed the character this time around.The Lost Saint also delves much more deeply into the Urbat world and what it means to be the wolf. Biblical references abound, as well as demons and the repercussions of killing another being, human or otherwise. Grace grows a lot in this installment and really begins to come into her own. Was the story somewhat predictable? Absolutely ¿ I had figured out much of the ending before I even got there, but I still enjoyed reading it. Grace¿s need to save Jude, to do for him what she had done for Daniel, is raw and pure. She gets a little lost along the way, but don¿t we all? Even the best intentions can get lost in the shuffle and become muddled in our worlds.Bree Despain has once again created a werewolf story that, while full of supernatural elements and plot twists, is still carried by a simple girl who can¿t give up on those she loves. The Lost Saint may not be for everyone, with its more than obvious Christian overtones, but that never overpowers the storyline and how losing your way does not have to mean you¿re lost. If you loved The Dark Divine or even if you only enjoyed it a little, pick up The Lost Saint because it is even more thrilling and heart-pumping. Oh, and the cliff-hanger ending? That killed me ¿ I need more now!Opening line: ¿Do what he wants, and you might survive,¿ a harsh voice said into the boy¿s ear before he felt a sharp blow to the kidneys. ~ pg. 1Favorite lines (I had to pick one with Talbot): ¿You swear there are no demons waiting inside to jump me?¿ I could just picture a room full of Gelals with their claws out, ready to pounce on me the second I entered.Talbot smirked. ¿Well, I might jump you ¿ but only if you ask for it.¿¿I¿d like to see you try.¿ ~ pg. 252
ccourtland on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
After the climax in book #1, Grace is faced with major changes, or at least should be. When this occurs to a character a reader has some expectation of growth or growing conflict. Despite what has happened to Grace, she continues for the first half of the book to 'just want to help' everyone, which is noble, but comes across as childish rhetoric. The naivety in book #1 is understandable, but by book #2 I wanted to see Grace mature and own her strength. Instead, she wandered around talking about wanting to help, bumbling like she'd did before and blaming. Frankly, the lack of character development across the board was disappointing. Daniel even fell by the way side and actually seemed to regress and at times disappear from the picture. So when he re-emerges as hero in the end I didn't get the same emotional reaction. Also, I'm not a big fan of inserting summary into book series. The retelling of events is fine for those who didn't bother to read book #1, but for those who did, it becomes a little annoying. I'm reading book 2 because I want a new story, not a recap of the first. Because of this, I almost tossed the book aside. At mid-point this goes away and book 2 begins. I'm glad I hung in there because the second half was better. However, it does not live up to or outdo book 1 and because of this, I was let down.
theepicrat on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
First and foremost, if you can manage to hold off on The Lost Saint for a little while longer, this is one of those books where you definitely want the 3rd book on the ready before you swallow the sequel whole! This will not be kind to those of us who dislike hanging off cliffs...literally.I am sad to say that I have mixed feelings for this sequel to The Dark Divine after my raving review last month. It just did not move me as much - I was not too impressed with Grace and felt a little disappointed in her behavior this time around. Perhaps it was deliberate on Ms. Despain's part - and I'll grant that Grace's actions might have been slightly colored by the wolf's demon nature and frustration with Daniel's apparent brush-off. However, I thought Grace would react a little bit differently - or had more sensibility to listen to the more experienced who were looking out for her.The Lost Saint definitely takes the story arc to a darker edge and plunges even darker when we reach the final page. To see the toll of Jude's disappearance on the Divine family was heart-wrenching, and I could not help but share Grace's desperation to find her brother and heal their broken family. I am definitely itching for the 3rd book! I cannot believe it ended the way it did, and I am absolutely heartbroken for Grace and Daniel - and how things stand between them! What a HUGE obstacle for this couple! What does it mean?!I only hope that the final chapter of this series is finished next year as anticipated! I don't think I can wait that long to find out what happens to Grace, Daniel, and company!
Bookswithbite on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Is there some kind of rule that say the second book has to be an emotional roller coaster?This one was filled with drama and major emotions. Grace saved Daniel. Thinking everything was okay, things all of the sudden began to change. Daniel becomes more distant leaving a wide open space for a new boy to come in. Grace is lonely and that is bad. Grace begins to lies and falls into a trap that she doesn't see.First off, major emotions. Poor Grace. After all that she has done, Daniel goes and treats her badly. He stops answering calls, stood her up on dates, and just become different. Grace becomes agitated. She is hurt a lot and let her emotions play her. Instead of doing rational things, she allows her emotions to over run and is always putting herself in danger. I was glad for one that she wanted to be strong, that she can prove that she didn't need Daniel. But I felt like Grace only responded that way because of Daniel. His fault.Daniel leaves for the same reason all guys leave in the second book. They don't want to hurt the girl, they are better off without them, blah, blah, freaking blah. Seriously, I'm so over this plot. Daniel is dumb and need to get his head out of his butt.Even though the plot is overplayed, I still enjoyed it. The writing and the way the emotions played out was good. The characters were brought to life as the emotions flowed freely through her writing. The new boy in the book made for a great change. He certainly was cute and an eye opener for Grace. Although I am sad that it had to end badly. The secrets in this book did have me gasping. I couldn't believe the things that were happening. I was just taken back and WOWed.As I said before I didn't really like the plot between Grace and Daniel. But the rest of the book was good. The family betrayal I had not seen and I admit I was even hurt by it. It was shocking and well....it was good.
monsterofbooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a sequel that surpassed it's predecessor. I don't know if I've ever credited Ms. Despain for this but she dead on with dialogue and interpreting teenagers.I loved the sequel more then the first one. The Lost Saint has everything The Dark Divine has but more. New Characters, more action and a riskier Grace Divine.Grace will do anything to find her brother, even if it means unleashing the demon inside. You really felt Grace's pain, confusion and her misunderstanding of being unwanted. Even though everyone around her was trying to protect her, she translate it differently. She feels unwanted, unspecial. And like a lot of people would do she find someone who cares for her and will make her feel special and that person is Talbot. Talbot makes Grace feel good about herself but at the same time is unleashing what everyone around her has been trying to protect.The Lost Saint, though a adventure packed book, is a bit predictable in areas and plot twisty in others. As a reader I always felt one step ahead of Grace, and sometimes I wondered how she didn't realize that when I did so simply. Other bits of this novel were confusing. I really wished the author would have put more back info in the novel. It's been a year since I read the first book and the whole Gabriel thing escaped me.All the new and old characters are fun to read about. The book ends in a cliffhanger and if your like me then you'll be dying for more. I enjoyed reading The Lost Saint and am glad I picked it up.
xXlovelyxladyXx on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I cannot even begin to say how much this book annoyed me. I mean, don't get me wrong, I love this series but this book just killed me. I am so mad at Grace. She just...didn't do it for me in this book. I felt so bad for Daniel and all he went through. This book just left me really unsatisfied I get. The third book better be more enjoyable because even if I liked this book, I didn't love it.Rating: 3.75 out of 5 Stars
zibilee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Coming hot on the heels of The Dark Divine, Grace Divine is having trouble dealing with her newly altered circumstances. The mysterious events with her boyfriend Daniel have all been sorted out and there¿s no longer any danger that he¿ll be forever morphed into a dangerous creature beyond the realm of humanity. But things aren¿t as easy as all that because Grace¿s brother Jude has been greatly changed and is on the run, trying to escape the terrible monster inside him. To make matters worse, Grace has also been attacked and altered and is just beginning to discover what it means to have unusual powers and impossible strength.When a few newcomers to town begin to shake up the status quo, Grace will find herself both with an unlikely ally and in thrall to a very handsome man who might not be what he seems. As Grace discovers more about this man, she becomes embroiled in a plot to hunt down and kill other unlikely creatures that have invaded her town, much to the disappointment of Daniel and the other people who care for her. But with Jude still on the run and a dangerous contingent of supernatural criminals on the loose, it will take all that Grace and Daniel have to keep the inner monster struggling inside of her from breaking free. Fast paced and utterly thrilling, this second installment of The Dark Divine series will leave readers breathless with anticipation until the final act is closed.This book was very different from the first in the series because, while it basically continued the story from the first installment, it was much more robust and action packed than The Dark Divine. While the first book moved a more slowly and sedately, this one ratcheted up the suspense and tension to a much higher degree. It¿s understandable that the first book would have a lot more scene setting and exposition, and because I liked that book so very much, I was excited when this second installment began and I was thrust directly into the action so quickly.At the close of The Dark Divine, many things have changed. It¿s no longer a mystery why Jude has chosen to leave his family, and the secret that Daniel has been hiding from Grace has been dealt with head-on, resulting in both terrible and wonderful repercussions for both of them. Grace now finds herself in a strange predicament, because now it's she who¿s not fully human and she has to deal with the newly encroaching powers that will one day take over her life. Most of Grace¿s angst comes from the fact that she has no idea how to harness these powers, and though she wants to be a force for good, she¿s coming to suspect that she will not be able to use the gifts she has in any kind of positive way. This conflict within Grace sets her in the perfect position to be both exploited and revered by the two very different men who make an unexpected appearance in the town. Grace takes an immediate liking to one of the new visitors and a dislike to the other, but are her powers of discrimination another one of those things that she just doesn¿t have a handle on quite yet?Into the confusion that are Grace and Daniel¿s lives comes the news that a crime wave is sweeping the city and no one can discover who¿s responsible. Security cameras consistently go on the fritz during these crimes and there are no fingerprints or physical evidence left at the scene. Grace finds herself thrown headlong into investigating these crimes by her new acquaintance Talbot, a man whose mysterious background is only overshadowed by his rugged and handsome good looks. Before Grace knows it, she¿s hunting down these criminals with a vigilante¿s sense of justice, and she begins to get in way over her head. These events must be kept secret from all those who love Grace, for she¿s in terrible danger, and the more she immerses herself into this world, the more risks she begins to take.When it¿s finally revealed who is behind these crimes, the unlikely Jude resurfaces, but his presence now is malignant and horrible. With Daniel al
MissHavoc on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'm afraid to say I was a little disappointed. I loved The Dark Divine so much and had such high hopes for The Lost Saint, but for me, it just didn't get there.I found Grace to be very annoying and needy in TLS. In the beginning Grace was just so insecure. It was all, "poor me, I can't do anything. I just want to be normal so my boyfriend will love me, but I'm not normal so woe is me..." Gah! She was so strong in TDD, and I just couldn't enjoy TLS with her acting this way.So finally she starts acting like normal, strong willed Grace and goes all superhero with a new boy, which causes some tension with everyone else in her life. And lets not get into the way she acted and/or reacted to what Daniel was doing, which was very "bad girlfriend" to me. I had hoped that she wouldn't put up with some things, but she just tried to make two wrongs a right. I don't know, it just wasn't working for me.Then she's so trustful of people she shouldn't be and it leads her astray.I did however LOVE the ending, and the complicated mess we are left with. I'm so going to read the last of the trilogy, since hopefully everything will work out. It wasn't one of my favorites, but I've heard other people loved it. I think it's just that I have no tolerance for needy and co-dependent characters. I need my heroines to be strong and independent and make the right choices when it comes to such obvious options. I know this is what makes stories interesting, but I'm really over these love-triangles and forcing complicated relationships to work out when they really seem unhealthy to me.Sorry about that rant. The story overall was great. It ties up some loose ends from TDD and leads up to a thrilling conclusion in the final chapter. There was a ton of action and intrigue and even a little double-crossing. I loved the final scene and am looking forward to finding out what's going to happen with Daniel and Grace and Jude. Other than the MC bugging me, this was a great read. So, with that said, if you liked TDD, check out TLS and let me know what you think.3.5/5 Stars
Reader_Barbara on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Lost Saint: A Dark Divine Novel by Bree Despain is the second of the Dark Divine novels. The story picks up where The Dark Divine left off. Grace's world is falling apart: Jude is still missing, her father is gone all the time trying to find him and her mother is a mess. On top of all this, she is trying to deal with her newly found strength and anger, while Daniel just wants everything to remain 'normal'. And, in walks the perfect stranger: friendly, handsome, always in the right place at the right time and willing to help Grace find Jude. A recipe for disaster...I have to admit that I had a hard time reading this book. I was very surprised since I really enjoyed The Dark Divine. I was bothered by Grace's anger and bouts of self-pity. It is quite a turn from Grace of The Dark Divine. Grace, however, is evolving, in more ways than one, and her evolution is painful and hard. It's painful to read as well, but pushing through it was well worth it.I did enjoy The Lost Saint: A Dark Divine Novel, although it was not at all what I expected. I'm not quite sure what I did expect, but the process of Grace's transformation certainly threw me for a loop. It is a great second segment of the Dark Divine series and I look forward to reading the next.
sithereandread on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
THE LOST SAINT, by Bree Despain, was a fantastic addition to the series. This book explores the relationship between Grace and Daniel in the wake of Jude's disappearance. Tensions run high with their relationship and the Grace's constant battle between body and wolf.Despain wasted no time in the continuation of the story. She jumped right into the chaos that was Grace's life after she save Daniel and was cursed herself. Grace's generous and loving nature was put to the test in learning to balance body and wolf. But within their small town was threat of danger and Grace wanted to use her superpowers to fight for good when everyone told her not to. At that point, Talbot is introduced.Talbot is a very interesting character. His appearance is a bit too convenient and I found myself falling for him but at the same time, wary of whose side he was playing on. He was good competition for Daniel and it surprised me at the end which side he was really on.Even with the seed of doubt planted in Grace's mind, I know that Daniel and Grace have to be together. They are created from the same mold and both are willing to sacrifice everything to keep each other safe. Their relationship is anything but perfect but they stand to be one of my top YA couples.Despain brought some serious action into this book and I found myself wishing each scene would bring Grace to her full superpower potential. I felt the anticipation and thrill that came along with each villain that crossed her path. And the big battle scene at the end kept my heart thumping with anxiety for the outcome.Overall, great book, great series. I gave TDD 5 stars and I will definitely give this book no less. Despain left me with a massive cliffhanger and I will patiently wait for the next book to quench my Grace/Daniel thirst.
katiedoll on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
After reading The Dark Divine, I didn¿t really have high expectations for The Lost Saint. The first book was so explosive and so epic, so the second book had to be a step down, right?Wrong. Very, very wrong.The Lost Saint is just as intense as the first book, with all the romance and action and eerie mystery as well. Grace still has to struggle with controlling a wolf, but it¿s not Daniel this time. The monster inside of Grace, that makes her feel angry and violent, is written to flow with her natural mindset, so it was kind of shocking, brilliant and thrilling when it crept up on her in certain situations.Of course, all of the swoon-worthy romance from the first book has returned between our favorite couple, Daniel and Grace. But while it has its cute moments, nothing can stay perfect forever, right? New characters like Katie, a perky girl who pays way too much attention to Daniel, and Talbot, someone who can relate to Grace, who helps her deal with her inner wolf, threaten their relationship. But never fret, all of that drama builds up for one of the most epic endings ever. Emphasis on the epic. I was gasping. I was crying. I was screaming and shaking and trying not to rip the pages on my galley. And finally, when I closed the book, I was stunned speechless.Getting an advanced copy of this book? Maybe not the best thing in the world. It means your wait for the next one is unbearably longer.Overall, I absolutely loved The Lost Saint. I can¿t even appropriately sum up just how much I loved it in words. But if you were a fan of the first book, you should love The Lost Saint just as much as I did, maybe more. It¿s intense, romantic and action-packed with an ending so epic, it¿ll leave you flabbergasted. That¿s right. I said flabbergasted. I definitely recommend!
Malbebe on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Bree Despain does not disappoint with her sequel, The Lost Saint. The story takes off a little under a year after Grace¿s brother Jude ran away. Before starting The Lost Saint I was wondering how Bree could pull off a second novel after her amazing debut The Dark Divine. Well I found myself one again captivated in Grace¿s world and breezing through the pages just to get to the end. Not only has Bree continued to give us an awesome book but she also introduces more characters to the story. Talbot and Katie. Katie is a classmate who seems to want Daniel as her boyfriend. I felt the same way as Grace did about Daniel and his seemingly blossoming friendship with Katie. Talbot was a mysterious guy who seems to be into Grace. For some reason I liked Talbot more than Katie. I guess its because he was more in the story and we got to know more about him. Oh and we also get to see more of Gabriel when he comes to town. Grace gets a call from her brother and a string of vandalism and robberies follow. Grace and Daniel wonder if Jude has something to do with these crimes. Grace and Daniel tell each other that they would not keep secrets from each other. Turns out they both start hiding a lot of important things from each other. Grace and Daniel¿s love for each other is tested with the addition to the 2 new characters and with their hidden secrets. The ending was a little predictable. I was able to guess who the leader of the pack of vandals were. Still I was shocked at how everything went down in the battle. At the end it all made sense about why Daniel was acting so distant from Grace. How could anyone ever doubt him for a second? I love Daniel he is such a great boyfriend to Grace. Even if he ignored her for practically the whole book. Although all of their problems could have been avoided if they were just open and honest to each other. To try and make a long review short, The Lost Saint is an epic sequel that had me feeling almost every emotion. Fans of The Dark Divine will never be let down as they join Grace as she goes undercover to fight crime with her growing powers and discover who is behind the crimes and find her brother.
lyricaltwin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An even more compelling read than the first book, the Lost Saint is absolutely splendiferous. With a dark setting and plot, Bree Despain turns this book into a masterpiece with action and dark romance. And of course, who doesn't love werewolves?