Author: T.A. Brock
Source: ebook from author for review
Zombies eat brains: wrong.
Zombies are mindless and unthinking: nope.
Zombies are rotting bags of flesh: not necessarily.
Zombies kill humans: never... well, there is that one exception.
Grayson Patch hasn’t been human since he was seventeen years old… and that was nineteen years ago. When he rose from the dead that night, a Zombie, he had no memory of his former life, a craving for raw flesh, and only one purpose: to find a cure. He wishes only to be human again and he is promised that it is possible. But first he must find the human that can help him before he begins to decompose… and trade her life for his. As he learns more about her, he just doesn't know if he can do it. Can he? When the cost of being human again is to become a monster?
FATAL is not your typical Zombie story. In a way it reminded me of a cross between TWILIGHT and TASTE by Kate Evangelista. You have the romance that shouldn't be...hence TWILIGHT (oh don’t forget the brooding male lead). And then you have the Zombies that live right under your nose (ones that actually look like a regular human)...hence TASTE.
There was some things that I had a problem with. The author really didn't explain well the whole concept of what these zombies were and how they came about. I seriously thought that everyone knew there were zombies out and about in the world and didn't learn until a bit later that they were actually hush, hush. Also…there was a lot of confusion about the ‘Save’. I, as a reader, needed more than what the author gave to us in the beginning. I was left confused the entire book until it was finally revealed to me. I understand the author was going for a big reveal in the end, but to me, I it felt like I was the one missing out on a lot. I don’t know, it was like I should have known what the author was talking about even though it was never explain. Does that even make sense?
But I did enjoy it. I mean, come on! It is zombies for crying out loud. And this author’s take was so totally different, how could you not like something like this. I got a little tired of the angst that Grayson was carrying around 99.2% of the book. It got old quick. But I did love his good moments and think he was a sweet heart in those times.
I just loved the fact that most of the story focused on the relationship between Cori and Grayson. Hey now, don’t go being all ‘How gross…zombie and humans in love’ like a lot of people did with WARM BODIES. I am telling you…this book is so different. You will like it and what the author did with the storyline. And how she ended the story was even better. It was like all of sudden…Action! Lies! Truths Revealed! It was a great ending that will lead us into the next book of the series, LETHAL. But know this…not everything gets the closure it needs. In fact, it might get even crazier for everyone.
T.A. Brock lives in Oklahoma, where Zombies do not thrive. When not immersed in the world of fantasy writing, she enjoys spending time with her big girl, baby boy, and hubs. Some of her favorite things are coffee (specifically with cream, sugar, and chocolate), music (especially something with a good beat), books (especially paranormal), and Tennis. She despises raw meat and therefore is exceedingly glad she’s human.
Amazon/ purchase Fatal: http://www.amazon.com/dp/b00bg