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(The Nature of Grace #2)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  697 ratings  ·  98 reviews
As 16 year old 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 on record, in a place she no longer feels c
Paperback, 300 pages
Published September 24th 2012 by Coleman & Stott (first published September 12th 2012)
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Jul 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: blog-tours
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
Mar 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
“…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
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
Emily (Mrs B's Books)
This book follows on from bool one three months down the line when Grace, her mum and the community are trying to get on with their lives after the revelations and hurt from the big reveal.

Grace is getting on better with her mum, but her relationship with Wyn and Tommy are on the rocks to non-non-existant. Her grandmother Birdee turns up just when Grace needs a little more happiness in her life and a woman not afraid to speak of the dead.

Grace very much misses her dad and Mo the boy she fell in
B at Spare Time Book Blog
Sep 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Kathryn Svendsen
May 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Grace is one of the students from her science class who volunteers for an extra credit science project which is headed up by Agent Sweeney of the US Fish and Wildlife Service. The students are to record the activity of the reintroduced red wolves in the local area around their town. It’s just before winter break and it’s one of the coldest winters in a long while.

Grace is still struggling a little with her grief, missing her dad, and dealing with the emotions stirred up by the various townsfolk
Christie Pepper
Sep 27, 2012 rated it it was ok
Good story kept me captivated, but way too many errors. Please have your book edited before asking people to pay for it!
Sep 15, 2012 marked it as to-read
where can i buy this book????
Jessica (The Psychotic Nerd)
I dnfed this book roughly 51% in. Even though I did not finish it, it is handy for me to know why I did not finish it so here I go.

So, I really liked the first book in this series, but I read that book six years ago. I can't remember anything about that book now, and now I'm also more critical when it comes to books. I made it halfway through this book, which is a lot, but if it weren't for the fact that I had nothing else to read at the time, I would have given up after the first chapter.

The fi
I remember really enjoying the first book in the series, but with this one, sadly, I got bored. It felt as if the action dragged, although there were plenty of things happening. Grace has been through so many awful things and it just keeps on going. Some relationships evolve in a immature way, we find out new things, plot twists, mysterious elements, new characters, all of these set up the continuation of the story but it just felt flat for me. Maybe it will pick up for me in the next book.
Dec 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
I LOVE the heart and love for animals in this book and the previous one. The book itself was fun to keep up with. On my toes during most of it. Towards the end everything fell into place a little too easily for me. I could predict every move and that was a bummer for me but could be a wonderful transition into the end for someone else.
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So I should probably let you know I have Sequelaphobia and second book phobia. Trust me when I say this, but it is bad! Half the time I have a huge giant let down, like I love the first book and then I read the second and it's like, AAAAHHH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. It's tough, so going into this book I
Jessica (Step Into Fiction)
Jan 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, 5-stars, blog-tours
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
Wall-to-wall books - wendy
Aug 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Addison Campbell
Jan 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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
I think I enjoyed Uncontrollable just as much as Untraceable.

Grace was still Grace--determined, stubborn, and wanting to do what's right. Maybe a little careless of danger at times, though. I absolutely loved her grandmother, Birdee. She was spunky and sassy. Skyler bothered me a lot, though not necessarily for the reasons she should have. Yes, she was annoying, mean, and very out of place in the woods. But what bothered me most was that she didn't feel like a whole character--she felt like a st
Nov 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
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.

Sandy S
Sep 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Sep 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks, read-in-2012
Once again I was so thankful and thrilled when author S.R. Johannes added me to the list of Bloggers to receive an ebook ARC of Uncontrollable. You all know how much I loved the first book in this Trilogy and book two did not disappoint.

Once again Grace is such a refreshing main character. She is strong, smart, loyal, dedicated to what she believes in and pretty darn funny at times. She was put through the ringer in book one and still has a lot of healing to do. I love how Grace is still as stro
Sep 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
Jan 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Page (One Book At A Time)
Sep 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
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
Stacy Sabala
Mar 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, suspense, romance
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
Dec 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Apr 30, 2012 added it
I really enjoyed this book, even more so than Untraceable. Grace was awesome--both tough and vulnerable, while doing her best to overcome her grief and make her dad proud. There were moments I teared up because I just loved the family dynamics so much. The grief and the PTSD felt very real, because she dealt with everything in such a relatable and understandable way.

I LOVED Birdie, who was an absolute fantastic character. I'm sad Gracie's mom wasn't around more, but her absence was explained wel
Heather Robbins
Sep 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Let's start with the cover : It's Beautiful! and perfectly fits with the series! Vania has done a wonderful job on both this one and the Untraceable cover I heart them so much :)

S.R. Johannes does an amazing job of weaving this story into something incredible ... Where I loved the first one for the same reason, this story steps it up a notch. I love how she makes it so that you questions EVERYONE! I never know who is good and who is not. When I come to the conclusion that one thing is going on..
May 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-on-kindle
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Sep 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing

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
Step Into Fiction
Jan 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jessica
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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