Picture Book Reviews

ReWired Reviews


"Delving into the world of underground hacking, REWIRED crackles with tension. I loved every cyber-second I was immersed in Ada's world!”

— Kimberly Derting, author of YA thriller series' The Body Finder, The Pledge, and The Taking.


"Timely and terrifying, Johannes shows us just how easy it is to find a trapdoor into anyone's life. I'm never getting on the internet again!"

— Romily Bernard, author of YA thriller series, Find Me and Never Apart (2017), and better half of Commander ST Boliva.


ReWired is a tenderhearted, thought-provoking young adult thriller that makes you update your passwords and call your best friend (and hang out in person away from video feeds.) — Courtney Stevens, author of Dress Codes for Small Towns and Faking Normal.



On The Bright Side Reviews


"S.R. Johannes delivers a cute paranormal thrill ride for middle graders! Even in death there is a BRIGHT SIDE!"— Addison Moore, author of the Celestra series


“Full of charm and adventure, this heart-warming story is about deadly crushes, friendship, and spunky girls in the after-life. It left me clamoring for a sequel. This book is flipping adorable!”— Robin Mellom, author of The Pages Between Us


"Clever and charming, ON THE BRIGHT SIDE is the story of a reluctant guardian angel, her still-breathing crush, and the frenemy she’s assigned to protect. A great read!"

— Suzanne Young, author of The Program series


“ON THE BRIGHT SIDE is both hilarious and heart-warming – a tale that’ll have you hoping that there really *are* spunky and determined angels like Gabby who’ve got our backs.”

— Kristin O’Donnell Tubb, author of A Dog Like Daisy


"With a smart, snappy heroine and a heart-warming crush, ON THE BRIGHT SIDE is a page-turning new take on guardian angels that left me begging for a sequel!"

— Gretchen McNeil, author of the Don't Get Mad series and Relic

Nature of Grace Reviews

“Untraceable is a thrilling story is a dramatic entanglement of mystery, deception and teen romance. The action flows like a brisk mountain stream interspersed with rapids, holding suspense to last page.”— Kirkus Reviews


"Johannes kicks off the Starling series (On the Bright Side) with this fresh novel about an angel’s peripatetic path to earning her wings...A humorous addition to the angel story genre." — Publisher’s Weekly

“Untraceable” will tug at and rip out your heart, yet cause you to fall in love with a new kind of hero who is vulnerable, unyielding in her convictions, and impossible to forget. S. R. Johannes has written the first book in what I hope will be a long running series."

Suspense Magazine


“Johannes has done a marvelous job of creating a suspense-filled mystery with surprises that keep you guessing all the way to the end. Untraceable is a thoroughly engrossing and riveting page-turner.”

— IndieReader


“Untraceable is action-packed and very funny in some parts. There is even a bit of young romance...There is a strong message of wildlife conservation, so it is somewhat educational in that aspect.” 

— Readers' Favorite


"Grace is...A Modern Day Katniss..." 

— Reel Life with Jane

“Grace is a spunky, independent nature girl who doesn't need a boy to save her. With wilderness survival, a juicy love triangle, and more twists and turns than a roller coaster, this fast-paced novel had me holding my breath until the very last page—and still begging for more!”

— Kimberly Derting, author of The Body Finder series