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As Dead As It Gets

(Bad Girls Don't Die #3)

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  6,965 ratings  ·  600 reviews
In the terrifying final installment of the Bad Girls Don't Die series, Alexis battles a more powerful ghost than she's ever faced before... and one whose fate is tied to hers in ways she couldn't possibly imagine.
Hardcover, 1st Edition, 442 pages
Published May 15th 2012 by Disney-Hyperion
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Jan 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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)

Sigh. I'll have to reread this whole series one day. Review to come.

God, I hate finishing good series...
Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe)
Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Third and final book of the series and hard to review without spoilers of the series. After getting rid of Alart and watching Lydia Small die in front of her, Alexis can now see ghosts especially through her photography. Lydia is now haunting Alexis and again strange things start to happen when girls, Alexis knew are starting to disappear and are getting hurt or killed. Alexis thinks Lydia is behind the attacks, especially when she thinks Lydia’s bright light leads them to her and the ghost of ...more
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This review is also available over at my blog.


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
Aug 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Jan 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished
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
Muse-ic ♬
Aug 10, 2015 rated it liked it
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Jordan Parrish
May 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Z (Through The Inked Pages)
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.
3 & 1/4 stars
Reposting review.

Am I the only one who disliked this book, in contrast to the other two? It was underwhelming, chaotic and all over the place.

As Dead as It Gets takes place right after the events of book 2. Alexis Warren can now see dead people, including Lydia Small (who had died three months ago, in the second book). This causes her to give up her hobby of taking photos as she continues to be spooked and haunted by ghosts.

Now that Carter Blume has broken up with her and has
Amy Lignor
Oct 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all
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
Scimone Jackson
Mar 21, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Kennedy Stone
Apr 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this series when I really wasn't expecting to. I got into these books because I'd never really read anything paranormal. Mostly because, I happen to be a big wimp.

The final book was my favorite by far, I never wanted to stop reading it. I was annoyed every time I had to stop. It was the first time in a while it was a real page turner. I was constantly on the edge of my seat. I even found myself thinking about it throughout my normal work day trying to decipher what exactly
Jun 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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 (Lost in Neverland)
Oct 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: awesome-cover
I. want. her. dress.


I love this trilogy so much, it's freaking AMAZING.
Alvin Talavera
Mar 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal, horror
Another compelling work from Katie Alender. A perfect five stars for this book. The author find a great way to end this trilogy. Truly deserves the average rating of 4.44.
May 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was way better than the other ones. I found the story way more interesting and actually more of a horror story. These books could have been left more as standalone books, but they did work together as a series. This book was about Alexis overcoming the death of Lydia and while this is happening there are death's of other girls happening. Alexis believes it's Lydia who is behind these deaths, but then she learns there is someone else...
The Bad
I can't really say what there was bad
Oct 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Sherra Rogers
Sep 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Oct 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have just put down the book and I'm feeling very grateful, that I've had the privilege of reading all 3 books back to back, they're not only great in all aspects, ghostly or humanly, they're super fantastic! Books 1&2 were more serious for me, in a good way. And very creepy. Very real and chilling.. In this last book, even more terrifying, but you get humor and some very funny dialogues as well amidst all the "ghostly" tension and drama.. Perfect!

The book wrapped up beautifully, I could
Jul 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
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 ...more
Feb 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
I haven't read this book just yet but I've been really wanting to read this bok
Diana Ramos
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was so good! I am quite happy with the ending of this series.
Although I wish they could have mentioned Megan at the very end. Nonetheless, I really liked the multiple plot twists and how Lexi grew. I loved how she finally acknowledged who she is and how that plays a role. The last chapter was quite sweet, even if it does not appear as so.

I really want to read other books from Katie Alender in the future! Her writing might seem simple at first, but her plots find a way to amaze me and to
Elizabeth Drake
Apr 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This and other reviews can be found on Reading Between Classes

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
Nov 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
(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
Ms. Yingling
Aug 26, 2012 rated it it was ok
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
Hiba Ahmed
Apr 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
In this 3 book in the bad girls don't die series, Alexis finally thinks everything is normal, that is until Carter breaks up with her and she senses that a super-ghost is stalking her and killing a bunch of random people that she happens to get blamed for every time. All she wants is for innocent girls to stop dying and for her relation ship with Jared (new boyfriend) to calm down a bit. However, when she realizes that the ghost is killing everyone who flirts with Jared, she decides she has to ...more
Rachel Gunter
Jul 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
As Dead As It Gets by Katie Alender is the third and final book in the Bad Girl's Don't Die trilogy, and it was an great end to an amazing series. For me, this is one of my favourite YA horror/paranormal series that I'd definitely recommend.

I love the main characters in this series - Alexis, Kasey, Megan, Carter, etc. And I loved Lydia in this book, she was so saracstic but loyal and so much nicer than she was when under the influence of Aralt in the previous book! She made serious situations
Great end to the trilogy! This third book was leaps and bounds better than the second.
I hope Alender continues to write many more creepy YA books!
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Katie Alender (rhymes with “calendar”!) grew up in South Florida. 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, she went on to the Florida State University Film School, which led her to her current hometown, a tiny

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“I've been bad.
I've been good.
Weak and Strong.
Brave and afraid.
A hero and a killer.”
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