From Bad to Cursed (Bad Girls Don't Die Series #2)

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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 ...

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Overview

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?

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Editorial Reviews

ALAN Review - Sarah Cosey
This second installment of the Bad Girls Don't Die series finds sisters in trouble with the spirit world. Kasey has made it home in time to start school after an evil spirit possessed her. Alexis begins to worry when Kasey slips into a strange group of girls called The Sunshine Club. Kasey and Alexis must work together to find a way to get rid of Aralt before the other Sunshiners learn of their plan. Throw in a breezy love interest who flits by in the first and last 50 pages, murderous plots, X-File-type government agents, and high school homework, and you get the gist. Fans of the supernatural will enjoy this book. Young women will appreciate a cast of female characters who can take care of themselves and each other. While it is the second book of the series, reading the first book is not a must. Reviewer: Sarah Cosey
Kirkus Reviews

A group of social-climbing high-school girls makes a deal with a demon in this sassy, easily digestible horror story.

After saving her little sister Kasey from demonic possession in Bad Girls Don't Die (2009), pink-haired, confident Alexis hopes her time battling fiends is over. When Kasey starts high school, however, she falls in with the Sunshine Club, a group of girls who turn out to be involved with the demon Aralt, and Alexis, hoping to protect her sister, joins the club herself. Although it takes some time for Alexis to realize she has become possessed, her condition is no secret from readers. The author effectively blends Alexis' take-charge, nonconformist personality with Aralt's aggressively sunny, obsessively image-conscious influence. Life becomes easier with Aralt's help: Alexis heals quickly from injuries, manipulates her suspicious boyfriend and attracts the attention of well-placed adults, some of them also Aralt's devotees. The tension comes from watching Alexis' demon-fighting resolve weaken and uncovering clues about the true cost of Aralt's seeming benevolence. A few nasty fat jokes undercut the novel's ostensible stance against looks-related bullying, and using a girl who walks with a cane to represent the most desperate of losers is tasteless and unnecessary.

Otherwise, a smooth and not-too-scary page-turner, with room in its conclusion for a third installment. (Supernatural thriller. 12 & up)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423137771
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Series: Bad Girls Don't Die Series , #2
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 41,254
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.02 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author

Katie Alender, the author of the Bad Girls Don't Die series, is a graduate of the Florida State University Film School. When she's not writing novels, she can usually be found in her sewing room, making things for her friends or her dog (or her friends' dogs). She also enjoys reading, eating delicious high-calorie foods, and hanging out at home in Los Angeles with her husband and her very spoiled Cavalier King Charles spaniel, Winston.

Visit her website and blog at http://katiealender.com

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  • Posted June 30, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    If you're a fan of the first, this is a MUST-READ!!!!

    Kasey decides to make new friends, and joins a club, where she is happy, The Sunshine Club. But suddenly they go from being outcasts to the "it" girls.what happened to them. These antisocial girls become queen bees, and the other girls look up to them. Alexis sniffs something fishy in the air. She joins the club too, as a "double agent". soon to find all the secrets.

    If you loved the first book...make sure the check out the second. It's even better than the first, I expected something completely different, but this was better than what I expected. It kept me flipping the pages, and wouldn't even let me sleep. I finished this book even quicker than the first. It was absolutely amazing. Katie Alender has come up with another one of her breathtaking books.

    25 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2011

    Book looks good

    Zendaya was in the trailer! I LOVE ZENDAYA!!!! But i read the sample and it is Awesome!!!! READ THIS BOOK!!!!!

    15 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    LOVED IT!!!!!!

    What an amazing book!!!! It is a must read!!!!!=)

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 22, 2011

    Better than the first!!

    was honoured to receive an ARC for this book from Katie Alender (I won a contest). This was my first time EVER getting an ARC so I was thrilled since I have been anticipating the sequel to this series. FBTC starts 10 months after BGDD when Kasey is released early from the institution she was placed in after the events that happened in the series debut. Alexis is a little uneasy when Kasey returns homeearly, unannounced to her, since things were just starting to become "normal" again. Alexis has a boyfriend and a true best friend for the first time in her life and she doesn't want anything to distrupt that. With Kasey back home, Alexis wants to live her life. She wants to do things normal 16 year olds do: go to parties, hang out with her boyfriend, go shopping with her best friend, but feels obligated to keep an eye on Kasey as she doesn't trust her just yet. Kasey starts her freshman year in high school a week after school began. She is uneasy about it since most groups or cliques are started within that first year. Alexis tries her best to help Kasey feel comfortable starting a new school. She wants Kasey to be independant but she also wants to keep her eyes open for any indication that Kasey becomes possessed again. By the end of the week Kasey has a group of friends, but the friends that she has made makes Alexis suspect that something is up. This group of girls includes Alexis's old friend, Lydia the Goth Queen and Mimi, Kasey's ex-best friend. When the girls all start becoming popular, fashion-forward and straight A students, Alexis and her friend Megan start questioning Kasey as to what is going on. When Kasey mentions a leather-bound book and secret meetings, Alexis knows she needs to get involved or risk her and her family's world getting ripped apart again. If you haven't read Bad Girls Don't Die, it should not hinder your enjoyment of this book. From Bad To Cursed can hold it's own with the suspence and interesting characters. It is a total page turner. Stay Sunny!!

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 26, 2012

    Great Sequel!

    This was a great sequel for Bad Girls Don't Die. I really enjoyed both the first and second books in this series. I highly recommend this series to everyone that likes good ghost stories.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    The first one

    The first one was great anyone having trouble deceiding read this book!

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    More ghosts!!!

    This book is supper amazing. Its about a "club" that Alexis, Megan, and Kasey join. In this "club" you become pretty and smart. You life becomes perfect and you don't get into any trouble. Your boyfriend becomes the best and you become the perfect girlfriend to him. The person who is making your life awesome is a ghosst womanizer. It goes on and it tells you how this ghost goes bad and how Alexis and Kasey defeat it. The ending is so sad! Alexis loses everything! And somone dies! Please read this book and I hope there will be a third!

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    From bad to cursed

    AWESOMENESS!!!!!!!!!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2011

    this book is very good.

    i like the first book bad girls don't die.

    4 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    PeanutButter

    This book is my favorite over the first book. It was scarier for me, for reasons I will not be disclosing in the name of no spoilers, and I found the beginning of the book really touching. The message, however, that the book tries to send is one of "beauty can't do everything for you" is a little cheesy, and I hated the parts with Carter. They were really sad and weird. Overall, because I loved the rest of the book, really good... but not great.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2012

    Zendaya

    I got this book because zeandaya was in in it.i read the sample and it was amazing

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2012

    Best book ever

    This book is great! It wasn't as scary as i thought it would be, which is good :}

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    One of my top 5 favorites

    Amazing book. I found myself getting upset at alexis for her choices. But that is a sign of a good book. Great, please read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    ?

    I read the first book but i dont know if i should read this book help me out please.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2012

    Best series ever

    This is the best book ever. I tried reading different series like pretty litttle liars, twilight,the clique. And i come to this one at the store and read the back and thought it was interesting. So i picked it up. From the starting it was excelent. I didnt think it could get better but when you get to the middle you kniw you were wrong . You get all the emotions scared, sad,facinated,shocked,and much more by this time i couldnt put the book down. I just kept reading and reading i knew the book wasnt real but i felt the emotions in my body and rhe same fright as Alexis the sister did. I didnt want to tell you about the book cause i wanted to keep it a suprise,but if you have a heart for photogRaphy,love(this books not like twilight),mystery,and ghost,and getting excited and freaked out this book is for you!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    I LOVED IT.

    I stayed up all night reading it. And it was like a freakin roller coaster ride. I thought it was amazing, even the end, yet the end broke my heart. ******spoilers****** i wasnt that upset Lydia died, i was shocked when Lexi saw her again, also, my fantasy, romantic side came out and i didnt want Carter or Lexi to break up. I just wonder what was he trying to figure out and if he was gonna be in the 3rd book. I wasnt suspecting Lexi to take the oath again, tying herselk back to him,but i wonder if it is gona affect her in the 3rd book, and how Lydia's spirit is tied up to it. Im curious wht Lydia really wanted him. Itwas probabky mentioned, or hinted in the book, but i just dont umderstand why she would do that to herself. Maybe its becaise i will never do that so, i wont understand why somebody else did it, even if it was a book character. I woild probably relate to lexi, im just like her, ok off topic, i am continueing with my review. I wonder if Megan is gonna be the same like she was before, and i cant explain it, if you were in my head you will understand. ******unspoilers****** My heart was racing the entire time, i would reccomend this book and the previous one to anybody. To be honest, it wasnt as shocking as the firstl but it has a really good plot and it is suspensful, and just a smidge of love and friendship drama, more of 'Hey, ghost, what's up?' Type of drama. But this is my opinion, all you have to do isbuy the book and read it for yourself, if you hadn't read the first,, you should because you will understand what the are saying most of the time. Well, i am gonna try to find aother book. I hope you liked my review. Sorry for lack of graar and puntuation..........Stay Sunny :D

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2012

    Good so far!

    I may only be on chapter nine, but in my eyes, that is far enough to guve it three stars. So far, I have to say it is pretty good! Let's see if this book is a good follow up to the great "bad girls Don't Die"!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2011

    I love it!

    I loved this book! Is there a number three

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 24, 2011

    Help

    If i get the first one should i read the 2nd one

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 28, 2011

    Great

    I loved it its one of my fav books but at the end its one of the sadest books that i have read

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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