Rogue (Croak #3)
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Disappointing. The first two books were fun and charming reads but this one was way too sad, also it was kind of dull. There was too much action, too many deaths, and a really really depressing ending.
-Most of the plot consisted of Lex and co running and hiding from Norwood and the other bad guys. It was rather boring.
-The characters were decent enough (apart from Ferbus and Mort). But Lex wasn't quite as entertaining this time around, her guilt and self-pity didn't make for...more
Today I shall exhort you to begin reading Gina Damico's Croak series, assuming you haven't already. If you stop by here often, then you probably know that I'm pretty stingy with my 5 star ratings, giving them out only in cases where a book has made me an emotional mess, sucked me in so much I forget the real world, AND been, from my limited perspective, unimpeachable in quality. Most series go out with more of a whimper than a bang, but, in this c...more
I was pretty giddy when I received Rogue, the third and final installment of the Croak series. I really enjoyed the first two books in the series; Croak and Scorch so I was excited to read Rogue.
I usually read all parts of a book, including the acknowledgements. I have to say that in this book, it was entertaining in and of itself. In my opinion, there is no denying the talent Gina Damico has for writing. Not only I have I read her books but I follow her blog and I...more
The Croak trilogy and I have had a lot of ups and downs. I adored the first book, was angry at the second, and spent a portion of this book still being mad. However, things did ultimately come together in a way that was not only satisfying, but which I also found moving. This book definitely redeemed the series for m...more
First off, I'd like to say that I read this book, which is the third in the series before reading the first two. So my rating and review might change once I go back and read the first books in the series. Since I plan on going back, I did like this book enough to want to read the others.
This book did very little recap at all and threw the reader into the action. I felt myself playing catch up for almost the whole book. Bits and...more
Book three in theCroakseries picks up pretty much where book two left off. Lex and the gang are fighting for their lives. With Driggs as a ghost, and those that they thought were allies now turned enemies, Lex, Uncle Mort, and the rest of the crew now have a mission that seems impossible.
They must not travel to Necr...more
Reading Level: Young Adult (the publisher rates this as MG, but I disagree)
Recommended for: fans of the series, dark YA fiction
Book Available: September 10, 2013 in paperback and Kindle format
Trigger Warnings: death, murder, violence, sexual situations
My Thoughts: This series has been becoming increasingly dark as it moves forward. And what a long, strange journey this has been. This was the final book in the trilogy, and it was heartbreaking and hilarious in turn. I'll...more
*WARNING: HUGE SPOILERS IN THE SPOILERS LINK SO DON'T CLICK THEM IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS
Thank you Gina Damico. THANKS A LOT. I was hoping to go to bed and get some
I LOVED AND HATED IT! Mostly loved it though. I got the same comedy and romance from books 1 and 2, if not more, and the characters are the same ones I know and love. I don't think there's not much for me to say that ot...more
I was only going to give this book 3 stars. But then I got to the last couple chapters and they wrecked me! I was crying like a baby at a Honda dealership while my car was being worked on. I'm sure they thought I was quite crazy, but I didn't give a fuck. I had to know how it all played out! I cried for Mort, I cried for Lex, I cried for Driggs, I just sat there crying and...more
Oh. My. God.
I freaking LOVED this book! Ahhhhh. I'm fangirling something horrific and I just don't give a damn.
I have always liked the writing style of these books, always. And the humor? insane amounts of funny radiates from these pages. The dialog between the characters is just so well written.
I almost feel unfair giving the first two only 3 stars because when I think about the series as a whole, I have to say I freaking adored it. Eve...more
So while Scorch and Croak were funny and awesome they were mostly just funny.Now yes there was death and references eternal damnation and all that, but Rogue completely blows all that out of the water with one of the darkest and best endings to a trilogy I have ever read.And I loved every second of it.
Now I'm sure that some fans will wonder where the everything perfect atmosphere gone.And they won't like it.That's fine.Personally I believe the...more
I read this entire trilogy in two days. Two days, people, and I have a forensics tournament tomorrow that I am woefully unprepared for. Anyhow, this book was amazing. The plot kept you reading for hours on end (and slacking off for a tournament, but whatever), and not once was I bored. The writing was really good, with the right amount of description and a...more
I would definitely suggest reading this back to back with Scorch. The author does not give very much recap and secondary characters blur together. There are just so...more
Laugh your way through this grim battle for the survival of all your lost lo...more
Warning: This review is really short. More of a half-review, really. I can’t think of words to describe the beauty of this book.
Lex&co are on the run from the run from the angry Grims. There’s so much...more
Lex, Uncle Mort, and all have a mission. They must fix the mistakes of the first Grim before the Afterlife is destroyed forever. And they can only do it with the reluctant help of said villain, Grotton and his book, "The Wrong Book". Thei...more
This series captured me from the very first page, and what initially appears to be nothing...more
Okay, so maybe this book alone don't deserve 5 stars. It's not as great as the previous ones, but it's still really really good. It gets a bit "boring" sometimes, not "this is so boring I can't continue reading", more like "come on, get on with it, who knew it took this long to save the world". But it...more
Source: Received an ARC through Amazon Vine in exchange for an honest review.
Though the previous books in this trilogy Croak and Scorch didn't really impress me, I was still caught up enough in this trilogy to want to complete it when I had the chance. My thoughts aren't super detailed and I wouldn't want to give spoilers anyway so below are some things I did and didn't like about this book.
To be perfectly honest, I don't really like Lexie or the other characters very much. I was disappoint...more
That said, my earlier assumption in my reviews of Croak and Scorch were correct - this book was all about consequences. And also? Redemption.
Without giving anything away, all I can say was that it didn't end the wa...more
After accidentally Damning the mayor's crazy murderous wife and releasing the ghost of the most powerful Grim ever to walk the Earth, they've got more than their fair share of problems to deal with. The best idea would be to lay low, right? But apparently fate has other plans for the Juniors, and after discovering that the actions of the Grims are causing the shutdown of the Afterlife, Lex and her friends know...more
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“But I smack you so often,” she said, “how will you know that’s what I’m smacking you for?”
“We shall work out a smacking code.”
“Defend your own honor,”