Editorial Reviews. From Booklist. The scythes are still swinging in this sequel to the humorously Scorch (Croak Series Book 2) – Kindle edition by Gina Damico. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Scorch (Croak, book 2) by Gina Damico – book cover, description, publication history. Teenage grim reaper Lex and the rest of the underworldly inclined residents of a magical upstate-New York town return for this entertaining.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Scorch by Gina Damico. 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. T Sixteen-year-old Lex Bartleby is a teenage grim reaper with the bizarre ability to damn souls.

Though this sparkling desert oasis is full of luxuries and amusements, it feels like a prison to Lex. Paperbackpages.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Scorchplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Lex sighed and readied her scythe. I am so in love with this series. As it turns out? But, and this is a large but, I am beginning to see how this might not be such a light and fluffy series. Lex smiled and looked up at him. And its not even minor characters. We are starting to see main characters hacked and slashed and its getting harder and harder to pretend that something bad might not be coming….

Not only are Lex and Driggs continually being threatened, they are constantly getting hurt. For as little time as I have to read, this series is like book crack. But after a minute or so, Lex pushed him away. Your tongue and its many talents are perfect.

Keep up the good work. His adorable ways of bitching at Lex and inhalation of sweets most frequently Oreos make it impossible not to love him. Lex shouldered her bag and grinned. He did a spit-take as she approached. The writing is superb and the characters are fleshed out and completely hilarious. Uncle Mort living with a couple of horny teenagers proved to be something of a hilarious main plot point ever vigilant and on the lookout and it added some cotton candy to what is starting to become a very dark trilogy.

How could I live in a world knowing he ceased to exist? So…I am a wimp. And pick a better time…because I am a coward who needs to get her gumption up before I finish this series.

View all 14 comments. Jun 28, Inge rated it really liked it Shelves: There is no need for those filler books in between the introduction and the finale. You can perfectly add a second book to your trilogy without losing your pace, your integrity, and everything your readers fell in love with in the first place. And Scorch manages to do that beautifully.



This is a napkin with armholes. Lex is quite possibly my favourite main character of the year. Meeting her was such a breath of fresh scorvh As is her boyfriend, Driggs.

They had this really funny and awkward relationship developing in the first book, and we see them expand on that now.

Although we also see them struggling quite a lot with their teenage hormones, while Uncle Mort was doing everything in his power to avoid any hanky damicl underneath his roof. But I was okay with that, because the author makes damn sure to infuse a more-than-healthy amount of humour into her story, making me smile and laugh like a lunatic.

I love it when a story can make me laugh.

The Afterlife is still one of my favourite locations. Edgar Allan Poe is still the morose author we left behind last time, and people still hide his cane and throw things at him. On top of that, King Tut is also in the Afterlife. You will be rewarded with an awesome story, with a kick-ass main character, but also with a lot of side characters who are weird and lovely in their own ways, and who will make you laugh almost constantly until the very last page.

View all 3 comments. Jul 17, Aly’s Bookish Wonderland rated it really liked it Shelves: Driggs whispered to Lex out of the side of his mouth as they walked, “I never got grounded before you came here.

The Juniors and Uncle Mort are on the run and head straight to De Myse I still can’t get over how awesome all these names are, hurrhurrsomething that looks like Lex had never been to Las Vegas, but even csorch knew that this place was Las Vegas times ten. It was as if the town scocrh been placed in a blender with a giant disco ball, shaken with a Mardi Gras parade, and then had vomited a pile of glitter and tinsel all over itself.

They’re the terrifying threesome, and hilarious. Over and over again. All the clues start to build up and it’s just awesome. What I didn’t like: It seemed a bit Jul 06, Wendy Darling rated it really liked it Shelves: Ideally, sequels not only expand upon the stories gian themes introduced in their preceding books, but they also improve upon them. Scorch does a great damicoo of upping the stakes for a group of young grim reapers in an entertaining way, in both the action and character development departments.

This sequel features tighter plotting, is faster and funnier, and makes you enjoy your time with its likable protagonists even more than you might’ve the first time around.

Uncle Mort’s hilario Ideally, sequels not only expand upon the stories and themes introduced scorchh their preceding books, but they also improve upon them. Uncle Mort’s hilarious attempts to minimize Lex and Drigg’s makeout time, jellyfish venom, the further developments of Lex’s and Driggs’ powers, and a really cool twist at the end that changes the direction of the story and an important relationship.


And my favorite quote: Dajico doesn’t mean you get a free pass to ride the baloney pony whenever you want to. Definitely check out Croak and Scorch if you enjoy humor mixed with your YA urban fantasy.

Scorch (Croak, book 2) by Gina Damico

An advance copy was received by the publisher for this review. View all 9 comments. Aug 02, Melanie rated it really liked it Shelves: View all 8 comments. Mar 24, Reut rated it it was amazing Shelves: Originally reviewed on reutreadsa young adult book blog.

While the synopsis makes it seem like most of the book takes place in DeMyse, this is pretty misleading, since it’s to DeMyse that the char Originally reviewed on reutreads vamico, a young adult book blog. While the synopsis makes it socrch like most of the book takes place in DeMyse, this is pretty misleading, since it’s to DeMyse that the characters run to after the rising action which mostly happens in my much-loved town of Croak.

There’s some really interesting stuff at work here, from the social and political scene of an extremely small town to the development of the “bad guys” and more. I laughed, I almost burst into tears on a few separate occasions, and when it was over I sat in silence trying to formulate my thoughts before walking aimlessly around my house for around ten minutes banging my head against various objects and saying “no, no, no” under my breath.

Damico achieves a fantastic balance of answering just enough of a question, wrapping up plotlines, wcorch introducing more twists and more turns. Let me just say: I love you so, so much. She did it once da,ico she did it again: Jan 05, TL rated it really liked it. Figures, when I wasn’t into you for the majority of the story but still enjoying it you go and pull a few rabbits out of your hat: Wonderful second installment, no lagging or filler It took awhile for me get into it gin half the book but the last pages suckedme in and I couldn’t read damicco enough.

There’s a traitor or more in the Grimsphere and things are unravelling. Lex is trying to find the Wrong book t Okay,that ending Lex is trying to find the Wrong book to stop Zara, and Zara is Damning people and is desperate to get the book into her hands. I did like how we got to hear more from Zara in this one, to see her motives.

I had a minute where I felt sorry for her when we saw how the Damning power was affecting her but it was ripped daico seconds after. Norwood and Heloise,snakes and gkna they are One I suspected but Zara’s accomplice, that I didn’t see coming.