Grace Lost (Grace, #1) by M. Lauryl Lewis... Book Review and First Zombie of the Year!!

January 27, 2014

Published September 25th 2012 by M. Lauryl Lewis


Twenty-year-old Zoe Kate is young and naïve, and quite frankly a loner. When her lifelong friend, Adam Boggs, comes home for the summer they find themselves thrust into the middle of a zombie plague. As they flee their hometown in hopes of finding safety, they come across two other survivors, Emilie and Gus. The group of four quickly form bonds and must make difficult choices at every turn in order to stay alive. They will witness unimaginable horrors and experience unthinkable losses as life and death mix together in ways that were never meant to be. Things aren't always as they seem when God's Grace has been Lost to humanity.~

 (Intended for mature audiences due to language, graphic horror, and sexual content)

Book Review: 

FORGET EVERYTHING YOU THINK YOU KNOW ABOUT ZOMBIES BECAUSE THEY JUST GOT SMART! Yup, we're talking smart as in i-will-set-a-trap-for-the-weak-little-humans-just-so-i-can-catch-them-and-eat-their-brains-slowly smart... I never thought i would like these types of zombies because it's weird but M. Lauryl totally rocked them.

I find that Zombie books are actually quite addicting and the grosser the better! But Beware because this book is beyond gross! The description of the people being eaten and the slowly decaying zombies with limbs missing and even with only half of their faces are just so realistic... i actually gagged a few times. The situations were actually things that we would do in these circumstances (like i would know) and not being dumb/reckless and the scenes set all the moods for the creepy world taken by flesh eating zombies... Just so Creepily perfect!

Boggs, that’s a stupid question,” I snapped.  “Half a dead guy trying to eat you is a bit more than just ‘odd.’”   I was at my breaking point for the day.
  “No, I mean there was no odor.  He didn’t smell like he’d been dead long.  And where were his legs?”  Boggs opened his eyes to look at me in the mirror.  “It’s almost like he was put there as a trap.  Like they killed him and ate his fucking lower half and left the rest to distract us.”

Another first for me is having the leading girl feeling the zombies hungers, knowing where they're hiding and even thinking... WOW and it's totally new and awesome. Zoe is amazing and actually helps out everyone instead of just moping (usual zombie book girl) around and doing nothing all day. She is so strong but there are times when she breaks down and that really helped understand her and making me like her as much as i do now. But i still think that she's as dumb as they get because of how the end went for her...
"Can you still feel them? ”
I shook my head no.  “No, they’re gone.  Gus."  I looked him in the eyes to get his full attention.  “They’re using one of us.  A human.  As bait.  I saw it in their thoughts.  They keep one of us alive and make them walk the road till someone driving by stops to help.”
“Shit,” said Boggs from the driver’s seat.  “You sure Zoe?”
I sniffled, my nose starting to run from crying.  “I’m positive.  And the family from the minivan.  They took them into the woods.  God, they tore them apart while they were still alive.

I still don't understand Boggs because i can't see if he's going to hurt Zoe or actually stick with her... I can't read him very well but i know that he's kind of awesome at surviving. He was the first one to say to gather water and supplies and get the hell out of civilization (normally they're just stupid) to survive. But until i gt a full opinion on him i'll wait for the next book and then i'll see.

Emilie and Gus are just the perfect example of people that found their equal only when the world went to shit. And without them many people that came out in the end alive would be definitely dead by now. They give so much to the book and i only hope that we get to see more of their relationship and actual life...

There will be gruesome losses of really nice people, there will be gun shootings that will be a mind blow (Literally), loads of romance and even more horror. Grace Lost may be my one of the best zombie books that also support a kick ass cover!!

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