Synopses & Reviews
Croak used to be the only place where teenage grim reaper Lex felt like she fit in. But after she let the murderous Zara get away—and inadvertently transferred her ability to damn souls to her on top of that—Lex is a pariah in the little town full of Grims. Her boyfriend, Driggs, and her other Junior Grim friends have stood by her, but that has only made them outcasts, too. Meanwhile, Zara is still out there Damning innocents, and no one is safe. Its up to Lexs Uncle Mort, mayor of Croak, to protect the townspeople. But when tragedy strikes, the Grims rise up against him, too. To escape their wrath, Mort takes Lex and the other Juniors on a wild road trip to DeMyse, a Las Vegas-like Grim city where they can hide out until the chaos in Croak subsides. Though this sparkling desert oasis is full of luxuries and amusements, Lex wants nothing more than to return to her simple little town and the good graces of its citizens. Her best chance at that would be to stop Zara once and for all—but how can she do that from DeMyse, where the Grims seem cheerfully oblivious to Zaras killing spree? Lex needs to track down the secret book that would make Zara even more dangerous. But she has no idea of the chilling lengths her nemesis would go to in order to find it first.
Praise for Scorch
"An amusing blend of whimsy and humor with serious drama and blood."
"Characters are always as clever as we wish we were. . . . An irresistible blend of impending doom, irreverent humor, hormone-fueled make-out sessions, and creative world-building make this sequel stronger than its predecessor and will leave readers dying for the next book."
Praise for Croak
"Go ahead and die laughing, knowing that the safe transport of your mortal soul will be the summer job of a sweetheart teen with godlike power and discipline problems. A lot of books make me wish I could live within their pages, but I wouldn't mind dying in this one."
—Adam Rex, author of Fat Vampire
"Creepy and hilarious."
—VOYA, 4Q, 5P
Praise for Rogue
"A gut-wrenching, laugh-out-loud, gritty, honest and brave ending to an appealing trilogy."
"Jinks has hold of a clever idea and a solid sense of humor."—Publishers Weekly
"The satire isn't all that's biting in this darkly comedic sequel to The Reformed Vampire Support Group (2009)."—Kirkus Reviews
Reformed Vampire Support Group
2010 ALA Best Books for Young Adults
Nominated as a YALSA Teens Top Ten
"Jinkss signature facility with plot and character development is intact as she turns to the topic of vampires—as fans can anticipate, hers are not the romantic superheroes of the Stephenie Meyers books....Throwing in delicious details and aperçus, the author works her way from the murder of one of the vampires to suspense and adventure of the sinister yet daffy variety beloved by readers of Evil Genius. The plot twists, more ornate than in previous works, ramp up the giddiness—and, perhaps, camouflage the corpses, blood and other byproducts of the genre." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Support Group is truly like no other vampire story. It is witty, cunning, and humorous, with numerous plot twists and turns. Jinks has conjured up an eccentric but believable cast of characters in a story full of action and adventure." —School Library Journal
"Jinkss quirky sense of humor will appeal to fans of her Evil Genius series. Those tired of torrid bloodsucker stories or looking for a comic riff on the trend will feel refreshed by the vomitous, guinea-pig-drinking accidental heroics of Nina and her pals." —Kirkus Reviews
"The ill-assorted bunch of vampires in this offbeat Australian novel couldn't be further from the iconic image of the dangerous, sexy night creature....Jinks draws her characters and their unique challenges in great detail; though the adventure takes a while to get into gear, there's plenty of blood and guts (both types) to go around. One part problem novel, one part comedy, and one part murder-mystery, this alternative vampire story is for outsiders of all kinds, underground or otherwise." —The Horn Book
"Jinks takes readers on a wild ride, poking wicked fun at vampire enthusiasts of all stripes with her wryly clinical take . . . a first-rate comedy with equal appeal for avid vampire fans and those who wouldn't be caught dead with a copy of Twilight." —The Bulletin
In the second high-stakes installment in this morbidly funny series about a teenage grim reaper, Lex tries to track down a renegade grim who is indiscriminately damning souls. But how can Lex be a hero when the so many of her fellow Grims have turned against her for her own misdeeds?
Sixteen-year-old Lex Bartleby is a teenage grim reaper with the bizarre ability to Damn souls. That makes her pretty scary, even to fellow Grims. But after inadvertently transferring her ability to Zara, a murderous outlaw, Lex is a pariah in Croak, the little town she calls home. To escape the townspeoples wrath, she and her friends embark on a wild road trip to DeMyse. Though this sparkling desert oasis is full of luxuries and amusements, it feels like a prison to Lex. Her best chance at escape would be to stop Zara once and for all—but how can she do that from DeMyse, where the Grims seem mysteriously oblivious to Zaras killing spree?
Tobias tries to come to terms with the possibility that he might be a werewolf, and enlists the help of suburban vampires when he is abducted, in the highly anticipated sequel to The Reformed Vampire Support Group.
When Tobias Richard Vandevelde wakes up in a hospital with no memory of the night
before, his horrified mother tells him that he was found unconscious. At Featherdale
Wildlife Park. In a dingo pen.
He assumes that his two best friends are somehow responsible, until the mysterious
Reuben turns up, claiming that Toby has a rare and dangerous “condition.” Next thing
he knows, Toby finds himself involved with a strange bunch of sickly insomniacs who
seem convinced that he needs their help. Its not until hes kidnapped and imprisoned
that he starts to believe them—and to understand what being a paranormal monster
About the Author
Gina Damico grew up in Syracuse, New York. She received a degree in theater and sociology from Boston College, where she was active with the Committee for Creative Enactments, the countrys only collegiate murder mystery improv comedy troupe. She has since worked as a tour guide, transcriptionist, theater house manager, scenic artist, and movie extra. Croak is her first novel. She lives in Boston with her husband, two cats, and a closet full of black hoodies.