Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Giveaway/Review: Shattered Grace by K Anne Raines (Young Adult)

Title: Shattered Grace 
Author: K Anne Raines 
Genre: Young Adult 
Tour Host: Lady Amber's Tours 

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.

This book sucked me in. I became really attached to what was happening with the characters. I really cared about them, even all the secondary characters. I loved her writing style, the story just flowed really nicely.

""With great power comes great responsibility" Could that work in reverse? With great responsibility comes great power?"

Grace was the black sheep. Her family looked at her like a burden, someone they desired to be rid of. Her grandfather was the only person who had shown her love. This book starts off on the day of his funeral. Grace must learn how to live life without him, and his compassion. She feels like she is the only grieving at his funeral, until she meets a certain someone. With every shut door, opens a window. In that window comes Quentin....oh Quentin...He is the guy that will guide her into her new life of being Chosen. By being Chosen her duty is to guard something very valuable. The fallen will stop at nothing to get at what she is guarding. Will she be able to save everyone from danger, and still keep the valuable safe? Find out in this exciting first installment...

Character Breakdown:
Grace: Oh where to to start.....she was someone who is not used to being wanted by her family. She has close friends, who she sometimes has to play mother hen with. She was really stubborn...almost crossing the line of too stubborn sometimes. I wish she would go more with the flow a little more, but I guess that stubbornness paid off when it came to a certain guy. The thing that really bugged me was the all the abbreviations with the I don't know why it get gets under my skin so bad. She grows as a person throughout this book. At first she has all this self doubt and resistance, and by the end your like wow she's pretty kick ass.

Zeke: He was so sweet. I wish she would have given him more of a chance.

Quentin: Poor her guardian he had his hands tied behind his back about certain things, and he had to receive the flack for it. Grace will you please give the poor guy a break? lol Stop giving them to Darius!!!

Darius: I don't trust that kid...enough said!

This didn't have an overabundant amount of graphic things. I think this book would be good for about 15 and up. Okay so I know this book came out not too long ago, but when will the next one in the series be out? Seriously? I hate waiting

Rating: out of 5
Does my rating agree?
Goodreads: 4.02 out of 5
Amazon: 4.6 out of 5

Author Bio:

K Anne Raines is the author of Shattered Grace, book one in the Fallen from Grace Series. She is a Washington State University 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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