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Uncontrollable (The Nature of Grace #2)

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As Grace recovers from tragedy, her science class is chosen by Agent Sweeney at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to help with research on the new "Red Wolf Reintroduction Program".

While she’s excited about helping with the conservation of the endangered wolves, Grace knows this means being outdoors in the worst winter recorded, in a p
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Paperback, also in ebook, 300 pages
Published September 24th 2012 by Coleman & Stott (first published September 12th 2012)
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Ellen
Uncontrollable picks up about 3 months after Untraceable left off. If you haven't read Untraceable yet, you will really want to before your read Uncontrollable. Grace is still recovering from her summer tragedy. After her father disappeared, she was determined to find him, and in the process met an awesome hottie named Mo, was attacked by a poacher named Al, and infiltrated a bear poaching criminal ring. She did find her father, who everyone thought was dead, only to lose him again. To add to th ...more
Haley ~ YA-Aholic
“…I think we should talk. I owe you an explanation.” I plop down next to him. “Yeah you do. Your cute accent and dreamy ways can only get you by for so long.”


Shelli Johannes has done it again. Uncontrollable book two in The Nature of Grace series was just as amazing as book one Untraceable. This series is easily one of my favorite series, Shelli has once again put together a book that keeps the readers on the edge of their seat and guessing till the very end.

If you loved Untraceable, then you a
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Sheila
Filled with memorable phrases and great characters, including the enjoyable cast of Untraceable, Uncontrollable by S. R. Johannes sends the inestimable Grace back into the woods, scant weeks after her father’s tragic death. Chapter headings give survival tips as valid for backwoods life as for inner-city depression and offer intriguing insights into a teen’s approach to difficulties. Meanwhile, accompanied by “Backwoods Barbie and Camping Ken,” Grace has to learn when to trust and when to take c ...more
B at Spare Time Book Blog
I was lucky enough to receive a review copy of Uncontrollable by the author. After the way Untraceable ended I was excited to get to read Uncontrollable. First lets take a minute and show some cover love! The covers for this series are awesome!! Ok now back to the review. S. R. Johannes has such a great way of writing. She has a way of making you question all the characters. Like anyone of them could be involved in the problem. I must be terrible at predicting who is doing what because I was way ...more
Stacy Sabala
Book Review- Uncontrollable by S.R. Johannes

A few months ago Grace lost her father and the boy she loved. She was completely devastated. Her best friend, Wyn, turned his back on her and the whole town blamed her for what happened. She had to pick up the pieces of her life and keep moving, but she has not been back into the woods since that time.
One day at school everything changes, she volunteers for the Red Wolf Project. A group of students will track and observe red wolves in the wild to make
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Addison Campbell
I loved this books! I wish there were more like this out there. There were a couple typos, but I'm sure the author is aware of this now. It was really suspenseful- I love how almost every chapter ends with a cliffhanger! It was really fun to read and exciting. It also made me care about all these causes, like the wolves and the bears and stuff, which was cool. Sometimes it was a bit predictable and like the first book, but I liked it anyway. Grace is a really brave heroine, and I liked how knowl ...more
Bames
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my unbiased and honest review.

Uncontrollable is the sequel to the book entitled Untraceable and the story starts where the first book left off. Grace is trying to come to terms with losing her Dad. Things have not been easy for her and her mother. She is trying her best to do well in school even though most of her classmates tend to keep their distance. Even her closest friend seems to be unable to look at her.

During her science cl
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Lowenna
The second in the Nature of Grace trilogy, Uncontrollable is the next stage in Grace's story.

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel although I do think that the first book was a more gripping read. Nonetheless, I still found myself unable to put it down and am now really eager for the third of the series to be released.

After discovering the story behind her father's absence, Grace's Science class is enrolled to help in a project to track two packs of red wolves in the Smoky Mountains. The project req
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Deena
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Briana
All am saying is that Grace will come across is different challenges along the way. But always having Wyn and her grandma beside her. Their a surprise in the story that involves Mo. I'll tell you he's ... You have to red it to find out. This book will tell her not everyone seem what they are. Also fight what you believe in because you might be more right then what the other is saying. This book will revile people true attentions and who they are really are. Heads up one of the people that Grace ...more
Shandy
This picks up several months after Untraceable. Grace is understandably traumatized from her ordeal and slowly getting her life back together. When she's picked to help research the new "Red Wolf Reintroduction Program" by Agent Sweeney she is excited and also wary. Grouped with Wyn, her ex, and Skyler, his new girlfriend, she must go out in the worst winter on record to gather information. When wolves start dieing, Grace almost gives up but her dedication to the project and renewing her life g ...more
Jane
Twists and Turns
I frequently said to myself "wow, didn't see that coming."
Uncontrollable is the second book in the Nature of Grace series. It's just as good as the first, Untraceable. The setting & descriptions are lush, the charachters believable and well-developed. The characters don't remain static, but grow as the plot develops.
I really enjoy that Shelli has a causse as well as story telling in her books. In Untraceable it was black bears, bear pits & poaching; in Uncontrollable it's
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Stephanie
I am enjoying this series. I'll probably continue on to the next one because I enjoy the authors writing and the storyline. I am a little afraid to continue on because Johannes doesn't seem afraid to (view spoiler) ...more
Dianne
What could be better than a young adult mystery that has truly realistic characters, amazing setting descriptions and a coming of age? How about a sincere plea to save endangered animals and an ugly, but realistic example of what is happening to them? Uncontrollable by S. R. Johannes brings to life a story of a young girl who has suffered great loss, is learning to work through it and to accept the legacy her late father has left her in the form of a love for nature and its many inhabitants.

Who
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Christie Pepper
Good story kept me captivated, but way too many errors. Please have your book edited before asking people to pay for it!
Mary
Thank you to the author S.R. Johannes for giving me access to this title.

It was not as good as the first one, but it was still a great read. 3 1/2 stars

Likes: Strong MC. No dramatic love triangle. (Grace is not Bella Swan!) Great family relations. The survival skill notices at the head of each chapter. Nice psychological suspense with book one's antagonist.

Dislikes: Wyn. Dude, you have a girlfriend, quit barking up Grace's tree. I get that girls sometimes have guy bestfriends, but it's so not co
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Vesna Farrar
I love that the author is keen on raising awareness of the plight of grey wolves and other animals that may be headed towards extinction. This book series is good.. not something that I can rave about, but a quick YA read. The main character has a bit of a stubborn streak that doesn't really make much sense, and I kept getting aggravated that she was putting herself into situations that she could clearly see where not going to end well. But I finished the series so there was enough intrigue for ...more
Britney

As you may know, I absolutely adored book 1 in this series, Untraceable. You can read my review of Untraceable here. Uncontrollable definitely lives up to the first book. It is just as packed with action, mystery and danger. Poor Grace is still recovering from everything in book 1, including losing her father and boyfriend, Mo (whom I abso-bloody-lutely love), and all of a sudden she is back in the middle of another dangerous mess. Only this time, she's being hunted.



This time its winter, so peop
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Jessica (Step Into Fiction)
Review originally posted at Step Into Fiction

S.R. Johannes does it again (minus my ridiculous crying). I fell in love with Untraceable and it broke my heart at the same time. I actually can't believe it's already been ten months since I read the first book. I want to thank the author for not only asking me to be a part of her blog tour but also sending me a copy of the second book to read and review. I've been so busy with books to read that I've finally gotten a moment to read this book. I fini
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Page (One Book At A Time)
This was a really hard book for me to rate and review. I really enjoyed the characters and the plot line. But there are some key points to this story that seem false to me. I think must people won't think twice about the so I decided to let them go and just go with it.

Grace really is one of the most kick ass heroine's I've ever read about. She's never the damsel in distress even when she really is in distress. I love how she's so in tune with nature. I'm an outdoorsy girl, but I often wonder if
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Meradeth Houston
I really enjoyed Untraceable so it came as no surprise that Uncontrollable was equally as heart-pounding and lots of fun! Grace is a great character and very confident (seriously, more so that I could ever hope to be in her shoes!), and I really enjoyed watching her pull it all together in the wilderness. While reading I was watching the tons of snow fall out my window and really, really grateful I wasn't about to try and go traipsing through it! I did kind of wonder why the different agencies t ...more
Lena
Sep 27, 2012 Lena rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: i-have
I love S.R. Johannes' writing style and plots in her books. Uncontrollable is no different from Untraceable in the exciting, suspenseful parts, however we do see a new vulnerable side of Grace. Grace is still has her strong-natured side but she builds herself up to it after what happened in the first book. Grace is a very relatable character, and I think that is why I liked her so much. How she deals with her tradegy, family, and friends, reminds me of myself at some points. I am not the best o ...more
Traci (The Reading Geek)
Uncontrollable was a great sequel to Untraceable and I couldn't put this book down. Once again Johannes writes another book that completely sucks me in and I couldn't read this book fast enough.

The story picks up a few months later and Grace is still trying to deal with everything that has happened. However when she signs up to help on a research project with Red Wolves, she finds herself back in the forest. Grace makes an excellent protagonist because she feels like a realistic character to me
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P.E.
Untraceable took me two weeks to read. Uncontrollable was finished in less than a day. Since I knew what to expect in this series everything in the sequel flowed very well and I liked the story even more.

The thing I was so impressed with was how everything was not tidy. Asheville was shaken by the events at the end of Untraceable and there was grief and anger. Grace did what she thought was right and there were severe consequences for her decisions. Seeing the hurt she caused others, the pain s
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Katiria
OMGoodness I can not tell you how much I fallen in love with Uncontrollable I never read a book about nature and animals before it is totally new for me I love and adore animals but I am not a nature girl but while reading Uncontrollable it makes me want to camp in the woods and see nature's beautiful world outside just like Grace loves to do Uncontrollable was an awesome awesome read for me I was super excited to read it it suck me in from the very beginning until the very end again and I can't ...more
Itsjustme-wendy
This is the second book in the Nature of Grace series. The first book being - "Untraceable" which I read and reviewed earlier in the year. I did like the first book a little better, but both books are great .
Full of lots of outdoor action. If you are a lover of the great outdoors - a hiker, camper, explorer, an animal lover, or someone who just loves nature/action books, you will love this book.

Book 2 - "Uncontrollable" takes right off just shortly after the first book, so you have that feeling
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Annette
Johannes continues the story of Grace in Uncontrollable. She's still getting over the tragedy in Untraceable, and it seems the whole town is blaming her for what happened (I'm not going to say what happened in case you haven't read it yet!)

Grace hasn't been in the woods since the events in Untraceable. But, now she has the opportunity, along with some other students, to research the red wolves in the mountains. They need to be tracked before winter to make sure they are healthy enough to survive
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Sandy
UNCONTROLLABLE (Nature of Grace #2) by S.R.Johannes

UNCONTROLLABLE is the second instalment and September 24, 2012 release in S.R.Johannes young adult Nature of Grace series. Uncontrollable picks up approximately 3 months after Untraceable. Our heroine Grace has suffered many losses but life in the small town near the Smokey Mountains keeps getting worse-the few friends she had are barely talking, her mother is leaving for a new job and her BFF since childhood is refusing to acknowledge her exist
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Mandy's Review:

Remember how I griped about Grace and her emotions in my review of Untraceable? Well, she's still a little too emotional in this book for my taste, BUT she's A LOT better than she was in Untraceable. As a matter of fact, this whole storyline is much improved over the first book. The characters seem MUCH more believable.

Wyn, Grace's ex, is, in my humble opinion, playing the field. He wants Grace, is supposedly in love with her, but has Skyler as his girlfriend. If I were Skyler and
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Step Into Fiction
S.R. Johannes does it again (minus my ridiculous crying). I fell in love with Untraceable and it broke my heart at the same time. I actually can't believe it's already been ten months since I read the first book. I want to thank the author for not only asking me to be a part of her blog tour but also sending me a copy of the second book to read and review. I've been so busy with books to read that I've finally gotten a moment to read this book. I finished it in less than 12 hours (including a fe ...more
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When Shelli was younger, she spent all her time outdoors, hiking, camping and living the Girl Scout Way.

Somewhere along the way, she got away from nature and earned an MBA in Marketing, kicking off an 18-year marketing career in Corporate America.

Eventually, Shelli traded in her expensive suits, high heels, and corporate lingo for a family, flip-flops, and her love of writing. She started her own
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The Nature of Grace (3 books)
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