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.From Bad to Cursed (Bad Girls Don't Die, #2) by Katie Alender
Length: 9 hours and 40 minutes
Published by Hyperion Pages: 442
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Johanna Parker
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Also by this author: Bad Girls Don't Die, As Dead As It Gets
Alexis is the last girl you'd expect to sell her soul. She already has everything she needs--an adorable boyfriend, the perfect best friend, and a little sister who's finally recovering after being possessed by an evil spirit, then institutionalized. Alexis is thrilled when her sister joins a club; new friends are just what Kasey needs. It's strange, though, to see how fast the girls in The Sunshine Club go from dorky and antisocial to gorgeous and popular. Soon Alexis learns that the girls have pledged an oath to a seemingly benevolent spirit named Aralt. Worried that Kasey's in over her head again, Alexis and her best friend Megan decide to investigate by joining the club themselves. At first, their connection with Aralt seems harmless. Alexis trades in her pink hair and punky clothes for a mainstream look, and quickly finds herself reveling in her newfound elegance and success. Instead of fighting off the supernatural, Alexis can hardly remember why she joined in the first place. Surely it wasn't to destroy Aralt...why would she hurt someone who has given her so much, and asked for so little in return?
This one was slightly creepier than the first book!
What I thought of this book.
Casey is home from the hospital and Alexis and the family are trying to make things seem normal. Then Casey gets mixed up with some girls at school who seem to have summoned a nasty demon who gives them the things you want if you swear your allegiance.
Alexis decides to check it out with her friends Megan and things don’t go quite the way Alexis had hoped. She was just going to go and get the book and destroy it, but they end up pledging to. Now Alexis has everything she wants but it is not going how she would like. Her boyfriend has turned into a stalker and does what ever she wants and that wasn’t exactly what she was wanting.
She thought she was getting into a photo contest because of her talent but it could just be Aralt, the demon. Getting her and her sister away from the Sunshine girls and Aralt could be more deadly than she would have thought.
If you had read the first book you would know why Alexis was so quick to try and get her sister away from the Sunshine Girls. She didn’t mean to become a member and then once in it’s very hard to get out, but she is a pretty strong willed person. I liked Alexis a bit more in this one than the first book. Casey though is still a bit of a brat and you would think after the events of the first book she wouldn’t get mixed up in demons or spirits!
Over all I really enjoyed this and if you are a fan of YA horror and the paranormal you might want give it a try but I do advise reading/listening to the first one cause they are not really meant to be stand alones.
I am getting use to Johanna Parker as the narrator for this series but I still don’t think she was the best pick for a YA novel.