I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender
Length: 7 hours and 26 minutes
Genres: YA, Horror, Paranormal
on June 6th, 2015
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Johanna Parker
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Also by this author: From Bad to Cursed (Bad Girls Don't Die, #2), As Dead As It Gets
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?
Welcome to Monsters, Madmen, Mayhem. Oh my! Today I have the review of Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender. First book by this author and it was a bit creepy! I really had no idea how this one was going to go and although I am not sure the choice of narrator was right it didn’t mess with my enjoyment of listening to this one.
What I thought of this book.
Bad Girls Don’t Die Alexis and her family who are living in a house with a bit of a past. Strange things start to happen in the house that Alexis can’t explain and then her sister starts to act really strange.
Alexis is not a popular person, she hangs out with the doom squad. When Carter wants to hang out with her she is surprised because he is popular. It definitely puts her on the bad list with Pepper who is popular and likes Carter. Pepper accuses Alexis’s sister of braking her sisters arm but Alexis doesn’t believe it becasue Kasey has always been so nice and kind of shy.
Then Alexis finds Kasey in the basement and she wants Alexis to tell her a story and the story just sort of comes right out of Alexis as if it’s part of the house and wants it to be told. It kind of freaks her out a little but she ignores it, but then not to long after that her sister starts acting strange. Some times her blue eyes are green. She gets a ton that is not her sisters and the only person who will believe her is Megan, another popular cheerleader, who isn’t even her friend.
Bad Girls Don’t Die has some pretty creepy moments to it and perfect for a Halloween read. Depending on your scare level it may or may not scare you. I don’t get scared very often any more (unless I watch movies like The Conjuring…lol). So to me it wasn’t scary but like I said there was some creepy moments.
Alexis is a decent character but I can’t say that I loved her or anything. She does step it up a little when she figures out what is going on with her sister, but I just don’t feel like I really connected with her. Teenage girls might connect more with her than I did as an adult.
I really liked Carter and how he wasn’t afraid to be friends with her when nobody else but the doom squad really seemed to care. It had a Pretty and Pink vibe to it but with out the Duckie…lol.
If you are into YA paranormal/horror novels then I think you will enjoy this one. I have the other two on my audio list to get to and I can’t wait to see what kind of trouble is in store for Alexis and Kasey.
I really like Johanna Parker, but I just thought it was strange to hear her voice on a Young Adult story. There are some great narrators for YA, that sound younger that would give it a better voice. At least in my opinion. That being said she still did a really good job after I got use to her voices for the story.