The Dark Divine by Bree Despain
Release: December 22, 2009
Synopsis: A prodigal son
A dangerous love
A deadly secret . . .
I stood back and watched his movements. Daniel had that way about him that could shut me down in an instant. . . . I kicked the gravel a couple of times and worked up my courage again. “Tell me . . . I mean . . . why did you come back? Why now, after all this time?”
Grace Divine, daughter of the local pastor, always knew something terrible happened the night Daniel Kalbi disappeared—the night she found her brother Jude collapsed on the porch, covered in blood. But she has no idea what a truly monstrous secret that night really held. And when Daniel returns three years later, Grace can no longer deny her attraction to him, despite promising Jude she’ll stay away.
As Grace gets closer to Daniel, her actions stir the ancient evil Daniel unleashed that horrific night. Grace must discover the truth behind Jude and Daniel's dark secret . . . and the cure that can save the ones she loves. But she may have to lay down the ultimate sacrifice to do it—her soul.
Cover: It was The Dark Divine's cover that first caught my eye. The black cover and ghostly pale legs are a stark contrast. With the combination of the purple fabric curling around her, it's impossible not to be drawn to this book. It looks feminine, foreboding, and ghastly. Looking at the cover gives me the impression of the calm before a storm.
Wanderlust by Lucy Silag
Release: December 24, 2009
Synopsis: Will they save their lost friend before it’s too late?
Angst and betrayal abound as teens search the French countryside for their missing classmate in this exciting sequel to Beautiful Americans.
The book opens with PJ on a train, racing toward Rouen to meet her sister, Annabel. But Annabel’s life may be fraught with troubles far worse than her own.
Alex persuades Jay and Zack to hunt for PJ at one of her absentee father’s ritzy estates in the country. But a painful encounter with her dad leaves Alex weeping—on Jay’s shoulder.
Three’s a crowd for Zack; he heads to Amsterdam seeking an old friend, and a place to belong.
Back in Paris, Olivia’s escapades with Thomas are interrupted when they discover reason to believe PJ is in more peril than she knows. Will the crew find PJ in time? Have they lost themselves along the way?
Cover: The first cover in the series was alright, I wouldn't say I loved it nor did I hate it. With this cover, however, I definitely love the design. The three panel look from the first cover is repeated, but this time the pictures, in my opinion, are far prettier. The serene bridge in the background and twinkling lights complete the gorgeous and slightly whimsical look of the cover. As with The Dark Divine, this cover seems to be very calm and tranquil. Maybe it's the purple?