Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.
This week's pick is Katie Alender's From Bad to Cursed, which is the follow up to Bad Girls Don't Die. Coming June 14 from Disney-Hyperion.
Summary: 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?
My Thoughts: Okay first, I loved Bad Girls Don't Die. Such a well done ghost/possession story with a great mix of fun and harsh. Second, this is not a sequel because it HAS to be a sequel. Book 1 is tied up. I want more because the characters are great, Katie's writing is great, and, uh, possession is just... so... filled with possibility. Then I read the premise of this and Yes. Please. Making deals with benevolent spirits? Tying in teenage girl insecurities and wants? Toeing the line of dorky to popular? This pretty much seems like the perfect mix of high school/teenage, and spirits and paranormal. And can I just say how well both book covers fit together, but also how creepy this one looks? Oh look, girl in a dress in the doorw-- Whoa. That's one angry look on her face. *backs away*