Title: Rogue (Croak #3)
Author: Gina Damico
Release Date/Publisher: September 10th 2013 by Graphia
Read: August 16th 2013
Pages: 336-ARC for review
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.
What I thought:
A big thank you to Tomas Allen & Son for a review copy of this! I’m so happy to have received a copy, but also sad because it’s the last book in the series! I will definitely be purchasing a final copy of it at some point so it can match my collection too.
If you haven’t read the first two books, go do that now! This starts right after the second book, as the team embarks on a brand new mission which involves staying alive and saving the Afterlife. Everything builds up for this book and it goes fast, but in a good way so you won’t have to worry about it dragging at all. Honestly, if you liked the first two books you will not be disappointed.
There was a lot of action, and when there were breaks there was always something important going on, like romantic bonding, secrets being revealed, or plans being discussed. The comedy wasn’t lacking in this either, I think that there was a really good mix of it with the seriousness of what they were trying to do. You really get to learn more about the Grims too like how they came to be and how certain characters are connected.
The ending was actually sad and there were a few twists that I would not have guessed. All around it was a great ending to an awesomely fun series!