Do you enjoy young adult novels? I have read a couple in the last month or two and have become a fan. Part of it is that they are usually pretty quick reads. Most of the time, I can finish one in a week or less. Since time isn’t on my side these days that is a big plus for me.
The other thing I have enjoyed about them is the last two I have read dealt with the supernatural. I was never one that enjoyed the supernatural when I was younger, but now I like delving into the world of the unknown.
In the book, “The Divine One“, Danielle R. Mani touches on several topics that are perfect for a YA novel.
Delilah Simms is a young high school girl that is trying to make it through her final year at school. Having issues with several girls in school that she refers to as the imitators, being there is the last place she wants to be. In addition, she is having to adjust to her parents recent split and the loss of her younger sister, Darcy.
To make matters worse her mother believes that Darcy is reaching out to her from the grave. It’s all enough to make Delilah think things can’t get worse; That is until she meets River Spencer.
River Spencer is a mysteriously handsome young man that seems to take an instant liking to Delilah. By entering her life, things begin to turn around for her not only at school, but at home as well. Just as Delilah begins to think that things could be changing, she realizes that River may not be who she thought he was at all.
This book was a very easy read and one that I finished within 4 days. It did a good job of holding my attention, though the writing is definitely for a younger audience. It had a couple of curse words, but they were used very sparingly, which I appreciated since the book is written for young adults.
The thing I would change about the book is the addition of the use of Ouija boards, tarot cards and seances. I don’t care for this type of stuff and would not encourage it for teenagers. Therefore, the end of the book began to lose my interest as a parent. I guess I shouldn’t say just as parent, but as a reader as well. I would have liked to have seen the book wrap up in a different way.
I received a copy of The Divine One for review. I received no other form of compensation for my honest review.