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.
The Divine One is Danielle Mani’s debut novel that is unique in that it beautifully combined all the issues that this generation teenagers are going though, troubling family dynamics, bullying,, etc. with romance and the belief of metaphysical beings. The story flowed beautifully and the characters seemed realistic.
Delilah is going though a hard time adjusting to her sister, Darcy’s death. Her parents have separated and her mother believes that she can communicate with Darcy via séances. Delilah time at school is worse, being under constant bullying by a group of girls, she often misses school so she doesn’t have to deal with them.
Your heart really does go out for her at this point. Then in steps River. This confident young man that always seems to come into her life when she needs him the most. Her mother instantly likes him but some things he tells her doesn’t make since and leaves her confused.
As their budding romance unfolds she is left with more and more questions about his past. Determined to find answers she realizes that River is not the person she thought he was and that her mother has been keeping a big secret from her that just might change everything.
The ending was powerful, heart breaking and heart warming at the same time. Highly recommend for any young adults that loves romance and the unknown.
Thank you Danielle for giving me the opportunity to read this beautiful story.