Thursday, November 5, 2015

Review: Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender

Title: Bad Girls Don't Die
Author: Katie Alender
Published By: Disney-Hyperion (April 21, 2009)
Source: Purchased
Genre: YA Horror
My Rating: 4 Stars!


Book Description:
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? 










Having read a book earlier this year by the author, I knew that I wanted to try all her other work. I had so much fun with the creepy ghost related paranormal vibes from her Famous Last Words that I knew I couldn't resist another one.

When I read the synopsis for Bad Girls Don't Die, I knew this was the read for me. 

Let me explain something first to you, I am a huge chicken. I hate scary movies and rarely watch them because I'm just not the same for days, heck sometimes weeks, afterward. But when it comes to a good creepy book? Sign me up! There is just something about reading a story that makes it both better, and worse and this story, definitely had the creep factor, gave me goose bumps and had me looking over my shoulder while reading  and I loved every minute of it!

I don't want to go into too much detail btu if you are still looking for a great creepy read, this is the book for you. It was way creepy than the first book I read by this author and definitely had me thinking about it for a few days after reading it but I still loved every minute of it. Alender will continue to be a go to author for me when I need a good creepy story that will keep me on my toes.



38 comments:

  1. Well the cover totally gives off those creepy vibes! I think it is funny you don't watch scary movies but read scary stories. I think books are scarier! Glad you enjoyed this one - Great review!

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    1. I know you would think so right but I think it is the music that does me in and the someone jumping out at you thing, there is none of that in books!

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  2. I'm glad it was creepy! I definitely have to add this to my to read list. I agree with Grace, that cover is creeping me out! I like it lol. :)

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  3. I'm a huge chicken too, Ali! Haha! I really enjoyed one book I read by her, so I would certainly want to try this one out. I love the sound of the creepy feel.
    Lovely review!

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    1. Thanks so much Nick and so far, none of her books have let me down. ;)

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  4. Nice! I love a good creepy story. Glad you enjoyed this one.

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  5. That cover is so simple yet so very, very creepy:) I'm a huge chicken too Ali, but I definitely handle scary books better than scary movies. I'm good with chills and suspense, but not so much with gore. Is this gory at all?

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  6. Oh yes I remember seeing this one a lot but I haven't tried it. I should try too!

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  7. I have this in hardcover, lol! :p I remember reveling in the tension, even as my heart shrank and shrank! A great Halloweenish read indeed :)

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    1. Glad you read and liked it too, it was definitely perfect for the season. :)

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  8. dang it Ali you make me want to read this, I am a huge chicken when it comes to horror too, but you liked this one so now I am all for it

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    1. You'll like it. It was scarier than Blood and Salt. ;)

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  9. I have long wanted to try this author, but I havent' picked her up yet. Sounds scary, but I am moving into some lighter stuff now, I will have to save it.

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    1. Definitely try her when you are in the mood Heidi, she is worth it. :)

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  10. The book cover is ominous enough already! Seeing how the book's publisher is Disney Hyperion, I'm left wondering if the horror element was more subtle than your typical horror book

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    1. It was subtly done but in the right way that your imagination ran wild!

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  11. I've seen this one around for awhile now. I'm glad that you finally checked it out and really loved it! I do love a creepy book.

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  12. Oooh, I'm a fan of creepy books, but like you mentioned I'd rather read a scary book than watch a scary movie. I need to check this one out :)

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    1. Funny how that works isn't it? Glad I'm not the only one! :P

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  13. You know I love creepy reads. I don't get scared so I can read this at 2am, by myself, in the dark!

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  14. This sounds great, something I'll definitely check out, especially since I want to read in other genres!!

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  15. YAAAS. I am so glad to hear that Alender is an author you would go for a good creepy story since I have The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall and am REALLY looking forward to reading it! :D

    Lovely review, Ali! :)

    Rashika @ The Social Potato

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    1. I hope you love it and her writing style!

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  16. Haha! I'm a chicken too BUT I've gotten better over the years. The things that used to scare me I barely bat an eye at. So I get it. But yeah this sounds creepy good!

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    1. Glad you understand LOL, it is a bit strange of me, I know. ;)

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  17. We are so alike..now for scary movies I like the suspense ones but those chop them up, Saw kind of movies..forgetaboutit. Give me a book and I can read it all from gore to downright terrifying. This sounds good and I like the cover.

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    1. *high fives you* I hate the gory ones too! Bleck!

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  18. I featured this book and author awhile back (years back) but I haven't read the book. I guess I'm not usually excited about horror books so I've been unsure whether I should try this. I'm glad you enjoyed!

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  19. Did I hear you say creep factor? YAS! I am a huge fan of horror, thrillers, anything scary, so I seriously need to read this asap! & not only is the cover so damn cute, but it's definitely giving me a creepy vibe. I'm glad you enjoyed this one!

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