Scorch by Gina Damico
Reviewed 21 April 2015
5 / 5
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?
And this is how you skip the second book slump. HOLY CROW, ARE YOU KIDDING ME. I finished this book approximately 3 minutes ago and I can’t form a functional sentence.
Okay, attempting to breath at a normal pace and lower my heart rate back to where it should be.
If it’s possible, I have fallen in love with Driggs and Lex and all the wonderful little Junior Grims that Damico has thought up.
I love that the characters are still their sassy selves and they haven’t fallen flat from the first book. They’re just as great as they were before, which is something a lot of authors struggle to uphold in the second book.
The plot didn’t lose any momentum. It was still action packed and made me giddy and nervous and want to throw it across the room. So yay!
I’m so glad I bought the third book at the same time I bought the second. Off to go enjoy the final chapter of Croak now. Wish me luck.
THIS WHOLE SERIES SO FAR. JUST YES. PLEASE. YES.