Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Lost Saint; Bree Despain




ARC

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Publisher: EgmontUSA (December 28, 2010)



Synopsis

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.




My Review

  I think I guessed the ending to The Lost Saint 15 times. I was wrong every time. I am usually pretty decent about guessing the ending but I was in shock with this .  The flow of the words reached every page leaving you with an easy read. Despain has a way of writing  a good ending. There was a cliff hanger ending so now I am desperate for the next in the series.
   Grace was annoying in this one. I don't remember her being so lost and whiny. It felt sort of forced. Yea, she was a little disappointing. Daniel was still the bad boy but he wasn't in the book as much as I hoped. I would have liked to have seen their relationship grow a bit more. OO the new character is delicious! Talbot entered and stole a lot of the book. I can only wait to see if there will be a love triangle.

Though Grace wasn't as appealing as previously I still enjoyed The Lost Saint. I fell comfortably at ease while ripping through the pages. I LOVE a cliff hanger. I makes it easier to remember a book. Not sure why. If you have not read the Dark Divine I suggest doing to before reading The Lost Saint.

You can visit Bree Despain Here.

She has also written The Dark Divine.




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13 comments:

Adriana said...

Oh no, I hate annoying whiny characters. I'm about to get started on this one, so hopefully I'll like it. I'm glad that it keeps you guessing to the end.

Meredith said...

I can't wait for this one! Glad to hear it's so suspenseful and cliff-hangery :)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

This one's on my list of must-reads. I'm dying to read it! :-)

Lily Child said...

I'm reading The Dark Divine right now and am LOVING it. I also bought The Lost Saint, so I could read it immediately after. I'm a little concerned that Grace's character regresses a bit in this one. Hopefully it's a temporary thing!

Darlyn said...

I keep hearing people say Grace is annoying in this one. Kind of letting me down actually..

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I love it when you keep guessing the ending and are wrong all the time. However, I do have a whiny heroine. Hmm... well, I still need to read the 1st... so maybe I'll wait until the 3rd is out before I start it. Good review! Thanks.

Blodeuedd said...

Skimmed it in case of any tiny spoilers. I do have book 1 and want to read it now..well along with all my other books ;)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

A delicious new character and an ending you read 15 times? *squeal* I can not wait to read this. I recently ordered my copy. Which is a big thing for me, 'cause I never pay for books. I usually wait till I win it or get it from the library. Thanks for the great review :)

Tina said...

OH OH OH I cant wait to read this one...:D I need to order this soon.

Book Monster said...

I loved The Lost Saint. It was so good XD Great review :)

BTW just wanted to let you know that I rewarded you with A Stylish Blog Award at my site XD

Alyssa@Teens Read and Write said...

Talbot was the bomb! Hope he's in the next one... a lot!

Jenny N. said...

Haven't read this series yet but I'm not a fan of whiny girls so now I'm on the fence about it.

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

I have this one .. hmmm ... I know it's an eBook, so I'll have to get to it soon. I think that it would be a great break from some of the heavier types that I've been reading lately. Thanks for the review!