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

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

by Katie Alender

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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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423137771
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Series: Bad Girls Don't Die Series , #2
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 78,828
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.95(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About 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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From Bad to Cursed 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 144 reviews.
sumikk More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Zendaya was in the trailer! I LOVE ZENDAYA!!!! But i read the sample and it is Awesome!!!! READ THIS BOOK!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What an amazing book!!!! It is a must read!!!!!=)
SummerNightBliss More than 1 year ago
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.
YABookFan More than 1 year ago
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!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great! It wasn't as scary as i thought it would be, which is good :}
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book. I found myself getting upset at alexis for her choices. But that is a sign of a good book. Great, please read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first one was great anyone having trouble deceiding read this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AWESOMENESS!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book because zeandaya was in in it.i read the sample and it was amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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"!
A2ID More than 1 year ago
I loved it its one of my fav books but at the end its one of the sadest books that i have read
Katherine Siddall More than 1 year ago
Loved this book so much. The ending was rlly sad but rlly interesting. This was a great second book to the series. Read the series beileve me its good. Im pretty picky about what i read and this was definally one of the best books i ever read.
Kelly Kaven More than 1 year ago
I have loved this book! Definitly, the most descriptional book i've read!!!!
Isaiah Hill More than 1 year ago
Gives you the chills
ylin.0621 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Things are finally looking up for Alexis: her family is in no immediate danger, she has a sweet boyfriend, and her best friend still has her back. Finally her sister, Kasey, is back from the mental hospital after a murderous run with an evil spirit. But rumors start to spread and rejoining some old classmates after the first week of school can be tough for any girl. When Kasey and a couple of odd friends join and form The Sunshine Club, Alexis is a little more than weary. After all, with one evil spirit there¿s bound to be more right? From Bad to Cursed immediately follows Bad Girls Don¿t Die. Readers who are curious about this sequel will need to brush up with the prequel. If you don¿t, be prepared to be lost. And now onward to the review! While I found From Bad to Cursed not as creepy as its predecessor, I still found it chilling. Alender takes old classics¿porcelain dolls, Ouija boards, creepy Stepford wives¿and somehow manages to give it a creative spin. Or an all consuming black sludge. Really, whatever comes first. Alender explains everything that was needed but leaves behind an air of mystery. I found From Bad to Cursed lacking the humor I first saw in Bad Girls Don¿t Die, but I didn¿t mind too much. (Not when Carter Blume is showing the nice guys how it¿s done.) Alexis is still the strong, likeable female and sister. With her pink hair and bad girl attitude, she looks the part. Ah but, From Bad to Cursed keeps the readers on their toes when Alexis redyes her hair to a proper color. Even without her punkrock hair, Alexis is still a fierce girl to be reckoned (just as is her sister who can be kickass at times). Alexis love for photography and her skill is showcased when she enters a contest and manages to advance to the final stages. It¿s the little things within the details that make From Bad to Cursed such a great read. With Alender¿s love of crafts, it¿s expected to find aspects of art in her creations. If you follow Katie Alender, the author of the Bad Girls Don¿t Die series, on twitter you¿ll notice that she loves her dog and why wouldn¿t she? He is adorable. But don¿t let that fool you; From Bad to Cursed is just as gruesome as her first and she holds nothing back when it comes to haunting ghosts who loves to play with peoples¿ mind. Alender enjoys teasing the readers by building up the anticipation and drama. Everything things start to fall to place and while its not a happily ever after, it¿s somehow perfect for what it is. We¿re left with the possibilities and the anticipation of the third book
deb_bryan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I bought this book while halfway through its predecessor, Bad Girls Don't Die. I paused my reading of another excellent book, Feed by Mira Grant, to read this book when it reached me. I love these books' protagonist, Alexis. She's smart, relatable and passionate--the kind of gal I'd be delighted to see as the heroine of a movie! When she's wishy-washy or confused, it's in a way that's as genuine as it is understandable. She takes action appropriate to not staying in a "confused" state for long. I think that's why I find her so compelling: She's always searching for the right path, instead of passively waiting for neon signs to point it out to her.Unlike the prior reviewer (whose review I was awesome!), I actually found this book more engaging than the last. I paced around my apartment as I read the latter half of it during my son's afternoon nap. (Bless him for sleeping long enough to let me finish it!) Occasionally I'd stop and reflect on the creepiest idea of all from the book: "Betterment." It's funny but also apt that the second most horrifying element of the story, for me, is the one that I could most easily see occurring absent a supernatural context. Ech.This was a compelling read. I was prepared to give it 5 stars straight up till the last 30 pages, where I lost some of my enthusiasm. I understand the ending. I understand that it's possibly the most plausible conclusion to this (portion of) the story. But it was, for me, the weakest link in said story, the inaction to the rest of Alexis's action. Would I recommend the book? Will I be reading its successor(s)? Heck, yes. Let my caveat not be read otherwise!
allureofbooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
From Bad to Cursed by Katie Alender is the second book in the Bad Girls Don¿t Die trilogy. I found a lot more depth and meaning in this novel than I expected to find! Beyond just containing a really creepy ghostly mystery, I think the characters¿ experiences added extra layers to the story.Teenagers have a long history of searching for a way to feel beautiful and popular. The lengths some will go to (especially girls) can get really out-of-hand. That is definitely true in this novel! Kasey, who was possessed by a vengeful ghost in the first book of the series, accidentally gets herself roped into another situation where she finds herself possessed. This time she drags her older sister Alexis and Alexis¿ best friend Megan along with her.Alexis goes to a meeting of The Sunshine Club intending to put a stop to it to keep Kasey safe ¿ but before long finds herself pledging loyalty to the god Aralt. The members start showing up to school looking much prettier¿before long they realize they are also acing quizzes they didn¿t study for and attracting attention from the popular crowd that had ignored them in the past. Exactly what is Aralt doing with their lives?I found the plot really engrossing ¿ it is definitely a twisty-windy journey to find out exactly who/what Aralt is and how he is managing to control their lives. The plot is 100% contained in the novel, you definitely don¿t have to read the first book of the series to keep up with it (although I recommend doing so just so you have more background on the characters ¿ and because this series is entertaining and creepy).Putting aside the supernatural, the girls learn that sometimes being popular and gorgeous isn¿t worth all the trouble it takes. I¿m not sure if Katie Alender meant readers to find so much depth in this part of the plot or not, but it definitely struck a chord with me. I thought the book overall gave a really great message.I never stopped feeling like I was reading a book about characters ¿ the writing didn¿t make me feel like a part of the story or like I was reading a book about real people. So, while the writing didn¿t quite live up to the plot ¿ I definitely still recommend this series overall. Very interesting and very different from everything else on the shelves.
storiesandsweeties on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read Bad Girls Don't Die before my blogging days, but I absolutely loved it. It was incredibly creepy, the characters were strong, eccentric, and stepped away from many of the usual stereotypes we see so much of today. It hit on two things that absolutely freak me out---hauntings involving children and creepy possessed dolls (when i was growing up, my mom collected antique porcelain dolls---my imagination got away from me a few times late at night!). I had no idea this would be a series, as Bad Girls Don't Die had a definite ending, but when I heard about From Bad to Cursed, you can bet I was pretty excited to get my hands on it!In this second installment, Kasey has come home from the mental hospital after almost killing the entire family and destroying their former home under the command of a spirit-possessed doll. Alexis is glad to have her home, but wary of Kasey's condition and how she'll fit in to her school life. She's torn between letting her fend for herself and keeping an eye on her to make sure nothing like what happened in their past ever happens again. Meanwhile she's trying to get on with her own life, balance boyfriend, school, and a high-stakes photography competition. Then Kasey starts hanging with a group who've dubbed themselves the Sunshine Club. At first it seems innocent enough, just a group of girls who have given themselves extreme makeovers inside and out. But Alexis soon discovers there is something way more sinister guiding them...and then she gets sucked into it herself.There are some great twists and turns here, great intense story-telling, and lots of surprises. I definitely didn't feel this one was as scary as the first book---but definitely just as compelling. With a club full of 22 girls, sometimes there were a few too many names flying around to keep track of---there was one that became such an important part in the story in the second half, but I couldn't for the life of me, remember where she came from! I loved the ideas that are presented throughout this story---the question of what success and getting everything you want is worth. The question of doing for yourself and not putting too much blind faith in things working out fine on their own. Alexis and Kasey are both complicated characters this time around, and it's interesting and unique to hear a story told from the point of view of someone who is under a spell for a good part of the book.A great second book---will there be more? I don't know, but I'll definitely be reading it if there is! Although, there would have to be a pretty good explanation as to why these two sisters keep landing themselves in paranormal trouble!
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I read it in hour because it was so good.