Saturday, August 17, 2013

Untraceable... a book review


Series: The Nature of Grace #1
by S.R. Johannes
Mystery / Thriller / Teens / Young Adults
Publisher: Coleman & Stott
November 2011
ISBN: 9780984799121

"Grace has lived in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina all her life, patrolling with her forest ranger father who taught her about wildlife, tracking, and wilderness survival. When her dad goes missing on a routine patrol, Grace refuses to believe he's dead and fights the town authorities, tribal officials, and nature to find him.

One day, while out tracking clues, Grace is rescued from danger by Mo, a hot guy with an intoxicating accent and a secret. As her feelings between him and her ex-boyfriend get muddled, Grace travels deep into the wilderness to escape and find her father."  ~ Publisher's Description
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When I first read about this book, I loved the idea of a strong, teenage girl heroine.  What I didn't expect was the wonderfully written twists and turns in the plot.  From the opening scene to the closing page, Grace does not allow those around her to dictate her thoughts and feelings. 
She believes her father is still alive and acts on those gut feelings.  As she searches the forest for clues to her dad, she crosses the paths of some underhanded creatures... humans included!  Can she solve the mystery of her dad's disappearance in time to save herself?  Or is she destined to follow the fate of her dad?
S.R. Johannes hooked me from page 1!  The details of the forest floor and animals were beautifully written and pulled me into the story.  Grace became a literary friend; I found myself cheering her on and hoping, against all odds, she would win out in the end.  When I finished the book, I clicked on over to Amazon and found the second book in the series, Uncontrollable.  With a click of the mouse, I now own the second book and can't wait to hang out longer with Grace!
My rating:
4.5 out of 5 stars

Right now, Barnes and Noble and Amazon are currently selling
the e-book version of Untraceable for $0.99! 

What are you waiting for.... go get your next read!
Untraceable by S.R. Johannes was the Winner of 2012 IndieReader Discovery Awards (YA) and the
Silver Medalist, IPPY Awards - Best YA.

 I received a complimentary e-copy of Untraceable from NetGalley for my honest review.



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