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Bad Girls Don't Die From Bad to Cursed Paperback – May 1, 2012
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Visit her website and blog at http://katiealender.com
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series, and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. Pre-order the official script book today. Kindle | Hardcover
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Katie's first brush with publication came in 1991, when her article "So You Want to Live On Mars?" was published in Sassy Magazine's Reader Produced Issue. She loves dogs, the color red, good food, practicing yoga (emphasis on "practicing"), hanging out with her friends, and (of course) reading. She is a Gemini and would probably be a Ravenclaw if she went to Hogwarts. Her favorite authors include Amy Tan, Paula Danziger, Jane Austen, and Stephen King.
"Bad Girls Don't Die" is her first book.
Top Customer Reviews
The sequel holds that same scary factor. It's more of a gradual build-up. The whole time in my head I was going "No, Lexi, no no no no!" You'd think after the last book, she'd have learned not to toy with things of this sort. That aside, my inner teenage girl totally understands why there is an appeal to being perfect and getting everything you want. Who cares if you have to take an oath?
There was one line towards the end of the book that rocked me to my core. It was definitely one of the most frightening lines I've read in a book in a very long time. I read a lot of horror/thrillers that I don't review, so for me to say it's that bad is kind of a big deal. After that line, things sped up and went at a rapid, yet appropriate rate.
My heart ached for Carter and Kasey both. Moreso for Carter since he had no clue what was really going on. I have to admit, I kind of missed Carter throughout the book, but also would love to see more of Jared.
If you have read this review and haven't picked up the first book and love being scared/creeped out, pick it up! If you loved the first book you won't be disappointed with the sequel and then can join me in eagerly awaiting the third book. From Bad to Cursed will be in stores on 6/14.
I received From Bad to Cursed as an ARC from the publisher, Disney-Hyperion in exchange for my honest review on Letters Inside Out.
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.Read more ›
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Now let's start out with I did like this book. I just like the first one a lot better. This one started out hopeful. I was excited to know how the un-lucky family ended up in another paranormal situation.
However the book became repetitive and a bit boring. There wasn't a lot of action. Now someone might argue that the first one did not have to much action either. The action part did not bother me as much as the fact of the repetitive and strained relationships between the characters.
Luckily the last part of the novel saved me from making an absolutely horrible review.
*Warning spoilers ahead!*
The beginning led me into months after the incidents in the first novel, so that was pretty cool. Katie Alender managed to make the time jump smoothly. We got caught up about the spaced out time also. I was not left hanging.
I felt horrible for Alexis. However the book did not lead me to think Alexis as whiny and helpless. The writing was excellent on that.
The Sunshine Club is a unique idea. Alexis's little sister is after all a misfit of sorts. Alexis and Kasey's relationship is strained throughout the novel. Kasey is determined to not have protection. I found that a bit un-realistic. I can't imagine Kasey being very brave after being locked up for months.
The Sunshine girls are all unique and off and just different. The curse however affects them to form them into pretty, popular things. This led to disastrous circumstances.
The curse was not in depth. The space between finding out what the curse was and being 'sunny' was boring and repetitive. Now it did have some sparks here and there but the sparks weren't there from the first book.
I didn't feel any excitement.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This booked helped my daughter to discover she loves reading, which is awesome! She really enjoyed the book.Published 24 days ago by Shelly
I don't even know how to put in words how awesome this book is. It is part of a trilogy and each book has a different supernatural haunting, but everything is tied together! Read morePublished 1 month ago by bethany
The students love it!! This series is always being read and we were missing this book from the series and are very happy to have it ...Thank You .Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Spooky, fun and a quick read. I enjoy the authors voice and pace. I will read the third one as well. Keep them coming!Published 8 months ago by Denise Humphrey