Sunday, October 28, 2012

Something Wicked: Bad Girls Don't Die

Hi Everyone!!!!!
Something Wicked This Way comes!

 Halloween and your introduction to the spooky world of possessed dolls, demons and ghosts in the Bad Girls Don't Die trilogy by Katie Alender. 

Something Wicked is a fantastic Halloween themed event hosted by the marvelous Heidi from Rainy Day Ramblings and Lila from Babbling About Books. You can find the whole schedule here!

When I was a young kid, I once imagined that their was a ghost in my room. I created in my mind a suspicion that the shadows on the wall from light from my window that made shadowy shapes were ghosts. 

In my review of Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender I started with the following. 

"When I was in middle school, a friend of mind told me a scary story about a family that bought a doll named Lucy. In the story, Lucy creeps up the stairs and kills the whole family."

You can read the rest of my review here - if you dare! 

I have also always found the human-like expressions of dolls unsettling. Dolls look, to me, too much like small baby people. 
Therefore, it is not surprising to me that my favorite scary superstition is ghosts and what I most afraid of is dolls. I sometimes wish that the ghosts in my room could be real and not just shadows. I feel weary whenever I encountered a doll. Even a doll that appears harmless because of its humanlike characteristics. Well, I'm not scared of Barbies, but every other doll I never want to be around.   

Katie Alender combines both of my favorite spooky beings in her wonderful trilogy. It is a must read! My reasons are below and I shall put ... where spoilers can be the only interlude. 

  1. Alender's descriptions of the doll's story and procession of a certain girl in the first book are mind-blowing. The changing of eyes from blue to green and silhouettes hidden in photos. The demon entrapped in a book slowly ... in the second book is frightening. The mystery between deciding if its a good ghost or treacherous demon controlling the Ouija Board. The ghost that ... and is actually ... that only our awesome heroine Lexi can see in her photographs in the third book is terrifying. The devastating ending of the third book I will remember forever. 
  2. Amazing characters. Lexi the "bad girl" who is passionate about photography and a caring sister. Kasey the resilient little sister who grows tremendously into a powerful force to be reckoned with by the series end. Darling Carter who just makes me laugh no matter what. Megan the popular and amazing best friend with a troubled home life. The spunky outcast Lydia who makes the perfect anti-hero. And so many more. Every character has a backstory and is more then they appeared to be in the beginning. 
  3. Quotes to spark your interest. I will now share with you my favorite quote from each book. 
Book 1: Bad Girls Don't Die 

"Glad to see I did not knock any of the pink out of your hair." (Alender 40) 
Book 2: From Bad To Cursed

"'In a horror movie, this room would have been draped in black velvet and lit by a thousand dripping, flickering candles. There would be an altar in the center of the room and shelves full of potions and evil talismans. 
But I was just looking at another empty room. In the far corner was a rumpled Sleeping bag. No sheets. Not even a pillow." (Alender 290)

Book 3: As Dead As It Gets 

"I have been bad. 
I have been good.
Weak and strong.
Brave and afraid.
A hero and a [...]
(Alender 441)

Truly, the Bad Girls Don't Die trilogy by Katie Alender is the perfect Halloween read. So why not offer you a chance to win a copy of my favorite in the series. Book 2: From Bad To Cursed. Don't worry if you have not read the first. I started this series with this book and I do not regret it. I was able to enjoy Katie's amazing writing and characters enough reading the first book that I did not mind knowing every twist while reading the first book. 

1. Must be 13 or older. 
2. Open internationally if you in a country that Book Depositary ships too.
3. The contest runs from now to November 4th.
4. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email.
 5. To not be afraid of frightening stories. 
6. Now what is your favorite supernatural speculated species? 

Want to find Katie Alender related web links?

Thanks for reading! 


  1. I think Ghosts would be the obvious choice for me. They can sneak up on you and are usually quite murderous.

  2. Dolls scares me too pretty much especially whenever they're in a room where I sleep. I imagine them looking at me and their eyes moving. Hehe. But horror stories always intrigues me so even though I'm creeped out I still enjoy hearing them. Lol! Thanks for the giveaway, Rachel! :)

  3. I'd say Zombies but only because of the movies on television and such. None of them really bother me that much but I guess if I had a horde of zombies coming after me that would scare me, they're relentless.

  4. Zombies or demons both are horrible. Thank you so much for being a part of Something Wicked. What an awesome post. .i have been meaning to check out this series! Adding your link to my FB page :)

  5. I'd say ghosts, the vicious kind that possess people and turn them monstrous. Thank you for the giveaway. :)

  6. I'm scared of pretty much anything that hides under the bed waiting for my foot to hang off...

  7. My friend used to own two beautiful china dolls with frilly dresses and long flowing locks. Unfortunately, both dolls had fallen on hardwood floorboards one day and the porcelain faces had cracked. They had an awfully distorted look then, and the eyes were unbearably creeeepy to look at, especially since I was a child. Still, my friend was inclined never to rid of them and so stored them in her room, and I was always terrified at the night during sleepovers, lest they creep up on me...

    Anyhow, in a nutshell: Dolls are bloody creepy and I will be forever frightened of them. And wonderful post; thank you for the giveaway!

  8. I've only read the first book, but I really really liked it. Creepy dolls are the best! I can't wait to read the other two.
    I'm afraid of the fae, they are the only supernatural creatures I simply can't handle. Weird, I know, but they are so deceitful and sneaky. :)

  9. I get freaked out by the paranormal ( ghosts ect.) I just get too spooked!

  10. ghosts cause you can't see them coming

  11. Bagul (from the movie Sinister) creepy and stealing the kids.

  12. Some humans are pretty scary actually..
    Thank you for the international giveaway!

  13. Because I'm strange, I actually really enjoy being spooked out. ;) Dolls are creeepy! I have always found their innocent expressions beyond chilling - with those awful plastic eyes. *shivers* Great post, Rachel!

  14. As long as said creature shows up when it's dark I'm terrified of pretty much everything. I get scared of the smallest thing.
    Thanks for the great giveaway and for making it international!

  15. Zombies are pretty scary. Also weird ghosts that appear behind me in the mirror (always have nightmares about that happening).
    Penny Pe

  16. Dolls scare the crap out of me, Rachel! I could never have them sitting out when I would go to sleep when I was young. Ever since "Talky Tina" from the Twilight Zone, I'm totally done with dolls. *shivers*

  17. Dolls can be so scary!! I don't think I could read this without nightmares, hehe!

  18. I'm scared of clowns and some dolls, lol But I do want to read this book - this series seem very awesome!!! <3

    Thanks for the giveaway =]]]

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  20. One of the best books that I have read in a long time! I an downloading the second book as I am typing this! Loved it!

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