Sunday, October 3, 2010

Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender

Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender

Alexis thought she led a typically dysfunctional high school existence. Dysfunctional like her parents' marriage; her doll-crazy twelve-year-old sister, Kasey; and even her own anti-social, anti-cheerleader attitude.

When a family fight results in some tearful sisterly bonding, Alexis realizes that her life is creeping from dysfunction into danger. Kasey is acting stranger than ever: her blue eyes go green sometimes; she uses old-fashioned language; and she even loses track of chunks of time, claiming to know nothing about her strange behavior. Their old house is changing, too. Doors open and close by themselves; water boils on the unlit stove; and an unplugged air conditioner turns the house cold enough to see their breath in.

Alexis wants to think that it's all in her head, but soon, what she liked to think of as silly parlor tricks are becoming life-threatening—to her, her family, and to her budding relationship with the class president. Alexis knows she's the only person who can stop Kasey — but what if that green-eyed girl isn't even Kasey anymore?

This was a delightfully, creepy book to read. I love reading before bed but there were times I had to put it down because I was creeping myself out (this could have to do with the combination of late at night, tired, and the book).

I didn't like the fact that the most intense part was at the end because it sort of felt unfinished and then they had a few months later type of ending. That really bugged me. I would have loved to see it end the way it did before the few months later and then have a sequel of some sort. I say it was kind of fairy-tale, cheesy ending with the few months later.

I did overall love this book though. I don't typically like paranormal ghost stories or ghost possessing type of stories but I absolutely loved this one, despite the ending.


  1. There are going to be 2 more books in this now-series. Glad you loved it, though. :)

  2. Nice review; most make it seem too perfect. Thanks for mentioning some dislikes!

  3. This looks like a good book and its great to see some reviewers adding their dislikes not many do that.
    Im a new follower

  4. I loved this book, and the second one was great too! I can't wait for the third one to come out!


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