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The Savage Grace

(The Dark Divine #3)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  7,305 ratings  ·  588 reviews
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 fam
Hardcover, 488 pages
Published March 13th 2012 by EgmontUSA
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Kristy Mills
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Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
March? Are you kidding me? Ugh,I want it now!

Why? Oh, why? This book was bittersweet. A lot of good and bad people/werewolves died. There were some things which bothered me, especially those about Talbot. I really wanted them to go differently.
Colleen Houck
I was asked to do an official blurb for this book so here it is!

THE SAVAGE GRACE is the action-filled race-to-the-finish last book of the Dark Divine series. The twists and turns in the plot fueled an adrenalin rush that propelled me forward until I reached the tenderly romantic and emotionally gripping conclusion.
Jan 21, 2013 rated it really liked it

I love this book. I freaking love it!

Warning: This review contains spoilers.

Grace kills it! She is a superhero! She is the Divine One. Powerful and determined and strong-willed and at the same time helpful and soft and a healer.
After Daniel's transformation she is searching for a way to turn him back into a human because she feels that the Daniel she loves is slowly disappearing. She actually finds a way.
Grace was always a fighter but in this book is turns into a real superwoman. She is amazin
May 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
I am really looking forward to the release of this final book in the Dark Divine series by Bree Despain. Release date is Dec 27, 2011.
Book 2 left us really dangling, and I can't wait to see how it all wraps up.
Scott-robert Shenkman
Nov 25, 2012 rated it did not like it
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This was my favorite out of the whole series, and I was glad it was a long read in fact it could have even been longer I wouldn't have minded. I was that caught up in the story and the emotions of the characters. Mrs. Despain writes these amazing characters that you really feel, whether it's their joy or their pain and it is intense with all those big werewolf emotions are concerned lol. This story did make me laugh out loud and cry which I was a little surprised by. This story is full of action ...more
Well, where to start?


*ahem* Excuse me, I don't know what came over me.

It is amazing. The books, starting from The Dark Divine to The Lost Saint and now ending with The Savage Grace, just got better and better throughout.

No boring time wasting plots; no characters that are unrealistic personality wise (I say that as I'm pretty sure that werewolves and Ahks etc are difficult to come by.); and basically, no dull moments.

Not only do we have probably on
Lauren Goff
Aug 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
**May contain spoilers!**

The Savage Grace by Bree Despain is the final chapter of The Dark Divine series, which follows the spiritual and paranormal journey of Grace Divine and her family and friends.

What drew me to this series initially was the Christian element in the books. It is very, very rare that you find a young adult book that deals with the subject in a way that is not poking fun or being flat out disrespectful. I remember reading through half of the first book and immediately texting
May 24, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
This is one of those guilty pleasure young adult books, written by a local author. But by reading this book I'm supporting a local author and thus helping our local economy, I'm supporting mom-trepenuers, and having a little me-reading-time altogether. So I'm totally justified.

This was the 3rd installment of The Dark Divine trilogy. I really enjoyed the first book and read it as a breath of fresh air in the YA fantasy genre. The second book, The Lost Saint, I really had a hard time reading becau
Oct 14, 2011 marked it as maybe-reads
Totally fake cover.

Edit: And now that I know it's not, I'm totally pissed.
Mar 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a review of the entire series, not just this third book.

First, I have a confession to make: I'm not much of a reader of paranormal romance. There. I've said it. Phew! But perhaps I should take another look...

Okay. Short Review. Here it goes: I LOVED all three of the books! There, now that you know my bias, here's my reasoning.

Faith: It was refreshing to see a Christian protagonist and family in an honest light. While there were a couple of odd moments for me in the first book - mostly wa
Apr 24, 2020 rated it liked it
This is the perfect GIF to represent my feelings towards this book:

Things I liked:
• Slade, Ryan, Brent and Zach, my sweet babies
• There was a VERY GOOD plot twist towards the end, and I have to admit, didn't see it coming
• The main character (Grace) had a nice character development mainly in this book, which I really appreciate bc i really didn't like her before.

Things I disliked:
• After three books, I didn't really care about almost any of these characters, and I think that's a downside for
Jun 24, 2018 rated it liked it
I found this series a quick and easy one but not the particular paranormal book that I reach for so I would reccomend it to any early reader that are just getting into young adult books but for people who have been reading YA for awhile I wouldn't reccomend it.
Dec 27, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2013, blog, tbr-2013
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Are you shocked that I’m still reading this series? Yes, I am, too. After the two books, I had to continue on. It’s like the Twilight series. I didn’t care about Breaking Dawn but I came that far. I had to know how it ended. This book picks up very quickly after the end of the second book, which is nice for continuation, but the more I think about it the more it makes me realize how much Despain packed into three books.

In the third and final book, Grace is deali
Reading Teen
Mar 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Well I have waited for the final book in the Dark Divine Novel Trilogy, The Savage Grace, for quite sometime now! I have loved Bree Despain's writing and I have enjoyed this series so much. I have a thing for werewolves, and the Dark Divine series has been so fun to read. I wasn't sure if The Savage Grace was going to be good as the last two, just because it is so hard for me to keep reading about the same story. I found that The Savage Grace wasn't as good for me as the first two. It was pretty ...more
Dec 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Megan Peet
Feb 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
---Before reading---
2: This had better be better than The Lost Saint.

----After reading----

Oh gosh. Could this ending be any more perfect? Although I wasn't too thrilled with the second book in this trilogy, this is the best finale ever! It had everything I wanted and more. The only thing that really bugged me was that in the second half, there were a bunch of grammar mistakes. But besides that, I'm absolutely satisfied. Although there are things that are bit
Dec 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
This was a great end to the series. If you liked the first 2 books then you will obviously want to read this too. If you haven't read those no sense in reading a review for book 3 and anything I will say will just be a spoiler.

Content: language, violence and making out
Jun 04, 2012 rated it did not like it
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Apr 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
"You want to be a superhero still, Grace? Well, every hero has a nemesis. And I'm yours."
Anjali Joseph
Mar 07, 2017 rated it liked it
I got to say the first two books were really good and this book had a great plot and all, but I wasn’t as interested in reading this book. The beginning of this book was pretty good and had me interested in it, but the middle seemed pretty boring and not really what I want to read about. Sometimes the author wrote stuff which i though was repeated a lot or nobody would really care about. Though in the end, it was a good conclusion and the villain was kind of a surprise and not at the same time, ...more
Feb 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I received this book first from winning it from Bree's blog, and then I received it again from Random house. I put off reviewing this until the release date was a little closer, and I had some time to think over the events of the book. This is one of my all time favorite trilogies, and I wanted to give it a fair review. There were a lot of things I really like about this book that made it quite different from other YA books, but there were also a bunch of things I didn't like and made this book ...more
Feb 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
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May 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed The Dark Divine trilogy. It’s nice when a series ends and it feels like each book serves a purpose and leaves you craving more rather than overstaying its welcome. The characters show growth throughout the books, and there is a good mix of romance, suspense and paranormal intrigue, along with spiritual themes. The final installment The Savage Grace is action packed and bittersweet, and delivers an emotional punch. The conclusion gives some closure to the werewolf curse storyline while ...more
Feb 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: awesome
The Savage Grace was an AMAZING book and I absolutely loved it. Daniel and Grace have got to be one of the cutest couples EVER. I think Grace is actually a really amazing character because she actually does things and acts like a leader unlike some people who sit around and complain about how they don’t want to be the Mocking Jay (I think we all know who I am talk about – not that I have anything against her personally :D)

Let me just tell you some of the things that made me fall in love with thi
What happened to the gorgeous covers of the first 2?! Don't get me wrong; it's a "nice" cover but there is some awkwardness to the image. And why the hands when the first 2 didn't? And that darkish coral-colored dress? Okay, maybe it's a bit more vibrant than actual coral, but....still.

But aside from the 1 or 2 annoying references to CORAL, the Dark Divine has captured my heart. I need to ride up to the top of a skyscraper and confess my adoration...although no one would probably hear me from th
Sherie Davis
Mar 05, 2011 rated it it was ok
Man, I was really hoping this book would have made the second one worth it. I actually have to go back and write about that one now, because I left it alone out of deference to this first book which I really enjoyed. This book was just so hard to get through. I'm going to have spoilers so if you read on, on your own head be it. So, things I liked:
-Daniel was only stuck as a wolf for like this first quarter, maybe third of the book. I was so scared it was going to be like the whole book and I'd h
Jun 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Wow umm.. Despain really has made this trilogy my favourite series so far. After the Lost Saint's cliffhanger, i was frantically trying to turn the last page to see if there was more.. That was back in 2011 but 4 days ago i remembered that the Savage Grace was now out so i ordered it of course.
Without giving any of the book away (however predictable it is) i'll just say.. READ IT!! I admit the beginning was slow but i was happy that the whole book wasn't about bringing Daniel back from his wolf
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The Short: Bree 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 young sons, and her beloved TiVo. The Dark Divine is Bree's debut novel.

The Long: As a kid, Bree would staple folded papers to make her own

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“I guess its time you officially met the lost boys," I said to Daniel.
"Lost boys? You mean like that old Kiefer Sutherland movie?
"What? No, I mean like Peter Pan and the lost boys."
"Is she calling us fairies?" Asked Slade.
"No," Brent said. "She means the lost boys that never wanted to grow up, and got into mischief with Peter Pan."
"Still sounds like fairies to me." Slade crossed his tattooed arms in front of his chest.
"Still sounds like that Kiefer Sutherland movie to me." Daniel smirked.
"We were in the play together, like, seven years ago. You were mad because my mom made you wear tights, but you wanted to be a pirate."
Daniel held his hand up. "Partial amnesia here, remember? I must have blocked out any and all recollections associations with said tights."
Brent, Zach, and Ryan laughed. Slade almost cracked a smile.

~ Grace, Daniel, and The Lost Boys”
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