Waiting on Wednesday (28)


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine to spotlight any upcoming releases you are eagerly anticipating!

Croak by Gina Damico

20th March 2012

Something a bit different for the paranormal YA market. I’m quite looking forward to this one, the cover and synopsis puts me in mind of Hold Me Closer Necromancer which I enjoyed reading a lot. Croak looks like it’s going to be a sarcastic, funny read with an intriguing mystery and a snarky heroine and I already love the title.

Sixteen-year-old Lex Bartleby has sucker-punched her last classmate. Fed up with her punkish, wild behavior, her 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 that of shoveling manure.

He’s a Grim Reaper. And he’s going to teach her the family business.

Lex quickly assimilates into the peculiar world of Croak, a town populated entirely by reapers who deliver souls from this life to the next. 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.

Yet her innate ability morphs into an unchecked desire for justice—or is it vengeance?—whenever she’s forced to Kill a murder victim, craving to stop the attackers before they can strike again. So when people start to die—that is, people who aren’t supposed to be dying, people who have committed grievous crimes against the innocent—Lex’s curiosity is piqued. Her obsession grows as the bodies pile up, and a troubling question begins to swirl through her mind: if she succeeds in tracking down the murderer, will she stop the carnage—or will she ditch Croak and join in?

What are you waiting on this week?


10 Comments Post a comment

  1. Sam #

    This sounds very interesting. If I have time I hope to work it into my TBR pile.

    January 11, 2012

  2. sqt #

    Well, that cover sure got my attention! I love the premise too. I’m adding it to the list right now.

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    January 11, 2012

  3. Haven’t heard of this one, but the synopsis hooked me. I still need to read Hold Me Closer Necromancer. I hear it’s hilarious.
    Great pick!

    January 11, 2012

  4. i love how they wrote the title for this book & the cover. awesome pick :)

    My WoW this week.


    January 11, 2012

  5. That cover’s certainly an attention-grabber! Nice pick; sounds like an interesting book! :)

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    January 11, 2012

  6. thanks for stopping by! and wow this one sounds intense! hope you enjoy it!

    January 11, 2012

  7. YES x a million!! Oh my goodness, I’m having a major weakness for Reaper boys right now and that part of the book alone makes me want to pick it up! But the fact that it has mystery and a snaky heroine make me even more intrigued too! :)

    Awesome pick for your WOW, Amy! Definitely waiting for this one also!!

    January 11, 2012

  8. Great pick – I’m really looking forward to this one as well!

    My WoW is at YA Yeah Yeah if you’d like to take a look.

    January 12, 2012

  9. This one sounds so awesome. And I LOVE the title art :) Great pick!

    January 12, 2012

  10. This looks really interesting and different! Thanks for stopping by :)

    January 13, 2012

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