It seems that everything I’ve read in the last six months has been zombies in one shape or another. While Turning Grace (The Turning Series Book 1) does bring a slightly different take, I was still hungry when I finished reading it. The pacing was very slow, with much of the story filled with teenage drama (I still have flashbacks of some that I experienced). I’m not saying that is bad, I just wished there had been more thrills.
I enjoyed getting to know Grace and her world, but like many movies I’ve seen recently, we don’t get to the meat of the story until the last few chapters. The first-person narration is well crafted and felt like I was reading Grace’s diary when she wasn’t looking.
All in all, I enjoyed this YA Zombie story, and I give it 4 out of 5 Stars.
About Turning Grace (The Turning Series Book 1)
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.
About J.Q. Davis
J.Q. Davis is from New Orleans, Louisiana. She has a bachelor’s degree in healthcare, but chooses to pursue her dreams of being a writer. Her husband is a retired Marine (23 years!) who works with surgical robots. They don’t have kids, but spoil their pups as if they were real little girls.
Her other interests include exercising, listening to indie music, watching anything even remotely related to horror, and reading young adult novels. She is also a video gamer and secretly dreams about being a professional ice skater, volcanologist, and a stop-motion animator.
She is excited to continue this journey through writing and hopes that her readers enjoy her books.