Blog Tour Review (by Jaime!) and Giveaway ~ Hellhole by Gina Damico

Tour Hosted by Rockstar Book Tours

By Gina Damico
Published on January 6, 2015
Published by HMH Books for Young Readers
Source: Author/ Publisher
A devil is a bad influence . . . 

There was a time when geeky, squeaky-clean Max Kilgore would never lie or steal or even think about murder. Then he accidentally unearths a devil, and Max’s choices are no longer his own. The big red guy has a penchant for couch surfing and junk food—and you should never underestimate evil on a sugar high. 

With the help of Lore, a former goth girl who knows a thing or two about the dark side, Max is racing against the clock to get rid of the houseguest from hell before time, and all the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos this side of the fiery abyss, run out

My Thoughts

My first experience with Gina Damico was The Croak series, and it was a blast to read. Humor balanced perfectly with serious made a truly enjoyable experience. When I saw the sign-ups for Hellhole, I knew I had to jump on the chance. And I loved every second of reading this fabulously strange and quirky tale!

I don't want to go into detail about the story, because it is just best to go in blind. The experience is better that way. The widening of the eyes, the seriously wacky moments, the laughing your butt off.... Trust me, you don't want any of it spoiled for you.

Max, the MC, is a great character. He works his tail off at a gas station in order to provide for his very sick mother. At this gas station, Max steals a little something, and he winds up with a devil in his basement. Basically, the story revolves around figuring out how in the world to get rid of it!

Every one of the characters is unique, and they each very much individuals. Lore, the love interest, who is... a different character, for sure!, to Audie and her boyfriend, Max. The characters definitely were a huge part of my love for this story!

I am split in the middle about this being a standalone. On one hand, YAY!!! On the other, man I would love to revisit this story in a year. The best part though? I loved this, I loved the darker humor and the wacky situations, the quirk that is the characters, so much that I think this is going to be a re-read several times over.

I would absolutely recommend this book to someone who likes their humor dark, and has the ability to suspend disbelief, and still enjoy the story. I had a great time with Max, and I think a lot of other people will too!

About the Author

Gina Damico is the author of Croak, Scorch, and Rogue, the grim-reapers-gone-wild books of the Croak trilogy. She has also dabbled as a tour guide, transcriptionist, theater house manager, scenic artist, movie extra, office troll, retail monkey, yarn hawker and breadmonger. A native of Syracuse, New York, she now lives outside Boston with her husband, two cats, and one dog, and while she has never visited hell in person, she has spent countless waking hours at the Albany Regional Bus Terminal, which is pretty darn close. Visit her website at

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Message from Gina:
“Hey there book fans! I’m running a Follow Frenzy giveaway over the course of this blog tour, and the prize is pretty neato: a signed copy of HELLHOLE wherein each chapter will have a little bit of trivia and/or a doodle handwritten by yours truly. (Gina) (Damico) To enter, all you have to do is follow me on one or more of my various social media outlets (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Youtube), then fill out this adorable little form.
That’s it! The more things you follow, the more chances you will earn to win. Good luck!”

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Tour Schedule

Week One

Jan. 5 - Xpresso Reads - Guest Post
Jan. 5 - Fiction Fare - Spotlight
Jan. 6 - Paranormal Book Club - Guest Post
Jan. 6 - Two Chicks on Books - Spotlight
Jan. 7 - A Dream Within A Dream - Review
Jan. 7 - Book Jems - Guest Post
Jan. 8 - BookHounds YA - Interview
Jan. 8 - YA Midnight Reads - Dual Review
Jan. 9 - Novel Novice - Guest Post
Jan. 9 - Consuming Worlds - Interview

Week Two

Jan. 12 - Once Upon a Twilight - Review
Jan. 12 - Book Sniffers Anonymous - Interview
Jan. 13 - No BS Book Reviews - Interview
Jan. 13 - The Best Books Ever - Review
Jan. 14 - Teen Readers' Diary - Guest Post
Jan. 14 - The Book Bratz - Review
Jan. 15 - Sweet Southern Home - Review
Jan. 15 - Eli to the nth - Review
Jan. 16 - Bad Bird Reads - Guest Post
Jan. 16 - Crossroad Reviews - Review

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