Friday, April 22, 2011
Review: Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender
Bad Girls Don't Die
by Katie Alender
Release Date: June 22, 2010
(ISBN & Release date are for the paperback edition)
from the author's site:
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?
I read Bad Girls Don't Die for the YA book club that I run at work. I'm so glad this one won the vote, because it was an awesome book and I love that I finally got a chance to read it. Bad Girls Don't Die is an intense read, but it's a quick read. I flew through it. I was up until 1:30 in the morning finishing it. I told my boyfriend how freaky the book was and he tried to get me to stop reading it so late at night. My response: "I can't stop now!" Yes it was that good. I don't normally like being scared, but I wasn't about to put Bad Girls Don't Die down for anything. I can't wait to read Katie Alender's future releases. I highly recommend Bad Girls Don't Die to anyone and everyone!