You'd have to have, like, a lentil for a soul to hate wiener dogs. ~Zuzana from The Daughter of Smoke & Bones by Laini Taylor

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Croak by Gina Damico

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:


March 20, 2012
Fed up with her wild behavior, sixteen-year-old Lex’s 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 shoveling manure.
He’s a Grim Reaper. And he’s going to teach Lex the family business.
She quickly assimilates into the peculiar world of Croak, a town populated by
reapers who deliver souls from this life to the next. But Lex can’t stop her desire for
justice—or is it vengeance?—whenever she encounters a murder victim, craving to
stop the attackers before they can strike again. Will she ditch Croak and go rogue with
her reaper skills?

About the Author

Gina Damico grew up in Syracuse, New York. She received a degree in theater and sociology from Boston College, where she was active with the Committee for Creative Enactments, the country's only collegiate murder mystery improv comedy troupe. She has since worked as a tour guide, transcriptionist, theater house manager, scenic artist, and movie extra. Croak is her first novel. She lives in Boston with her husband, two cats, and a closet full of black hoodies. 


  • Reading level: Ages 12 and up
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Graphia (March 20, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0547608322
  • ISBN-13: 978-0547608327
LOVE LOVE LOVE reaper stories and this one looks adorable!  


  1. I reviewed this one for VOYA - it's a really fun read!

  2. This sounds like it will be fun and I really like the cover, kind of creepy yet fun. I'm adding this one to my list as well.

    Here is my WoW.

  3. I've been seeing this one more and more lately I'm getting really curious about it! Great pick!

    Xpresso Reads

  4. I'm anxious to get my hands on this one too. The cover doesn't do much for me but the summary definitely grabs me. Great pick.

  5. I've heard about this book. It sure sounds interesting!! Great pick! Thank you for sharing!

    Sorry for the late visit.

    Books For All Seasons



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