Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Me on Waiting on Wednesday (53)

Waiting on Wednesday is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. :)

Title: Croak
Author: Gina Damico
Release Date: March 20, 2012
Publisher: Graphia (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt imprint)

From Goodreads:

Sixteen-year-old Lex Bartleby has sucker-punched her last classmate. Fed up with her punkish, wild behavior, her parents ship her off to upstate New York to live with her Uncle Mort for the summer, hoping that a few months of dirty farm work will whip her back into shape. But Uncle Mort’s true occupation is much dirtier than that of shoveling manure.

He’s a Grim Reaper. And he’s going to teach her the family business.

Lex quickly assimilates into the peculiar world of Croak, a town populated entirely by reapers who deliver souls from this life to the next. Along with her infuriating yet intriguing partner Driggs and a rockstar crew of fellow Grim apprentices, Lex is soon zapping her Targets like a natural born Killer.

Yet her innate ability morphs into an unchecked desire for justice—or is it vengeance?—whenever she’s forced to Kill a murder victim, craving to stop the attackers before they can strike again. So when people start to die—that is, people who aren’t supposed to be dying, people who have committed grievous crimes against the innocent—Lex’s curiosity is piqued. Her obsession grows as the bodies pile up, and a troubling question begins to swirl through her mind: if she succeeds in tracking down the murderer, will she stop the carnage—or will she ditch Croak and join in?

Oh, grim reapers. Every so often, you make an appearance in pop culture, be it movies, TV, or books, and you're often awesome. Like the show Dead Like Me. Such a good show. Why did they cancel it after 2 seasons and then trick us with that made for TV movie?? Whatever. This book sounds awesome. Lex sounds totally kick-ass, and I've been looking for a good strong butt-kicking heroine to fill my need for more Dru/Strange Angels-type books now that the series has ended. :)


  1. I've seen this on Goodreads it sounds so good, here's mine

  2. I have seen this around recently. It sounds unique and really good!

  3. Ah, this one sounds like it could keep us up at night!

    Thanks for sharing....

    Here's MY WOW POST and

  4. This one looks so great! Love the cover.

  5. Woah, this one sounds kind of dark...very interesting from a psychological viewpoint!