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.
I am awesome.
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.
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.
My favorite character is still Uncle Mort. Close second, Driggs
Easy to get engulfed in the story.
Already have - An engaging story with a fun and witty MC.
The description of the city Necropolis. I had a good giggle over that.
Love this site! I have a very busy job, so listening to audio books enables me to keep up on great stories!
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!
Pip. SOOOO adorable!
The ending of course. Talk about a cliffhanger!
You must read these books ASAP. They are smart, sassy, and splendid.
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.)
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.
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!!
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)
The story line was about young people and how they take charge of their lives, and how they eventually take responsibility for their actions.
She was perfect for this series, with emotions and voices especially.
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.
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.
lol, going to all the spots in the kids lives. I liked that. fun, to run the uncle around.
it was the chapter of the kids jumping the uncle all over. I laughed so hard...I could just see it. :)
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
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!
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