“i loved this book! the classic tale of good out weighing the bad! Bree is a wounderful author!”Mickey Rose wrote this review Wednesday, July 4, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“ab.sol.ute.ly. wonderful! i'll reread this a million times, instant favorite.”jamie amber wrote this review Thursday, June 28, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is the first book in a great series about a girl named Grace Divine, whose father is a Pastor and mother is a perfectionist. She doesn't have much confidence in herself, but deep down is a very selfless person who wants to help everyone. Especially a certain boy who lived next door with an abusive father. Daniel is gorgeous, wild and broken. Can she fix him? You will have to read all of them to find out.”Veray C wrote this review Friday, July 26, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Favorite book of all time
“Loved this book a lot. The characters were interesting to read about and the whole story had this mystery about it that really gripped me.”Sam Violet wrote this review Friday, May 25, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“soo good . i loved it (especially since it had WEREWOLVES!)”Sami wrote this review Thursday, May 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is the first of the Dark Divine series and I really enjoyed it! If you like wolves and werewolves you'll love this series.”Tina D wrote this review Monday, April 16, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Okay, no disrespect here, but I can't finish this novel. I made it through 250+ pages, and it simply isn't keeping (or even catching) my attention. Perhaps I prefer a different writing style or I need more "oomph" in my stories, but The Dark Divine isn't for me. Please keep in mind this is MY opinion...
The story begins with Grace Divine, the daughter of the local pastor. She works hard and has her priorities straight... Enter Daniel. Daniel is a friend from the past who mysteriously disappeared some years before. Now he's back in school and back in Grace's life...despite her family's wishes otherwise. Daniel is a bad-boy with a past. Nothing really exciting there. Grace is the good girl that falls for the bad-boy. Seeing as I didn't finish, I don't know where their relationship goes.
A (very) long story, short: It's all a-day-in-the-life-of until about 180 pages in. Had I not known what the book was about, I wouldn't have suspected Daniel of being more than a troubled youth. Yeah, there are a couple of "hints" that he's more, but honestly, it's kind of boring. I didn't like that there wasn't much action. The interaction between Grace and Daniel was kind of mundane. The story would have had great potential (for me) if it had simply moved along faster--there were several paragraphs I skipped over for the fact that they didn't move the plot forward.
So, for anyone who likes a deeper story or mystery and action, I don't recommend The Dark Divine. Please, no one verbally (or textually) assault me here. I appreciate the hard work that went into the writing and the writer herself :) ”
“The words that stuck me the most on the back cover were the ones at the very top in bigger writing than the rest of the words on the back cover, "Love at first kill," Lovely. I stayed up til one in the morning to finish this book, at the start it reminded me of Hush Hush, a book that I didn't love, but didn't dislike either. But as it progressed I was drawn in deeper and deeper. I though it would be rather perdictible, but I had no idea that was coming. As it progessed I wanted to know more about Grace and Daniel's relationship BEFORE he went away, and what happened that made Jude hate him so much? They used to be best friends, and now the Divine family doesn't even mention his name anymore. Jude and Daniel used to be brothers, what happened to tear that relationship apart? What I like about it is that it jumps straight into the story, it doesn't keep you waiting at the sidelines for a few chapters then introduce the main plot. The thing I didn't like about it was the chapters never seemed to end, and I'm one of those people who likes to read to the end of a chapter. The fact that the chapters never seem to end is good whenever you have plenty of time to relax, but not so good whenever your parents want you to go to bed and you're only halfway through the book so you can't stay up all night to read it. The dark Divine is sort of a mix between Shiver, by Maggie Steifvater Hush Hush, by Becca Fitzpatrick and City of Glass, by Cassandra Clare”Somobo wrote this review Thursday, April 12, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I have mixed emotions about The Dark Divine. The structure of the book and the author's writing style are catchy and make the book hard to put down especially in the beginning. However, the overall plot is kind of cheesy and is becoming over used. Nonetheless, I feel that the end of the book helped change my opinion once again. Overall, it's a good book and I plan on reading the sequel.”Coryann wrote this review Sunday, November 10, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No