As Dead As It Gets (Bad Girls Don't Die, #3)
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As Dead As It Gets (Bad Girls Don't Die #3)

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It's been three months since Alexis helplessly witnessed Lydia Small's violent death, and all she wants is for her life to return to normal.
But normal people don't see decaying bodies haunting photographs. Normal people don't have to deal with regular intrusions from Lydia's angry ghost, sometimes escalating to terrifying attacks.

At first, it seems that Lydia wants reveng...more
Hardcover, 1st Edition, 442 pages
Published May 15th 2012 by Disney-Hyperion
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Rachel
Magnificent! Outstanding! Devastating (in a good emotional way)

If this is the end of the trilogy, then I know I'm going to miss it. I'll miss Lexi. I'll miss Carter. I'll miss Megan. I'll miss Kasey. I'll miss Lydia.
Katie has grown so much through the three books.
The first was normal, the second was incredible and this one was UNFORGETTABLE!

Here is a quote that gives me chills and reveals how far Lexi has grown:

"I've been bad.
I've been good.
Weak and strong.
Brave and afraid." (page 441)

There i...more
TheDevilWoreAHalo
Welcome to !NEWSFLASH! the review thingy where i amaze you all with my brilliance! (not!)


Overall, i loved the book. Its plot, how it unfolds, and everything else about it!

Alexis has not changed a bit for me. Sometimes, i feel like stabbing her for her behavior but then she Kicks-butt in the next chapter and i fall in love with her all over again. Kasey, on the other hand, feels like a background character. Which is good. She already had enough spotlight in books 1&2.

Lydia, is the bigge...more
Bern
Sigh. I'll have to reread this whole series one day. Review to come.

God, I hate finishing good series...
curious little beastie
This review is also available over at my blog.

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I love this series so friggin' much.

It may not top my list of most favorite YA ghost series of all time, but it's pretty damn close. These books were so easy to devour, and I didn't waste any time in reading them all, even if I've been a little lazy and slow on my reading. The books in this series just have that "I'll-pull-you-in-and-won't-let-go" feel, so I just can't help but read more and more.

This book starts off quite some...more
Audrey  *Ebook and Romance Lover*
Be warned...there is a really creepy ghost picture of a girl. But that is excatly how the ghost from the book is.

AWESOME BOOK!!

Full review to come!!

My Alexis:

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The horrible ghost!

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Diana
Finally! I know I said I'm not that excited to read this book, but I'm glad I still did. This is better than the second book and way creepier. At least Alexis wasn't thinking about just herself here. She's still mopey but it's tolerable. Anyway I'll miss her and the other characters especially Carter. I really like him. I just wish there were more of him here. I don't know that much about him . It would be really cool to find out about him because well, after all the things that happened he's st...more
PrincyJessie
As dead as it gets
Sob sob omg this book is finished already??? I love the whole entire series I loved the ending and cried a few too.
Alexis = this girl I will be missing her soo much, I always love how fierce she is and IMF lad in this book we can see her vulnerable side. I love the relationship with Lydia I'm this book, the conversation touched me alot. And she is finally back with carter yes!!!
Jared = this guy I was always shady with him and turns out I am right, I liked his soft words with A...more
De'Zsa
I couldn't put this book down. I wish I could write a full-on review but I have school so this is a rushed review. But honestly, this is just... such a beautiful piece of writing. So much better than the first and second novels. I've waited MONTHS to get my hands on this and book 2 and it was well-worth the wait. I'm sobbing right now bc BEAUTIFUL.
Jenjen
Oct 18, 2012 Jenjen rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: all
Just AMAZING!
One of the best book I've ever read. One of my favorite book now. It just sad that this is the last book.
Okay. This is only a quick review of this book. I didn't expect that Alexis and Jared will be together. I thought she and carter will be together again after the incident. But i was wrong. He moved on with Zoe. But all i know is he still love Alexis and Lexi still love Carter. Just too complicated to be together again because of Zoe and Jared. And now we know how complicated her...more
Amy Lignor
This series has been a solid ‘hit’ from Book One, and each and every step of the way seems to get better and better.

With this newest tale, we are right back with the ‘girls’ who - once upon a time - decided to use a bit of magic and power in order to become part of the ‘in’ crowd. Alexis is the one who readers are focused on, as she tries to deal with the fact that she witnessed Lydia Small’s death at the hands of some truly supernatural powers. Although most people believe that Alexis was actua...more
Sherra Rogers
The third book in the Bad Girls Don't Die series, author Katie Alender continues to tell the story of Alexis Warren, a teenage girl who has been targeted by numerous ghosts. Recently including Lydia Small, a girl whose tragic, savage death was witnessed by Alexis three months prior. Soon girls go missing, with evidence left behind pointing towards Lydia's ghost being to blame. In addition to seeing ghosts in photographs, Alexis is the only one who can save the girls. Katie Alender has a fantasti...more
Sarah
Rarely do I ever read a series where the final book is as good as the others. And even more rarely do I ever read a series where the final book surpasses the others in terms of sheer brilliance. As Dead As It Gets was one of these rare cases. It is truly amazing and Alender really outdid herself with this book. I couldn't put it down for more than a few moments and in those moments, I couldn't help but wonder what would come next. Some parts were truly terrifying and others were completely shock...more
Sarah
If i could give this more then 5 stars i glady would.
By far this is the best book in the series. So many twist and so much ghost adventures. I love love loved it. It was a great pick up from the second book, but the whole time i was wondering if there would be a 4th book, im not sure there will be because of how it ended (wich i wont spoil)
This one kept me reading and reading <3 I love this series <3 So worth it :)
Kat (Le Pauvre Cœur)
I. want. her. dress.

WOW WOW WOW!

I love this trilogy so much, it's freaking AMAZING.
Jan
I haven't read this book just yet but I've been really wanting to read this bok
Lily Israel
Im so excited! cant wait!
Ms. Yingling
In this third installment after Bad Girls Don't Die and From Bad to Cursed, things are even worse for Alexis. It's been a while since she witnessed Lydia's death, and she's trying to move on, but it's hard because she keeps seeing dead people in photographs. To make matters worse, a girl in her class disappears, and Alexis sees Lydia's calling card on the news... yellow roses. Alexis is also trying to move on from her boyfriend Carter, and is dating Jared instead, and is on the newspaper staff,...more
Kelsey (Kelsey's Cluttered Bookshelf)
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This is by far the best book of the 3! The ghosts are back, and much scarier in this one. Because of incidents from the end of the second book, Alexis can actually see ghosts when she takes pictures with her camera, or in pictures already taken and on TV. Lydia is the only ghost that Alexis can actually see without the camera and even talk to, because of their connection from before. The description of a ghost nearer to the...more
Scimone Jackson
Note that this is 3.5 stars.

Reason being...i loved this book. I was kind of sad that (view spoiler) What did annoy me though was the fact that Alexis was pretty much alone. She had no one. I had gotten used to her having her sister or her best friend...someone. But it got kind of annoying that the only...more
Kit Kat
***May contain Spoilers***

This was the best of all three books. Alexis is seeing Lydia's ghost everywhere now. There are girls missing and dying the next day and Alexis thinks Lydia may be the cause of this. The suspense to this book is very well put together and had me wanting to find out what will happen next. I'm glad that Alexis's younger sister finally acts her age and is trying to help Alexis. She was a character that I finally started liking after the first two books. In the first two sh...more
Zabet The Dark Empress of Dark Chocolate
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Cover Impressions: So much cover love. Even before reading the book I was a big fan of the creep factor behind each of the Bad Girls Don't Die covers. After reading, I am happy to note that every detail included in this cover, from the dress to the flowers, is reflective of the story. The color scheme features the prettiest lavender and makes me want to blow it up and frame it.

The Gist: Alexis and ghosts go way back. She has successfu...more
Heather
(This review can also be found on my blog The (Mis)Adventures of a Twenty-Something Year Old Girl).

If you've read my reviews on the first two books in this series, you will know my love affair with the Bad Girls Don't Die series. Katie Alender has fast become one of my top three favourite authors. I loved As Dead As It Gets as much as the first two which is saying something as usually most sequels fail to get my love.

Alexis is back in the next installment of Bad Girls Don't Die. This time girls...more
Amber
Where do I begin? First off, Amazon Canada blessfully screwed up and sent me the book eight days before the release date. Unfortunately, I only picked up the package on May the 12th. I started screaming when I saw the book. I had been mentally preparing myself for the awesomeness and now, here it was, four days early.

I immediately started reading... And it was so boring. And here's where I begin to spoil the book.

I guess my memory of the last two months must suck because I didn't remember Carter...more
Alexis
This book was great, not really like Anything I've ever read before, and I've read a lot of books for my age. So, without looking at which novel this book is... I started reading this book from book 1. And, gladly, it is the type of book that you can just start from whichever novel in the series, but I don't recommend it. It was good, She took a little break from Carter after dating him for a little while, and found Jerad, a boy that just might be a little too needy, kind of has anger issues, an...more
Nikki
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Jordan Parrish
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Danielle
OMG, this book was AMAZING!!! Hands down, the best book of the series, which honestly surprised me because I wasn't expecting any of the other books to be as good as the first.

Boy was I wrong.

While the other books all had a slight hint of predictability in them, this one had so many twists and turns that at one point, I looked like this:

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Every time I thought I had it figured out, the tables were turned on me. And I love me some turning tables :P

The more pages in you are, the better the book gets...more
Sarah
A bit of an underwhelming conclusion to the Bad Girls Don't Die trilogy. It ramps up in the last 1/3rd of the book but considering how long it takes to get to that point, it might not be worth it. I also spent an obscene amount of time thinking bad thoughts about main character Alexis and wishing she'd stop making stupid decisions. Also, I hate that the character of Zoe Perry was not even developed but stayed at the stereotypical bitter girlfriend level, so the audience would be forced to side w...more
Brianna Thompson
THIS IS THE "BEST BOOK" I'VE EVER READ!!!!!!!!!But I'm real bummed that this is the last book. It was very ROMANTIC, MYSTERIOUS and SUPRISING! JARED WAS MY FAVORITE CHARACTER IN THE STORY BECAUSE HE WAS ACTUALLY CARING AND A LITTLE BIT TOO CRAZY.

Alexis and Jared's relationship was,ok, but all of the arguing was too much. They would have been a great couple if Jared wasn't so "NEEDY", he really wasn't even that in love with Alexis, but he sounds cute, i wish i could see how they looked(hope the...more
Christopher
So I just finished this book, and I was amazed by it, I didn't think it would be that good, on the account of it being the third book in the series, but by God it was. I now agree with the other reviewers that this was way better than the second, and I like the second one as well. I have yet to feel this way about any other book, but it truly felt like I was growing up with the Lexi (the main character), and it is very sad for me that this story has ended. I was starting to feel like Lexi was a...more
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Katie Alender (rhymes with “calendar”!) grew up in South Florida, which probably explains the recurring alligator dreams (one of which is documented in Bad Girls Don’t Die). She is the third of four children (three girls and a boy) and the child of three very loving and encouraging parents.

She attended high school at the Palm Beach County School of the Arts, studying Communication Arts. From there...more
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“Loving this quote: "Find the people who treat you the way you deserve to be treated. Tell everyone else to go to hell and don't look back.” 37 likes
“I've been bad.
I've been good.
Weak and Strong.
Brave and afraid.
A hero and a killer.”
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