Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.

Book: Croak
Author: Gina Damico
Release Date: March 20

Goodreads Summary:
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 Wednesday?


  1. This one looks so great. I love the cover!

  2. First of all: Please let me know if you decide to put a Networked Blogs widget in your sidebar! I'd really like to follow you, but I can't stand GFC after the wordpress announcement. (200 followers. gone. all the hard work.. >_< ;D)

    I wonder if your pick is as light as it looks like or as dark as it should be considering it's about a Grim Reaper. I love darker settings, but in YA it's often way too angsty.. In this melodramatic way. But I have to admit that the blurb actually sounds promising!

    Thank you for sharing! I think I should check it out some day!


  3. This book sounds quite interesting! I've always liked books about Reaper, and I think it's different. This is a great pick!! The cover looks great! Awesome choice! Thank you for sharing!!

    Sam ^_^

  4. I love the idea of grim reapers and this one has been on my radar as well! Great pick!

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  5. A creepy looking cover, sounds intriguing.

  6. Cool! I haven't heard of this one but it sounds good :) Great pick!

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  7. Reapers seem to be making a splash. Looking forward to seeing what Gina does with them in her book.

    Have an amazing reading week! And happy holidays!

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)