Caroline Ruiz Ruiz din Kommunar, Kurskaya oblast', Rusia, 306600
Excelent pentru copii! Ca și primul, totuși, nu este la fel de bun ca cărțile ulterioare din serie.
I didn't know what paranormal elements were going to be in this book before I picked it up. I really liked the cover, so I decided to read it. I loved Grace Divine, the main character. She's definitely not shy, but she's not extremely outgoing either. She's very family oriented--with her father being the town pastor and all. Her mother is traditional, and hasn't even given her children a cell phone yet. Grace's older brother, Jude, is a likable character as well. Then there's Daniel, dangerous, dark, and mysterious. I wanted to know why he left Grace and the rest of the Divine family when they adopted him into their home. Grace becomes attracted to Daniel, and I thought they had great chemistry. She's spunky and not afraid to speak her mind, while Daniel is protective and secretive. Eventually, you find out what he's hiding from her. The story unravels like a mystery, which I really enjoyed. I liked that this book was set in a small town. It seemed very quaint and realistic. I thought the organization of the chapters and breaks were creative as well. It was intriguing and easy to read. I will say this, if you're a fan of Twilight, I can see you enjoying this book. That's not to say that this book is EXACTLY like Twilight, because it's not. It does have some of the same elements, though. I'll let you read to figure out what they are. Since we're hosting the YA Series Challenge with Stalking the Bookshelves, we're going to give away a signed copy of The Dark Divine--so stay tuned!