Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY (10): Croak


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we're anxiously awaiting.  Here's what I'm waiting for this week:




(Croak #1)
by Gina Damico
Young Adult-Horror/Paranormal
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
March 20, 2012

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 FOR THIS WEDNESDAY?

8 comments:

  1. I have heard of this one, which sounds kind of unique. Hope you enjoy it!

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  2. oh wow, this one sounds so awesome!!!

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  3. Oh I like this cover. It sounds really interesting too! Awesome pick!

    Giselle
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  4. Oh wow, I haven't heard of this one and it sounds fantastic!! I am in love with the cover as well - it gave me chills! Awesome pick!

    Waiting on Wednesday @ Radiant Shadows

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  5. I have an ARC of this on my Kindle that I really need to read!

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  6. Oooh this sounds like a fun new series! Great find!
    -Jessica @ Book Sake

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  7. Oh wow, this sounds interesting! I haven't heard of it before. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. This sounds insane! A little scarier than what I normally go for, but I might have to try it anyway.

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