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... show more
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?
Publish date: September 25th 2012
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 332
Edition language: English
Series: Croak (#2)
Lex definitely isn’t the same after the events that happen in Croak. Trouble seems to follow her everywhere, and Zara seems to be one step ahead all the time. Not only is Lex and her group of friends trying to keep away from Zara, but the jerks in her town turn on them and want their heads.DeMyse is...
4 solid starsAfter looking at my review for Croak I have decided this is a whole star better even though while I still liked the writing and descriptions and ALLLLLL of that, Lexi was still a bit of an A-hole. But after some thought I've decided that I can't damn a character for staying constant. No...
[incoherent babble] Those last couple of chapters... oh my god, WHAT IS THIS MADNESS?! Dear Lex, up to now I've been very patient with you, but this time it's definitely your own fault and stupidity that really caused shit to hit the fan!And dear Mrs. Damico, HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO Driggs, my Baby...
1.5 starsCroak did not blow me away but Scorch was rather frustrating and dull for me. I still do not buy the relationship between Driggs and Lex, it just does not feel sincere as it is pretty much centered on making out. Woo. Also, there is just too much stupidity or ridiculous humor involved in th...
1.5 starsNuh uh. Nope. Since WTF is a rude question, I'll just stick with why. Just why. Why would you bother writing a book with a halfway decent storyline and then ruin it with characters that are rude, annoying, crass, immature, not to mention horny. WHY? Lex is now one of the worst main characte...