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Praefatio (Praefatio #1)

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Seventeen-year-old Grace Ann Miller is no ordinary runaway...

After having been missing for weeks, Grace is found on the estate of international rock star Gavin Vault, half-dressed and yelling for help. Over the course of twenty-four hours Grace holds an entire police force captive with incredulous tales of angels, demons, and war; intent on saving Gavin from lockup and her
Paperback, 342 pages
Published May 21st 2013 by Month9Books, LLC
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Kim Baccellia
Intriguing beginning that made me want to read more!

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Caroline Patti
Ok. Here's the deal. One, Georgia is my mentor, friend and boss and so, you know, no pressure at all. :-) Two, I don't really like angel stories. I don't know why. They're just not my thing.

Three. I have always wanted to write a story that starts with someone in an interrogation room and not only did Georgia beat me to it, but she crafted the story so well that I am in awe. It's no wonder why I've learned so much from her.

Four. This story kicks ass. No joke, all nepotism aside, I'm an angel co
Grace Fonseca
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An intense, but powerful young adult fantasy that you utterly become immersed in from the moment you start reading it. I found that Grace’s story was intense, but you couldn’t help but feel like this was a battle and the way the story unfolds, it seems very realistic.

I like that we get a real sense of who Grace is as we get told her background. I enjoyed that she told a story that had elements of things that could be true. We all have lives and families. Yet she has always found h
S.A. Larsen
Intriguing view of angels, their purpose and interaction with the human race, twisted around a young girl, her brother, and an ancient text older than the Bible.

Clever yet subtle details slowly weave this tale into an inevitable and delectable whirlwind. From the interesting relationship Grace appears to have with her mother to the closeness she shares with her brother, Praefatio lays a strong foundation for the story yet to come. McBride uses poetic prose to tease the reader, as well as creatin
Praefatio turned out to be a very interesting read. It yearns for your complete attention with so many twists throughout the story that if you miss a single detail you might struggle to understand what is going on as it does get confusing going back and forth from Grace’s memories to her present situation in the interrogation room.

What really stood out to me in this book were the characters. Our wonderful heroine was so fierce and courageous that it was hard not to like her. She’s someone who tr
Jessie Harrell
Grace Ann Miller is an interesting character. She's a teen girl who reacts rather realistically to some surprising news that's been kept from her her entire life - she's an Archangel. At first she hides from it, refusing to read the book that would give her more clues, and latches on to others. But as she comes into her powers, Grace becomes a first rate, kick butt heroine.

I love the premise of how the story is told. You start off in a police station with the cops doing an interview and wanting
Cassie (Happy Book Lovers)
In the beginning, this book felt like one of those "Game of Thrones" type scenario where I was very confused at what all was going on, and making a diagram and a timeline seemed like a good way to help everything out. So I slowed down, and managed to tackle it. And I'm extremely glad I did. Once you get past figuring out what's a flashback to interrogation scenes and what's the present, it's much easier to follow. The story is constantly twisting and turning, but after the first few times, it be ...more
Elizabeth Holloway
Full disclosure time. Georgia McBride is my publisher, but that in no way influences this review.

I loved this book. I was drawn in from page one and finished it in two days, which for a busy single mom working full-time and trying to meet publishing deadlines on top of that, is super fast.

The story opens with the main character, Grace, in an interrogation room after having been missing for weeks. What follows is a twisty, emotional, and unbelievable account of Grace's missing time.

She tells the
This book started out a little slow for me. I couldn't get the characters straight and I wasn't sure what was going on. Then everything fell into place and I couldn't stop reading! I was so glad to see the main character, Grace, not some wimpy, "oh woe is me" heroine. This girl is kicking ass and taking names! I couldn't stand Gavin but I warmed up to him eventually. Grace's "brother", Remi, made me fall in love with him. My heart broke for him a couple of times. As you can see, I loved everythi ...more
Hope Terrell
While the story had an interesting concept, unfortunately neither the story nor characters were fully developed and I was confused as to what was going on and who was good or bad. Gavin came across as twofaced- he loves Grace no it's an act no it's true love... even Grace seemed unable to figure this out. I didn't care much for Grace or Gavin either- their characters were too much of a YA staple- girl who`s the prophesied "chosen one" and will save everyone falls for brooding bad boy who treats ...more
I won this book in the GoodReads giveaway some time ago.... never received it... they have a button to press that says 'I have not received my copy'.... I pressed it... still haven't received anything.... not even an email or message if I'll ever get it... so... yeah... guess I will be getting a copy at the library or something
A. Rolland
Angels, demons, war, and myths- The premise is so intriguing. I can't wait to get my hands on this one!
Annie Cosby
Loved, loved, loved this book! Fell totally in love with Grace!
Lisa Dess
This is an awesome, unique, story about angels. There were many twists throughout the book that I had to make sure I didn't allow my attention to sway while reading. The main characters were cool but I really love many of the secondary characters. I can't wait to read book 2.
Fiona Reed
I had high expectations for this very disappointingly confusing book. It jumps around constantly, can't get its mythology straight, and doesn't spend enough time on what's really happening and important to the plot, while spending six whole pages (I seriously counted) on how much the main character adores the arrogant fallen angel who is HOLDING HER CAPTIVE. It made no sense and wasn't even very interesting.
Loved the idea and the story but the writing was confusing and jumped around a lot. It got better towards the end but about halfway through I almost gave up. I'm interested in the sequel and hope the writing style improves.
I really hate to say this but the best thing about this book was the cover.
I found it hard to follow and at times really silly.
Such a shame as the book had real potential.
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Georgia loves a good story. Whether it’s writing her own, or publishing someone else’s, story is at the heart of everything Georgia does. Founder of Month9Books, YALITCHAT.ORG and the weekly #yalitchat on Twitter, Georgia spends most of her days writing, editing, or talking about books. That is, of course, when she is not blasting really loud music or reading. She lives in North Carolina with four ...more
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