Author: Katie Alender
Published By: Disney-Hyperion (April 21, 2009)
Genre: YA Horror
My Rating: 4 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?
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.