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Grace Lost

(Grace #1)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  1,520 ratings  ·  172 reviews
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 choi ...more
Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published September 25th 2012 by M. Lauryl Lewis (first published September 1st 2012)
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Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
This was a good read but nothing better or nothing less.

I found the heroine to be annoying and immature ----- but I think what got me the most was all the crying.

Besides that, this story was good when it came to the description and survival tactics!
Michael Tankersley
Jan 16, 2013 rated it did not like it
This book has potential, the main character whines through out the entire book. She acts like she is a hopeless mess. Most real folks would tell her to suck it up and grow up. She acts like a completely helpless little girl while there are several strong female leads that seem to want her to remain weak. Why the main male leads would want a girl like this is beyond me.

The book could have been so much better without her being too wimpy and crying at every opportunity.
Jan 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"Noooooo!" is what I screamed when Grace Lost, the most amazing book I have read in a long time, ended abruptly. I then proceeded to stalk Goodreads, as well as Amazon, looking for a release date for the sequel. Sadly, I found that I would have to wait at least six months before I was able to pick up Tainted Grace. "How will I go on?" I asked myself, as tears formed in my eyes.

So if you haven't already guessed as much, I loved Grace Lost. From the very first page I was hooked, and only became m
Jan 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
This turned out to be a decent book, but it could have been way better.
It started out slow and kinda boring, but eventually I got into it. It was almost like the author couldnt get into her 'groove' until she wrote for a while.

I liked the characters, dont get me wrong, but in the beginning, and some parts later on, I wanted to smack Zoe. Way too much crying for me. Yeah this is my issue, but I like my women to be a little tougher in the books I read. I want a bad ass zombie slaying chick who k
Katie Corradino
Mar 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book grabs your attention from the first page and doesn't let go! I was reeling when it ended and even tracked down the author to push for the release of the second book!
It has been months since I finished this book, the story and characters have been on my mind ever since. This is the reason I gave it five stars.
I don't understand how someone can give a book only one star simply because they didn't "like" the main character. All of the characters in this book are living in a post-apocalypt
Apr 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: loved, creepy, zombie, survival
This is great zombie book!! It actually HAS zombies in it as well as the people trying to survive. Some make it...some don't. This is a great backup to fill in The Walking Dead hiatus, though different. It's still the end/beginning of a new world...but these zombies can move a little faster that what TV leads up to believe and the threat seems more dangerous. The relationships are a little predictable in the way they pair up as couples, but it IS the end of the world and they all need a little l ...more
Aurora Smith
Mar 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
There's something in here that I love but I can't Say what because it would give it away! It has to do with her hip. I've said enough! This is a cool book it kept me very very entertained. Must go by the second one now!!
Nov 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a GRIPPING EXCITING AND ENTHRALLING WORK! It starts sweet and within moments kicks into extreme overdrive. There is Love, Sex, Action, Life and Death. A must read for anyone who loves Zombies and Erotic Fiction.
Jun 15, 2016 rated it did not like it
Oh God, this was... Not good.

If I didn't love my kindle like a child I birthed myself I would have flung it across the room. All the grammar mistakes and the names flipping back and forth (Emilie/Emily). Bitch, you named her! How do you mess up your own characters names??

Now, I've read some ghetto books. Books that are published and marketed by the author can sometimes have editing problems that are worth putting up with to experience that author's talent. Within the first few pages I knew it w
I read this as a buddy read in the group Pro-Active Destruction.

I didn't enjoy this book as I normally do most zombpoc books with romance thrown in. I felt the writing was a little juvenile, perhaps because of the age of the protagonist, 20-year-old Eva, and perhaps because the author's writing style seemed to focus more on the mundane elements of shopping and cooking then the external elements of the actual zombie apoc. It wasn't until the book was almost over that I started to really enjoy the
Tracy Oliphant
Feb 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
ready for book two...
Dec 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic read! Lots of action, romance and more! Really, really enjoyed it! I cannot wait for the next one! :)
Katarina Silva
NOVA Reviews

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 bein
Isabella Gray
The good:
Zoe, the main character, has a unique supernatural ability that adds to the story and makes for interesting situations.

It was nice to see some of the positives of human nature spotlighted here since everything else I've been reading seems to show that most people will be reduced to murderous, rapist assholes in an apocalypse.

The bad:
I hate sentient zombies. If you are going to create zombies capable of reasoning and emotions (beyond rage) who are intelligent enough to set traps, then pl
Casey Ellmer
May 17, 2015 rated it did not like it
I hated this book so much I couldn't get past chapter 5. I can't even write a proper review so I'm going to write the notes I jotted down while listening to the audio book.
"I hate the name boggs"
"intro was so forced and escalated quickly"
"so repetitive, the dialogue is so corny."
"we get it, your hip hurts"
"ok gus is a creep, standing there telling zoe she's too weak to 'exercise' ? and he needs to check on her hip? why do they treat her like an infant "
"soooo many unnecessary details. I don't
Secretly Adorkable Readers
Wow, loving this series so far, all 4 books, I rated all 4 books 5 stars!! My husband and I are both reading it at the same time.

This is a zombie series so don't get too attached to any characters, expected the unexpected or you will not survive...true story!

Grace Lost is introducing all the characters, the main ones being Adam Boggs, Zoe, Gus & Emilene. I have come to love them all. Gus is more like the protector and hero figure in this series. You will have lots of romance, unexpected twi
Feb 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is not your average shamblin' zombie book! If you're looking for something different, you may find it here. Grace Lost is book one in the Grace Series, which currently has four books in it. Zoe is an admirable and likeable character, and it was wonderful to see what her adventures would be! M. Lauryl Lewis is a great writer and managed to admirably capture what the characters were feeling, and place you right there with them. I normally would have finished this book in one day were it not f ...more
P diddy
Mar 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-of-2012
Cannot say enough good about this book. Totally awesome. Loved every second of it. Brilliant! Loved how the characters all felt real and loved the twists. So many unexpected plot changes. Very gory and pretty hot. For sure not for kids. Dont hesitate to read this one. Best zombie read in aaaaaages for me.
Jan 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Thoroughly enjoyed this, anxiously awaiting the next instalment. Have never read a zombie related book,so didn't thinkit would be my cup of tea, but it was well written and very entertaining.
I've read through the majority of the reviews of Grace Lost. There aren't very many, which makes this possible. What surprised me was the large number of relatively high ratings (3+ stars) which cited complaints about the book's protagonist, the setting or the story line. 3 stars may be considered "critical" by Amazon, but I believe most readers consider a 3-star book to still have merit. Personally I consider this type of activity to be somewhat suspicious.

My rating system is fairly specific, u
Skye Louise
Apr 20, 2013 rated it liked it
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Apr 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book through Goodread's Giveaways.

I loved this book. Zombie stories usually aren't stories I gravitate to, but I am so happy I won this book. This is not your typical zombie story.

The zombies are scary but the Lewis does a great job at keeping the gore factor down but the intensity up. She also does a great job juggling multiple characters, Zoe, Boggs, Emilie and Gus. You get a great feeling for each character, without becoming confused as to which character she is
Amy Flowers
Jan 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: zombies
I loved this book, the prologue grabbed my attention and never let go! Before I was even halfway finished with the book, I had added the others to the series to my Amazon Wishlist. Reading about Zoe and Boggs relationship changing and turning into first love in her case was truly memorable, can't wait to see what the other books hold for the survivors. I enjoyed reading about all the characters. The way the author describes everything is amazing and I felt like I was there with them. Zoe's "gift ...more
Randy Harmelink
Sep 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: zombies
I didn't care much for the start or the end of the book, but really enjoyed the middle. Too often, too much detail is given on mundane things. And there were a number of sex scenes where I didn't need the details. That's not why I'm reading a zombie apocalypse story. There were a couple fairly unique parts of the story I did enjoy, but not enough to give it 4 stars. And having a whiny lead character didn't help much either. I enjoyed the story most when zombie action was going on, and there wasn ...more
Danielle Bertrand
Jan 21, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: on-kindle
It was good for a zombie book. The MC's "talent" is unique and cool. What happened to Julio, Louisa, and Julio Jr was gut wrenching and I wasn't expecting to read it which was a nice change. There was a lot of typos and missing words starting about midway like the editor got lazy. I did expect more horror, more frequently since its a zombie book but what did happen was awesome! I thought their living conditions were too ideal.
Can't wait for bk two tho!
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
now i am hooked. This was such a great, easy and creative book. i was hooked after the first page.

The characters were easy to fall in love with and follow, along with the story. the author made the mental visions so easy and vivid of the surroundings and the characters actions felt so real.

i would highly recommend this author and this book.
Jenny Lunn
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great book

Slightly different take on a zombie book, but thoroughly enjoyed it and really connected with all the characters, can't wait to read the next instalments.
Amanda Chandler
Feb 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
I have read hundreds of books in the zombie genre, with that said this was a great book and had surprises that I did not expect. I am waiting for the next book in this series!
Jan 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I really enjoyed this book. I can't wait to find out what happens next in Tainted Grace!!! If you are hesitant to read this book don't be! It was awesome!!!!
Aug 22, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm going to sound like I'm contradicting myself in this review, and I probably am. But I truly can't easily describe how I feel about this book, and more importantly the main character Zoe.

Let's start with the positives. As zombie stories go, this take on the genre is prestty interesting. It's like a mix between a young adult romance and a beginning of the apocalypse style tale. The author doesn't waste anytime introducing Zoe, explaining her background and sticking her and her best friend Bog
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Born and raised in the great Pacific Northwest, M. Lauryl is a wife, mother, nurse, and author of horror/paranormal/romance. An avid camper, reader, and lover of Hawaii and Alaska for traveling!

As an author, she strives to create realistic characters who are flawed, and who react to situations as "real people" might.

Other books in the series

Grace (6 books)
  • Tainted Grace (Grace, #2)
  • Dark Grace (Grace, #3)
  • Fallen Grace (Grace, #4)
  • Praying for Grace (Grace, #5)
  • State of Grace (Grace #6)