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Bree Despain

Bree DespainBree Despain 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 sons, and her beloved TiVo.


The Dark Divine

The Dark Divine — (2009-2012) Young adult. Publisher: A prodigal son. A dangerous love. A deadly secret… I stood back and watched his movements. Daniel had that way about him that could shut me down in an instant… I kicked the gravel a couple of times and worked up my courage again. “Tell me… I mean… why did you come back? Why now, after all this time?” Grace Divine, daughter of the local pastor, always knew something terrible happened the night Daniel Kalbi disappeared — the night she found her brother Jude collapsed on the porch, covered in blood. But she has no idea what a truly monstrous secret that night really held. And when Daniel returns three years later, Grace can no longer deny her attraction to him, despite promising Jude she’ll stay away. As Grace gets closer to Daniel, her actions stir the ancient evil Daniel unleashed that horrific night. Grace must discover the truth behind Jude and Daniel’s dark secret… and the cure that can save the ones she loves. But she may have to lay down the ultimate sacrifice to do it — her soul.

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The Dark Divine: Dull

The Dark Divine by Bree Despain

Grace Divine has a nice stable life. She’s the daughter of the local Protestant pastor, her parents are supportive and loving, and she adores her big brother Jude. She’s got a great best friend and she loves studying art at her high school.

Everything is going well until Daniel, Grace’s childhood friend and first crush, moves back to town. Last time she saw him, three years ago, he’d had a fight with Jude, who was his best friend. Jude was badly hurt when Grace found him covered in blood in the front yard. Now Daniel is a different person, no longer the boy she knew, and she can tell there’s something badly wrong. Where has Daniel been? Why did he leave? Why is he back? Jude tells Grace to stay away from Daniel, but Grace just wants to help him.

I don’t read many YA paranormal romances; they’re just not my thing because they focus on teenage relationships — something I... Read More