Waiting on Wednesday: Scorch
“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases I’m eagerly anticipating. This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection on Making the Grade is:
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 -spoiler for book 1-, 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 -spoiler for book 1- once and for all—but how can she do that from DeMyse, where the Grims seem mysteriously oblivious to Zara’s killing spree?
Croak is one of the most hilarious books I’ve read this year. I cannot wait to get my hands on Scorch so that I can enjoy even more laughs. What’s better is that book one even had a great plot to go along with it, including some drama and (gasp!) even some tears were shed by me. Lex is one of my current favorite heroines in YA lit. Yes, The Snark is strong in that one. And I need more Snark. Now, please!
Posted on May 16, 2012, in Waiting on Wednesday and tagged Coming Soon, Croak, Gina Damico, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Reapers, Scorch, September 2012, Waiting on Wednesday, YA, Young Adult. Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.