Book Review The Lost Saint (The Dark Divine #2) by Bree Despain

7831742Title: The Lost Saint (The Dark Divine #2)

Author: Bree Despain

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Age Group: Young Adult

Rating: 2,5 stars

Purchase: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N

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.

The Lost Saint is one cliché on top of the other, and that’s being generous. Our heroine, Grace Divine, is in a relationship with former-werewolf and bad boy, Daniel. But as usually in the second book in YA trilogies (and this annoys me without end), a conflict arises between Grace and Daniel. A new guy shows up, Talbot, and he shows Grace a whole new world, a whole new part of herself, a part that is powerful and in control, and that can help fight evil. Of course Grace is attracted to this new power, the possibility of doing something good with the werewolf curse now streaming through her veins. Daniel is almost definitely keeping secrets from her, and he’s being awfully cryptic, and spending more and more time with Kate, a regular, normal girl. As tension rises between Grace and Daniel, they have to find out where their relationship stands…

You’ve no idea how many times I’ve read about the fault-love-triangle from both sides in the second book of a YA series, and it doesn’t work for me. Either go full-blown love triangle, or don’t. And what’s with couples hiding everything from each other? It’s mentioned in almost every single young adult book. It’s hardly original, and it’s not something all couples do. Sure, people go through hiccups in every relationship, but not everyone handles it by keeping secrets from each other.

Then there’s the plot, which was typical for a “middle” book as well. Jude comes back, turned into a full werewolf, unable to control who he is, and he may just be the bad guy now. Grace must learn to deal with her new powers, and there are some demons showing up in town. That’s basically it. Or all I remember of the plot – and I barely finished reading it.

The writing was all right, but the plot dragged on, and didn’t do anything for me. Nothing new under the sun. I had trouble finishing this book, and even took a couple of breaks. Not recommending this one.

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