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. (From Goodreads)
Okay, I've been really, really remiss in not posting about this book sooner! I blame the holidays. And life. And not having a net connection while back in Cali (except when I could sneak away to Panera...Panera, seriously, why don't you have an establishment in Missoula? Seriously, I would live there!). Anyhow, *ahem* back to the book:
I really enjoyed Untraceable so it came as no surprise that Uncontrollable was equally as heart-pounding and lots of fun! Grace is a great character and very confident (seriously, more so that I could ever hope to be in her shoes!), and I really enjoyed watching her pull it all together in the wilderness. While reading I was watching the tons of snow fall out my window and really, really grateful I wasn't about to try and go traipsing through it! I did kind of wonder why the different agencies thought it would be cool to ask HS students to take on such a big project, particularly with the dangers involved, but that's okay--it didn't detract from the story. There was only one real point where I did get drawn out, and that was a time-lapse issue, where something was referenced as being a few days before and it had only happened earlier that day. Things like that also have me flipping through pages and scratching my head, but it's nothing serious :) Anyhow, this was a very fun read, with a strong and likable main character who seriously kicked some butt! Definitely worth checking out.