Our recappers kick ass here, but they kick some ass in real life too! Let’s check in on one of our all time faves, Screampillar!
Gina Damico recapped Friday Night Lights and The Apprentice (among others) here at the gasm a few years ago. She left to write a book, and it’s coming out this week! The book is called Croak, and it’s young adult fiction that’s not about vampires. I didn’t even know that was allowed in the publishing industry.
Check out the description:
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?
Congrats, Screampillar!! We’re so proud of you and will be reading! To get the book on Amazon, click here.
To check out Gina’s website, click here, or follow her on twitter @ginadamico