Wednesday, February 26, 2014


Rogue by Gina Damico

This book is the third book in a series (and final book (ALL THE SAD NOISES)). I previously reviewed the first two books.
Book one, Croak, can be found HERE.
Book two, Scorch, can be found HERE.

If you want anything to remain unspoiled about the first two books, do not read this review as it will contain spoilers for the first two books (and hopefully very few for the third book).

An amazon summary, "Lex, a teenage Grim Reaper, has the power to Damn souls, and it’s getting out of control. Her boyfriend, Driggs, is dead . . . sort of. 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." AMAZON LINK OF JUSTICE

In the past blog posts, I mentioned how funny the books were, and this book continues to do so.

In the past blog posts, I mentioned how unique/quirky the characters are, and this book continues to do so.

Question: Does this book follow in the same wicked footsteps as the first two books?

Short answer: AWW YEAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

At the end of my blog post about the second book I had a little paragraph about speculations and oh mannn the book was better than what I had speculated. PLUS I like how much of the book just took me off guard. Forever.

At times it was a bit jarring because there were things I expected to happen/wanted to happen, but in the end I liked where the book wound up.

....Onward to my summary of the book..

This will contain spoilers for the first two books, so read no further if you want those left unspoiled.

Lex is on the run with Driggs, Uncle Mort, and Grotton. They have the Wrong Book, they just need to get the heck out of town as Norwood has turned the town folk against them. The get some very intense help from Pandora (I'll leave that to be a fun surprise), and make it to Uncle Mort's house. They finally get to the go in the basement and see all the wonders hidden down there as Uncle Mort reveals what must be done to save the afterlife. They must close the portals of each town.


Did I mention Driggs is half human? Yeah, there's that (see Scorch for more details).

They get the heck out of town thanks to Pandora's help and make it to the The Happy Spruce Inn where they meet up with the other junior Grimms. There's a lot of relief around the group about being together but they're still being chased by Norwood supporters.

They're off again to hide in a creepy place while they regroup and discuss their plans while also trying to investigate the Wrong Book.

If that wasn't enough, on top of all that the juniors are starting to couple up (if they hadn't already) with a lot of Driggs and Lex trying to get it on (which for hilarious reasons gets delayed for a while).


There are various intricacies that are revealed slowly but surely throughout the series that lead into this TIDAL WAVE OF STORY at the end. It's pretty awesome.

....that's all I'm going to say.

It was amazing folks. Amazing.

Happy reading!

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