See How She Runs

See How She Runs

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by Michelle Graves
     
 

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One delivery changed her whole life.

Izzy was a normal girl living in Chicago as a bike messenger before that fateful day. She delivered one package and set into action a chain of events she never could have expected.

Now she is running for her life from the Corporation, her best friend is not at all who he seemed, and to top it all off she keeps having visions.

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Overview

One delivery changed her whole life.

Izzy was a normal girl living in Chicago as a bike messenger before that fateful day. She delivered one package and set into action a chain of events she never could have expected.

Now she is running for her life from the Corporation, her best friend is not at all who he seemed, and to top it all off she keeps having visions.

Will she survive to navigate the waters as a Seer? Will her feelings for Kennan be her very downfall? Find out in See How She Runs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781491035047
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
08/02/2013
Pages:
230
Sales rank:
417,992
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.52(d)

Meet the Author

Michelle Graves is a self-proclaimed nomad, moving every two to three years with her husband the Army man, her beautiful daughter, and a fat tailless cat named Torri. When she is not writing away trying to purge her mind of yapping characters she can be found entertaining her daughter, attempting to craft (whilst trying not to injure herself with the glue gun), baking yummy treats, or reading. She admits to having a restless spirit and forces her family to go out on adventures whenever possible. They lovingly play along.

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See How She Runs 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Hotmaja54 More than 1 year ago
This book hooked me from page one. I was wondering if the author could make the story different from all the other books out there that I have read. She sure did! I read way into the night. Now, unfortunately, I have to wait for the next book. Hurry up and publish it, Michelle Graves!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is an emotional roller coaster ride. The prose is beautifully descriptive and the dialogue carries the story wonderfully. Well done Michelle! Can't wait for the next one!
CnelsonCN More than 1 year ago
If you are a fan of romance, fantasy, or suspense, you will fall in love with See How She Runs, the debut novel by MIchelle Graves. I found myself absolutely enthralled from the first page to the last and did not put the book down until I was finished. The story follows, Izzy Boone, a Chicago bike messenger living in a home left to her by her late grandmother. She lives in this home with her roommate, Kennan O'Malley, a mysterious, handsome, man that she met while he was working at the local pub. The two became fast friends. The day that Izzy delivers a package to businessman, Xavier Xander, her life as she knows it will never be the same. Her best friend, Kennan, is now her protector and so much more as she is forced to run from a Corporation intent on catching her. She must abandon the life she has known and allow the people she meets along the way mentor and ease her into her new destiny as a seer. Everything about this book will pull you in. The sexy, witty, and funny male characters. The strong and humorous, Izzy. Combined with the setting, this book reads more like a blockbuster movie in your mind. I can't wait to follow Izzy on her journey in the next books in the series. This is my favorite book of 2013 and a definite 5 plus star read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have not read anything since Harry Potter that made me feel so much apart of the story! This author is one to look out for, she transports you into the story so you really feel apart of it. The characters will become your best friends and you will laugh and cry with them I cannot recommend this book enough. If you like strong, sassy and funny girls, hot, masculine but sweet guys, some live, great friendships and laughter you'll love this too
Stephanie-Shaw More than 1 year ago
What an impressive first book by a brand spanking new author. I read hundreds of books a year. This is by far one of the best stories I have read in a long time. With strong, sexy characters that you would want to befriend and an amazing plot line full of twists and turns, you won't want to put this book down. Izzy is the kind of girl that you want to call your friend. Keenan is the kind of guy that you would want to be MORE than friends with. He's super dreamy. Make sure you set aside plenty of time when you pick this up. It's a read in one sitting kind of novel. I can't wait to see what the rest of the series has in store for us.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book grabs you and pulls you in before you even realize that you are hooked and in love with every flipping character. The main character Izzy is a strong minded independent women whose world ultimately flips inside out. The journey she embarks on ,without even trying, allows the characters the ability to become your best friend you are rooting for, the hunky man your having naughty thoughts about and the class clown of the book to make you giggle. I so enjoy books that put your imagination on a roller coaster and this book does just that...you will pick up on Southern slang, read great details of lands not traveled and as always root for the good guys. I highly recommemd this book to all who seek those stories that you truly want to be a part of their world. Amazing first showing for this author and I look forward to the next installment of Izzy.
julia-hill More than 1 year ago
For me this book was something new. I had not really read anything in this genre before... I was trying to see if I liked it at all... and guess what I did. I love this book. The story starts off with a normal girl who lead s a normal life. She is just just like me (except she doesn't seem to read non-stop). Izzy has a job, a roommate (who is HOT), and a family that she greatly misses. But one day everything, and I mean everything, changes. Is it for the better? I am not sure. There are more books to come. I can tell you that this book is very well written, has great character development, a fantastic story line that has not been overused, and suspenseful moments that will have you trying to read faster and slower at the same time. There were a few moments in this book that I had to read over again because I loved them so much. Since buying this book I have read the entire series and have re-read the entire series... So I will say this.. THIS is a series that you will love. It is complete so no waiting for the next book to come out. It ends nicely and the ending fits the characters and the story line. Take a chance on this FREE book and get it today.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so deliciously funny! I just adored Izzy's character even though she absolutely sucks at trash talking! Hearing her swear is like listening to a first grader...'stupid-head'...hilarious! She just kind of rolled with the punches, sometimes literally, but she was very tough and courageous. Sure she did something monumentally stupid trying to save the people she loved but her heart was in the right place. I really enjoyed Ian and Molly's characters and I hope their story is at least interwoven within the next few book in this series as I would love to read more about Ian's amazing fashion sense..lol! I gave the book four stars when it could have received five because the climax of the book was rather anti-climatic...I was very disappointed in how fast everything happened. Its like Ms. Graves went through so much trouble to give us a detailed history on Guardians and Seers but then gets tired and just rushed the ending...I was expecting more of a fight between Kennan and Xavier...very sad the way things happened instead...sighs... Overall it was a very good and interesting read, no cuss words and no sexual scenes at all...everything is implied not detailed in any way, so its safe to read for all you prudes who constantly complain about sex in books! FYI: Ends on a slight cliffhanger...so be prepared to buy the next book in the series... SR
keleex More than 1 year ago
This is a new spin on paranormal romance. Michelle took something that could be redundant and made it awesome. This is a great story about friendship and learning who you really are. Izzy is a spunky optimistic person who when facing danger always thinks of her friends and family. She has great friends to help her on her journey. However, her journey just begun. This had me hooked from the first chapter. Must Read!!! Way to go Michelle!
ILoveNookBooks More than 1 year ago
This is a great Read!! See How She Runs is the first book in The Chronicles of Izzy series. This book is fun filled and engaging. The story just flows off the pages and grabs you quickly .. Izzy lost her parent in a car accident and then also loses her Grams.. . I love how she always looks on the bright side of things. Izzy is spunky and stronger than she thinks. She lives with her roommate and best friend Kennan. She is just a normal girl living in Chicago, or so she thought. In just one day her life will completely change after delivering a package to a mysterious Man!! . Can Izzy trust anyone; especially those closest to her?? Will she be able to accept who and what she is?? Will she fall for her protector?? Can she save herself and the ones she loves?? You will have to read to find out!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book made me laugh, cry and kept me in suspense. I read this book in one sitting. I loved the characters and felt invested in their story. The concept of the story is original and entertaining. I cant wait for the next book! Well done Ms. Graves!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I sat down to read See How She Runs, and inhaled it in one sitting! Without giving any spoilers, this story has ancient Celtic overtones, an evil corporation at work and a myriad of trials for our heroine. We watch Izzy grow into a much stronger woman throughout the book as she is tested at each twist and turn. She is cute and quirky but don't mistake these qualities as weaknesses. All of the characters are extremely well developed and they bring their own personalities to the party. Kennan is not the boy next door by any means! He is hot and sexy but possesses both the intelligence and humor that is often lacking in leading men in modern novels. Izzy's relationship with her mother was the most emotional aspect of the story for me. Every time this relationship was featured in the story I felt as if it was authentically portrayed and it truly resonated for me. I did not expect the plot twists that occurred in this book whatsoever and enjoyed watching the story evolve. I literally cannot wait for the next installment of Izzy's story!
Shawn_BookGeeksUnite More than 1 year ago
After reading the prequel and the first chapter of this story, I could not wait to read the book.  I was fortunate enough to read an ARC copy and fell in love immediately.  First off, let me just say that I want to be the main character’s friend.  Izzy is strong, yet vulnerable; tough, yet loving; smart, yet quirky.  And funny?  OMGosh…she had me cracking up!   I empathized with Izzy instantaneously and couldn’t wait to see how her story would flesh out.   Speaking of friends, let me introduce Kennan, Izzy’s roommate/best friend/major hottie with a heart of gold.  I won’t ruin any surprises (and there are many) by posting any spoilers, so you’ll have to read the book to find out more about Kennan.  He’s not the only sexy man in Izzy’s life though.  Enter Ian.  Oh, Ian!!!  What can I say about him except that he is a freaking hoot!  He’s gorgeous, funny, sweet and oh yeah…a snappy dresser.  Or maybe you could deem his dress code as a fashion disaster.  That depends on who you’re asking.  Ha!   Michelle has written a fabulous debut novel. Her ability to develop relatable characters and bring their stories to life is both refreshing and entertaining. She was able to surprise me, make me laugh out loud, hold me in suspense and choke me up with emotion. This was not a book that took chapters and chapters to grab me. I was hooked from the beginning and am still hanging on. I cannot wait to see where Izzy’s story will lead, but I know one thing for sure…It will be an awesome journey! 5 well-deserved stars!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wierd
LilithGA More than 1 year ago
Amazing
dowies_place More than 1 year ago
This book is everything you could want. I started reading and just couldn't put it down!  I wish I had read it sooner, but the good news is... I have more books to dive into! We first meet Izzy as she is working as a bike messenger and she is none to happy with one of her deliveries.  Izzy goes home and grumbles to her friend and roommate Kennan... and before she knows it... she is drugged, kidnapped and on the run!!! She learns that she is a Seer and that her life is no longer just her own. Izzy has a lot of tough choices to make, and she feels she is rarely making the right ones.  I could relate completely to Izzy and her feelings of loss, and she really does make her choices based on her love for others. Izzy is a strong and realistic lead. It was so much fun to start following her her journey!! See How She Runs, will have you laughing, and crying and loving along with the characters just as I did! Michelle Graves has such a way with writing, I felt every little nuance of the story and I was sad to see the last page arrive!!! Now onto Book Two!!! ~Dowie
Maari More than 1 year ago
What a fun read!!  Very different than any book than any I have read before, but so glad that I did!! Izzy is a humorous, peculiar girl, who is also a seer. Kennan is her protector, & he is something! Haha! You will need to read the book to see what I am talking about.. Their connection is so fun to experience! Michelle knew how to pull me in, throw in some twists and turns, & make me laugh out loud! This book is not a cliffhanger, however, I can see how it became a series. I'll be watching for the rest! 
HisLunaGirl More than 1 year ago
Normally, this genre isn't my go to kind of read. I am pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. The writing style is easy to follow and flows well. I really enjoy the main characters. I was able to finish the book in about 12 hours. Once I started it, I wanted to know more. I am excited to follow Izzy along on her journey through the next books.
Estrallita More than 1 year ago
My I say wow. I was taken back by the world created in by Michelle Graves. The book is about Izzy a young woman who finds herself going from a bike messenger whose best friend is an all around good guy, to being the prophesied seer whose parents gave their lives to protect her, whose best friends is not who he has pretended to be, and the the bad guy is really bad. I don't like giving spoilers so I will try and keep it simple. Bad guy is looking for Izzy to put her in his "Stable" of seers. He runs a company that uses the talents of the seers to change the future for profit for certain people. Izzy know nothing of this world and suddenly is on the run with her best friend Keenan and meeting unusual people and learning she must suddenly be responsible for not only herself but others. See how She runs is the first book in a series I would recommend. The characters are real and the plot flows well.
WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
See How She Runs is the first book in The Chronicles of Izzy and the debut novel by Michelle Graves. This is one of those books that grabs you pretty early on, and it only got better from there. I seriously couldn't put this book down. Izzy is an amazing lead character. She's got brains, inner strength, and will definitely make you laugh. This first book completely builds the world for you, both past and present. I feel like I truly got to know Izzy and Kennan. This was a great first book to what I think is going to be a wonderful series. See How She Runs by Michelle Graves was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.
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SBMorales More than 1 year ago
I was hooked right from the beginning. I just loved Izzy. She has had so much thrown at her all her life and still trudges on.  I have to say without a doubt my favorite character was Ian!! He so flamboyant and unafraid to be whom he is! Ian made me laugh out loud and kept me giggling the whole time. I am so excited to find out more about the world that Graves created. Before I even finished the book I bought the second! Looking for a fun and exciting paranormal romance you have to read this one!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book.Michelle is a great author read this book in a week couldnt put it down.please check out her books they are awsome
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Who likes a smart, funny, quirky little heroine with a side of handsome, warm, intelligent and fiercely protective hero? (Go ahead, raise your hands) Bet you’d like them even more if their banter and dialogue could run you through the gamut of emotions! Did I mention their dream sharing? Add a little paranormal activity, some mystery and some action to the romantic tension with a great pace, fantastic world building and lots of flashbacks to the past. Do NOT forget the necessary, “You have a past that has been hidden from you,” and the “You have powers beyond anyone before you,” and the “I am your Guardian, I will always be here for you,” lines and you have See How She Runs by Michelle Graves! What makes See How she Runs stand out from the crowd? My guess is it’s Michelle Graves with her attention to every detail in every scene! I enjoyed the teasing, the friendship, the closeness of Izzy and Kennan, even as Kennan is forced to tell Izzy the truth of her past, he does it with a gentle and caring manner. Izzy actually absorbs everything well, and her inner strength is so obvious, I couldn’t help but lose myself in the story of these two fantastic characters! Everything from Izzy’s mental dialogue to the dialogue shared between her and Kennan was like eavesdropping on two real people! I love to escape into a story like this from a talented author like Michelle Graves who has built a solid foundation for this new series that promises fun, fantasy, turmoil and a great escape from reality! I received a review copy as part of Michelle Graves’ See How She Runs Blog Tour in exchange for my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
See How She Runs gives the reader a plunge into the world of fantasy. Izzy Boone was living in a routine, everyday life until when in less than 24 hours, her life turns into a tail spin and she must rely on her own intuition and the the faith of her best friend, Kennan. I like Izzy because she is down to Earth and displays her charm though her euphemisms and advice ingrained by her Mom and grandmother. She is brave and proves that she has what it takes to rise to the occasion.  Not an easy book to put down, and you will be left  wanting more.