Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Waiting on Wed: Croak by Gena Damico



Croak by Gena Damico
Expected publication:
March 20th 2012 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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.

Grim reapers. I think that alone had me. It just reminded me of the show Dead like me which I loved watching to bad it's no longer on.




17 comments:

  1. I'm really excited about this one too! I LOVE reapers!!!!
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  2. Love Dead Like Me!! If this is anything like that, then it'll be good stuff, I agree.

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  3. I think it had me at Reapers too. Who doesn't love reapers.

    MY WoW/WWW post.

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  4. What an odd premise. At first, based on the cover, I thought this might be humorous, but after reading the description, I'm not so sure. A fresh choice!

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  5. I loved the premise of the book. And I haven't really read a book about reapers so this will be the first! Great pick :)

    Check out our WoW picks this week!

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  6. Oooh, Cloak! This is one of these books where I want to love it but already suppose that I won't. Horrible. It sounds so great, but for some reasons, lately, I don't enjoy books written for a younger audience anymore. *le sigh*

    BUT I think I'll buy it anyway and wait until the mood hits me again. *grin*

    Happy Wednesday!

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  7. I loved watching 'Dead Like Me' too. I still can't believe that they cancelled that show. I might have too add this book to my goodreads list and check it out sometime. Its sounds like a good read. Thanks for sharing your WoW book :) Natasha @ Paranormal Goddess Blog - Waiting On Wednesday Post

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  8. Somehow I think the boy on the cover looks inappropriately cheerful, or maybe that's just me. It sounds like a good book! Thanks for sharing :)

    Following you.

    My WOW: http://nicoleslibrary.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/waiting-on-wednesday-undeadly.html

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  9. I got this off NetGalley and I can't wait to read it!! Dead Like Me was an awesome show and I love the premise of a teenage reaper - bring it on. Oh and the girl on the cover looks kick-ass!! Great choice.

    Check out my WOW.

    Emma @ Lost in a YA book

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  10. This one sounds so awesome! I can't wait for it either.
    Great pick!

    Esha@ Readaholicme

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  11. It sounds great! I've seen this book on Goodreads a while ago and it definitely looks like an interesting read.

    My Wow for this week. :)

    Vicky
    Books, Biscuits & Tea

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  12. Me too its such a cool concept kinda of reminds me of Dead Like Me the tv show, good choice here's my WOW -http://sonythebooklover.com/2012/02/waiting-on-wednesday-43/

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  13. I want to read this one too - sounds good!
    Our WoW is at Book Sake. –Jessica

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  14. I have this on my TBR list as well, it sounds really good.
    http://janieraeldridge.blogspot.com/2012/02/waiting-on-wednesday-midsummers.html

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  15. I came across Croak during a YA scavenger hunt, and it looked very interesting, but I kind of lost track of it. Thanks for reminding me, I'm adding it to my TBR! ^^

    Celine ~ Nyx Book Reviews
    My WoW

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  16. This book sounds like it'll be a great read! I received the ARC and can't wait to start it! Thanks for sharing :)

    MaryAnn
    My pick for this week!

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  17. Grim reapers? Awesome!! :) Sounds really great.

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