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(Croak #3)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  2,793 ratings  ·  398 reviews
Lex is a teenage Grim Reaper with the power to Damn souls, and it’s getting out of control. She’s a fugitive, on the run from the maniacal new mayor of Croak and the townspeople who want to see her pay the price for her misdeeds. Uncle Mort rounds up the Junior Grims to flee Croak once again, but this time they’re joined by Grotton, the most powerful Grim of all time. Thei ...more
Paperback, 326 pages
Published September 10th 2013 by Graphia
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Jul 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
“I won’t lie to you, Lex. It’s going to get harder. And when it does, you’re the one the others are going to look to. You’re going to have to step up and lead. You’re going to have to make the hard decisions. In short” – he put an arm around her shoulders – “you’re going to have to be awesome.”

She swallowed. “How do I do that?”

“I don’t know.” At this, he finally smiled. “But yelling has done wonders for you so far.”

Excuse me while I take a minute to get over this ending. Actually, I might ne
Natalie Monroe
“She wished she had a set of greeting cards at the ready, but Hallmark probably didn’t make any that said Thank you for giving up your life so that me and my friends could escape! It was SO appreciated. XOXO!”

You thought Veronica Roth was cruel? Ha! You obviously haven't met Gina Damico. Girl studied the art of Fictional Murder at the hands of the master himself.

In this final installment, Lex and the gang are (still) on the run and they're joined by no other than the most famous Grim in hist
2.5 stars - Spoilers

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

This book has ruined me. Gina Damico has no mercy ;___;
Wart Hill
Feb 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing




I laughed. I cried. I'm still in shock.
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
This review will be spoiler-free for the series.

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
Bookaholic (reads every mortal thing)
Whatever I have to say about this book, it was definitely one thing: Unexpected.

Because who knew that such a funny and humorous trilogy would end up so...depressing.

But it was not unexpected in a good way. This book is probably the weakest of the 3. Other than the fact that it was full of Lex's self pity, it was also boring. I wouldn't usually associate that word with this series, but here I am.

It's like the humor and wit were thrown in to not make this as depressing as it should've been. I feel
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Sep 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
4.5-5 Stars!


Thank you Gina Damico. THANKS A LOT. I was hoping to go to bed and get some good night's sleep, but I end up going to sleep with a stream of tears on my face. BRA-VO.

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
Ambs ❤❤
5 huge stars for this book, and the series as a whole, even though I rated Croak only 4 stars. With each new installment, the series continued to surpass my expectations. Gina Damico kept things natural (well, as natural as a supernatural story could be), down-to-earth, sarcastic, and dark. A great combination in my opinion. It wasn't all rainbows and butterflies when it came to young love, there were complications, stressors, obstacles, and heartbreak.

Lex continues to run headlong into danger w
Brenda Zalegowski
May 04, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I never write reviews but I have NEVER been so disappointed in the end of a trilogy as this one. The first two books were fun and snarky and humorous even though there was death and destruction. To end it so utterly DEPRESSING...I can't even comment on what REALLY pisses me off the most about this book with spoilers. Suffice to say I wish I hadn't wasted the time on this trilogy.
Ashley Marie
I have no words.

Now please excuse me while I go drown my book hangover in a bowl of mint chocolate chip ice cream.

Also, immense thanks to Inge, Aly and Sarah for not shutting up about these books.
Nov 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Well...that was tragic. Might write a longer review after I finish my psychotherapy sessions that I now require.

Ms. Damico has done it again--she first amazed me with a second book that was stronger than the first. Then there's this, a book that looks at YA literary tropes, declares "shitballs", and kicks them all in the face, reinventing the proverbial wheel. I guess in a book about reapers, death is inevitable. But I won't say anymore. Spoilers! I respect any book, movie, tv show, etc that is
Jul 16, 2014 rated it it was ok
Oh no, I did not just give up studying today for this....this...this...

I was quite disappointed. Contrary to what the majority might think, this was not a happy ending. After all the fun/humorous/sarcasm/entertaining stuff around, I expected this kids to have a HALLELUJA of happy life and grow old.

After Lex practically got screwed seven ways to Sunday and got blamed for everything, things just got worse. Everyone kept dying for the greater good, kept killing themselves in the process. Then of c
Nov 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Melissa Chung
Aug 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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5 fucking stars! If you have not read this hilariously dark trilogy of a girl who winds up being a Grim Reaper you must.

This conclusion, this finale, this end to a twistedly heartfelt trilogy, about a bunch of hooligan teens trying to save the world was amazeballs.

I would describe these books as YA paranormal comedy-coming of age story. All the teens grow in this book. They all become better in some way. I've always been fascinated with the Grim Reaper and this trilogy satisfied that craving and
50 bazzilion stars for completely breaking my heart.

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's perfect atmosphere gone.And they won't like it.That's fine.Personally I believe th
Jul 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Best of the three and a great conclusion.
Why do I read books like this that make me feel things? I was a little worried after the second book, but this book redeemed the series. More complete review to come.

Complete review:

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
Dec 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2013-2014-read
Series Rating: 2.5
The first book, Croak, is pretty great, but as the series goes on there becomes a disconnect between all the horrible things that happen and the characters' reactions to them. Basically, the mood whiplash in these books is ridiculous.

I started out loving how snarky everyone was. Every character here is funny and sassy and there were more than a few moments were they had me laughing out loud. But then, starting in the second book and definitely by the third, the story got more s
Sugar &
Oct 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2013, library, ya
Your being forewarned! There will be MAJOR spoilers in this review. So, if u hate spoilers then quit reading right now.......

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
Sarah (Workaday Reads)
Aug 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
It took me almost 2 years to finally read this series ender, but it didn’t feel like it. By the time I read the first 10 pages, I was completely sucked in and felt comfortable understanding everything that was happening. That’s a great sign since the previous books obviously made an impression somewhere in my memory. This book fit right into those impressions, and fulfilled my expectations wonderfully.

The darkest in the trilogy, this book still has the overall humour vibe of the series. It meant
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Jan 02, 2013 rated it did not like it
It is difficult to rate Rogue as I was unimpressed with book two and this sentiment continued into this book. The book was largely boring and absolutely did not hold my attention. Honestly I skipped parts but read the end. I was impressed that Damico chose to end the series the way she did, although it will probably cause a sappy response from true lovers of the series. I, however, felt no attachment to the characters and was very happy to see the series end (with absolute finality it would seem ...more
I was going to wait until the broken pieces of my heart reassembled themselves somewhat in a few days before writing this review, but I'm going to use all these terrible, gut-wrenching emotions that are killing me inside right now to try and convey why Rogue is one of the best endings I've ever read and why Damico should never, ever, EVER stop writing.

You know a book is good and worthwhile when it manages to make you feel something really powerful, when it is able to evoke within you so many fee
Nov 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Back when the first book in the series, Croak, came out my friend Zoë and I decided to read it together as a read-a-long, and we continued that trend all the way until Rogue...unfortunately when it first came our we were too buy to read it together, so it got swept aside, but we finally did it!! We finished the Croak trilogy. :P

I always struggle a bit writing reviews for final books in trilogies or series because I don't want to spoil anything, so forgive me for being SUPER vague, and for my bre
Jul 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Oh my, what an ending to a series that sneaked up on me, then grabbed me and didn't let me go until I was finished with the last book. I can't tell how many times I laughed and, especially in the third installment, actually cried with and for its endearing and memorable characters. I guess this story and its bittersweet ending will stay with me for quite some time to come. This is what great entertainment looks like. Very well played, Mrs. Damico! ...more
I really want to give this a 4, but I'm taking away 1 star until (view spoiler) ...more
Siobhan Kilsby
Feb 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
WHY? ........... I'm still crying now! That ending though! How could Gina Damico do that??? ...more
Aisha Oaktree
I shed a few tears but it was a satisfying experience and ending.

Originally Reviewd on Bewitching Bibliophile

Once again let's start with the amaze-balls covers, when they are all lined up together they are so pretty!!! This has taken me several years to finish as I have placed it on like every TBR pile through the years. It's not because it wasn't engaging it's because I didn't want it to end and as much as I love it and can go back and re-read; there's nothing like reading the ending and find
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I grew up under four feet of snow in Syracuse, New York. I received a degree in theater and sociology from Boston College, where I was active with the Committee for Creative Enactments, a murder mystery improv comedy troupe that may or may not have sparked my interest in wildly improbably bloodshed. I have since worked as a tour guide, transcriptionist, theater house manager, scenic artist, movie ...more

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“Smack me if we ever get that awful.”
“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.”
“You going to let him talk to me like that?” Driggs said to Lex. “Defend my honor, woman.”
“Defend your own honor,”
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