Title: Shattered Grace
Author: K Anne Raines
Genre: Young Adult
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Seventeen-year-old Grace grows up knowing she’s different, but she always attributed it to a mother who didn’t want her, a father who abandoned her, and a curse that sets her apart. Despite those struggles, her grandfather remained her rock and confidant. Her life irrevocably shatters the day her grandfather dies.
The day of his funeral sets off a chain of events, making Grace question everything she’s ever known to be true, and as a result, who she can truly trust. She inherits his house, part of his money, his Guardian and something that ties them together.
Just before Grace’s 18th birthday, she is thrust into a world she couldn’t fathom existed and does everything she can to thwart the destiny suddenly forced upon her. She’s been chosen for greatness, but at what cost? With eyes now open, she must choose to either be Chosen, or watch those around her suffer the consequences.
Torn between the man who’s come to protect her and the one sent to destroy her, she teeters on the edge of decision, trying to come to grips with who she is, what she wants and what all of that means for her, those she loves and the rest of mankind.
5 out of 5 stars
I loved this story! K Anne Raines did a fabulous job of telling a YA novel with so many unique qualities, a feat that is growing increasingly difficult these days.
In the story we meet 17 year old Grace. A Senior in high school that has an estranged family. The only member of her family that has ever been there for her and supported her was her grandpa, Christophe, and he just passed away. As she prepares herself to deal with the reading of the will and settling everything she needs to with the death of her grandpa, she thinks the biggest problem is going to be her greedy family. Grace could not be more wrong. She is going to face things that she never seemed possible. She tries to go on living her life as normal as possible by going to school, shows and parties, but it is more difficult than she ever imagined.
How will Grace properly grieve for her grandpa with all of this going on? How is it possible that this other world existed without her knowledge, right under her nose? Can she attain a sense of normalcy? Maybe even have a normal high school romance?
If you are looking for a book that will keep you guessing, has plenty of action, a few hot guys and is guaranteed to be like nothing you have read before, than this one is for you. Once I started reading I just could.not.stop!!
I love Grace! She is strong, funny and at times snarky! I want to have a friend like Quentin. And Darius? Hello! H-O-T!! I cannot wait to see where this story leads next. Judging by the way the book ended there has got to be more coming in the future! (Thank goodness!) Ok now what are you waiting for? Go get your copy! You can find the links below.
K Anne Raines is the author of Shattered Grace, book one in the Fallen from Grace Series. She is a WashingtonStateUniversity graduate and the senior accountant at a local firm in her home town. K Anne’s impassioned but regular commitment to chocolate covered raisins inspires creativity at home…where ever the raisins are, there she is with her laptop. A lover of great sushi and other fine food, K Anne prefers coffee in the morning, the right wine in the evening, and her fireplace at all times. A Northwest native, K Anne Raines is the mother of three, cat lover, avid exerciser, and blanket hogger.
“It wasn’t your fault,” Quentin said softly as he came up behind her, touching her briefly on the shoulder before lowering himself to sit on the edge of the coffee table. He leaned toward her, resting his elbows on his knees as he stared into her eyes, his expression conveying his compassion.
Grace raised her tear-filled eyes. “It wouldn’t have happened if I wasn’t in the car with them.” Tears spilled over her lower lids, blurring her view of Emily’s picture glowing from the cell phone she still gripped.
“Look at me.” Quentin lifted her face with a gentle finger. “It was my fault. It’s my job to keep you safe and I failed.”
She heard every word Quentin spoke, but couldn’t cling to them like he intended. Every one of her friends could have died—because of her, not him. Visions of caskets and grieving families had her pulse quickening. Worry festered in the center of her chest—circling and tearing at her until what rose forth was anger. With every beat of her heart, the anger pulsed stronger. No. In her head, she said it again. No. The word ricocheted like a war cry through her cerebral cortex until it owned her, heart and soul. Energy channeled through every inch of her body. A shiver chased behind it. Those she cared for and loved would not pay for what she was.
In that instant, Grace felt the power of her choice thunder through her like an electrical current. Just like Seth in the movie, she chose to be what she was meant to be, and not to shed what she originally thought was a burden. Newly determined, she leveled her gaze with Quentin’s.
“What do I need to do to make sure they never hurt anyone I love again?”
Quentin gazed back at her, his features rearranging themselves into an expression flat and cold—deadly. “You train and you fight back. You let me do my job. And we don’t let them win. Ever.”
Resolve steeled her voice. “We won’t.”
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