book reviews by Althea

Croak – Gina Damico ***

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Croak by Gina Damico
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The premise is what drew me to pick up this book: a rebellious teen discovers that her true calling is to become a Grim Reaper. Awesome, right?
Well, it is fun. The author aims for a Terry-Pratchett-esque style and sense of humor (It specifically calls ‘Mort’ to mind), but it often feels obvious that this is the work of a new writer. The characters can feel a bit flat, and some act more juvenile that they might, given their stated ages.
The book also ends with many unanswered questions, and an obvious set-up for a sequel, which is a bit annoying. It was still a light, enjoyable read.

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