Because it really feels like the author wrote 1 book, and then the editors decided to split it up into 3 parts afterwards with the idea of making more money. She used to be a straight a student and turned into a bully in two years. I love tales involving reapers and knew i had to read this. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Discover book depositorys huge selection of gina damico books online. It felt like a giant red flag of subtext waving at me that gina damico did not take the time to let lex settle into her new surroundings organically.
There is no cliffhanger ending and i cant wait for the sequel. Gina damico is the author of hellhole, wax, and the grimreapersgonewild books of the croak trilogy. Croak now available from graphiahmh sixteenyearold lex bartleby. As a huge soul screamers fan, i already have a weakness for reapers but gina damico still brings something new to. I have croak for years but i havent read it yet i confess. March 20th 2012 by houghton mifflin harcourt goodreads purchase fed up with her wild behavior, sixteenyearold lexs 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. While i can honestly say that i enjoyed this book as well, the fire that i got from the first book was just lacking. It reminds me of a tv show i used to watch all the time called dead like me. Damico hellhole delivers a deliriously offthewall tale of smalltown horror, in which 17yearold poppy palladino has to persuade her friends that key members of the community are being r. She received a degree in theater and sociology from boston college, where she was active with the committee for creative enactments, the countrys only collegiate murder mystery improv comedy troupe. Lex is the hardedged and foulmouthed teenage main character of croak, and if you dont like lex, chances are that this is not the book for you. The croak trilogy by gina damico woven magic books.
I only surmise by applying my understanding of modern ya literature that the series will not improve with. Sometimes it does, he replied with a smile, pecking her on. And though it had some sparks mostly i had to force myself to finish which is always a bad thing i hope youll love it more than i did. This is one of those books that feels very much the same, but. Croak croak series book 1 kindle edition by gina damico author visit amazons gina damico page. This is a fantastic first novel by gina damico and i would have no hesitation in recommending it. Browse author series lists, sequels, pseudonyms, synopses, book covers, ratings and awards. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading rogue croak series book 3. Croak by gina damico was an excellent book with a fresh take on the grim reaper character.
Lexington bartleby is a delinquent 17 year old girl. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of. A teen hellion realizes her calling as a grim reaper in this derivative but enjoyable novel set in an unusual. So thanks you two for introducing me to the fabulous gina damico. Zendaya from bad to cursed book trailer in high quality hd duration. I think it would help if you pretend shes a villain.
A lot of books make me wish i could live within their pages, but i wouldnt mind dying. Previously perfectly well adjusted, lex has spent the last couple of years hitting, spitting, swearing and acting out violent urges that she herself doesnt understand. Teen literature is full of stories in which teens are exiled from school or home for bad behavior. First off, a huge thank you to melanie and celine from ya midnight reads, without whom i would have never found this book. Get this book free when you sign up for a 30day trial. Shes a fugitive, on the run from the maniacal new mayor of croak and the townspeople who want to see her pay the price for her misdeeds. Gina damico is the author of croak, scorch and rogue. Melissa has read 1 book toward her goal of 300 books. Damico offers us a fresh urban fantasy filled with mystery, suspense and a secret society of reapers. Lex takes the stage early and that made croak s beginning one of the weakest i have come across i nearly set it down. Hidden talents by david lubar, surviving the applewhites by stephanie tolan, holes by louis sachar, bad by jean ferris, and the school for dangerous girls by eliot ser are just a few.
In spite of croaks place on yalsas best of 20 list, this is not a book that i would recommend for children between the ages of 12 to 18. A lot of books make me wish i could live within their pages, but i wouldnt mind dying in. Fed up with her wild behavior, sixteenyearold lexs parents ship her off to upstate new york to live with her uncle mort for the summer, hoping that a few months of. Written by gina damico, audiobook narrated by jessica almasy. Lex wondered, for a fleeting moment, what her principals head might look like if it were stabbed atop a giant wooden spear. I am the author of the grimreapersgonewild books of the croak trilogy croak, scorch, and rogue, hellhole, wax, and waste of space, all published by houghton mifflin harcourt. Its extremely funny and becoming a reaper or grim as they call themselves in this book is a cool idea for a book. I mean seriously, the synopsis does sound awesome and i had such high hopes for this book.
I havent read book two or three in gina damicos croak series. Sixteenyearold lex bartleby has suckerpunched her last. As a huge soul screamers fan, i already have a weakness for reapers but gina damico still brings something new to the table. A grims checklist by mort bartleby, mayor of croak think youve got what it takes to be a grim. Croak by gina damico the croak trilogy by gina damico. Croak by gina damico posted by giselle croak gina damico series. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Lex quickly assimilates into the peculiar world of croak, a town populated. Lex quickly assimilates into the peculiar world of croak, a town populated entirely by reapers who deliver souls from this life to the next. Uncle mort rounds up the junior grims to flee croak once again, but this time theyre joined by grotton, the most powerful grim of. Rogue croak series book 3 kindle edition by damico, gina. I am the author of the grimreapersgonewild books of the croak trilogy croak, scorch, and rogue, hellhole, wax, and waste of space, all published by. Author of the croak trilogy, hellhole, wax, and waste of space giraffe necklengthener.
The first book in the witchs child trilogy has adventure, murder. She kills off and damages beloved characters when youre least expecting it and in ways you never could have anticipated. A teen hellion realizes her calling as a grim reaper in this derivative but enjoyable novel set in an unusual town in upstate new york. I just finished reading the croak series by gina damico and it was a fantastic paranormal series with some romance and lots of action.
Croak by gina damico graphiahoughton mifflin harcourt. Something i had forgotten about the end of croak was that someone died. After the upteenth time of being sent to the principles office lexington is told by her. Gina damicos book may rank as humor first, but dont forget the dark part. It had great locations, funny dialogue, and was an all around great series. But then they start finding people dying of unknown causes and the murderer seems to be from croak. Croak is the first novel in a new series by debut author gina damico.
Croak has the same mix of hilarity and weirdness that made me love that show. Gina damico books list of books by author gina damico. 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. Overall, croak is imaginative, funny, interesting, unpredictable and surprising. I grew up under four feet of snow in syracuse, new york. Fed up with her wild behavior, 16yearold lexs 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. I live in california with my husband, two cats, one dog, and an obscene amount of weird things purchased at yard sales. She has also dabbled as a tour guide, transcriptionist, theater house manager, scenic artist, movie extra, office troll, retail monkey, yarn hawker and breadmonger. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Signin to download and listen to this audiobook today. This novel is hilarious, perfectly paced, and highly entertaining. Croak by gina damico overview fed up with her wild behavior, sixteenyearold lexs 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. Scorch by gina damico scorch by gina damico my rating.
I shouyld get to it one day, im curious to see if we would feel the same. Jun 30, 2016 aj the ravenous reader rated it liked it. I remember meeting this author in her debut year when i first started blogging, but i hadnt seen anything from her since then. I received a degree in theater and sociology from boston college, where i was active with the committee for creative enactments, a murder mystery improv comedy troupe that may or may not have sparked my interest in wildly improbably bloodshed. Yes, its me being nitpicky, but it was the one factor that was grinding in the back of my skull while reading croak. Gina damico has worked as a tour guide, transcriptionist, theater house manager, scenic artist.89 1593 381 1189 390 1449 1226 1291 1603 96 556 1605 1503 1443 1587 66 680 196 1491 467 846 316 1486 1355 300 920 1319 1096 398 1406 543 362 55 399 916 58 1307 227 379 1289 372 230 779 1075 133 547 629 506 547 1243