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Divine Vices

(Divine Vices #1)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  67 ratings  ·  38 reviews
It was once said that love is giving someone the ability to destroy you, but trusting them not to.

Well, I don’t trust him.

I don’t even like him.

But hot damn, do I crave him…

Nine months after the tragic accident that killed my mother and sister, all I want is a fresh start. Settling down in the quiet town of New Haven, Maine, I’ve found peace at last...until the new residen
Paperback, Second, 416 pages
Published October 3rd 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published November 2nd 2013)
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Melissa Parkin
Jan 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Well, I did write the book after all, so I obviously enjoyed it. I hope that others will have as much fun reading it as I did writing it.
Aug 08, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teen, fantasy
I was given a electronic copy of this book from the author, in exchange for an honest review. I have to say that when I began this book I had high hopes. I liked Cassie. She was a bit edgy and I loved reading about her relationship with her father. When Jackson Matthews showed up, I'll admit the author did a good job of beginning to form his character. I couldn't tell if he was a jerk, of some misunderstood kid. I liked watching the dance between Cassie and him, although I knew that Ian had a th ...more
Eve (Functioning Insanity Reviews)

Divine Vices by Melissa Parkin was not originally on my TBR list, not because it didn’t sound interesting or anything but I had never heard of it. There are so many great books out there that are not huge releases and as such may get overlooked. I'm glad I was contacted about this book and able to check it out because I really enjoyed it.

The story is a thriller/mystery/suspense type that follows around high school junior Cassie Foster. She has been in Ne
Aug 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*Received Arc in exchange for an honest review*
Divine Vices is a paranormal romance that I would put in a YA category. This book has a real mystery feel to it, which I personally love. There is plenty of action and paranormal activity along with some definite twists. This is Book 1 in a series so be prepared to be left wanting more.
Divine Vices is about a 16 year old who is struggling in life after the devastating loss of her mother and twin sister. She is dealing with issues related to coping
Maghon Thomas
Ok, well I am so glad I read this one. There are lots of surprises, and there’s always the hawt bad boy, BUT what if there really is a chance for the kind hawt best guy friend too. :) One of the reasons I loved this one is because though it has it’s Twilight references, it’s not like Twilight. It’s also written by someone different and the writing style was just awesome.
Let me just say that I LOVE a particular series, *cough* Mercy *Cough* by Shannon Dermott, and Mercy talks with big words becau
Saptarshi Prachi
Jul 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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*** I was provided with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ***

WOW! This book really surprised me. All the plot twists, suspense, romance, horror, mystery....this book is one big roller coaster ride which will leave you breathless and dazed at the end, and have you running to buy the sequel right away!

I loved every single second that I spent reading this book. Right from the start I was hooked to the story and it just kept getting better and better as it went along. This book ha
This Review was first published on my blog Lecture toute une Aventure

Quite compelling. It’s an enjoyable YA story , quickly read; The beginning gives a insight of what the paranormal creatures are in the prologue so we know where we stand a little however I found the the beginning a little slow at first which doesn’t last and before the middle of the book you are so caught in it that you can’t stop turning the pages.

The characters are intriguing and the plot has some twists preventing him to b
Apr 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given a copy of this book by the author for an honest review. Here is what I thought....

This book was quite the pleasant surprise. I had never heard of it and was excited to get to dive in. It is full of witty banter and intelligible conversation. I found myself laughing out loud at the catty remarks and smart comebacks. More often than not, I forgot that they were in high school. Cassie is a remarkable teen. She endured the loss of her mother and sister in a terrible accident yet she push
What begins as a seemingly normal contemporary slowly progresses into a murder mystery before revealing all in a paranormal explosion. I had no idea what to expect around every corner of Divine Vices and I was kept interested all along the way by what it had to offer.

It's set in a high school and told from the POV of Cassie, a girl in her junior year. She has two best friends Ian and Gwen, and she's still trying to get back into the routine without her mother or sister who died several months ea
Romance Bound
Jun 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I wasn’t sure what to expect from Divine Vices as I picked it up. This is the first novel written by Melissa Parkin that she self published in November 2013. There aren’t too many reviews out there for this book, but the ones that I read gave it high marks. Combine that with receiving a copy to review from the author herself and I was pretty darn excited to start reading (Thanks, Melissa!)!

As someone who has read a lot of books, I adm
Sep 24, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
*I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*
So…I’ve been mulling over for the last twenty-four hours how I want to write this review. Usually I have exactly what I want to say ready when I finish a book, but this one was different. There was so much going on, so many twists and turns that even now, a day after I’ve read it, I’m still confused as to what all happened lol. Having said that, I have determined that the best way to lay out my thoughts is to s
Laura Agnella
May 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As I first began reading this book, I wasn't sure what to expect. It began like many other YA novels. We have our trio of friends, Cassie, Gwen, and Ian, with Ian secretly in love with Cassie. Enter the hot and sassy new kid, Jack, who takes an immediate interest in Cassie as well. Cassie isn't interested in the attention and the resulting sarcastic banter between the two is quite humorous and enjoyable to read. Cassie does slowly let her guard down but this is where most of my hunches fell apar ...more
Sep 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is about a girl named Cassie who just moved into a new town to start a new life after her mother and sister's death. Not long after, a new boy named Jackson enrols in the same school as her and since his arrival, things in town starts to change as many girls disappear.

I read this not knowing too much about it. I read the summary once and the moment I started reading it, I already forgot what the book was about. I was amazed by the writing style of the author. It was easy to read and there
Four Book Freaks
May 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: emily
Review: 4.5 Stars
Melissa Parkin contacted us and asked for an honest review, so here it is: This book came just short of five stars. I fell in love with the characters and their relationships between them. The development of the characters wasn't super deep, but they were in no way underdeveloped. I loved the friendship between Cassie, Gwen, and Ian, but I had mixed feelings on the love triangles. I knew that Ian liked Cassie right from the start, no doubt. Their relationship seemed like they we
Amanda Shelley-Masters
Wow! Melissa Parkin is a full on genius! this book has quickly become one of my fav of the year! I love the story to death and the characters where by far the most awesome! Ian especially was a fav of mine!

I have to talk about the ending because I think that was the biggest thing for me I was so surprised by it that I was like NOOOOOOOO this can not be the ending!!!!! I kept flipping the pages back and forth hopping upon some miracle that more writing would none
Kristy Hamilton
Aug 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Divine Vices is worth 4.5 stars. I am rating it 5 stars because it is worth more then the 4 stars. I wish that there was an option for half rating.
I was given a copy of Divine Vices by the author for an honest review...
Cassie was looking to start over after a tragic accident claimed the life of her mother and sister. She thought she was getting that chance until Jackson came into her life.
Divine Vices starts out like a typical YA story. I thought it was just going to be love story about Cassie t
Jennifer (Wonderland Books)
I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

This book seriously blew me away. There were so many twists and turns; I didn't know what to expect. The dialogue was epic. I loved how snarky the characters were. All of the characters in this story definitely had some spunk and I found it to be quite enjoyable. Now I'm just struggling with whether I love Ian or Jack more.

The story itself was well thought out and original. It was very fast paced and it was difficult
All Booked Out
Feb 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is fan freaking tastic!!!! What a cliffhanger, it just ends...just like that! Oh, questions are answered and the story is going on to the next level and then omg it ends...... Paranormal but no Vampires!! Cann not wait to read the next one..... I love it when I go back to high school with a group of friends, especially when the friends turn out to be a little bit out of the ordinary......

Well written and developed and I thoroughly enjoyed it, a page turner and i tutted when I had to put it
Casey Marie
Jul 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Divine Vices is a fantastic book! It has a strong female character, it's thrilling, creepy, witty, and cannot be easily put down.
My full review can be found here: http://www.littleredsreviews.blogspot...
Jacklynn Sizemore
Jul 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This book is freaking awesome. If you love read about Angels and demons then you are going love this book. My favor characters are Cass, Ian, and Jack. To know more abot this book grab your copy today a so so so must read!!!
Melissa Parkin
Jul 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Well, I did write the book after all, so I obviously enjoyed it. I hope that others will have as much fun reading it as I did writing it.
Darian Carter-Pace
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Series book: Yes
Will I read the Next: Yes
I am truly surprised I had never heard of this book! I guess it's what you call "under the radar" but it really should be up there with the rest of the well known paranormal romance books. It's got everything you regular "Twilight" genre book should have: Mysterious hot guy, girl who doesn't know she's pretty, mysterious deaths...all you need for a run-of-the-mill yet enjoyable YA paranormal romance book. And at first I have to adm
Aug 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was sent this book to read and give an honest review of it, so here it is.
This book's synopsis doesn't tell much on the story, so I went into this book not knowing whether it was a fantasy or realistic book. This book had a very slow beginning for me, I didn't get very into the story until about 70% percent in. I was kinda of dragging my feet in it. I would give Divine Vices 7/10 stars. It was fairly well written, just the beginning didn't grab hold of me. I think this first book was for char
Ana Quiambao
This book clawed its way in my heart page by page. It started slow, really slow. But it never got boring. There’s a lot happening in the story that there’s no time for me to feel any boredom. Though I was kind of getting frustrated waiting for the climax of the story. I’m already halfway and it’s still about the chase of Jackson Matthews to Cassie. I could feel the looming danger ahead, the dark mystery of Cassie’s past and Jackson as well, but it seems like I can’t reach it. But when the climat ...more
Becca ♥︎
Divine Vices took me on quite a roller-coaster! We learn that Cassie Foster had lost her Mom and Sister to a traumatic event, nine months previous to the starting point of the book, and that she's managing to push through that in a new town as school and life in general continues. Cassie and her father seem to have a very strong bond, that we see right from the start, too, although we see that differ as Cassie goes through the novel with the occurrences that take place.
What I loved the most was
Mar 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed-books
Divine Vices is a fantastic read, with an Angel/Demon theme like none I've read before. I really enjoyed the story, even though it started off a little slow for me, but it built up to a gripping plot with elements of horror, thriller, intrigue, not too mention teen angst and romance.

Sixteen year old Cassie moved to New Haven to live with her Dad after the death of her mum and older sister. She has settled in well, hanging out with her best friends Ian and Gwen, striving to achieve her best at sc
Sep 07, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Type: YA
Steamy: Not really

I received this book as an ARC. I really love reading ARCs and although I tried to like the book it did not convince me. Here is why:

What the official synospis reads: Danger seldom leaves its victims unscathed in the ways of seduction, and this lesson is one that sixteen-year-old Cassie Foster now knows all too well.

Nine months following the traumatic accident that claimed the life of her mother and sister, this high school junior has at last found a f
Allura  Teacups&Bookends Blog

*I was provided an eCopy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I liked Dive Vices. It was witty with an edge of mystery that kept me guessing from beginning to end. Divine Vices picks up with Cassie starting over, new life, new town, new friends, new beginning. Or so Cassie thinks, until Jackson “Jack” Matthews finds his way into town and a string of strange murders begin.

I liked Cassie a lot. I loved her intelligence, big vocabulary, and off-beat fashion sense. I enjoye
**Given this book in exchange for an honest review**

Divine Vices
By: Melissa Parkin
Series: Divine Vices #1
Pages: 349
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Rating: 4/5

My Review:

" "Wait for me to give the signal."

"What's that look like? You gonna break out into the funky chicken for me?" - Gwen and Cassie

I honestly really liked this book. The characters where amazing! The wording was mind boggling, but (yes there's the but) I felt that the aspect of this being a paranormal novel didn't really occur to
Apr 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Cassie is a junior in high school who lost her mother and sister in a tragic accident nearly a year ago. She and her father now live in a town in New Hampshire and are trying to move forward with their lives. Cassie is a good student and has a couple close friends, but really doesn't give much time to thought to socializing or dating. A new student named Jack transfers to her school, and simultaneously aggravates and attracts her. She knows that getting involved with a hot bad boy can only end w ...more
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