**The Savage Grace-- Bree Despain

Release Date: March 13th, 2012
Genre:  Romance, Paranormal
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Pages: 488
Rating:
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Series: The Dark Divine #3 (Review of #1, #2)
Summary (Spoilers, highlight to view):
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 family and hometown will perish. Everything rests on Grace's shoulders.
Blurb: A strong heroine. Believable love story. A great ending to a wonderful series.

Review: I've been in love with this series even before I met Bree (who's a Utah author!). It's amazing. The first book had me completely surprised, the second had me screaming for more, and the third totally satisfied me.

Here's what I love about this book: Grace is treated like an equal. In so many paranormal books the girl is treated as an inferior. She isn't allowed into battle because her love interest is too worried about her. No chance of this happening here. Daniel and Grace are 100% equals. If he goes to battle, she's right on his heels and he's glad to have her. I love that! For being werewolves, their relationship sure is healthy.

This book also delves more into religion. What captivated me in Bree's first book and continues to do so here is her ability to deal with religion in a way that is neither offensive nor cheesy. Grace is really trying to develop her relationship with God, but the book never explicitly states what is right and wrong. Neary anyone can read this and relate to Grace regardless of personal religion. That's so rare in a book. Usually those who are religious are so religious that unless you think EXACTLY like they do you can't relate, or they're shown as crazy, evil people. None of that here!

There were a few things in this book that might be considered deus ex machina, but I think Bree handled them very well. She created a lot of problems she had to solve, and some were solved a little easily but still believably. The one regret I have is that I didn't re-read the first two books before reading this one. It took me a while to remember who everyone was, which made it hard for me to enjoy the first few chapters. I'd recommend reading all of these in one fell swoop if I were you. Lots of names and places to remember.

All in all a fabulous end to a fabulous series. It is paranormal romance, which I know many of you are sick of, but it's one of the best PnRs I've had the pleasure of reading. It's got a lot more depth than most and I LOVE it.


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20 comments:

  1. I'm so looking forward to reading this! I just got the first two books for my Kindle while they were at a great price so I can at least re-skim them before reading the 3rd book. (My first read-throughs were from library copies.) It always helps me to refresh my memory on all the characters and setting details!

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  2. I'm really looking forward to this release. I've been so eager for it since finishing the Lost Saint. Bree is fantastic in her world building.

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  3. I've been looking forward to this for a long time. The covers are gorgeous!

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  4. I have only read the first in this series and then I forgot about them. How could that happen?! Thanks for reminding me that I need to get my hands on the other two.

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  5. Sounds awesome...I have to try this series!

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  6. I haven't read these, but I know a lot of people like it. I think I might give it a try sometime.

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  7. Great review! Even though this is the third one in the trilogy you have managed not to use spoilers.

    Sound great.

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  8. Grace is treated like an equal.

    And you pretty much just won me over right there. Now I have to read these books.

    If he goes to battle, she's right on his heels and he's glad to have her.

    That's so awesome! This series sounds fantastic.

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  9. This sounds awesome! can't wait to read. Thanks for the review!

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  10. I'm glad you loved all of it. I've been waiting to read the whole thing together because I hate waiting for books to come out. Thanks for this review!

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  11. I haven't started this series yet but I've heard excellent things about it. I do prefer to get all the books and then read them one after the other. I will look forward to reading them.

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  12. I am sad this series is ending! But I am so glad you liked it. I can't wait.

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  13. The Dark Divine has some amazingly unique werewolf lore, and from your review the characters all rock! Which is great!

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  14. It's difficult to do religion in a novel without being obnoxious or cheesy, glad to see this one pulls it off. The covers for this series are gorgeous.

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  15. A girl as a werewolf? Now that's something to read about. Love the review. :D Thank you! I will be putting this series on my to-read list.

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  16. Isn't it sad when a series ends?? I wish there was more to come! Regardless, this is a fantastic review. Thanks for posting!

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  17. I'm really excited to start this series soon! It sounds so good, and I haven't actually read very many werewolf books so I'm not sick of them! ;) I also just love this and all the other covers of this series.

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