The day of his funeral sets off a chain of events, making Gr ...more
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....more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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... ...more
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 ...more
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! : ...more
Grace is going through a rough time, she lost the only person that truly loved her and accepted her the way she w ...more
"Despite how long he'd been on this Earth, she was his beginning, she sensed. And like all beginnings, nothing else for him ...more
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 ...more
PS if people read this book they will not be able to put it down. LOVE IT!
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
There are a few authors that seems to find the balance nicely, some examples; Nicole Williams (The Eden Trilogy), Shelly Crane (The Significance Series), ...more
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 ...more
Grace is seemingly like any other girl her age, which is a good thing. Too ...more
I love all things wine and food. I love them together, I love them a part. I. Just. Love. Them. Both.
I'm super excited about my debut, Shattered Grace, releasing 2/28/13, and can't wait ...more