Feb 5, 2013

Guest Review: Bad Girls Don't Die

Bad Girls Don't Die
Author: Katie Alender
Series: Bad Girls Don't Die(#1)
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
How Received: library

Alexis thought she led a typically dysfunctional high school existence: dysfunctional like her parents' marriage; her doll-crazy, thirteen-year-old sister, Kasey; and even her own antisocial, anti-cheerleader attitude.

When a family argument results in tearful sisterly bonding, Alexis realizes that her life is creeping from dysfunctional to dangerous. Kasey is acting stranger than ever:her blue eyes go green; she uses odd, old-fashioned language-and even loses track of chunks of time, claiming to know nothing about her weird 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 for both girls to see their breath.

Alexis wants to believe it's all in her head, until these seemingly harmless occurrences become life-threatening-to her, to her family, and to her budding relationship with the student council vice president. Alexis knows she's the only person who can stop Kasey, but what if that green-eyed girl isn't even Kasey anymore?
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The cover alone is enough to send a 'fraidy-cat like me running back to the realistic fiction section from which I came, but for some reason, Bad Girls Don't Die demanded to be picked up, and I'm glad I obeyed! After a dry beginning, Bad Girls sucks you in with stunning imagery and a great story.

The book had a lot going for it, with realistic relationships, excellently written scenes worthy of the goose bumps they delivered, character development, and a ship I would send to the front lines of my armada. But the best part about it was the story's web, long and intricate and full of chill-inducing realizations that made me practically beg to find out what happens next.

Have any of you read it? What did you think of the series? That's all for my debut review - I'm testing out the waters, so sorry for the short review! Let Nicole know if you want to hear more from little ole me!

Rating: 10/10

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5 comments:

  1. "a ship I would send to the front lines of my armada"

    LOL great review! Short is fine, as long as it's smart, as this was.

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  2. That cover creeps me out. Sounds interesting, though. May have to give it a try.

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  3. I heard this one was spooky-awesome. The spooky part is pretty much why I didn't read it. I'm a chicken!

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  4. I need to give this one a re-read. I loved it when I first read it, but I've read a lot of books since so I'd love to know how I think of it now that I have more for it to be weighed up against. Nice first review! You have a good reviewing voice. :)

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  5. Great review! I love a good scary read. I added it to my TBR list. :)

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