Title: Turning Grace
Author: J.Q. Davis
Series: The Turning, book 1
Genre: Horror, Sci-fi, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 197 pages, Ebook
Published: 2014 by J.Q. Davis
Source: I received a digital copy of this book for the blog tour in exchange for an honest review.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Life or death?
It all seems to be the same for Grace…
Some of us have been there before — falling for the hot, popular jock who just so happens to be dating the hot, popular girl in school.
Your snarky-but-always-right bestie insists you make a move, but you’re not so much into putting yourself out there.
Then it happens, and suddenly you find yourself eating a cat on your neighbor’s porch.
No? Never happened to you?
Well, Grace Watkins can’t say the same. Her hunger is growing with each day that passes and her urges are getting harder to control.
No one can explain why her body is changing, except one man.
**Medal Winner of the 2014 New Apple Book Awards in the E-Book Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Category**
This book was definitely intriguing. But some parts were gross, like flesh eating gross. But as a zombie book, it was pretty well done!
Grace is just like another teenage girl but her appetite is growing everyday which is turning out to be way beyond her control. She realises something is extremely wrong with her as one day she eats a cat out of sheer hunger. And then a horrific chain of events begin. Only one man has the answers to all her questions and he might be able to able to help her. But whatever he is saying, is it even true? Or is Grace falling into more danger than she already was?
This book was zombishly good! Honestly, I don’t think I have ever read a zombie book before so this was definitely a different experience. Grace’s hunger is increasing day by day and she can’t control it anymore. She kills a living cat and eats it which is basically ew but nonetheless she is horrified. But after that a few more incidents happen before she understands the full depth of her situation. The narrative is pretty interesting from start which kept me glued to book. Although the first portion of this book was a bit slow but the pace picked up soon enough.
Grace was a pretty interesting yet normal character, I liked her from the start. Tristen was a nice character but I don’t know, he was perhaps a bit too nice, I mean if I eat someone I think the other person will probably run in the other direction rather than saving my life! But he stayed through. I do have another theory about him but I’m not gonna say anything as it might spoil a little bit of the story. Dr. Robinson, whom Graces’s mom trusted so much seemed fishy to me as well. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book as the ending of this book was an interesting one which left me wanting for more.
Overall, Turning Grace was a good read. The plot was interesting from the beginning and the characters were good enough. The writing was pretty smooth. I hope I’m able to read the next book soon enough as I can’t wait to know what happens next!
Q. Davis is from New Orleans, Louisiana. She and her husband, an active duty Marine, have no children but consider their pooches, Lucy and Bella, their daughters.
When she was little girl, she aspired to become a writer. But then one day, she learned about zombies…and now she wants to be a zombie.