Book Review: Croak by Gina Damico


Young Adult > Paranormal

(Croak #1)

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. O_o

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 managed to make a paranormal theme notorious and somber at the same time, and that’s what made it special. Now, I am moving to the sequel, ScorchBut no more heartbreak please, Gina Damico.


CROAK by Gina Damico

Ebook, 311 pages

Published March 20th 2012 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

4/5 stars


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