Grace is an average teenage girl with an average teenage life—quirky best friend, good grades, a crush on the popular jock at school—who has recently noticed some not-so-average changes. She wakes up in the morning with bags under her eyes, lifeless hair, and a hunger like she's never had before.
Her mother—former doctor and current personal chef to Gracie—insists that these changes are hormonal. But Grace is growing skeptical of her mom's knowledge on the matter, especially after Grace willingly dines on Fluffy, the very delicious four-legged neighborhood feline.
When her mom introduces Grace to Dr. Walker, he promises to help her curb her sudden craving for living things…in another country. Grace can't leave her life behind, not when her long-time crush, Tristen, is finally showing some interest.
But when a couple of serious crimes are committed—assault and murder—Grace must decide whether or not to run away. It may be the only way to protect the people she cares about…from herself.
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Interesting take on zombies. Liked the characters. Word usage could be improved. Laid for lay for example. Needs a better editor.
I love a good zombie story. This isn’t a zombie apocalypse. It’s the story of one teenage girl, struggling with odd cravings and an escalating urge to commit violence. I found some scenes disturbing on so many levels. And I loved it. I know, I’m twisted. But what’s a good zombie story without some truly ghastly scenes. Like when she eats the neighbor’s cat. Yuck. I liked Grace. Felt sorry for her. And she scared the bejesus out of me. This made me wonder if I’d stand by her, best friend or not. There’s a sweet romance beginning, but it doesn’t take over the whole story. It does add an important character to the mix and some lighter moments in between the gnashing and blood. I was into this book from the opening to the finish. While there is an ending, there’s more to come. And I plan to see where this series goes. A good one for zombie fans who want a more personal story, not an apocalypse.
LOVE LOVE LOVE Turning Grace by J Q Davis! The cover is amazing and it shows both sides of Grace… Grace has an unusual appetite…She’s always Hungry, HUNgry, HUNGRY! I think she would be a definite winner of Nathan’s Hotdog Eating Contest. She loves horror movies and is becoming a star in a horror story of her very own. She believes in murdering masked men and serial killers, but zombies? Everyone knows they aren’t real. Maybe that’s why she doesn’t she see it coming? I guess, even if I was voraciously hungry and my body miraculously healed some pretty horrendous wounds, I would have a hard time believing I was a zombie too. She lives a normal life, otherwise, the usual school days and hanging with friends. Things get continually worse for her…at 36%…in the bathroom…I cringed and felt like upchucking. My reaction was like fingernails on a chalkboard. Even my teeth hurt as I scrunched into myself. Grace and her best friend, Phoebe, are planning a double date on Halloween. I wouldn’t mind having Phoebe for a friend myself. What do you think their costume will be? Correctamundo…ZOMBIES. I don’t think it will go well. There is a YA triangle, but this one is different than the usual and worked just fine for me. Tristen loves Grace and will do anything for her…or will he once he knows the facts? If you want gross, Turning Grace by J Q Davis is a MUST READ. Horror, plenty of that. Suspense, yep. With every putrid breath she breathes, I wonder what will happen next. I received a copy of Turning Grace by J Q Davis in return for an honest review.