TURNING GRACE (The Turning #1)
by JQ Davis
GENRE: Sci-fi, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult
PAGES: eBook, 201 pages
PUBLISHED: 10 June 2014
SOURCE: copy provided
ORGANIZED BY: YA Bound Book Tours
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.
J.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.
ANYWAYS, I would just like to say that I don’t like the fact that this is a series. I don’t like series. It makes me anxious af. I NEED TO KNOW WHAT’ GONNA HAPPEN, YA’KNOW. I NEED THE NEXT BOOKS NOW. NOW.
*insert some restless-gif here*
Well, anyhow, we gotta move on. Soooo let’s start with how annoying Grace is. YES SHE WAS SO ANNOYING I CAN’T EVEN. Honestly, there are probably real teenage girls like her and is2g I really don’t want to meet any of them. She IS annoying. I don’t even know where to start. One, she’s not charming. Two, she’s not appealing in any way. Three, although, I’d have to say I understand her extreme care for her hair as her best feature, like girl omg I totally feel you. Four, goodness gracious, please tell me that we’re past the age of teenage girls living for the hottest guy in school. Please tell me that we’re way past that. Five, it’s okay to like math, one of my best friends likes that subject too, I understand. Six, FOR REAL, HER INTERNAL DIALOGUE IS ABSOLUTELY UNBELIEVABLE, SO FREAKING RIDICULOUS.
There, I said it.
Good heavens, yes, I didn’t like the girl, not one bit.
Now, Tristen. I don’t know what’s up with your name but whatever. Tristen is hella cliche. Up to the point that makes this book reaallllyyyyyyyyy roll down the hill. Come on, let’s be real. Nobody wouldn’t run away, as first reaction, when you’ve seen someone *** ** ***. You just saw her *OMG I DON’T WANNA SPOIL ANYBODY HOW DO I WRITE THIS REVIEW*
But yeah, he was so cliche and godforsakenly unreal. Literally unrealistic. So freaking unrealistic.
Okay, I don’t know how slow you’d have to be to not realise that this is not a zombie novel just by that cover but sorry to spoil you, but it is, surprise surprise, in fact a zombie novel. It’s not like the cover ever tried to hide it. If you were honestly not expecting that turn of events, well, all I have to say is that I am sincerely sorry.
The writing, on the other hand, was perfection except for one flaw. One fatal flaw. Girl, nobody puts an exclamation point after Lol. Hell, nobody even uses right spelling and punctuation marks unless you’re past twenty. They’re seventeen, right???????? At this point, I’m just going to assume that their keyboards have that automatic capitalisation thing on because literally nobody capitalises their sentences in the millennial world. Nevertheless, I just came here to complain about that. The rest, is perfect. PERFECT. All my complains about the characters? It’s because the writing brought these (rather annoying) characters to life. It’s magical, at this point.
Okay well anyway, Turning Grace is told in first person, in Grace’s POV (which was highly annoying, y’know.) But it was a short read. Grace’s mother is just doing the best that she can that sometimes it was like she’s just there to support and keep Grace alive, forgetting her own life. I’m talking admirable sacrifice here y’all. And Grace, as I said, is this stubborn teenage girl. One of the worst kind there possibly can be.
I mean, surely you’ll remember ****** **** *** at five you know. It’s not something you can just forget. Hell, I’ve got a horrible memory, I can’t even remember when I last fed myself but I can definitely remember life changing/threatening or whatever weird moments when I was five. Come oooonnnnnn.
All in all, Turning Grace IS Grace’s story and as I said, I don’t liker her. But like, I’m already here, I NEED TO KNOW WHAT’S GONNA HAPPEN. This book is shady in so many ways and it’s not unrealistic, you know. That’s what I don’t like about the contrast of characters to plot. You have this so intriguing and even realistic plot going on but with highly unrealistic characters. It has to be parallel, man. Turning Grace is well written and will definitely swallow you up with its weird events. I don’t even want to say anything more. It’s not a shocker or some sort, and nothing very exciting happened and honestly, I think it’s because that this book is more of a prologue to the real action of the story. BUT I S2G IF THERE’S GOING TO BE AN ABSURD ROMANCE SITUATION IN BOOK 2 I’LL DROP THIS GOOD FIRE IN HELL LET’S BE REAL. Especially nowadays, come on, boys are more scaredy-cats than girls nowadays. Trust me. In the end, this book gives a mysterious conclusion to all the events that transpired, and that is what exactly makes me crave the next book. Character development is expected for Grace, considering the flow of the story, although, I hope it’s not going to be some kind of Four-kinda-character-development (I mean, come on, he literally became an entirely different person, you kinda want to keep your characters as who they are, at least justify the development.)
This review contained millennial teenager of the internet speak so for everyone’s reference:
- af – as f**k
- is2g/s2g – I/swear to god
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