Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Dark Divine by Bree Despain and Giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Giveaway Now Closed

Genre: young adult, paranormal, romance
FTC Disclosure: bought from Dragons and Fairy Tales
Published: 2009
Pages: 372
Content: PG thematic elements
Reading Challenges: A to Z Challenge (Author D), 2010 Young Adult Reading Challenge

One Line Summary: Girl loves boy and becomes what boy is.

I picked this one up for the cover alone! I thought it was fantastic! Does it live up to its cover?....

We join Grace Divine. She's the perfect daughter to her preacher father, goody-goody brother Jude. Their family took in Daniel a few years ago her brother's best friend and the boy she's always had a crush on. Until one night Jude comes back covered in blood and Daniel has disappeared. But nobody talks about that night. We jump ahead three years when Grace happens to run into Daniel at school and everything changes.

I really enjoyed the interesting plot line. The ending definitely had a twist, which really made the rest of the book, at least for me, a lot better. I'm really looking forward to the next in the series due out later this year.

Grace was a bit too good for me; I like my heroes a bit more on the human and edgy side. But Daniel was a bad boy without being too bad like stalking and abusing his supposed love. But overall the characters were interesting.

The author also brings a lot of Christian themes into the novel with forgiveness and redemption and the worth of souls.

Overall, I enjoyed it for a fun and fast read, but it wasn't the greatest novel ever.

Rating: 3.5/5

And now onto my giveaway!!!!!!!!! The author Bree Despain is a local of mine and she was signing books on Friday and so I decided to pick up an extra signed copy to give away! She's really friendly and had some good goodies to give away. I got some book cover stickers and bookmarks and even some nail polish in the book cover's violet! I love meeting authors! It's so exciting.

To enter:

Leave your name and email address and what have been/are your favorite book covers. Also tell me if they lived up to the hype/book cover and why or why not.

Extra entries:

+1 if you become or are a follower
+1 if you either post about it or put it in your sidebar with a link
+1 for a Tweet with a link

This giveaway ends at midnight Sunday the 21st of February MST. I will then randomly draw all entries from my son's hat! Please make sure to include your email address or no entry.

Giveaway Closed.


  1. Ooh, I'm the first! Probably doesn't bode well, actually, because how many times is #1 picked, but hey. Shows I keep up with ya. I'm really unsure of whether I will like this, but I find myself intrigued by it none the less. Hmmm...
    +1 follower (old, baby!)
    +1 tweet


  2. Oh, I really want to read this book!

    One of my favourite covers right now is the new Oxford World's Classics cover of Jane Eyre, and yes, the book definitely lives up to it!

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  3. I love the cover of this book!

    +1 follower
    +1 Tweeted about it. I'll be back with the link as soon as I figure out how to do it!

  4. Here is my status for the tweet:

  5. I think my favorite cover recently was Hush, Hush - I brought it just because I loved the cover but didn't find the story was as good as I hoped it would be. I didn't hate it but I didn't love it as much as I expected to.

    You didn't mention if the giveaway is international or not but if it is I'd love to enter (I'm in the UK)

    +1 follower

    sarahsreviews at ymail dot com

  6. My favorite book cover would have to be the Godfather

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  8. Looks like a great read,,,please enter me into it,,and I am already a follower...thanks..

  9. Sounds like an interesting book, though you didn't give it a very high review.

    I'm an old follower.

    As for covers living up (or not)... I really loved the cover for Mr. Darcy Broke my Heart by Beth Patillo. The book was good too, but the cover did not go with the story ~ She never dressed up and then walked barefoot through a park. It was a nice image... but it wasn't one from the book. I think they could have chosen one that fit the book and still been really nice.

    That didn't make me like the book any less.

  10. I love the cover too! The most recent one I can think of is Saving CeeCee Honeycutt and yes, the story lived uo to the beautiful cover.
    stacybooks at yahoo

  11. I love so many covers, but the one that stands out for me is, Iron King. Unfortunately, I haven't read it yet. :-(


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  12. I'd love to be entered for this! One of my favorite recent bookcover was Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link. It was creepy/cool, and the colors were absolutely perfect. And the stories were VERY creepy, but also fabulous, so they matched.

    +1 I believe I am a follower - but I can't check right now in Blogger. If I'm not, I will come back and become one!


  13. I really like the covers from the Holly Black Books. Tithe, Valiant, and Ironside.

  14. I bought Jane and the Ghosts of Netley last year because of its cover and discovered a great series.

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  15. Name: Kelsey Oertwich
    Fav book covers: Tithe by Holly Black, and yes, the book was awesome! All of the Twilight book covers, and even though I'm not a Twilight fanatic, I did enjoy the books. All of Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series, which I LOVED. And of course the Harry Potter series, which are my favorite books of all time.

    Thanks for the entry!

  16. Forgot to post my extra entries:

    I am now a follower.
    I tweeted:

  17. I have this book on my list and would love this copy...I am doing both the YA and A to Z Challenge as well! I am a follower. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  18. My fav covers are often books that have shelf appeal since I am a former librarian...Prep was a great cover and lived up to it's cover. I also recently enjoyed the cover of Fallen by Lauren Kate.

  19. Sure no problem...I always forget. My e-mail is also on my blog. Thanks for stopping by!


    Another thing about covers...I hate it when they re-use them and think we won't notice! =)

    Have a great day!

  20. I love the cover for 'Fallen' but haven't read it yet to know if it lives up to the beautiful cover. It's on its way from Amazon though! :)

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  21. Is this international?
    If yes, please count me in.

    I like the UK covers of the Bartimaeus trilogy written by Jonathan Stroud. And YES, it lives up to the cover! :)


  22. Recent covers are The Mark but I haven't read it yet so not sure it it lives up to the cover... weeshenanigans (at) gmail (dot) com

  23. I like the cover for Fallen but I have not read it. This looks like an interesting book

  24. Hi, there, sorry to post here, but I couldnt find a contact button. I am just wondering if the giveaway is open to Canadian addreses also.
    Thanks very much

  25. I bought a book recently callewd The Templar Cross. I am crazy for books on the Templars, fact or fiction. Anyway, grabbed it because of the cover, but it has been a month and I am still reading it. It so far has not lived up to my expectations.

  26. I have become your follower as couponmom

  27. I have posted this on facebook!/profile.php?v=feed&story_fbid=334710160909&id=1004773477&ref=mf

  28. I tweeted this


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