Jun 192015
 
Review: RogueRogue (Croak #3) by Gina Damico
Published by Graphia on Sept 10, 2013
Genres: Humour, Paranormal, YA
Format: Paperback from Library
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
Rating: four-stars

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.

It took me almost 2 years to finally read this series ender, but it didn’t feel like it. By the time I read the first 10 pages, I was completely sucked in and felt comfortable understanding everything that was happening. That’s a great sign since the previous books obviously made an impression somewhere in my memory. This book fit right into those impressions, and fulfilled my expectations wonderfully.

The darkest in the trilogy, this book still has the overall humour vibe of the series. It meant the book was very entertaining, even with a lot of darker undertones. Like the previous books, the characters face real dangers, and not everyone escapes unharmed, which makes for some tense reading.

The ending was very satisfying. I’m always a little nervous about series endings since I want everything to be wrapped up neatly, but in a logical way. This book did that well, and even left me feeling good about ending my adventures with the characters. I never want to say goodbye, but this book made me okay with it. And that’s a really rewarding way to end things.

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