Uncontrollable (Nature of Grace #2)
By: S.R. Johannes
Released: September 24, 2012
Source: E-book from Author
Purchase the Book: Amazon
"As 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 recorded, 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 picking silk plants and growing fake plants. 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." (Summary from goodreads.com)
Uncontrollable was a great sequel to Untraceable and I couldn't put this book down. Once again Johannes writes another book that completely sucks me in and I couldn't read this book fast enough.
The story picks up a few months later and Grace is still trying to deal with everything that has happened. However when she signs up to help on a research project with Red Wolves, she finds herself back in the forest. Grace makes an excellent protagonist because she feels like a realistic character to me. She is still dealing with a lot but she throws herself back into helping out in the forest in an effort to start moving on. Also the forest is a place she cares about greatly. Grace definitely developed into an even stronger character in this book too. I admire how she continues to do anything for others, especially the people closest to her. That means that she can be reckless at times but her heart is always in the right place. She is so good with basic survival facts too so if I ever got stuck in the forest I would want Grace with me. I also loved seeing the return of some characters and also meeting some new ones.
The plot once again kept me on the edge of my seat because of the twists. I feel like whenever I started to figure it all out, there would be another new twist and I would be back at square one trying to solve the mystery again. I just couldn't wait to figure out how it would end so I ended up finishing this book in one sitting. Not only were there plenty of twists but there was action, romance, and a few moments that tore my heart out.
I also loved being back in the woods again too. The setting was one of my favorite aspects of the first book in this series so I was thrilled to jump right back in again. This time though Grace was in the woods during one of the coldest winters so reading the details left me with chills. I will definitely be highly anticipating the next book in this series. Overall I loved Uncontrollable and highly recommend this book as well as the first book in this series if you haven't read it yet.