Graphia Books, Paperback, 9780547624570, 332pp.
Publication Date: September 25, 2012
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?
"An amusing blend of whimsy and humor with serious drama and blood."--Kirkus Praise for Croak: "Go ahead and die laughing, knowing that the safe transport of your mortal soul will be the summer job of a sweetheart teen with godlike power and discipline problems. A lot of books make me wish I could live within their pages, but I wouldn't mind dying in this one."—Adam Rex, author of Fat Vampire "Creepy and hilarious."—VOYA, 4Q, 5P