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

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

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by Katie Alender
     
 

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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,

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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 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:
05/01/2012
Series:
Bad Girls Don't Die Series, #2
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
74,641
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.95(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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