Young Adult > Paranormal
Fed up with her wild behavior, sixteen-year-old Lex’s 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 shoveling manure. He’s a Grim Reaper. And he’s going to teach Lex the family business.
She quickly assimilates into the peculiar world of Croak, a town populated by reapers who deliver souls from this life to the next. But Lex can’t stop her desire for justice – or is it vengeance? – whenever she encounters a murder victim, craving to stop the attackers before they can strike again.
Will she ditch Croak and go rogue with her reaper skills?
…shucks. that ending. so sad. 😦
Croak is definitely a fun read. That’s why I was shocked with the ending. I feel for Lex because it was so devastating. *sad, sad sigh*
Lex has her moments. Her violent streak was somehow hilarious, especially when it was intended to Uncle Mort and Driggs! And I did get her fury towards something she cannot do while having the power to do so. Oh, I so agree with you there, Lex. Why is life so sucky like that?
I apologize if my thoughts seemed incoherent at the moment. Two days after finishingCroak and I still cannot get over that senseless death, as Lex put it. I did not saw it coming.
The “Nancy Drew” scenes were a riot, what with the predictable dialogues and outrageous reactions from Lex’s friends regarding their investigation on the killings.
CROAK by Gina Damico
Ebook, 311 pages
Published March 20th 2012 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt