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J.Q. Davis currently resides in the desert of Southern California. Her and her husband were stationed there due to her husband’s orders in the Marine Corps. She has no children, but considers her pooches, Lucy, Cassie, and Bella, her daughters. She is eagerly awaiting her return to New Orleans, Louisiana to be with her family and friends. In the meantime, she will continue to add more pages to Turning Grace.

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  • File Size: 2527 KB
  • Print Length: 197 pages
  • Publisher: J.Q. Davis; 2 edition (June 10, 2014)
  • Publication Date: June 10, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KWP2B00
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #173,557 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Wimmer on June 21, 2014
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Turning Grace is a well-written, entertaining little book that takes the zombie lit genre in a refreshing new direction. A popular genre, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find something that isn't the same tired old retread of the zombie fiction that has come before it. So when I come across something that takes the initiative to be different, I take note.

Turning Grace author J.Q. Davis manages to do so in her début novel about a teenage girl who discovers her body changing in ways that are different than the changes most girls her age experience. Despite her being like a regular teenage girl in many ways (crushing on boys, dealing with peer pressure, jealousy, etc.) she finds herself dealing with much more.

Possible SPOILERS follow

The book is written from the perspective of Grace as she finds herself in a slow and seemingly unstoppable descent from relatively carefree teenager to unthinking, bloodthirsty eating machine. The way the internal struggle is depicted in Turning Grace is fascinating and really allows the reader to feel sorry for the protagonist despite her eventually doing some horrifying things. She does do some things that are horrible while sating her hunger but she also feels remorse and sadness once she regains her senses, a feeling to which most of us could relate to some degree when looking back on our past actions.

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The overall tone of the book is light and fun for fans of zombie fiction, but occasionally swerves a little too far into cliché teen romance territory for my personal tastes, although I am sure the target demographic will eat it up (pun intended.) However, when the focus of the story went from crushing on boys to snacking on raw meat, I was in.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Boundless Book Reviews on May 3, 2015
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Ummm wow!!! I'm so glad I stumbled upon this book. This has to be one best, Top 5 Zombie books I've ever read.

The story follows Grace a teenager. Just like any teenager, she's in high school, she has her BFF, and her secret crush. Some things that would be odd is that she eats a TON of food. More like a buffet. Her mom tells her that it's just her growing up and needing to eat more.

Slowly things start happening that make her question what is really going on. But she also has the attention of her Crush! Tristen Miles.

"No, seriously. If you are a zombie, I'm a zombie. It would happen anyway if it were real right?"

He has no idea how real this maybe. Grace becomes hungrier and hungrier. Which makes her do things, she would not normally do.

I loved the direction the author took with this story. It was really interesting and I didn't stop reading. I finished it really fast. I'm gonna have to read the second book, Escaping Grace. Super excited!...Lissa
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By romerocrew on January 31, 2015
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This novel is very well-written. J.Q. Davis does a great job of keeping the reader's attention with enough detail and good flow. There's teen romance, unspeakable acts (I refuse to tell my wife, who is afraid of this type of genre), and a LOT of reminiscing as you remember back to what it's like being in High School. J.Q. Davis really gets it right with so much of the inner thoughts and outer dialogue. I also like that what is normally cliché, Davis turns into her own style. I would have given this novel four stars, as the characters spiral down further and further and no one seems to do what's "right", but the ending left me wanting more and seeing a vast array of directions this could take! It ends clean and believable. Great debut. :D Enjoy!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dave Aitken on August 6, 2014
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Great book.

Interesting throughout and i thought it was a very original plot. But even if its not (as another reviewer suggests) it is a fresh reworking that made me feel like the author had re-invented the wheel - i dont know what else i could ask for.

My daughter loved this book as well and read it in a week (not normally a prolific reader) and it held her attention leaving her unable to put it down and wanting to take it with her even when we went out for dinner.

My daughter is very much hoping for a sequel
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By holly gallegos on September 24, 2014
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Friendship, Humor, Horror, Romance, Loss, Blood And Gore....This Book Has It All! In The Same Tradition Of "Warm Bodies", Only Freakier. Gracie's Momma's Been Hiding A Nasty Secret, But Secrets Just Won't Stay Buried. Grace Is Seventeen This Year And Her Body Is Really Acting Weird. Normal, Right? I Don't Know..... Do Seventeen Year Old's Usually Wanna Eat The Neighbor Hood Cat? This Read Is Just In Time For Halloween!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gram10 on November 4, 2014
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I never get scared reading a "scary" book but this book was the exception! Really freaked me out but in a good way - meaning REALLY good book. I just wish I hadn't read it before bedtime!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mark G Lundberg on June 26, 2014
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Authors sometimes try to hard at either surprising the reader, or staying classy that they forget the other. Many books have potential, but are missing the right components to make them great books. They can end good books with a plot twist that makes no sense what so-ever in the storyline. "Turning Grace" kept a good balance between both, henceforth keeping the reader intrigued and unsuspecting, but know the possible outcomes. It had to much of a classic love story, with a perfect boy who understands everything even though they just got to know each other, and the things the boy understands are crazy to a normal person's mind. Other than the cliché love story, it was a good book and made sense. The plot stayed close together, and it was interesting as I discovered the full story. Ultimately, the book was extremely good for a starting book, and I am looking forward for more from J. Q. Davis.

Review by M. Lundberg's 12 year old daughter
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