Scorch

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012 - JUVENILE FICTION - 332 pages
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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?

 

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User Review  - BookishThings - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - WiseYoungFools - LibraryThing

Gina Damico continues to deliver a great world, great characters, and high stakes. In this novel, we got to visit Demise, another Grim city like Croak. It was interesting to compare and contrast the ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Gina Damico is the author of Hellhole, Wax, and the grim-reapers-gone-wild books of the Croak trilogy. She has also dabbled as a tour guide, transcriptionist, theater house manager, scenic artist, movie extra, office troll, retail monkey, yarn hawker and breadmonger. A native of Syracuse, New York, she now lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband, two cats, one dog, and an obscene amount of weird things purchased from yard sales. Visit her website at www.ginadami.co .