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Shattered Grace

(Fallen from Grace #1)

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  509 ratings  ·  116 reviews
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 Gr
Kindle Edition, 1st, 404 pages
Published February 28th 2013 by K. Anne Raines
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Nov 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All readers

I had the immense honor to be a beta reader for Ms. Raines’ debut novel Shattered Grace. From the first chapter, I found myself emotionally connected to the 17 year old heroine, Grace.

The story begins with her losing the person she was the closest to for most of her young life. However, her grandfather’s death isn't the only thing Grace is forced to accept. The same day she’s mourning his passing and trying to cope with greedy family members, she finds out he was more than just her grandfather.

Ashley Truelove
Dec 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book....Stutter - Stutter - I'm was OUTSTANDING!!!!!

There was so much intrigue...I'm not sure I've ever felt so much before actually. I never wanted it to end.

K Anne Raines' debut novel - which you would NEVER guess because she is a stunning writer - unnaturally talented. (I was shocked over and over again)

I beta-read this book and I swear to you that that does not have any impact on my review. My review is what it is....

Grace is a 17 year old girl in high-school, her grand
Jennifer Kyle
Feb 05, 2013 rated it liked it

This author's book was well written and I did enjoy her writing style. Unfortunately, I didn't care for the story line.

I found a large chunk of the story to be boring and a majority of it was wasted on the main character crying on her bed. There were aspects that I did like, but overall Grace's importance didn't work for me. Her ability wasn't anything special. Here's my thing, I think the guardian, since he is around from the beginning of time is more than capable of protecting Pandora and do
Nov 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I am so flattered that I was Chosen by this wonderful new author to be a beta reader for her debut novel. I was lucky enough to get to read it chapter by chapter as it was being written and let me tell you that is an amazing thing. I looked forward to each new chapter waiting for me in my inbox. This is a terrific story with characters that I absolutely fell in love with. I can't wait to read the next one and this one isn't even out yet. I highly recommend it for all ages.
Kendall {Book Crazy}
Feb 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, blog-tours
This book was amazing! I wasn't really sure if I was going to enjoy it as much as I did when I first started reading! It sort of reminded me of the Hush, Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick but only because Shattered Grace had Nephilims in it! Apart from that it was completely different and in a world of its own! The plot started quite slow in my opinion but then it started to speed up and it had action in it and it was full of romance! I really enjoyed that the author added real life situations in ...more
Nov 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, ebook, review
Completely Breath Taking!!!

K Anne Raines is an amazingly talented author. I loved Shattered Grace, the heart ached, the love and excitement, it all kept me captivated straight from the start.

After Grace's grandfather passes away, her world is turned upside down. Nothing is as it seems. She thought she knew everything there was to know about her grandfather, but it seems that was not the case.
After learning what and who she is, she needs to watch out for those who are after her. As if that wasn't
Heather andrews
Feb 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book since reading the "Hush, Hush" saga that I've enjoyed reading about Angels, and Nephilim. I mean there were differences between the books obviously, like Grace has three guys wanting her affection and not just one. I wasn't sure who I was routing for I mean I'll always route for Quentin as I love him dearly, the things he says makes me laugh, "Trust me. I can take the heat. I'll meet you in the family room next to the fireplace. You know...where the heat is." Grace I loved ...more
Dec 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
I loved Shattered Grace as a whole. Grace is a beautiful character and I really hope the author makes this book a series. There aren't any "real" cliffhangers"'re not going to lose sleep, but I would like to see more of some of them. The progression from when her grandfather dies through what she must now accept, a legacy born centuries ago, is a journey I enjoyed. She isn't perfect, but she does her best. This is a YA and it touches on my least favorite topic of SO many books in this genr ...more
S.K. Anthony
Feb 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this book and following Grace's story. She's never known love from her family except from her grandfather, who she then discovers had been holding back a secret from her. He was more than she thought and through bloodline... so is she...

My attention was caught in the beginning and then lost a little towards the end, my personal issue with the main character is why I'm giving this review a 4.5 star rating. For me, I think she cried a little too much and had an attitude...
Mar 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Let me begin by saying I read this book as a Guest Reviewer for Sugar and Spice Book Reviews. Thank you ladies for giving me an opportunity to be a part of your review team.

First of all this was my first paranormal and what a good one to start with. K. Anne Raines did a SUPERB job in never losing me during this story. Yes the story was quite lengthy but it was well worth it. I will skip the synopsis of the story since you can read about it already. The characters were so well defined and the dia
Tanya Vought
Apr 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
ugh! What to say about this book? I loved it. I did.
I thought it was suspenseful, interesting etc!
However, I was upset with who Grace really wanted in this book. ;( I was rooting for someone else.. won't post any spoilers tho! Despite that, it was a good book and an interesting way to portray Angels in a different way than others have done in the past. :)
Looking forward to book 2 and seeing if the one I want to be Grace's real and devoted love interest will get the spot that he so deserves! :
Jan 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Paranormal is a new genre for me and I was really looking forward to reading this book. It had me from the start. I was never confused. Everything was explained and it flowed perfectly. I am fascinated how K. Anne Raines was able to deliver a book with such great characters that made you feel like you knew each one of them personally, even feeling their pain at times. I love the MC and her selflessness. I can't say enough about this book. I enjoyed it thoroughly and I can't wait for the next one ...more
Kate Mathias
Jan 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shattered Grace is a wonderfully crafted debut novel. The characters were so well defined that I found myself totally invested in their lives. I couldn't put the book down and had to find out how it ended. The paranormal elements were explained easily and seemed as though it could really happen in real life. I will definitely read more from this author. Awesome book from K. Anne Raines!
Sabrina Olteanu
Jan 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This genre of books has a competition and I think K Anne Raines it’s going to win! She is brilliant and knows her way around the word and does an excellent job with the description. It had me from the start, I love this book! I am fascinated how K. Anne Raines was able to deliver a book with such great characters that made you feel like you knew them, even feeling their pain at times.
Grace is going through a rough time, she lost the only person that truly loved her and accepted her the way she w
Feb 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What a great read. Its been a long time since I have read this genre & i'm so glad I read this book. It had me guessing all the time what was coming up & who was into what. I felt all the characters were relatable even though they all had "gifts" I'm just loving Quentin & hope that with the up coming books he really steps up his game. He's so in love with Grace.

"Despite how long he'd been on this Earth, she was his beginning, she sensed. And like all beginnings, nothing else for him
Andrea Heltsley
Jan 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. Turns out though, I loved it! There was so much romance and mystery, I couldn't help but be intrigued.

Poor Grace really gets blindsided by this whole new identity. Never did she imagine she was anything but normal.

I actually cried over the loss of her grandfather. It was so sad and touching how much love she had for him. He was the only one in the family that truly understood her. Her mother was cold and her father had taken off. He was the only one
Lacy Osman
Jan 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-reads
This book was extremely well written. It pulled me in from the beginning and made me cry and laugh. I loved learning Grace's story and seeing how her life changes with the death of her beloved grandfather Christope. Once her grandfathers secret is revealed, Graces life is forever changed. She must embrace her new life with all it's restrictions and complications. Two of the complications come in very sexy packages known as Quentin and Darius!! This is a great start to an awesome new series!
Angela Turner
May 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book, I know there has to be another one coming out about Grace and her crew. This will be a book that I read over so much,I will have it memorized. Please Ms Raines, write a sequel to Shattered Grace. I know personally a ton of people that would buy it.Thank you,Angela Turner

PS if people read this book they will not be able to put it down. LOVE IT!
Sandy Howe
Mar 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Such a wonderful and surpising story. Finding love when you least expect it. Its about life and loss and finding courage when you need it most. Thank you K.Anne Raines for a wonderful story. I am very much looking forward to your next story
Jessica Lopez
Jan 08, 2013 marked it as to-read
Cant wait to read the whole series!
Nov 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Oct 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
I am a sucker for paranormal books. Especially anything that has to do with Angels. 

When asked to review this book and learning what it was about I jumped on the Angel's wings real quick.

I know that for myself sometimes I read a book and start to think ok well this reminds me of this book or that book, so what makes a book so special it stands out? I always ask... well it's the plot. How does it differ form the other books, does it have sustenance to keep me intrigued? 

I know Gabriel is an Arch
Mar 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was lucky enough to be chosen to read an advanced copy of K. Anne Raines' debut paranormal romance, Shattered Grace (Fallen from Grace) a couple of months ago. After 2 months and countless books later, I still recall every detail and emotion I felt when I read it. That should tell you how much I enjoyed Shattered Grace.
Grace is almost eighteen, grieving the loss of her grandfather, lost, alone, and cursed. Yeah, life sucks for Grace. All she has left in the world is a mom that has never shown
Luana Chineata
Mar 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
First of all, Thank You K Anne Rainer for sending me this beautiful book!!!

“Now I lay me down to sleep,

I pray the lord my soul to keep,

If I shall die before I wake,

I pray the lord my soul to take.”

After her grandfather died, Grace feels like nothing matters. He was the only person that made her feel like she mattered. Without him, Grace is simply lost. Her mother hated here, her father left them when she was only 3 years old. Soon, after she met her grandf
Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
Dec 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
3.5/4 stars
I love paranormal books and this debut novel by KA Raines did not disappoint.
The only person who has ever given Grace Morgan unconditional love has passed away – her beloved grandfather. Grace is the black sheep among her family and I feel sadness in my heart as she has no emotional connection to anyone, not even her own mother who she doesn’t trust and resents because of all of the hurt she has caused her. Grace has always known she was different and unbeknownst
Jan 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book for the blog tour. Thank you!
General Opinion: “Shattered Grace” it was a surprise. A good one, of course. Clearly, I read the book because the blurb sounded interested, but the book is much better than the blurb shows. It’s a complex, very complicated story, that can give you a headache sometimes, very strong characters, and an incredible mix between normal and fantasy. I can say that I’m still surprised by this book.Much better than I thought!:)
What I liked t
Nov 29, 2012 rated it liked it
This is the story about a Chosen, one who is brave and fierce. One who has been kept in the dark and everything she once believed to be true, is not. One who will protect those she loves as well as Pandora's Box. Did I entice you? Who doesn't love a book about angels, filled with suspense and a love triangle?

K.A Raines has created a colorful story about the existence of the Chosen, specifically, Grace. Her world is literally turned upside down after the loss of her grandfather and the pain she
Mar 24, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013
I love to a throw a good paranormal book in the mix to shake things up a bit. Here’s the problem with paranormal books though, there is so much story to tell to make it all make sense that for some of them, I have find it hard for the book to keep my attention. That was the case with this book. (I know, boo! Hiss! Throw things, I know! I know!)

There are a few authors that seems to find the balance nicely, some examples; Nicole Williams (The Eden Trilogy), Shelly Crane (The Significance Series),
Jan 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Extraordinary debut novel by Raines.

This Author is so brilliant with her words and descriptions. Look out Lauren Kate…you have big competition on the rise. Absolutely amazing!!
Would it be weird of me to describe this book as being an emotional packed contemporary, slammed with paranormal?

This story is brilliantly written and unique. I have yet to read a story like it as far as Angels and Nephilim working together to protect an object of importance from falling in the wrong hands. Starting the
S. Policar
Mar 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I put off starting this book for a few days. Something inside me told that to start this book would be hard on me. And it was. This story is wonderfully written. So much so that as soon as you read the first line, you are in tune to Grace and her emotions. As many book lovers can attest, the greatest books are the ones that transform the reader into the main character. K Anne Raine has managed to do just that in this book.
Grace is seemingly like any other girl her age, which is a good thing. Too
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