Scorch (Croak) (Paperback)
Houghton Mifflin, 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?
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Praise For Scorch (Croak)…
"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