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The Dark Divine by Bree Despain
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Feb 22, 2015

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bookshelves: crime-mystery, horror-paranormal-fantasy
Read in February, 2010

I get annoyed when reviewers say how they really wanted to like a book but didn't. It's cowardly, a way not to take responsibility. Well, THE DARK DIVINE, a YA werewolf paranormal by Bree Despain, is a book I wanted to like but didn’t. The moralistic overtone didn’t bother me, but inconsistent characterizations and predictability of plot did. Every twist and turn was cliché and hackneyed, and neither the writing nor the author’s voice were strong enough to overcome the lack of originality. To put it another way, I found the book dull.

Great cover though, and given the glowing reviews the book’s received, if you’re interested, I encourage you to give it a shot. My opinion may be an aberration—it often is.


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