Sunday, October 1, 2017

The Divine One - Book Review

I received book for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Book Overview:

Delilah Simms is an attractive high school senior who is being bullied by a cruel group of girls she calls the Imitators. As if the emotional harassment isn’t enough, she is also trying to heal from the sudden, tragic loss of her younger sister, Darcy—whom her mother believes is sending messages from beyond the grave.

On the verge of a breakdown, Delilah meets River Spencer—a handsome young man who she’s instantly attracted to. Although River seems perfect, Delilah can’t ignore the gnawing feeling that River is hiding something and that he may just be the biggest imitator of all.

About the Author:

Danielle R. Mani is a fan of the paranormal in both print and film. In her first book, The Divine One, Ms. Mani combines supernatural fiction with the everyday dramas of young adulthood. Ms. Mani holds a Bachelor of Arts in education and a Master of Science in communications. She is currently a doctoral student studying parapsychology. She resides in Westchester, New York, with her husband, four children, two dogs, and two rescue cats.
My Review:

I don't necessarily believe in the paranormal, but I do like to read books that involve situations centered around "the other side".   At first, I wasn't sold on the book cover for The Divine One because the girl on the front didn't seem to match the character in the book.  After reading into the story, I was able to get a better understanding why someone so pretty would have so many struggles.

The Divine One tells of a teen named Delilah who can't stand school (and for good reason) and whose parents are split up after the death of Delilah's little sister, Darcy.  Delilah thinks her mother is quackadoodle because she speaks to her dead daughter.

Delilah ends up meeting a guy, River, who consoles and comforts her.  A few strange occurrences happen when he's around but Delilah puts them to the wayside.  River, as it turns out, is not who Delilah originally thought he was.

I really enjoyed this book and how quickly it flowed.  The storyline was somewhat different than what I'm used to reading, but I found it to be interesting.  The epilogue especially blew me away, and created a different ending than what I was expecting.


mail4rosey said...

It is nice to break out of our normal preferences for reading. I like to mix things up sometimes too!

Jana Leah B said...

I'm curious to know who River really is.

Unknown said...

This sounds like a great book for my sister. She is right around that age and likes the paranormal.

Michelle Elizondo said...

Very self helping and moments this review is.