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Scorch | [Gina Damico]

Scorch

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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?

©2012 Gina Damico (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    jennifer leander, TX, United States 12-23-13
    jennifer leander, TX, United States 12-23-13 Member Since 2013

    I am awesome.

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    "Look Alive"
    Would you listen to Scorch again? Why?

    I will definitely rerun this book because the story was quite captivating. Plus, I love going back to see if I can find clues I missed prior.


    What other book might you compare Scorch to and why?

    Any this book holds up to any other Grimm tales that I have read. It was kind of nice to see this from a female's perspective,rather than, the usual male.


    Which character – as performed by Jessica Almasy – was your favorite?

    My favorite character is still Uncle Mort. Close second, Driggs


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Easy to get engulfed in the story.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jo Holland Park West, Australia 12-03-13
    Jo Holland Park West, Australia 12-03-13 Listener Since 2007
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    "A great sequel"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Already have - An engaging story with a fun and witty MC.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The description of the city Necropolis. I had a good giggle over that.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Marjorie 07-19-13
    Marjorie 07-19-13 Member Since 2014

    Love this site! I have a very busy job, so listening to audio books enables me to keep up on great stories!

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    "AHHHHHHHHHH! When does book 3 come out???"
    What made the experience of listening to Scorch the most enjoyable?

    Oh all of it. I just love the Juniors. And that Gina Damico. She is the best. Such a clever writer. I'm so glad I stumbled onto this series!


    Which character – as performed by Jessica Almasy – was your favorite?

    Pip. SOOOO adorable!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The ending of course. Talk about a cliffhanger!


    Any additional comments?

    You must read these books ASAP. They are smart, sassy, and splendid.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Maureen O'Hara 08-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it!"

    Great book, sad at times, funny and amazing at other points in the book. Lots of action and plot twists. A great read. Awesome performance by Jessica Almasy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ANGIE JAMESTOWN, TN, United States 07-28-15
    ANGIE JAMESTOWN, TN, United States 07-28-15 Member Since 2013
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    "No Progress With The Story"
    Any additional comments?

    Hmm, I'm not really sure how I feel about this book. I just finished it a few minutes ago. I'm now sitting here, wondering how I really feel about it. I figured the story wouldn't end. Just like book 1, it's left at a cliff hanger and you must buy book 3 to get any closure. But I expected that. What I didn't expect was for there to be no moving forward in the story line. It's hard to explain without giving spoilers.
    I didn't like that there was so much jumping around, literally. They're in one place, then another, then another, over and over. There were several times when I thought I may have zoned out during the audiobook and missed a chunk of book. Also, there's no time given. Has it been an hour, a day, or a whole week? With as much jumping from place to place, it's hard to tell the time.
    And honestly, the ending just got stupid. The first part of the book was fine. The second, with all the jumping and characters, new gifts, new beings, deaths, etc. it just got so jangled that it was stupid.
    Also, what's the point of being "special" with the rare ability to "damn" if anyone can just easily take it (or copy your power with a touch and then use it themselves?) Which leads me to also wonder......why are scythes so readily available? The reapers have their very own scythe, made just for them. So why are they a dime a dozen and can be taken and used by any reaper?
    So I will give this audiobook 3 stars. The narrator was spot on again. I will go ahead and buy book 3, just for closure and to feel like I haven't wasted my money on the first 2. (If I didn't already have money sunk into the first 2 books, I would not continue with the series.)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    darla 06-03-15
    darla 06-03-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Interesting and different!"

    This is the 3rd of her books I've listened to. There is some bad language , being the only down. At 46 I enjoyed this book and think most ages would appreciate it. I wouldn't say under 15 because of some suffrage and the cussing. Enjoy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    nymiah 04-20-15
    nymiah 04-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic! Thoroughly loving this story!"

    Fantastic story, and an absolutely wonderful Voice Artist! I will be following both the author And the voice artist from here on out. Highly recommended!!

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    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 04-12-15
    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 04-12-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Great 2nd book in series"
    Would you listen to Scorch again? Why?

    YES! the Narration was very well done, the story line kept moving and it kept you interested in all the characters. (even the really nasty ones)


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story line was about young people and how they take charge of their lives, and how they eventually take responsibility for their actions.


    What about Jessica Almasy’s performance did you like?

    She was perfect for this series, with emotions and voices especially.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to the last book in this trilogy. Knowing that there will be an end also makes it more enjoyable. Some authors don't know when to stop. I have a feeling book three will be totally worth the listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Scott 01-18-15
    Carol Scott 01-18-15 Member Since 2015

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    "good 2nd book, and lead to 3rd."
    What did you like best about Scorch? What did you like least?

    the kids came into their own. they grew up, and took the lead for a bit of the book.
    for the least. that there was a big jump at the end. fight...end. I needed more. but the next book does put it all in place.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Scorch?

    lol, going to all the spots in the kids lives. I liked that. fun, to run the uncle around.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    it was the chapter of the kids jumping the uncle all over. I laughed so hard...I could just see it. :)


    Was Scorch worth the listening time?

    yes.


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    Amazon Customer 01-09-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Awesome sequel"

    I usually don't do cliffhangers. Mostly because the sequel sucks. Perfect us the only way to describe this sequel. Lex is my new YA favorite heroine. She is like a little Kate Daniels and that is some high praise. Wonderfully written

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  • sharon
    Falmouth, United Kingdom
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    "Humorous shenanigans........."

    This is Book 2 in the series Lex is in trouble what with her burgeoning powers, an angry scared town of Croak, and a very dangerous Zara.
    Much in the same vain as the first book but the situation is running to desperate if Lex is to solve the puzzle, and face Zara.
    Lots of tongue in cheek humor, love and action, again a keeper. The characters are the strength of the book an easy entertaining listen. Only whinge is it stops again on a cliffhanger!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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