gina damico

There comes a time in every young girl’s life when she is instructed by a complete stranger to scale a tall ladder for dinner atop a roof, and in almost every case the best thing to do is refuse and run home to call the asylum from which the stranger escaped. But after a day of ending people’s lives and slicing through space and time with a magical switchblade, Lex figured another heaping dose of absurdity couldn’t hurt.

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Croak by Gina Damico

BOOK OF THE DAY: Croak by Gina Damico

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?

HOLY SHIT LMAO I JUST LISTE4NED TO CROAK BY GINA DAMICO AND LIKE

IT STARTED OFF ALL CUTE AND FUNNY AND LIGHTHEARTED, YOU KNOW, LIKE SMART AND ANGRY AND SNARKY TEENAGE GIRL HAS A POWER, GAINS A PURPOSE, HAS UST WITH CUTE BOYS

AND NOW MY HEART IS RIPPED OUT AND BLEEDING ON THE FLOOR WHY DID THIS HAPPEN TO ME EVERYTHING HURTS AND NOTHING WITH EVER BE GOOD AGAIN

except this book which was great but holy shit my feelings

Headcanon 4

Any Croak readers? No? My friends are having me read the trilogy, and I’ve got some voices for the characters (WIP)
Lexington: Ellen Page
Mort: John DiMaggio
Driggs: Kieran Culkin
Ferbus: Todd Haberkorn
Concord: Mary Elizabeth Winstead?
Zara: maybe Elisha Dushku?
Elysia: Chelan Simmons
Pandora: Betty White lol
So…yeah, most I just thought of, but I can really see Mort with DiMaggio’s voice

GINA DAMICO SEPTEMBER BOOK RELEASE

Rogue by Gina Damico is being released in the US in early September!

Do you like badass chicks who curse and reap souls for a living? Do you enjoy boys with cool names like Driggs and has a softspot for the girl he likes?

Do you like trilogy finales?

Then you gotta go get this book.

BUT.

I do forewarn that you should read Croak and Scorch before getting this one. Nothing will make sense unless you go in order.

Best of luck!

-Steph

The last series that I read that I thoroughly enjoyed was Croak by Gina Damico. OMG guys they made me laugh, and by the end of the third book, Rogue, I was sobbing. I highly recommend this series! I rented them from my library but I loved them so much I might actually go out and by them. They are about a teen girl, Lex, who has…behavior problems. Her parents, not knowing what else to do, send her off to her uncles farm. One problem (is it a problem if she didn’t actually want to go in the first place?) Her Uncle does not have a farm, in fact he is the mayor of a town called Croak, a town full of grim reapers, and Lex is the newest reaper. 

I actually can’t read Croak without breaking into hysterical laughter or disgusting sobs. I’m trying to read it while my sister, my mom’s boyfriend, and his two daughters are sitting on the couch with me and I just can’t. It’s outrageous.