Review: FATAL by TA Brock
Grayson Patch hasn’t been human since he was seventeen years old… and that was nineteen years ago. When he rose from the dead, he had no memory of his former life. Grayson desperately wants to recapture his lost humanity. And he’s been told that there is one person in this world who can save him from his current fate before he begins to decompose. One person, whose life must be sacrificed for his.
Cori Abbott has a million things to worry about. She’s the new girl in a school that’s a fraction the size of her old one. Her antisocial tendencies are crippling her ability to make new friends. And then there’s the recent, sudden death of her father, the only man who ever understood her. The last thing Cori wants is the attention of a strange, withdrawn, and consistently angry guy who seems to hate her for no apparent reason. A guy she can’t stop thinking about.
Will Cori break through Grayson’s cold exterior and find the human within, the boy who can love and understand her like no other? Will Grayson sacrifice Cori to rid himself of his undead curse, even if it means losing her forever?
Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20492239-fatal?ac=1
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Here’s a Little Teaser…
“Cori is your Save?” His tone was skeptical. Grayson knew how the guy felt. As far as Saves go, she was terribly unassuming.
“Yes. So either kill me or let me go. Your breath stinks.”
Immediately he was released but Aiken didn’t step back and he wasn’t done with the questions.
“If she’s your Save, why…why are you just ignoring her? Why’d you tell me…?”
Grayson didn’t want to have this conversation with a Reaper. Or anybody really. But if it would make the guy stay away from Cori then maybe it was worth it
“You’ve seen her. She can’t possibly help me. So why would I talk to her? Why would I risk her ever knowing about zombies?” His next words were so close to a growl. “So someone like you could come along later and kill her?”
Aiken looked puzzled. “We don’t kill humans. Ever.”
“Yeah, right.” The world was still shades of brown even though he was trying to level out. Breathe, breathe.
Aiken shook his head. “What do you mean, she can’t help you?”
Grayson rolled his eyes. “Does she look like the type who could deal with our world? She can’t save me, even if I knew how to make it work.”
Aiken narrowed his gaze. “You’re giving up on your Save because she doesn’t look like she can help you?”
“Oh, please. Have you ever seen a Save like her?”
He smirked. “She has some pretty amazing qualities if you ask me. Want me to name them?”
“Don’t say that. Don’t talk about her like that.” Grayson hated the gleam in his eyes.
“What? You don’t appreciate her, so I can’t either. That it?”
Grayson glared at him.
“Well, too bad. Your loss,” he said as he went over to the sink and drank from the faucet. Grayson wanted to bash the guy’s head into the basin but he needed water himself so he drank too.
A Note From Amy
I love zombies. Watch THE WALKING DEAD every Sunday, read the ROT & RUIN series, love Carrie Ryan’s take on zombies in THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH. So, to find a new story with a creative new take on zombies is hard to find. That is, until I read the synopsis of FATAL.
I LOVED IT!!!
Zombies that aren’t rotting, drooling, hateful creatures–this is refreshing. So, there may be a little of the rotting, but it’s such a small part of the story. T.A. Brock gave life, love and purpose to zombie boy Grayson. I love the relationship between Grayson and his family, alone with the growing love he has for Cori.
FATAL is well-written and a MUST READ for all you zombie lovers out there. The romantic twist will leave you wanting more!