"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 his own blood--but she has no idea what a truly monstrous secret that night held.
The memories her family has tried to bury resurface when Daniel returns, three years later, and enrolls in Grace and Jude's high school. Despite promising Jude she'll stay away, Grace cannot deny her attraction to Daniel's shocking artistic abilities, his way of getting her to look at the world from new angles, and the strange, hungry glint in his eyes.
The closer Grace gets to Daniel, the more she jeopardizes her life, as her actions stir resentment in Jude and drive him to embrace the ancient evil Daniel unleashed that horrific night. Grace must discover the truth behind the boy'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."
I'm so excited that this book is finally about to come out! Despain had posted the first chapter on her website a while back (or maybe it was just an excerpt, I don't remember) and I completely fell in love with the story just from the little tidbit I had been given. But that was so long ago and I've been waiting and waiting for it to come out so that I can finally read the rest.
And isn't the cover just gorgeous?
December 22 is the release date, so just a couple more weeks!