Wax

Wax

Paraffin, Vermont, is known the world over as home to the Grosholtz Candle Factory. But behind the sunny retail space bursting with overwhelming scents and homemade fudge, seventeen-year-old Poppy Palladino discovers something dark and unsettling: a back room filled with dozens of startlingly life-like wax sculptures, crafted by one very strange old lady. Poppy hightails i Paraffin, Vermont, is known the world over as home to the Grosholtz Candle Factory. But behind the sunny retail space bur...

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Title:Wax
Author:Gina Damico
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:Wax
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

Wax Reviews

  • Abigail
    Jul 27, 2017
    I was not expecting to enjoy this book as much as I did - was it because I'm a New Englander and a musical theatre dork? And poking fun at Yankee Candle always gets a thumbs-up from me. Regardless, I laughed a lot. ...
  • Amy
    Mar 02, 2015
    Thanks to HMH for an ARC! Gina Damico won my and my students? hearts with Croak to the point that even though my paperback copy of Croak isn?t exactly in the best shape (front cover bent, back cover torn, the pages are ripped in a way that students are missing a few words) it s...
  • Mary Anne
    Jun 24, 2017
    This book is a hoot! A candle factory, one many local folks will find quite familiar, in a quiet Vermont village is the source of mysterious rumors. A handful of people in town begin acting slightly strangely but only Poppy seems to notice. She enlists the help of her high school music...
  • Tammie
    Aug 11, 2015
    A very enjoyable book- both funny and weird. Loved Dud- the best character in the book :) ...
  • Sandy
    Jan 30, 2017
    I really loved this novel! It reminded me of a Saturday afternoon movie, the ones where you laughed at the characters as you couldn?t believe what you were witnessing and then, the drama and the mystery that was occurring to them held you in a trance, you couldn?t break away at lea...
  • Mehsi
    Aug 21, 2016
    Ladies and gentlemen, Gina Damico did it again. She wrote a book that was funny, it was sad, it was creepy (and definitely unsettling), it was mysterious, it was everything you would want. I have been reading this author's books since the Croak series, and I can tell you that I love...
  • Sara (A Gingerly Review)
    Jul 18, 2016
    I really enjoyed this book far more than I thought I would. It certainly was not a horror story, it was more of a humorous story. It certainly makes fun of itself and that was nice to read. This it the story of Poppy who lives in Paraffin, Vermont. Poppy is still trying to get over...
  • Ricky
    Dec 12, 2016
    Gina Damico is a go-to source of kooky YA horror-comedy fun, and her latest, Wax, is no exception. While the book does suffer from a long and muddled beginning (particularly in terms of protagonist Poppy's backstory, which feels a little more convoluted than it should be), Damico ga...
  • Brie
    Apr 25, 2015
    I loved it. ...
  • Erikka
    Dec 17, 2014
    I love Gina Damico. I just do. I feel like she gets my sense of humor. I loved the Croak books, I loved Hellhole, and this is right up there with its predecessors. The characters are fun in this. Poppy is an absolute hoot, I love her friendship with Jill, and Dud is so entertaining. Th...
  • Raven Lucero
    Dec 29, 2017
    This is almost exactly what I wanted: funny, light-hearted with a bit of depth, and a bit creepy to boot. Could it have been a bit scarier? In my humble opinion, yes, but that's a me thing. I never deeply cared for any of the characters, but they were fun people to follow around. Some ...
  • Alyson {Error Nebula}
    Nov 12, 2014
    Gina Damico writing about LIVING WAX FIGURES?! All I can think of is... This is going to be amazing! Can't wait for 2016 ^-^ ...
  • Rashika (is tired)
    Dec 16, 2015
    ***This review has also been posted on The Social Potato 6 Reasons Why You Should Read Wax 1. The back of my arc copy describes this one as being ?creepy fun.? I can attest to that fact and 100% agree. This book is creepy, not super scary and fun. 2. It?s FUNNY. Th...
  • Justine Barr
    Sep 18, 2018
    ?You?re right. After all I?ve been through, I do deserve the promise of moist, kissable lips.? I was given this book as a surprise present and had heard nothing about it or the author previously. I was delightfully surprised by its quirky narrative and characters, and the us...
  • Yvette
    Dec 18, 2016
    Wax is the story of a town called Paraffin. It?s famous for making candles that smell of every conceivable scent known to man. It smelled like everything at once, all the time. For residents, ?[?] Each scent layered one on top of the other, mixing and mingling, fusing and swellin...
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    Aug 04, 2016
    This was odd. It is really outside my normal wheelhouse as it is a bit comedy and a little bit horrorlite/mystery. Review to come....but lets just say that a Wax boy comes to life and helps a social media sensation (not in a good way but in an 'I'll be in therapy the rest of my ...
  • Oswego Public Library District
    Sep 19, 2016
    The town of Parrafin, Vermont is home to the world-renowned Grosholtz Candle Factory. The primary downside to living in such an idyllic town is the unholy stench that comes with combining so many different scents. For Poppy Palladino, the bigger downside is the notoriety that comes wit...
  • Peach
    Aug 08, 2015
    3.5 ?To your masterpiece,? Jill said, toasting me with her milkshake. ?Tell me: How does it end? I love spoilers.? WAX takes place in Paraffin, Vermont. And after a horrifically embarrassing singing incident on national TV, Poppy Palladino has become a recluse. She...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Mar 05, 2017
    I was hoping to really love this book but it was okay. I was thinking it was going to be more scary than it was, it wasn't really scary. The thought was more scary. **A Mild Spoiler Or Two** Anyhoo, Poppy is a teenager living in Paraffin, Vermont. <--- heh! funny since the town i...
  • Cynthia
    Oct 09, 2016
    Do you ever read something and think to yourself, how in the world did the author turn such a ridiculous premise into something so beautiful? (Hint: I did, for this book) A beautiful mashup of pre-college-existentialism, adventure, goodness and sorrow and wonderfully not-real cha...
  • Suzanne Zeitouni
    Oct 17, 2017
    Good young adult book for the Halloween Season. ...
  • Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten*
    Dec 18, 2014
    Gina Damico's books give me life. There, I said it. The Croak trilogy was incredible, Hellhole was hilarious, and Wax... Wax is fantastick. (I can make musical references too). Seriously, that whole angle was flawless. Also, naming it the Grosholtz candle factory? Of course I realize n...
  • Candace Robinson
    Jul 21, 2016
    Well that was pretty weird, but it was a fun weird. The author was pretty witty in her writing and don't even get me started on Dud. He was ridiculous but definitely my favorite character. Full review on my blog https://literarydust.wordpress.com/20... ...
  • Kisses A
    Jul 28, 2016
    Oooooh its out in just a few days!!!!!!!$0unfs like House of Wax!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...
  • Shaina
    Dec 23, 2016
    3.5 Imagine growing up in a town that makes smelly candles. You know, those things are great, but imagine them at high concentration and conflicting smells and- ok- anyway ... There is a town and its business is waxworks. Yeah; it?s not just the candles and the candle factory there...
  • Sunshine
    Aug 07, 2017
    I absolutely adored Poppy and Dud, they are one of the best YA protagonist I have read about in a very long time. Poppy was always chirpy, full of positive attitude, and a real goal setter. Dud was just plain adorable and full of wonder and life. I loved the ending and I was happ...
  • Irene△⃒⃘➰
    Oct 21, 2018
    3.65/5 This book has an AWESOME idea, I loved it SO MUCH!!! Turning Paraffin citizens into wax statues?! I?m sold?? I loved the story!! The thing it wasn?t for me always on point was the execution in my opinion. Sometimes it was a little too long of description and introduc...
  • Gray Cox
    Jun 08, 2019
    I like the idea of this book, but I didn't like Poppy or any of the other characters, and the writing style wasn't my favorite. I don't have much else to say, this book wasn't bad, but I also didn't really enjoy it or care about what was going to happen either. I expected spooks...
  • Reagan
    Sep 05, 2017
    Wax is something I would read again and again, just like any other book that Gina Damico has written. The characters were almost all very realistic and relatable; throughout the book I kept sending my friends sections of the books because of how much they could apply to my life. The pl...
  • Andrés Colón
    Apr 23, 2019
    This book really surprised me!! I almost unhauled it because I began to lose more and more interest as it collected dust on my shelf. However, I gave it a chance and ended up loving it. The writing, the characters, the narration?it was all so well done and so humorous. The plot and t...