Friday, September 28, 2012
Scorch by Gina Damico
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
GoodReads Synopsis: 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?
My Thoughts: “Scorch” picks up shortly after Cordy’s funeral. Lex and Uncle Mort have been out picking up new recruits and the two that they bring back to Croak are flippin hysterical. Bang, who never says a word, and Pip, her foster brother who seems to do nothing but ask inane questions.
Zara is still out there and she is damning anyone and everyone, including innocents. The whole story is a race against time to get a hold of something Zara is looking for and she’s going to keep damning one person a day until she gets it. Needless to say people are dying left and right and no one is safe
Almost as irreverent as “Croak”. Damico is the queen of snark as far as I am concerned! I picked up several new insults and euphemisms from “Scorch”. I’m still laughing at them!
Damico continued Lex’s story in a very interesting fashion, really, no one is safe…you will be completely surprised by what happens and to whom it happens. I really love authors who have the attitude that “everyone is expendible”, it makes the story so much more exciting. We also go to experience another Reaper community and it was worth the price of admission, alone. I loved it! Scorch is going to leave you begging for more with a really HUGE cliffhanger! Can’t wait to see what happens next!
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Posted by Pam Steinke at 9:49 AM