Monday, July 31, 2017

[Review] Rogue (Croak #3)
by Gina Damico

Source: Received a copy from the Canadian distributor in exchange for an honest review.
Publisher: Graphia (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Release Date: September 10, 2013
Number of Pages: 326 (Paperback)


Description from Goodreads:
Lex is a teenage Grim Reaper with the power to Damn souls, and it’s getting out of control. She’s a fugitive, on the run from the maniacal new mayor of Croak and the townspeople who want to see her pay the price for her misdeeds. Uncle Mort rounds up the Junior Grims to flee Croak once again, but this time they’re joined by Grotton, the most powerful Grim of all time. Their new mission is clear: Fix his mistakes, or the Afterlife will cease to exist, along with all the souls in it. 

The gang heads for Necropolis, the labyrinth-like capital city of the Grimsphere. There, they discover that the Grimsphere needs a reboot. To do that, the portals to the Afterlife must be destroyed…but even that may not be enough to fix the damage. Things go from bad to worse, and when at last the fate of the Afterlife and all the souls of the Damned hang in the balance, it falls to Lex and her friends to make one final, impossible choice.

This review is a long, long, long time coming!

Back when the first book in the series, Croak, came out my friend Zoë and I decided to read it together as a read-a-long, and we continued that trend all the way until Rogue...unfortunately when it first came our we were too buy to read it together, so it got swept aside, but we finally did it!! We finished the Croak trilogy. :P

I always struggle a bit writing reviews for final books in trilogies or series because I don't want to spoil anything, so forgive me for being SUPER vague, and for my brevity! After finishing Rogue, I was so conflicted!!! I loved it sooo much, but it also broke my heart! The characters are just as fantastic as they've always been, it was just as funny as the first two books (although this one was definitely much more sobering than the others), and the story still kept me absolutely hooked right up until the last page! 

Overall, Rogue was a wonderful conclusion to this trilogy! It had me on edge the entire time, made me laugh, and it made me cry...I was absolutely WRECKED when I finished reading it, but I was also very satisfied with the story, and I think if you loved the first two you've definitely love this one! If you're new to this trilogy I think it's perfect for fans of the TV show Dead Like Me, and for anyone who likes their humour a bit on the morbid side. ;)

Have you read any of the Croak trilogy yet?
If you have, have you finished Rogue yet?
And if you haven't started yet, do you think it sounds like something you would like?


2 comments:

  1. i can't believe you just wrote this review I don't even remember what happened in this book hahaha but always love buddy reading with you, hope we can do it again sometime soon! i am reading another gina damico book right now and it is just not as good as this trilogy (waste of space) but i really want to read hellhole and wax as well since i loved these books so much and they were so much fun.

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    1. haha I had it mostly written...just not finished (I have soooo many drafts like that :P I need to get better at writing my full reviews right away!). I love buddy reading with you, too!! We definitely need to do it again soon!!! I'll have to start with Hellhole or Wax then since you weren't as big a fan of Waste of Space...hopefully those two are better. ;)

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