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Untraceable (The Nature of Grace #1)

3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  2,021 ratings  ·  411 reviews
Book 2 Uncontrollable is also now available!

16-year-old Grace has lived in the Smokies 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, wh
Kindle Edition, 315 pages
Published November 29th 2011 by Coleman & Stott (first published November 9th 2011)
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Nothing is Untraceable

This book was awesome! I really liked it a lot.

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Grace is a very strong female lead. She's searching for her father who was claimed to be missing and dead but Grace does not believe it. So, she hunts for her father on her own strongly believing he is still alive somewhere.
Then she meets Mo whom she really likes. Mo is nice. He is simple, interesting and realistic.
Grace is a very inquisitive person and she pokes her nose into everything and unfortunately her inquisitive
Kristin ❋extols death with luminescent brilliance❋

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2.5-3 stars

“Grace has lived in the Smokies 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.”

We meet Grace as she is in the woods, searching for evidence of her father, three months after he has disappeared. She searches
2.5 stars

YA mystery is not my typical genre, so I'm thinking that may be why I didn't enjoy it as much as everyone else. There are a lot of things I liked about it, but none of them would convince me to pick this series back up again in the future.
The story is well written, but I just didn't like the main character, Grace. Throughout the entire book, I thought she was a loony who refused to believe that her father was dead. I thought it was fairly unconvincing that anyone would ever enter the wo
Joy (joyous reads)
I sent an email to the author last week asking her where I could purchase her book. I'm not sure if she could tell but I was a, frantic. I literally searched all the on line bookstores and I couldn't find a copy! Well, she was nice enough to tell me that her book wasn't available yet. Duh! Anyway, I waited {im}patiently like a good little bookworm that I am and when the day finally arrived, I wasted no time and devoured this baby right away.

Untraceable is a story about a teen who do
I received this from Netgalley for my honest review. Pulisher: All Night Reads. This title is available.

Oh, man! I hate to 1 star a book. I'm sure I said that already once this year but I just don't have the heart to hack at this one any longer.

In the beginning, I was so excited and intrigued. The writing had me captivated and the story seemed like it was something that would strike my fancy but somewhere after page 50 it just felt like... I don't know. I was reading about this girl on a missi
Inspired Kathy
At the heart of Untraceable is a mystery. Grace's father has been missing for three months and is presumed dead. Grace refuses to give up hope that he is still alive. The authorities are ready to close the case but Grace is fighting to keep it open.

Raised in the Smokies, Grace's forest ranger father has taught her a lot about survival. She's not afraid of much when it comes to the great outdoors. Determined to find her father Grace spends her time searching for clues about her father's disappear
Sophia Sardothien
Thank you netgalley for providing me this book in exchange of an honest review

OKAy AT FIRST I'M REALLY CAPTIVATED BY THIS BOOK because my favourite author Susan Dennard (author of something strange and deadly) really enjoyed this book. SO WHY NOT. I even saw great reviews about this book, in addition netgalley has it in the "read now" button so umm YEAH I HAVE TO READ THIS

Okay our Heroine, is kickass she grown up being a hunter taught by her dad. However one day her dad went missing so she dec
Zoe and the Edge
“So let me get this straight. You’re a flyfisher, a tracker, and a black belt’s protégé?”

I hate Grace, the protagonist. She is a huge bitch and the author doesn't even seem to realise it. Grace is so unbelievably rude and inconsiderate. She thinks so highly of herself I wanted to punch her. She blames everyone and never takes any responsibility. She's shockingly selfish.

If you saw how I wrote this review, it would've gone like this:

Start – Grace is a pretty cool character. I think we're going
'Dad used to always say, nothing is untraceable.

Everything that touches this earth leaves a special imprint, a unique mark that proves we existed in some way- no matter how invisible we may feel.'

Sometimes you need to let go. Sometimes you just can't.

Grace knows the Smokies like the back of her hand - all thanks to her forest ranger father who taught her all the ins and outs of tracking, and wilderness survival since she was smaller than a river otter.

But when her father goes missing, not even
Laura Pauling
Thrillers seem to be up and coming in the young adult arena and UNTRACEABLE leads the way. A unique, well-written story about Grace, who uses her tracking skills to find her missing father.

Danger lurks at every turn, and the secrets she needs to uncover can’t all be found in the woods. So she takes to sleuthing and nosing around where she shouldn’t be to find the clues.

When she runs into two hillbilly suspicious-looking hunters, Grace pulls a thread that unravels a mystery that runs farther and
3.5 stars

ARC was provided by the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for honest review.

Let's be honest, I requested this book from NetGalley because 1) the cover reminded me of Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. 2) The main character, Grace Wells is quite similar to Caledonia from The Athena Effect series. I love both series and somehow I thought that I might like this one too, though I didn't set my hope high. Just in case it isn't as good as I think before so I won't too disappointed, if you
I had to take a minute to let it all sink in before I could start to actually gather my thoughts. UNTRACEABLE is without a doubt going to be the next big YA phenomenon. With a kick-butt heroine who will become an instant favorite, this fast-paced thriller will keep you guessing at every turn. UNTRACEABLE is packed with adventure, betrayal, mystery, and a conspiracy that will leave you only wanting more. Just like the North Carolina woods Grace navigates fearlessly, Johannes weaves a beautif
Jessica (Step Into Fiction)
I’m still sniffling from crying. This book made me cry more than any book I’ve read. I mean, I was crying crying…its like the author, S.R. Johannes, played with my heartstrings all throughout the book then tore out my heart, threw it on the ground, played soccer with it, and the tossed it back to me when she was done with it. And I mean that in a good way. This book was abso-bloody-lutely amazing and like nothing I’ve read before. Obviously, I’m a fan of the paranormal so reading a book about na ...more
This is a fantastic story!! I want #2 now!!

Untraceable was fantastic! If you want action, suspense, mystery, romance and a little humor, this book is for you!

I loved this book! Grace is a strong protagonist with a fighting will to find her father. When she feels she is the only one not giving up, she sets out to look for clues, something that will lead her to him. She knows deep down that he is still alive. On her journey, Grace uses her survival skills, training and her instincts to dig deepe
Trisha Wolfe
UNTRACEABLE is packed with suspense, action, tension, and enough romance to make you swoon. I didn’t know what to expect when diving into this read. From the blurb, I had a different picture painted in my mind. But I was surprised how easily I was sucked into Grace’s world, and how much I cared about her plight to save her father. Also, I think I could go trekking through the wilderness and know exactly how to survive, as there are some amazing survival skills learned throughout this story.

The w
Jennifer Monzon
I am at a lost of words when writing this review. I don't know where to start or how to describe this book. It has a mixture of everything from mystery, to investigation, to romance to murder making this book a fantastic read. Grace reminds me a lot of Veronica Mars who will stop at nothing to learn the real truth behind her father's disappearance. No one can stop her, she's strong willed, independent, and although, everyone including her mother and the town sheriff have given up and believe tha ...more
Sami ♥'s Books
Wow! What a roller coaster ride. Bravo to Mrs. Johannes!

It's hard to say much without giving away spoilers, but this book had it all! I laughed, I cried, I gasped, I got angry, I clenched my teeth, I smiled ridiculously big, I held my breath, and I abso-bloody-lutely got my heart broken.

"A person carrying this stone is reminded that things that things are not always what then seem and must seek out the truth"

My only complaint is the freaking cliffhanger!! At least book 2 is already out! No sleep
Chiara (delicate eternity)
A copy of this novel was provided for review via Net Galley on behalf of the publisher.

Warning: animal abuse and deaths in this novel.

I guess that warning pretty much sums up my feelings for this book. Being an extreme animal lover and activist, I just cannot handle animal cruelty in novels. I don't need the 'education' of it, and I certainly don't see the fictitious appeal. I know how fucking cruel humans are, and I certainly don't want to read about it, when reading is supposed to be my happy
Sharon Mariampillai
I received a copy from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Actual Rating: 3.5

This was a great read. The story is simple. It also contains a love triangle between Grace, her best friend Wyn, and a cute guy named Mo. It seems to incorporate many different dystopian books such as Uglies, and The Hunger Games. The cover is great.

I love Grace. She is smart, stubborn, and impulsive. She is looking for her dad, to prove that he is alive and not dead. She has been friends with Wyn since she w
Dangers In The Woods Are Always Present

This series must be read in order. This is the first book.

Grace refuses to believe that her father went out into the woods for his daily patrol and died. No freaking way! So what if it has been over three months with him missing?! Someone MUST have done something to him! Everyone thinks she is crazy because she goes out into the woods and searches for him every day... Her mom even has her in therapy of all things! Will Grace ever find her father? Will he be
1,5 stars


After her father disappears, Grace gets obsessed with finding the truth. By obsessed I mean really really obsessed. I’m not kidding.

She finds a Cheetos bag. It’s an evidence about her dad. She finds some tracks. It’s about her dad. She finds a article. It’s about her dad. She finds some sneaky strangers in forest. It’s about her dad. She hears gunshots. It’s about her dad. SHE LINKS EVERY DAMN THING SHE FINDS OUT TO HER MISSING DAD.

I tried to get it. I really did.

Absolutely fuckin' terrible.

God I hated this. The whole premise revolves around the idea that our MC, Grace (a spunky, get stuck in, know-it-all Nancy Drew fucktard) is searching for her missing father, who disappeared into the forests one fine mornin'. Grace has spend the last five months looking him, because the local sherifs haven't been able to follow any worthwhile leads.


LOCAL SHERIFS DO NOT CONDUCT MISSING PERSONS CASES. If the person is still not found, the fucking FBI shows up and
YA Suspense Promising plot, but too much teen stupidity for an adult reader. Grace, after begging for help for months regarding her dad's disappearance, fails to go to the authority's after stumbling across the likely perpetrators. Instead she goes home, gets up the next morning and goes to work pretending nothing happened.

Also Grace, supposedly an expert tracker by the time she was a preschooler AND an expert computer hacker, has no common sense and must be continually rescued. To make matters
Grace's father goes missing and no matter how many times she's told that her father is dead and there is not hope of finding him, she won't give up. But the more Grace looks for her father, she realizes that her father's disappearance is part of something bigger--a crime involving her whole town.

I really enjoyed reading this. There is definitely the who-done-it? feel to this story where you're questioning every character and wondering if they're the bad guy. In the beginning, the story starts a
After three months of fruitless searching and numerous dead-end leads, Grace Wells is the only person who believes her dad, Joe, may still be alive. Grace, an accomplished wilderness survivalist, learned everything she knows about tracking, fishing, and the Smokies from her forest ranger father. And she is certain, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that he’s still out there somewhere – convinced that he wouldn’t fall victim to the fatal scenarios the police postulating. When the authorities decide t ...more
Debbie (Doc)
4.5 stars round down to 4

I am a book cover hoarder. When I see a book cover that catches my eye, I have to stop and take a look at the book. I have even been known to buy a book just because of the cover. Untraceable’s cover is bright green and very outdoorsy so I had to read the back cover. I’ve had this book on my TBR for quite some time and this book satisfied 2 challenges. I struggled with a 4 or 5 star rating and decided to give it a 4, because the ending was not what I expected. It left me
Valette M.
This book was a satisfying read and held so much more than I expected.
While Grace (Main Character) was your average strong female lead, her first-person perspective allowed the reader clear insight into how her mind worked. I could feel her determination to save her father and her pain over her crumbling world. Mo (Romantic Interest) was very ... well, romantic but he seemed to fall for Grace a little fast. And there was one instance at the end, due to a plot twist, that I didn't think was cons
Michelle (In Libris Veritas)
Sometimes you just need to step away from all the paranormal fantasy and the magical plot and sit down with a good mystery. I honestly had no idea what kind of book this was when i bought it, the cover looked really awesome and I needed something different. Plus I met the author and she was a really nice, so I felt no issues with buying a book from her with little to go on. My trust and faith was well placed.

The plot of this is a true mystery novel, as the book snakes along there is a hint here
Once Upon
I am at a lost of words when writing this review. I don't know where to start or how to describe this book. It has a mixture of everything from mystery, to investigation, to romance to murder making this book a fantastic read. Grace reminds me a lot of Veronica Mars who will stop at nothing to learn the real truth behind her father's disappearance. No one can stop her, she's strong willed, independent, and although, everyone including her mother and the town sheriff have given up and believe tha ...more
No one can convince Grace that her father, a forest ranger missing for over three months in the wilds of the Smokie Mountains is never coming back. With determination more fierce than a Momma Bear protecting her cubs, she doggedly searches for some clue to the whereabouts of her missing father. Grace is obsessed, but every clue she finds is discounted and time is running out on her hope. More comfortable in the woods, than in town, trained to survive by her father, she stumbles upon a heinous op ...more
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