Fed up with her wild behavior, sixteen-year-old Lex's 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 Lex the family business.
She quickly assimilates into the peculiar world of Croak, a town populated by reapers who deliver souls from this life to the next. But Lex can't stop her 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. Will she ditch Croak and go rogue with her reaper skills?
Croak was a nice, original read. It reminded me of the tv show Dead Like Me, in a good way. It took me a while to get used to the voice, but once I got used to it the rest of the book flew by. The concept of a town full of Grim Reapers was unique and interesting, and it lends itself to a lot of dark humor, which I enjoyed.
There is a lot of violence and language in this novel, something I didn't mind, but some people might.
This is a great debut and nice start to the series, and I can't wait to see where book two goes.