The Savage Grace

The best The Savage Grace Creat Bree Despain am Kindle The Short Bree rediscovered her childhood love for creating stories when she took a semester off college to write and direc

The best The Savage Grace Creat Bree Despain am Kindle The Short Bree rediscovered her childhood love for creating stories when she took a semester off college to write and direct plays for at risk, inner city teens from Philadelphia and New York She currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband, two young sons, and her beloved TiVo The Dark Divine is Bree s debut novel.The Long As a kid, Bree would staple folded papers to make her own novels As a teen, she wrote stories in notebooks while her friends waited for the next page to be finished Her teachers told her she should be a writer But Bree thought only special people could be writers, so as the years past, she settled into the idea of becoming a lawyer or something else just as ordinary.Bree rediscovered her childhood love for creating stories when she took a semester off college to write and direct plays for at risk, inner city teens from Philadelphia and New York With a renewed passion for story, and the young adult audience, she returned to Brigham Young University, filled her schedule with creative writing and literature classes, and started writing stories again But regular life kicked in, and she soon found herself married with a new baby, working full time, and with very little writing done.That s when the universe threw a pick up truck in her path The car accident left Bree with an understanding that life was too short to not do what you absolutely love A few days later, her husband brought home a used laptop computer, placed it by her bedside, and said, You d better start writing Her life has never been the same since In a moment of karmic perfection, Bree received the offer to purchase The Dark Divine on the 6th anniversary of the car accident that put her back on the path to becoming an author.. A troubled soul An impossible choice A final battle.Wrestling with the werewolf curse pulsing deep inside of her, Grace Divine was finally able to find her brother, but it nearly cost her everything.With her boyfriend, Daniel, stuck in wolf form and Sirhan s death approaching, time is running out for Grace to stop Caleb Kalbi and his gang of demons If she fails, her famA troubled soul An impossible choice A final battle.Wrestling with the werewolf curse pulsing deep inside of her, Grace Divine was finally able to find her brother, but it nearly cost her everything.With her boyfriend, Daniel, stuck in wolf form and Sirhan s death approaching, time is running out for Grace to stop Caleb Kalbi and his gang of demons If she fails, her family and hometown will perish Everything rests on Grace s shoulders.The final installment in The Dark Divine trilogy brings Daniel and Grace s love story to a breathtaking conclusion.. The best Books The Savage Grace *My original post about the cover of this book is at the bottom, after my review. Wow, where do I begin? This was a great ending to a great series. Well I liked most of the ending. BUT... I'm a little on the fence about one thing. That one thing had a major impact on my opinion of this book.I hovered my cursor at 5 stars but I couldn't do it, I couldn't give it the full 5 stars, because of this one thing... I hovered my cursor to check my "favorites shelf" but couldn't. This is the first book in the series that is not on my "favorites shelf", because of that one thing...I also hovered over my "loved it" shelf, which is reserved for books that I love but just not enough to deem them a favorite. But I couldn't even put it on my "loved it" shelf, because of that one thing.I'm going to leave that thing for the end of my review though. First I just want to praise the book.Bree Despain did such a great job of keeping this story moving. I don't think I have read 488 pages so fast in my life. I flew through this book. I loved that I didn't have to wait until page 400 for Grace and Daniel to reunite. I will say though, that for about the first 50 pages I would tear up just about every time she mentioned Daniel. But like I said, the story moved along quickly, the main focus was not getting Daniel back into his human form like I was SO afraid it would be. He actually came back a lot quicker than I was expecting. Another thing that I thought was cool, was how connected Daniel and Grace seemed to be. I loved that they could sense what each other needed. They had some sort of muted telepathy thing going on. I love that there wasn't anything in this book that came between Grace and Daniel. Their love was solid through the book. Well once Grace turned him back into a human, that is. I loved their bond, and you could feel their feelings for one another pour off the page whenever they had a chance to be alone together. It was refreshing to not have to worry about them splitting up, or question their loyalty to one another. Again, they were very solid.I loved the new characters introduced. The lost boys. Loved all of them, and felt my chest burn when Brent died. I knew there were going to be casualties, but I really wasn't expecting Brent to be one of them. :(Poor Jude. That guy just couldn't catch a break. I felt horrible for poor April who just wanted to love the kid even though he wouldn't really let himself fully love her back it seemed. I kept thinking that Jude was going to come back because although the spear was thrown out of hatred, Jude threw his body in front of it out of love. I was hoping that the final act of love would be enough to kill his wolf. :( But I guess it doesn't work that way, you can't be the one to skewer yourself, it had to be from the hands of someone who loved you. That part was just so sad. :( I didn't want him to die, I wanted Jude to be able to love himself again so he could love April who stood behind him throughout the whole series.I kind of wish that there was an epilogue or something that skipped to Grace and Daniel's wedding day or something. It feels like there was still more to come. I didn't get a lot of closure with this ending. It just doesn't feel over for me. I got closure on most of their problems, but not on their relationship I guess. They were already engaged in the last book, so ending it with them getting engaged again just didn't do it for me. Maybe she is leaving it kind of open to write a novella, or possibly revisit the series later when Talbot decides to come back. I hope so.Well since I seem to be winding down my praising, I guess I'll tackle the thing that has left me feeling unhappy.That one thing that threw the whole book off for me was...Nathan Talbot.I'm so confused about this. Obviously I didn't want him to end up with Grace, I was definitely team Daniel. And I didn't want poor Talbot to join their pack and suffer every time he saw Grace and Daniel together, but dang it, I just hated what happened to him! I could see it coming and I kept hoping I was wrong. I kept hoping that Grace would come to her senses and stop punishing him. I wanted Talbot to be forgiven, but she was so mean to him. And really, I didn't understand how she could be SO mad at him but forgive everyone else. She forgave her brother who turned her over to Caleb in the last book without showing any remorse at the time. Talbot tried to save her. He tried to prove himself over and over, he begged for Grace to give him another chance throughout the whole book and she just kept snapping at him and lashing out at him. Every time she did it I just wanted to hug the poor guy. The only reason I can think of, that Grace would feel his betrayal so strongly above every one else's is because she had feelings for him in the last book. She was attracted to him. Not like she was with Daniel, but maybe the fact that she did have romantic feelings for him made his lies hurt worse. I hate that Despain made us fall in love with him in the last book only for him to be the bad guy at the end of this one. I just wanted Talbot to get a second chance and be forgiven. And so THAT is the reason I could not love this book, I can't say it is a favorite and I can't give it 5 stars. Because my heart broke for Talbot. I even hoped that at the end when he threw the spear, that Grace would have jumped up and shielded Daniel. I thought that was what was going to happen before Jude jumped in the way. I didn't want Grace to die, but I thought if Talbot saw that he almost killed her, maybe that would have been enough to break him of his hatred. Talbot could have thrown the spear, Grace stopped it with her body, and then as Talbot is crying because he thinks he just killed the only person he loves, Grace forgives him for everything and apologizes to HIM for the way she has been acting the past 2 weeks. That is how I would have liked for it to end. With Talbot being loved, even if it was just a friendship.So now, Talbot is her nemesis, and there was absolutely no closure there. What happens next? Because it's left open in a way that makes me think there must be more to come because not everyone was defeated. Not that I want Talbot defeated. :( I want him to be happy too. Even after everything he did in this book, I still have a soft spot for him. GAK! I just hated this part of the story!Alright enough. Moving on.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~FAVORITE QUOTES"Okay," I said. "I think Katie's had enough partying for one night." I motioned for Slade to pick her up. "Take care of her, will you?" I asked him.Slade looked down at Katie, still clinging to his legs, and then back at me. A stricken look crossed his face. He leaned toward me and whispered, "Um. To be clear, are you asking me to kill her and dump her body?"~Grace and Sladehaha I loved Slade. I would have liked for him to play a bigger role. Oh well.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~********************************(First review of cover before book was released. Posted November 2011)First impressions of the coverWHAT?! NO NO NO NO NO! The cover is all wrong! I loved the covers of this series. They were all so pretty, but this one is so wrong. Shall, I make a list of all the things so wrong with this cover? I think I shall. ~There is too much of the body showing, it's supposed to be from the hip down. ~The body is the wrong color. She is supposed to be pasty white, not peachy flesh-toned.~The font is wrong. It's supposed to be a curly cursive and it shouldn't touch the body, it should be in the black. ~Bree Despain is supposed to be at the bottom and should be printed in the same color of the tulle. ~Speaking of color, that color red doesn't go with the other two books. It's the wrong color palette or something, it just doesn't match. ~Also, it looks like she is running away rather than laying down. I don't like it. I liked the uniformity of the other two books. This one just ruins it. ~The toenails are supposed to be painted NOT the fingernails. Ugh, I know this is just a book cover, but this is really bothering me. I'm assuming that all these changes are supposed to represent Grace's growth or something in this last book. But I don't care. I would have liked the cover to have stuck to the guidelines set by the first two books. >:( grrrr
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  1. The Short Bree rediscovered her childhood love for creating stories when she took a semester off college to write and direct plays for at risk, inner city teens from Philadelphia and New York She currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband, two young sons, and her beloved TiVo The Dark Divine is Bree s debut novel.The Long As a kid, Bree would staple folded papers to make her own novels As a teen, she wrote stories in notebooks while her friends waited for the next page to be finished Her teachers told her she should be a writer But Bree thought only special people could be writers, so as the years past, she settled into the idea of becoming a lawyer or something else just as ordinary.Bree rediscovered her childhood love for creating stories when she took a semester off college to write and direct plays for at risk, inner city teens from Philadelphia and New York With a renewed passion for story, and the young adult audience, she returned to Brigham Young University, filled her schedule with creative writing and literature classes, and started writing stories again But regular life kicked in, and she soon found herself married with a new baby, working full time, and with very little writing done.That s when the universe threw a pick up truck in her path The car accident left Bree with an understanding that life was too short to not do what you absolutely love A few days later, her husband brought home a used laptop computer, placed it by her bedside, and said, You d better start writing Her life has never been the same since In a moment of karmic perfection, Bree received the offer to purchase The Dark Divine on the 6th anniversary of the car accident that put her back on the path to becoming an author.

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  1. My original post about the cover of this book is at the bottom, after my review Wow, where do I begin This was a great ending to a great series Well I liked most of the ending BUT I m a little on the fence about one thing That one thing had a major impact on my opinion of this book.I hovered my cursor at 5 stars but I couldn t do it, I couldn t give it the full 5 stars, because of this one thing I hovered my cursor to check my favorites shelf but couldn t This is the first book in the series tha [...]


  2. March Are you kidding me Ugh,I want it now Why Oh, why This book was bittersweet A lot of good and bad people werewolves died There were some things which bothered me, especially those about Talbot I really wanted them to go differently.


  3. I was asked to do an official blurb for this book so here it is THE SAVAGE GRACE is the action filled race to the finish last book of the Dark Divine series The twists and turns in the plot fueled an adrenalin rush that propelled me forward until I reached the tenderly romantic and emotionally gripping conclusion.


  4. I love this book I freaking love it Warning This review contains spoilers.Grace kills it She is a superhero She is the Divine One Powerful and determined and strong willed and at the same time helpful and soft and a healer After Daniel s transformation she is searching for a way to turn him back into a human because she feels that the Daniel she loves is slowly disappearing She actually finds a way Grace was always a fighter but in this book is turns into a real superwoman She is amazing I love [...]


  5. I am really looking forward to the release of this final book in the Dark Divine series by Bree Despain Release date is Dec 27, 2011 Book 2 left us really dangling, and I can t wait to see how it all wraps up.


  6. OK, WTF Half the point of the entire series is Grace trying to save her brother And she doesn t He dies I don t care what the circumstances of his death were, it just made everything I read in all three books previous to this moment completely pointless If you are going to write books about some epic quest, DON T END IT ON A FAIL I read these books because I enjoy being inspired And getting to smile And to feel like all is right in the world If I want to be depressed I can do real life the bonus [...]


  7. This was my favorite out of the whole series, and I was glad it was a long read in fact it could have even been longer I wouldn t have minded I was that caught up in the story and the emotions of the characters Mrs Despain writes these amazing characters that you really feel, whether it s their joy or their pain and it is intense with all those big werewolf emotions are concerned lol This story did make me laugh out loud and cry which I was a little surprised by This story is full of action and [...]


  8. Well, where to start READ THE DARN BOOKS OR I WILL HUNT YOU DOWN ahem Excuse me, I don t know what came over me.It is amazing The books, starting from The Dark Divine to The Lost Saint and now ending with The Savage Grace, just got better and better throughout.No boring time wasting plots no characters that are unrealistic personality wise I say that as I m pretty sure that werewolves and Ahks etc are difficult to come by and basically, no dull moments.Not only do we have probably one of the mos [...]



  9. May contain spoilers The Savage Grace by Bree Despain is the final chapter of The Dark Divine series, which follows the spiritual and paranormal journey of Grace Divine and her family and friends.What drew me to this series initially was the Christian element in the books It is very, very rare that you find a young adult book that deals with the subject in a way that is not poking fun or being flat out disrespectful I remember reading through half of the first book and immediately texting a frie [...]


  10. This is one of those guilty pleasure young adult books, written by a local author But by reading this book I m supporting a local author and thus helping our local economy, I m supporting mom trepenuers, and having a little me reading time altogether So I m totally justified.This was the 3rd installment of The Dark Divine trilogy I really enjoyed the first book and read it as a breath of fresh air in the YA fantasy genre The second book, The Lost Saint, I really had a hard time reading because G [...]


  11. This is a review of the entire series, not just this third book.First, I have a confession to make I m not much of a reader of paranormal romance There I ve said it Phew But perhaps I should take another lookOkay Short Review Here it goes I LOVED all three of the books There, now that you know my bias, here s my reasoning.Faith It was refreshing to see a Christian protagonist and family in an honest light While there were a couple of odd moments for me in the first book mostly wanting a little [...]


  12. Originally posted at yAdult ReviewAre you shocked that I m still reading this series Yes, I am, too After the two books, I had to continue on It s like the Twilight series I didn t care about Breaking Dawn but I came that far I had to know how it ended This book picks up very quickly after the end of the second book, which is nice for continuation, but the I think about it the it makes me realize how much Despain packed into three books.In the third and final book, Grace is dealing with the fa [...]


  13. Well I have waited for the final book in the Dark Divine Novel Trilogy, The Savage Grace, for quite sometime now I have loved Bree Despain s writing and I have enjoyed this series so much I have a thing for werewolves, and the Dark Divine series has been so fun to read I wasn t sure if The Savage Grace was going to be good as the last two, just because it is so hard for me to keep reading about the same story I found that The Savage Grace wasn t as good for me as the first two It was pretty slow [...]


  14. I absolutely loved this book I mean Brent died and Jude died and Brent s death was uncalled for He could have survived dammit Did Despain just have to add to the casualties of the war or the ceremony as they called it This book was a 4 star for me The only thing irking me is that Talbot s still alive and that Caleb died so easily and that Daniel didn t kill him I also feel bad for April but I feel good for so many other things This book was a closure to a really great series.Grace somewhat lost [...]


  15. Before reading 1 I LOVE THE NAME 2 This had better be better than The Lost Saint.3 I M EXCITED After reading Oh gosh Could this ending be any perfect Although I wasn t too thrilled with the second book in this trilogy, this is the best finale ever It had everything I wanted and The only thing that really bugged me was that in the second half, there were a bunch of grammar mistakes But besides that, I m absolutely satisfied Although there are things that are bittersweet about the ending, of cou [...]


  16. This was a great end to the series If you liked the first 2 books then you will obviously want to read this too If you haven t read those no sense in reading a review for book 3 and anything I will say will just be a spoiler Content language, violence and making out



  17. The whole death dogs, Shadow Kings, and lost boys thing was really juvenile I m surprised the author couldn t come up with names that were fear inspiring or at least mature These little names were something I d expect from a children s book, and they just inspire scorn And Grace called her mom and dad mommy and daddy, and I just lost it She is so immature it s not even funny.Grace was still as unlikable as in the last book She was cussing in front of her dad and Gabriel, and I don t know when sh [...]


  18. I got to say the first two books were really good and this book had a great plot and all, but I wasn t as interested in reading this book The beginning of this book was pretty good and had me interested in it, but the middle seemed pretty boring and not really what I want to read about Sometimes the author wrote stuff which i though was repeated a lot or nobody would really care about Though in the end, it was a good conclusion and the villain was kind of a surprise and not at the same time, you [...]


  19. I received this book first from winning it from Bree s blog, and then I received it again from Random house I put off reviewing this until the release date was a little closer, and I had some time to think over the events of the book This is one of my all time favorite trilogies, and I wanted to give it a fair review There were a lot of things I really like about this book that made it quite different from other YA books, but there were also a bunch of things I didn t like and made this book my [...]


  20. I am so glad I waited and read all three books together I think that I may not have remembered some of the stuff it I d had to wait a year between books.Firstly I would like to say a big THANK YOU to Bree Despain for actually putting in a really great fight scene and not being afraid to kill off major characters I know that some of the other series I have read recently have done this to a certain degree but to kill off Jude was just a brave thing to do But the way she did it was just awesome and [...]


  21. I enjoyed The Dark Divine trilogy It s nice when a series ends and it feels like each book serves a purpose and leaves you craving rather than overstaying its welcome The characters show growth throughout the books, and there is a good mix of romance, suspense and paranormal intrigue, along with spiritual themes The final installment The Savage Grace is action packed and bittersweet, and delivers an emotional punch The conclusion gives some closure to the werewolf curse storyline while also dro [...]


  22. The Savage Grace was an AMAZING book and I absolutely loved it Daniel and Grace have got to be one of the cutest couples EVER I think Grace is actually a really amazing character because she actually does things and acts like a leader unlike some people who sit around and complain about how they don t want to be the Mocking Jay I think we all know who I am talk about not that I have anything against her personally D Let me just tell you some of the things that made me fall in love with this book [...]


  23. Bueno, ahem, sec ndome las l grimas de los ojos, comenzar.Esta saga la empec en 2011 y Dark Divine pas a ser de mis favoritos enseguida No pude encontrar la continuaci n sino hasta 2014 Volv a leer el primer libro, en diciembre el segundo y ahora este Saliendo de mis datos personales, esta es la primera trilog a que leo y le pongo 5 estrellas a todos los libros Dark Divine empieza su rollo con la llegada de Daniel Kalbi, un amigo de la infancia de Grace Divine y su hermano Jude Aunque todav a Gr [...]


  24. What happened to the gorgeous covers of the first 2 Don t get me wrong it s a nice cover but there is some awkwardness to the image And why the hands when the first 2 didn t And that darkish coral colored dress Okay, maybe it s a bit vibrant than actual coral, butill.But aside from the 1 or 2 annoying references to CORAL, the Dark Divine has captured my heart I need to ride up to the top of a skyscraper and confess my adoration.ough no one would probably hear me from the top so I guess the inte [...]


  25. Man, I was really hoping this book would have made the second one worth it I actually have to go back and write about that one now, because I left it alone out of deference to this first book which I really enjoyed This book was just so hard to get through I m going to have spoilers so if you read on, on your own head be it So, things I liked Daniel was only stuck as a wolf for like this first quarter, maybe third of the book I was so scared it was going to be like the whole book and I d have to [...]


  26. Wow umm Despain really has made this trilogy my favourite series so far After the Lost Saint s cliffhanger, i was frantically trying to turn the last page to see if there was That was back in 2011 but 4 days ago i remembered that the Savage Grace was now out so i ordered it of course.Without giving any of the book away however predictable it is i ll just say READ IT I admit the beginning was slow but i was happy that the whole book wasn t about bringing Daniel back from his wolf form I could re [...]


  27. Spoilers I read the third and final book and was not too happy with this one either.My patience finally snapped when it came to Grace s mother, really.She was a horrible mother.The author wanted us to feel sorry for her but I couldn t Meredith Divine has the four children, four.And, yes, it is upsetting that one out of your four children ran awayBUTWhat about your other three children She has a son barely three years old.How does she abandon or sacrifice three of her children for one that ran aw [...]


  28. This is the end to the Dark Divine and I can only say that it s a shame I didn t like it better It was okay I liked it alright, but I found myself not liking it as much as the first two books Grace is just.ying She spends a lot of her time hitting Talbot, yelling at a lot of people, whining about Daniel, avoiding resenting Jude, and ignoring a lot of important people like her family and friends She just spends a lot of time being mad They addressed this later on, and she completely acknowledges [...]


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