Saturday, October 20, 2012

Bad Girls Don't Die (Review)

Book: Bad Girls Don't Die
Author: Katie Alender
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 346
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

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?

Going into it, I really didn't expect the book to be too good. Boy was I wrong. I loved how creepy this book was! It left me wondering if maybe my sibling would become obsessed with dolls and turn into a possessed monster. This book really brought the creepy factor without being gory or too horror-y. And come on, Alexis' sister was just plain scary. I must admit I read it because it was a ghost story, I am a sucker for them.

There were some things that bothered me, how come Alexis' parents didn't realize something strange was happening to their youngest daughter? If I was a parent I think I would notice something like that right away.  Also the dialogue was awkward, it just didn't seem as realistic as it could have been. But it was short and the author kept it simple so that was what saved it for me.

Overall, I did like this story, it was a fun read that kept me up turning the pages well into the night just so I could find out what happened next. I would recommend this to people who are looking for those who like ghost stories and are looking for a quick easy read.


  1. Yay I am member numero uno! Lol.

    Omg this looks CREEPY. I have that whole can't-watch-scary-movies thing because I'll, er...scream. And cry. And randomly run into the bathroom if I've had enough soda. I wonder if that would transfer to scary books.

    Anyway, great review. And pretty new blog! Love the background. Can't wait to read more reviews!

    P.S; Expect a comment on Spirit Bound. I am Adrian-obsessed. 0.0

  2. Ooh, this book scared me to death! Nice review, girly! New follower, and I hope we get a tour soon that you're interested in! :D

  3. I am in love with the cover and it sounds like a scary read!