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August 26, 2013

Blog Tour: Rogue by Gina Damico – Review, Hidden Letter, and Giveaway

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Welcome to our Tour Stop for

Rogue (Croak #3) by Gina Damico

the the last book in the CROAK trilogy.

I had such a good time reading this series, and encourage
readers everywhere to check out these amazing books.

At our stop, you can check out our review of Rogue and you’ll also 
find the hidden letter for our stop that you’ll need for a super awesome
giveaway author, Gina Damico, is having!

Also, be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

Happy hunting!

Rogue

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.

add to goodreadsRogue (Croak #3) by Gina Damico
Publication Date:  September 10, 2013
Publisher:  Graphia

Hey hey Croak fans! Welcome to my blog tour / photo hunt / Roguestravaganza! 
 
From now until ROGUE’s release on September 10th, each stop on the tour will reveal an image that represents a chapter in the book – could refer to setting, plot, an important object, mood, or whatever other diabolical visualizations with which I feel like tormenting my dear readers. Each image also contains a hidden letter…though really, they’re not that well hidden. (If you have eyes, you should be able to spot them.) Collect the letters every day, and at the end of the tour I’ll hold a contest, the winner of which will receive signed and annotated copies of the complete trilogy. (For a complete description of the contest, tour schedule, and links to the stops you might have missed, check out the blog tour page on my website.)
 
This photo is for Chapter 10. I will let the image do the talking.
 
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Thanks for having me! Good luck everyone!

Available for Purchase:
amazon|B&N|TBD|indiebound

 

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** This title was provided to us by the Publisher for an honest review.
We were in no way paid for our opinions **

 

You can check out our review of book 1, Croak, HERE!

You can check out our review of book 2, Scorch, HERE!

 

MaryAnn NewRogue by Gina Damico was an action packed finale to this amazing series.  Lots of edge of your seat action that was impossible to tear my eyes away from.

Book three in the Croak series picks up pretty much where book two left off.  Lex and the gang are fighting for their lives.  With Driggs as a ghost, and those that they thought were allies now turned enemies, Lex, Uncle Mort, and the rest of the crew now have a mission that seems impossible.

They must not travel to Necropolis and seal off the portal to the Afterlife.  But getting there is half the battle.  With Norwood and his henchmen only mere steps behind them, these rogue grims must make their way to the Grim capital, undetected if possible, and carry out their mission.

With help from those that many least expected, the twists and turns come full force and an ending that is both emotional and unbelievable, Rogue by Gina Damico is a series finale that will have readers wishing that the ride wasn’t over all too soon.

I found Rogue by Gina Damico chalk full of laugh out loud moments.  It was, by far, the most entertaining book of this series, and author, Gina Damico, held no stops when it came to the hilarity.  I feel like I was laughing/giggling throughout the entire read.

But the humor isn’t the only thing that had me loving this book.  The twists that are thrown at you were ones that left my mouth open, and my eyes watery.  I was shaking my head willing for this awful outcome to not come true.  I literally had to put the book down and take a breather and collect my thoughts.  WHY GINA DAMICO!  WHYYYY!!! (You evil genius, you…)

The characters are the ones that we have all grown to love while reading the first two books, and in this installment, we witness their selfless sacrifices time and time again.  I just don’t know how much more feels my heart could take!  It was one after another after another.  STOP! (No, keep going…it was awesome!)

My love for dear Uncle Mort totally intensified 1000 fold in this book.  You’ll have to read the book to find out why, but when you get to that point, you too will feel the overwhelming love for this rebel without a cause.

I found Lex to be more of a smartass in Rogue, than in the other books, and I loved it.  I’ve always enjoyed this character and her verbal diarrhea.  And the various scenes and conversations in the book played out so easily in my mind like a movie.  Everything flowed perfectly, and the “one ups” and “jabs” were perfectly timed.

The ending ending was a little disappointing for me, simply because it didn’t turn out how I hoped it would.  It was still great, but did leave a little bit of a sour taste in my mouth.

All in all, a fantabulous read and a series that will be among my top favs.  I would recommend this book and series to fans of grim reaper stories, those looking for an action packed read, and for anyone who is up for meeting some truly unforgettable characters that will remain in your heart and solidify your love of reading.

 

Chapter-by-Chapter-header---About-the-Author

I grew up under four feet of snow in Syracuse, New York. I received a degree in theater and sociology from Boston College, where I was active with the Committee for Creative Enactments, a murder mystery improv comedy troupe that may or may not have sparked my interest in wildly improbably bloodshed. I have since worked as a tour guide, transcriptionist, theater house manager, scenic artist, movie extra, office troll, retail monkey, yarn hawker, and breadmonger. I live in Boston with my husband, two cats, and a closet full of black hoodies.

Connect:  Website / Twitter / Facebook / Goodreads

Chapter-by-Chapter-header---Giveaway

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21 Comments

  1. nurmawati djuhawan
    8/26/2013

    like a mirror ? i really don’t know :)

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  2. Sana
    8/26/2013

    I think the picture means ELEVATE because there ois an “E” placed on it. Or maybe it means the digger which the girl is holding on the book cover, the curce of the lift matches the digger on the cover.
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  3. may
    8/26/2013

    Not sure… all stuff with building!

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  4. […] shoutout to the ROGUE blog tour, which rages on over at Chapter by Chapter, and don’t forget to pick up your Kindle copy of SCORCH on Amazon, which is a steal at only […]

  5. Perhaps “Escalate” since its an Escalator?
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  6. Diamond Nazaneen
    8/26/2013

    My first thought was Stairway to Heaven…but then the E doesn’t really fit.
    The person in comments who said Elevate is super smart..I’m gonna say maybe it’s Elevate. (?)
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  7. Meghan Stith
    8/26/2013

    An escalator to heaven?? I have NO idea.

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  8. Veronica Vasquez
    8/26/2013

    Stairway to Heaven is my first thought on it.. maybe elevating up to Heaven?

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  9. Barrie
    8/26/2013

    Escalator means moving forward?

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  10. Dakota
    8/26/2013

    Lots of means of going up and down lately… Friday was the spiral staircase and now an escalator…

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  11. DannyBookworm
    8/26/2013

    I remember totally loving the dialogue and humor in the first book! I’d like go on with the series even if I didn’t like the first one so much ….

    Also, now I am curious what happens at the end that leaves a sour taste!
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    Chapter by Chapter Reply:

    This one is the best of the 3 by far. I’m curious to see what you’d think of the ending!

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  12. Krutula
    8/27/2013

    Maybe they are going towards Heaven – or whatever sort of afterlife the souls have?
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  13. Arden
    8/27/2013

    No where to go but up, because there is only one way.

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  14. JennH
    8/29/2013

    Ummm… Can’t really think of anything :)

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  15. Kimberly Mayberry
    8/29/2013

    I think it means someone is on the move or will be traveling.

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  16. Lu Worley
    8/30/2013

    She is really brutal not like she appears

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  17. Tammy
    8/30/2013

    I don’t know but escalators scare me to this day because I fell down one as a child and bloodied my leg & ripped my tights.

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  18. Jen S
    9/7/2013

    I keep thinking it’s something with the mall but that doesn’t make sense

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  19. bn100
    9/9/2013

    don’t know

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  20. Mary G Loki
    9/15/2013

    E is for elevator?

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