OverviewUntraceable (Book 1) was named the winner of IndieReader Discovery Award 2012 (Young Adult)
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 comfortable. It also means working closely with Wyn (her ex) and his annoying girlfriend (Skyler), a girl whose idea of getting close to nature is killing two silk plants and watering a cactus.
After a couple of wolves show up dead, Grace almost quits. However, when a fellow project team member goes missing, Grace continues the assignment under a renewed suspicion that someone might be sabotaging the conservation program. She quietly begins to hunt for clues.
Little does she know, she is being hunted too.
Another great book from S.R. Johannes! Just like the first one it was filled with action, mystery, suspense, and the most important to me, the great outdoors.
I think the setting is what really draws me in. I love how the main part of the story happens in the woods. The author doesn't make the woods a scary place to be but instead she makes them beautiful and serene even in the mist of danger.
Grace's character is put to the test yet again and I wonder how in the heck she hasn't crumbled yet. I'm pretty sure by now I'd be huddled in a corner mumbling and crying. She is one heck of a strong willed character even if I still want to grab a hold of her and tie her to a chair so she will stop running off into apparent danger.
In short love the book, love the characters, and really love the setting.
Two Thumbs Up!
Author's website: S.R. Johannes