Thursday, March 17, 2011
Bad Girls Don't Die- Katie Alender
Author: Katie Alender
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Synopsis: When Alexis’s little sister Kasey becomes obsessed with an antique doll, Alexis thinks nothing of it. Kasey is a weird kid. Period. Alexis is considered weird, too, by the kids in her high school, by her parents, even by her own Goth friends. Things get weirder, though, when the old house they live in starts changing. 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. Kasey is changing, too. Her blue eyes go green and she speaks in old-fashioned language, then forgets chunks of time. Most disturbing of all is the dangerous new chip on Kasey’s shoulder. The formerly gentle, doll-loving child is gone, and the new Kasey is angry. Alexis is the only one who can stop her sister — but what if that green-eyed girl isn’t even Kasey anymore?
Katie Alender’s, Bad Girls Don’t Die, was the first novel of its kind that I have ever read. As a horror novel, I expected to be scared reading it. I, however, was pleasantly surprised. Alender’s tale is creepy in some points, although they don’t last long. It is more a story of thrills than horror and the power one person can hold in overcoming difficulties. I really enjoyed the characters in this book. They were relatable, accessible, and had morals. The story itself was fun and had an air of intrigue to it. The mystery of the novel seems to resolve itself only to reveal that there is more to the story than what is visible on the surface. This book is a quick read and an enjoyable one at that!
This is the first book in a series of ghost stories for young adults. The sequel, From Bad to Cursed, comes out on June 14, 2011.
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