Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Shattered Grace by K. Anne Raines

Shattered Grace (Fallen from Grace #1) by K. Anne Raines
YA Paranormal/Fantasy
Rating: 3 Stars

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.

My Thoughts: I didn’t exactly love or hate this story. It was intriguing. It was a great idea but I don’t think it was planned out that well. It kind of felt like most of the story was about Grace crying and being emotional. It felt like it was a filler to up the word count or something. I can understand that her grandfather died and any teenager would be upset (I know that from experience) but there were other things that she got upset about that just felt like drama. When I read a story I want to be able to connect to the characters but in no way did I connect with Grace besides the fact I know how it feels to lose such an important person. Other than that I loved the story line and I really love the cover; I actually chose this book because of the cover (and it was for free).

Cover: 4/5
Writing: 3/5
Characters: 3/5

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