Tuesday, July 5, 2011
In Dark Divine, Grace Divine (amazing name!) struggles to be as good as her older brother Jude. Grace and Jude attend the same high school where Grace does her best to do her best, but Jude is impossibly perfect. Their father, the idolized pastor in their small town, and their mother expect their children to live up to the name Divine. Everything seems wonderful, but there is something mysterious they just don't talk about.
Jude's best friend, Daniel, disappeared three years before the start of the novel. Daniel came from an abusive home and spent some time living in the Divine household while his mother tried to piece together her life. But one day, Jude comes home covered in his own blood; Daniel disappears, and no one will talk about what happened. Grace isn't able to let go of her memories of Daniel or her questions about that day. When Daniel shows up, her family cannot understand the attraction Grace has for Daniel. But when mysterious killings start up in the nearby city, Grace cannot help but question Daniel's role in it all.