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I receive review requests weekly. However, my personal schedule is hectic and I no longer review actively. (I also manage another blog called The Toronto Cafe and Food Blog). I do read every request sent but I apologize in advance that I do not reply to them all.

If I do take on a request, I will forewarn that it may take some time before I can review it. I am now looking to review adult fiction and self-help books instead of young adult fiction because I have grown out of it. If you are to request a review for either adult fiction or self-help, I will more likely to give it a shot.

In the meantime, Stop, Drop, and Read! serves as an archive book review blog. When I have the time, I may post a review. Thank you for understanding.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Trailer Tuesday: Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender

Title: Bad Girls Don't Die
Author: Katie Alender
Description: Alexis thought she led a typically dysfunctional high school existence. Dysfunctional like her parents' marriage; her doll-crazy twelve-year-old sister, Kasey; and even her own anti-social, anti-cheerleader attitude.

When a family fight results in some tearful sisterly bonding, Alexis realizes that her life is creeping from dysfunction into danger. Kasey is acting stranger than ever: her blue eyes go green sometimes; she uses old-fashioned language; and she even loses track of chunks of time, claiming to know nothing about her strange behavior. Their old house is changing, too. Doors open and close by themselves; water boils on the unlit stove; and an unplugged air conditioner turns the house cold enough to see their breath in.

Alexis wants to think that it's all in her head, but soon, what she liked to think of as silly parlor tricks are becoming life-threatening--to her, her family, and to her budding relationship with the class president. Alexis knows she's the only person who can stop Kasey -- but what if that green-eyed girl isn't even Kasey anymore?

I saw this book many times around the YA book blogverse but never really took interest in it. I always passed by the reviews even though it received many high ratings. I finally stopped to give it a chance when I saw the trailer at The Compulsive Reader. I think this is the best one made for a YA novel second to The Forest of Hands and Teeth. I might go check it out if I have the time. Has anyone else read it? Opinions?

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Insert Book Title said...

I cannot wait for this one! It should be coming in the mail any day now.

Diana Dang said...

Lucky! ><

Katie Alender said...

Hey, Diana! I'm the author of "Bad Girls"... glad you like the trailer! I'm pretty proud of it. ;-) At some point soon I'm going to do a series of "how it was made" posts on my blog.

If you do check the book out, hope you enjoy it!

Diana Dang said...

Thanks for dropping by Katie! =D Hopefully I will get around it soon! =)

The Book Resort said...

I think I'm going to start mine this week. Extremely creepy.
This was a well done trailer.
Won't post mine till later in the week.

deltay said...

Yep I've read it. For opinion, see review at

It's a great read, you'll enjoy it =)

Diana Dang said...

@Diane: I love the trailer! =)

@deltay: It's a great review!

Keri Mikulski said...

Looks good. :)

Diana Dang said...

It does!