Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender


Summary:

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?
(from Amazon)


Review:

Bad Girls Don't Die was a gripping ghost thriller that had me on the tips of my toes the whole time.

I loved the plot. It was well written and always provided a surprise or twist that you never saw coming. For instance, I thought I had figured the whole thing out with Kasey several times, though every time I was proved wrong with a new detail that had popped up.

Alexis was a great lead character since she was one all girls can relate to with her feeling of never fitting in and how she worried that she was falling for the wrong guy. Then, there was Kasey who had just the right type of creepiness to her. Lastly, all of the other characters such as Megan and Carter(who I liked a ton) were presented in a three dimensional way and fun to read about.

Alender's writing was amazing, I personally thought. She truly knows how to craft an awesome story. I'm looking forward to reading more by her.

Overall, Bad Girls Don't Die is one of my favorite releases of April. I defiantly suggest you go pick this up from your local book store on the 21st.

Grade: A+

Bad Girls Don't Die will be released April 21st. Also, be sure to check out the awesome book trailer.

* Much thanks goes to the people at Hyperion and Katie Alender for helping me get a copy of this fantastic book. :)

14 comments:

  1. This sounds really good! I'll be adding this one to my wish list. Thanks for the review!

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  2. I've heard really good things about this one. It's definitely on my reading list. Thanks for the review!

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  3. I'm reading this right now and loving it! (Actually, I read it last night, and it nearly freaked me out so much I couldn't sleep. Bad idea, in retrospect.)

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  4. I'll have it soon. I really like the trailer tought I got scared in the end XD

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  5. I'm not into ghost stories (yeah i'm so timid =.=) but this one sounds so intriguing.

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  6. I want to read this one. Thank you for the awesome review!

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  7. Thanks for a great review, Lauren! And you're so welcome.

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  8. Wow, this looks so so good. Can't wait to get a copy of it somewhere!

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  9. I love scary stories so maybe I'll look into it. =))

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  10. Oh-Em-Geee, this cover creeps me out! It reminds me of that scene in The Others.

    Yikes!
    :D

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  11. I reeeally want this one, so sorry but I just skimmed your review because I don't want to read too much about it, but I'm sure it's good as usual!

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  12. i saw a review of this book on another blog--and it got high praise there too. i already added it to my tbr list. yay!

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