10/8/12

Scorch

Author: Gina Damico
Pages: 332
Publisher: Graphia
Format: Paperback
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Summary (from Goodreads): 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?



My Summary: A few weeks after attending her twin sister's funeral, Lex is feeling a little off. After getting her Damning ability Culled by Zara, she's a bit of a pariah around Croak - the last place she thought she'd feel like an outsider. But things are getting crazy in Croak, and no matter what Lex seems to do, she can't seem to catch a break with the townspeople.

When things start to go south, Uncle Mort gathers all the Junior Grims and gets them to safety - away from Croak. But Zara is on their tail, and she won't stop until she gets what she's after: Lex.

My Thoughts: I've been waiting for this book to come out since I read the very last page of Croak. And now, having read it, I can say without any doubt: this series is freaking amazing. I adore everything about it - the hilarious dialogue, the amazingly well-developed characters (even minor ones!) and the hardcore plot twists.

I was a little worried about this installment, thinking that nothing could possibly compare to Croak, but fortunately I was wrong. Scorch delivers just as much of everything you loved about Croak - with a little more action and a few heart-stopping scenes thrown in. I loved every minute.

Final Thoughts: I definitely recommend this series to anyone who enjoys some humour with their paranormal YA, and anyone looking for an all-around amazing read.

1 comment:

  1. I went into Croak thinking it wasn't particularly my thing, but found that I ADORED it. I totally agree with this! It was easily just as good, if not better. Now we have to wait for the third one! And, oh my goodness, this broke my heart with Driggs. I cried like a baby; it was embarrassing. :)

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

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