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3.91  ·  Rating details ·  117 ratings  ·  38 reviews
First love can be brutal. Sometimes it can be Fatal.

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 befo
Paperback, 268 pages
Published March 11th 2014 by Omnific Publishing (first published February 14th 2013)
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Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
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.
Apr 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: YA readers, paranormal fans
I almost didn't read Fatal because a reviewer called it Twilight with zombies. I'm glad I gave it a shot anyway. Is IS like Twilight (which I read and disliked) but to me it's like she took everything that was wrong with Twilight and tried to FIX it. And overall it works. It works really well. The zombies are handled in a new way. The characters are endearing. I loved Grayson's attitude. Cori's grief felt real and it was easy to become invested in their stories. There were a few things to do wit ...more
Tera Shanley
Feb 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book has everything I love in a good YA Romance and more. And it has an extra layer of awesomeness because...zombies! Grayson and Cori have quite the hurdle to overcome, and Brock tells their story so the reader is dropped directly into their thoughts and feelings. It was incredible. The perfect balance of first love romance, suspense, and zombies, Fatal has secured Brock as an author to watch. It's five full-on, zombie-lovin' stars from me.

"Maybe one day he would be able to leave her alone
T.A. Brock
Mar 09, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
I love the book but I think I'm pretty much supposed to since I wrote it. ;);) I hope you guys love it as much as I do! <3 and squishy hugs to you all! ...more
Oh, holy shitsnax! What did I just read?! I loved it! Oh my Christ.. Grayson is book boyfriend material times infinity!! I just plowed right through this story!! I haven't even slept!
Leanne Maala
Apr 21, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
Fatal took a different approach toward zombies. The main character of Fatal, Grayson, doesn't eat human brains and lists raw beef as his favorite snack instead. Gallons of water keep his dead body from falling apart and he won't infect anyone until he reaches the age of restoration, which is still years away for him, but he still hates himself. He hates the fact that he is a zombie and can't wait til the day he meets his Save- the one person who can cure him of his 'disease'. When that day final ...more
E.S.P. E.S.P.
Jun 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm in a bit of a dialemia. If I knew that Fatal was going to be such an incredible book, I would've saved it for the road trip I have coming up. Thanks to the author, I spent two sleepless nights switching from trying to sleep and reading Fatal under the covers. I have the bags under my eyes to prove it. All in good work though.

Fatal kind of reminded me of the movie Warm Bodies, although I never have seen it. The awesome part about Fatal was that it was something different. I mean, raise your
Tammy Farrell
Apr 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, paranormal
Love this book!

There are many YA books on my shelf that I've started and never finished (I don’t hate YA, it’s just hard to find ones that capture my attention). This book is not one of them. Avid readers know how rare it is to come across a book that catches you completely off guard, and you will do anything, including ignoring all else, to finish it. THIS is THAT book.

I'm a big fan of zombie shows and movies, but I've never actually read a book about zombies (I know, right). I went into this
Rose Sinclair
Feb 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Fatal is fan-tas-tic. It was such a fun read and the zombies inside are totally unique. I feel like a lot of paranormal lately tries to be a little gimmicky in a ‘but wait here is more’ sort-of way but the lore used here is solid. I wouldn’t mind seeing more of it in the zombie genre. Another pitfall that T.A. Brock skillfully avoids is the question of why are these paranormal creatures trying to do the high school thing. Never once while reading did I think that maybe they should just quit scho ...more
Barbara Garren
Feb 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
I'm not a Zombie fan. I've tried, but it's just not my thing. With that said, you should know this is NOT another zombie story.

This is a beautifully crafted work of fiction with the sort of emotional impact, character development and pacing that makes the zombie element disappear into the background. The fact that the protagonist is a zombie is more akin to him having a chronic disease.

In truth, I have a hard time believing this is a debut novel, it's that well crafted.

If you read my reviews, y
Feb 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
I'd actually love to give this book 4.5 stars. Overall, I really liked this book. The world the author creates is well thought out, a unique take on zombies. The characters are real. So many times their simple dialogue made me smile. Some of them start out a little shady, but everyone grows, everyone adds something to the story.
The story had me constantly guessing, wondering. I never thought I had it figured out, I had to keep reading to discover all the little details. And at the end in a wond
Feb 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, zombies
4.5 *

This is a breath of fresh air in the zombie world. I don't think I have ever enjoyed a male protagonist as much as I enjoyed Grayson. Plus I enjoyed Cori just as much.

When you go into this make sure you don't go in thinking about the common definition of 'zombie,' and trust me that's okay. It is a cool take on them. I never read "Warm Bodies" but I saw the movie and if you liked the inner workings of a zombie's mind then this is a start. But they're more like regular people which makes it m
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This book was a totally new take on zombies and I loved it! I read it in a day (well, there was some under the covers with my kindle, barely keeping my eyes open reading going on). It was just that good though. The characters grabbed you from the first page and you are hooked. I liked that Cori and Grayson weren’t all sunshine and roses. Cori is upset over her father’s death and at a new school to boot. Grayson is a very unhappy Zombie that ignores everyone and lives in his own miserable bubble. ...more
C.L. Denault
Aug 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Zombies and romance? Reapers and oracles? Star-crossed lovers? Fatal, by T.A. Brock, offers up an intriguing mix of everything you thought you knew about zombies . . . and more.

Grayson Patch isn’t your ordinary brand of zombie. Sure, he’s one of the walking dead, but he has the awesome ability to blend in with the living. He walks, he talks, and he drinks plenty of water to keep up fleshy appearances. But it’s not a permanent solution. A human sacrifice is required to break his curse, and he thi
Nov 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*Recieved an ecopy in exchange for an honest review*

Zombies people! And not the "Warm Bodies" kind! These are breathing, eating and drinking lots and lots of Water!

Grayson can't wait for the day to meet his Save, the person who will help him turn back into human. But sweet Cori is nothing like that. Shy but strong, kind and gentle she tries to help Grayson and he finds himself torn between his duty and love for her!

Don't let the cover scare you! This is a strong story with both strong main and
Jan 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: zombies
You know I am always about a broody guy. Grayson excels at broody. But he has a reason- he's dead, a zombie. And he hates being a zombie. When Cori comes to town with her own set of reasons to brood, she doesn't know she's Grayson's only hope of a happily ever after--possibly at the expense of her life.

This book is full of just the right kind of YA angst and drama. Full of surprises and twists, it's a great read for all your zombie loving needs.
Maria Cope
Jun 19, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Grayson became a zombie at 17. He hates what he has become, and his only wish is to find his Save to become human again. The problem? The Save must die for him to live. A life for a life. Will he take the life of his Save in order to save himself from staying an abomination? Or will killing her truly make Grayson the kind of monster he fears he’s becoming?

Shy introvert, Cori, is dealing with the death of her father and the emotional death of her mother. Her mom has moved them from the Mi
Sizzling Hot Books
Mar 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
It’s official. I’m madly, desperately in love with Zombies. (Well, okay, T.A Brock’s zombies is more like it.) After tearing through the pages of Fatal, in the span of twenty four hours, I was not only left with a huge, ugly book hangover, but also an unhealthy obsession for a certain boy-zombie by the name of Grayson Patch. Ms. Brock has officially blown me away with this novel, and to say that I may have just found one of my top five favorite reads this year would be an absolute understatement ...more
Jamie Kline
May 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-for-review
The first few chapters of this book didn’t exactly wow me. The zombie premise seemed a little shaky and I was unsure if it would be a plot I could get behind. The protagonist, Grayson, was extremely moody and standoffish due to the fact that he was unhappy with his lot in life. He didn’t want to be a zombie and knowing that there was little chance of him ever being a human again didn’t help any. Of course if you read the synopsis, you understand that the other main character, Cori, is supposedly ...more
Aug 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 Mind0Changing Stars
Ill admit I am not a big fan of zombie books. There are very very few I have read, not sure what it is exactly, but this book has seriously stunned me. Not only did I like it I thoroughly enjoyed this whole story. It is a beautiful love story. You meet Cori who is dreading being the new girl at school. She knows this school will be just as hard to get through as was her last one. The reason, her dad JUST died. He was her rock and cheerleader. But without him, life has di
Marlene Moss
Mar 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
A couple years ago I wondered if there was a way to write a story where zombies could be the love interest, the hot guy like some versions of Dracula, like sparkly Edward, like the truly hot Jacob. Vampires and werewolves, why not zombies. Ugh because they fall apart, right?

Well, I did manage to outline a story, but that’s as far as I went. However T. A. Brock saw her own vision and carried through in her novel FATAL.

Cori moved to the small town of Asher after her father died in an accident and
I'm going to start my review with a question. Was this book Twilight FanFic? I'm going to have to do some digging and figure that one out.

So, its basically Twilight with Zombies. But no zombies you've ever read about before. There is very little shuffling, no moaning, and almost no viscera.

Twilight similarities: The story is set in the Pacific Northwest town of Asher.
Grayson is a brooding, gorgeous zombie. Hates that he is a zombie.
Cori, the new girl - shy, beautiful, clutzy can't dance.

Jan 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-faves
I’m so, SO in love with this story. FATAL isn’t your average zombie story. Brock takes the paranormal genre to a whole new level with this amazing tale. Her writing is straightforward and descriptive in such a unique, beautiful way. Each character feels so real as they battle their inner demons, as they fight to become better, as they search for love. Their pain is my pain. Their connections, so believable.

T.A. Brock does for zombies what Stephenie Meyers did for vampires…AND THEN SOME. Brock cr
Fairy Jane
First zombie book that I've read since I was avoiding this kind of plot like a plague. And I'm glad it did not disappoint! It was fast and easy to read. Not so many conflicting sides to worry about, like imagining an apocalypse or the sudden urge to read a survival guide.

And also it is a YA romance so expect the normal He-is-so-dangerously-hot-mysterious-and-broken-I-should-fix-him and She's-so-beautiful-I-can't-breath-but-I'm-dangerous-and-destructive-so-I'll-just-back-off kind of vibe... but
So the premise of this book does remind me of very popular YA books where the young brooding leading man doesn’t want to fall in love with the ONE girl who could save his “life”, but there is a twist in the last part of the book that I really enjoyed. While the author doesn’t really explain how or why there are zombies hiding among us, I still found the ending interesting enough to keep reading.

****I was given an ARC from the publisher for an honest review. Thank you Omnific publishing!***

S.J. Abbo
Dec 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
The world the author creates is very interesting and shows us a unique take on zombies.
The characters were all wonderfully developed and likeable, yes even our hero with his attitude.

You just have to be patient with him like our heroine.
The perfect balance of romance and zombies.
I like almost everything about this book and definitely recommend it to all YA paranormal zombie romance lovers...
There are hints of one more love story near the end and I think it will be very interesting to read abou
Jun 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I work at the public library in a little bity town. This guy comes in and asks if I can order this book. Sure no problem. We get it in and find out the author is his wife! So I had to give it a try, and I was really shocked! It was actually good! Really good! Now I need to find out what she looks like so I can bug her every time I see her about when the second one is coming out! Highly recommended!!!
Lisa (A Life Bound By Books)
Read a really rough eARC of this one so I had a few parts missing and the formatting was pretty bad, but that being said it was really good! The next book should be great too. I mean that epilogue had me worried. Full review to follow on my blog - A Life Bound By Books.
Faith McKay
This is a really cute romance & had all sorts of things I love.
-- unique mythology
-- zombies
-- dual perspectives
-- teasing banter
-- family issues
-- a ya romance character who still prioritizes her friendships.
-- interesting and involved secondary characters
Sean Pobeda
May 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Wow. Just Wow.

I don’t know; this book is really good! Since I’m a fan of zombies I gave it a shot, gladly I did not regret a single thing like Cori. I swear this is not your typical zombie story: where they always stutter and eat every living thing they see. It’s much more than that.
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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 exceeding

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