Shattered Grace Review
by K Anne Raines
Published: March 6, 2013
Synopsis: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.
Excerpt:"Broken hearts don't count as physical hurt? Grace asked tersely. She watched Quentin wince. "Didn't think so." She looked away.
"Grace, " Quentin said softly.
"What? Your a guy, you just don't get it."
Quentin cocked an eyebrow, and bent his head slightly. "Do you want me to explain how I do get it, or do you want to talk about your questions?"
Resisting the other sharp retorts fighting to come out, she shook her head. "I have other things I want to talk about" A sudden thought sent and uneasy tingle running through her. "Is Darius going to hurt me, is that why you told me?"
The book starts off with Grace, a high school student, who just lost the only family she confided and trusted. Growing up had been hard on her, she always felt not wanted or felt like the family didn't like her.
She had a few friends, one best friend, that since she got a boyfriend had been spending less and less time with her. Grace had inherited her grandfathers house, money, and one special thing.
The story is about how she struggles to learn about her self and this other world. She is caught between her destiny and her life she wants or wanted. She met the one person her grandfather trusted and has came to trust him as-well Quentin, her guide and her protector. They have a bond together that reminds me of other books that had main characters with a bond. While both Quentin and Grace fight feelings for each other Grace meets a bad boy Darius. From there the story begins.
I enjoyed the book. The author did a great job making you feel like u were one of the characters. (which is what i look for in a book). It had a great flow, I didn't have to put down the book and go What???? Paranormal books are my weakness, that and romance.K Anne Raines did a great job combining the two. I can't wait to read the next book in this series. It has a brilliant plot, with hidden surprises that kept me wanting more throughout the story.