Dark and twisty, with a healthy dose of black humor.
What if your uncle was a Grim Reaper? What if he wanted you to be one, too?
When Lex starts getting in all kinds of trouble, her parents ship her off to live with her Uncle Mort in the town of Croak. Little do they know that Croak is FULL of Grim Reapers, and it's Lex's destiny to become one. Lex gets an actual scythe and everything, and she spends time in the afterlife with famous dead people (like melancholy Edgar Allan Poe and prankster Teddy Roosevelt).
There's something different about Lex though, something that sets her apart from all the other reapers and gives her a mysterious edge. I was hooked by the end of page one!
I am an adult services librarian who also wears a teen librarian hat most of the time. I love to read all kinds of books, although I gravitate toward literary fiction, nonfiction books about science or sociology and fantastic teen books of all sorts. Other things I love include my dog, hiking, playing music and trying new recipes.