Book Review: Scorch by Gina Damico


Young Adult > Paranormal

(Croak #2)

Sixteen-year-old Lex Bartleby is a teenage grim reaper with the bizarre ability to damn souls. That makes her pretty scary, even to fellow Grims. But after inadvertently transferring her ability to Zara, a murderous outlaw, Lex is a pariah in Croak, the little town she calls home.

To escape the townspeople’s wrath, she and her friends embark on a wild road trip to DeMyse. Though this sparkling desert oasis is full of luxuries and amusements, it feels like a prison to Lex. Her best chance at escape would be to stop Zara once and for all—but how can she do that from DeMyse, where the Grims seem mysteriously oblivious to Zara’s killing spree?

Book 1: Croak review


That death.. not fair, Gina Damico. Total not fair :(((

Scorch is even better than Croak, but the I told myself that another heartbreak from Gina Damico is too much for my weary heart. How can a book so funny, yet full of grief?

After the devastating death, Lex is lost. With her growing power that is completely out of her control, and Zara on a killing spree, going back in Croak will just be the icing on her already ‘bitter’ cake.

Me and Scorch started out great. A lot of LOL moments, especially the Lex-Driggs-Uncle Mort bantering. Lex and Driggs are constantly monitored by Unce Mort’s cctv cameras. So where to go to make out? They get creative, but Uncle Mort is almost always more creative, and smarter than them. 😀

I love Uncle Mort, period.

Then the my heartbreak begins. Kloo and AyjayDriggs. What happened to them was like one electric shock after another. I swear, that for every roaring laughter I let out, my heart constricts and breaks a little. The disbelief is not wearing off, even now.

Can I brave Rogue? After that incredulous ending, can I? How can Lex fix things? Fix him? She’s not a god. 😦


SCORCH by Gina Damico

Ebook, 332 pages

Published September 25th 2012 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

3/5 stars


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  1. Pingback: Book Review: Rogue by Gina Damico | reading is the ultimate aphrodisiac.

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