Tuesday, March 13, 2012

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week's WoW selection is...
Croak (Croak, #1)

Sixteen-year-old Lex Bartleby has sucker-punched her last classmate. Fed up with her punkish, wild behavior, her parents ship her off to upstate New York to live with her Uncle Mort for the summer, hoping that a few months of dirty farm work will whip her back into shape. But Uncle Mort’s true occupation is much dirtier than that of shoveling manure.

He’s a Grim Reaper. And he’s going to teach her the family business.

Lex quickly assimilates into the peculiar world of Croak, a town populated entirely by reapers who deliver souls from this life to the next. Along with her infuriating yet intriguing partner Driggs and a rockstar crew of fellow Grim apprentices, Lex is soon zapping her targets like a natural born Killer.

Yet her innate ability morphs into an unchecked desire for justice—or is it vengeance?—whenever she’s forced to Kill a murder victim, craving to stop the attackers before they can strike again. So when people start to die—that is, people who aren’t supposed to be dying, people who have committed grievous crimes against the innocent—Lex’s curiosity is piqued. Her obsession grows as the bodies pile up, and a troubling question begins to swirl through her mind: if she succeeds in tracking down the murderer, will she stop the carnage — or will she ditch Croak and join in?            ~ From GoodReads

Why I'm Waiting~  Umm...Reapers. I love them. (Ever heard of a dude named Tod?) I love that this Reaper is a female, you don't get that a lot. I love the cover, she has such a devilish (couldn't resist) smile.

Paperback, 311 pages
Expected publication: March 20th 2012 by Graphia/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
You can preorder CROAK at:

34 comments:

  1. I am looking forward to this one!!

    http://lovesbooksreviews.blogspot.com/2012/03/waiting-on-wednesday-35-insurgent.html

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  2. Looks good! And yes, love the Tod! ;)

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  3. I just finished this! It was good! I loved the town of Croak and of course I love reapers! hehe Love that you mentioned TOD!
    My WOW

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    1. Awesome! I haven't talked to anyone who's read it. I'll be looking for your review!

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  4. OMGoodness i want this so bad!! and you know what!! i got it from netgalley!!! AHHHH even better!!!! eeep!! i need to get to reading this sucker!! great pick!!

    Tara's WoW

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    1. Cool! I guess that's what I get for avoiding NetGalley!

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  5. Great pick! I've had this on my list for a while. Cannot wait for it to release. And I'm diggin the cover.
    Shellie @ Creative Reads

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  6. Hm, for some reason I just can't seem to like this one or want to read it even. The cover is actually not working for me and the plot is just okay. I'll probably still give it a try but I'm very skeptic.

    Aleksandra @ Divine Secrets of a Little Bookworm

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  7. I wasn't going to read this book but now after reading the synopsis I have changed my mind. Next week will never get here!

    http://jrafterdark.blogspot.com/2012/03/wow-something-like-normal-by-trish.html

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  8. I've been looking forward to this one for a long time. The cover really stands out among the crowd. It sounds like it's going to be a fun read, and I love reapers, too!

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    1. The cover does stand out! Starting with...she's not wearing a dress.

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  9. I really want to read this book too!! It sounds so good. Have you seen the book trailer? It's very entertaining. What an awesome pick Andrea!!

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    1. I haven't watched the trailer. I've heard it's great.

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  10. Nice waiting on pick! I'll definitely be checking this one out when it is released and it so being added to my overflowing TBR list. Thank you for sharing! :)

    Here's mine:

    http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/2012/03/waiting-on-wednesday-14.html

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  11. I love Reapers, too. Can't wait to read this book. Have you read the Charley Davidson series? That has a female Reaper, too. :)

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    1. Today is the first time I've heard that. I need to read those books!

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  12. A few people picked Croak this week. I like reaper stories so I'm looking forward to it.

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  13. Reapers definitely make this one a must-read for me. Great pick!

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  14. This sounds so cool I love grim reaper stories since I read Darynda Jone's series so I'm looking forward to this one too! Great pick!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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    1. I didn't know the Charley Daniels series was about reapers! Very cool!

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  15. I want to read this book so badly, Croak is on my crave list. Great choice click on my name to see my picks.

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  16. Whoa, this sounds INCREDIBLE. I, also, love Reapers. I, also, credit that to a certain blonde reaper whose name starts with a "T" and ends with "od" :)

    My WoW

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  17. This one sounds very good :) !! I look forward oto read some reviews on it .. Great piCK Andrea !!

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  18. I love love love Tod! This one does look great and I can't wait to see how badass the female reaper is going to be.

    You can check out my WoW pick here.

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    ShawnaLeAnn
    Dreaming In The Pages

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  19. The book cover alone sold me. But the blurb is pretty damn awesome too. Wow. I don't like YA books at all, but this one looks like a winner!

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    1. I really like the cover, too. From what I've seen online, the author is realllly funny.

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  20. OK, seriously? This one sounds liek SO MUCH FUN. I'm ITCHING to read it! Great pick!

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  21. A great WoW!! I haven't heard of this book but it sounds intriguing, thank-you for sharing :)

    Sharon @ Obsession with Books

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