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Katie Alender könyvei a rukkolán


A ​szenvedélyt csupán egy hajszál választja el a megszállottságtól… Alexis kishúga, Kasey megszállottjává válik egy antik babának, de Alexis nem igazán foglalkozik a dologgal, mert Kasey egyébként is elég fura. Ami azt illeti, Alexist is furának tartják az iskolatársai és a szülei, sőt, még a saját goth haverjai is. A dolgok egyre különösebbek lesznek, amikor a régi házban, ahol a lányok laknak, különös dolgok történnek: ajtók nyílnak ki és csukódnak be maguktól, a víz felforr a meggyújtatlan gázon, és a kikapcsolt légkondicionáló úgy lehűti a levegőt, hogy látszik az ember lehelete is. És Kasey is megváltozik. Kék szemei zölddé válnak, elkezd régiesen beszélni és több óra is kiesik az emlékezetéből. A legnyugtalanítóbb azonban Kasey ellenséges viselkedése: az addig kedves, babaszerető kislány eltűnik, az új Kasey pedig dühös. Alexis az egyetlen, aki megállíthatja a húgát – de mi van, ha a zöldszemű lány már nem is Kasey? Mit tennél, ha a várost halálos veszély fenyegetné, de senki sem hinne neked?

Alexis ​is the last girl you'd expect to sell her soul for beauty and popularity. After all, she already has everything she needs--an adorable boyfriend, the perfect best friend, and a family that finally seems to be healing after her sister Kasey's unfortunate possession by an evil spirit. But then Kasey tells Alexis about the mysterious new club she has joined, and the oath she has taken to someone named Aralt. Worried that Kasey's gotten in over her head again, Alexis and her best friend Megan decide to investigate by joining the Sunshine Club, too. At first, their connection with Aralt seems harmless. Alexis tries a new -- normal-- look, and finds herself reveling in her elegance and success. Still, despite the Sunshine Club's outward perfection, the group is crumbling from within, and soon Alexis finds herself battling her own personal demons. She can hardly even 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?

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 revenge on Alexis alone. But a girl from school disappears one night, and Alexis spots one of Lydia’s signature yellow roses lying on the girl’s dresser the next day. Soon, it becomes clear that several of Alexis’s friends are in danger, and that she's the only person who can save them. But as she tries to intervene, Alexis realizes that her enemy is a much more powerful ghost than she's ever faced before... and that its fate is tied to hers in ways she couldn't possibly imagine. Not even in her worst nightmares.

When ​Alexis's little sister Kasey becomes obsessed with an antique doll, Alexis thinks nothing of it. Kasey is a weird kid. Period. Alexis is considered weird, too, by the kids in her high school, by her parents, even by her own Goth friends. Things get weirder, though, when the old house they live in starts changing. 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. Kasey is changing, too. Her blue eyes go green and she speaks in old-fashioned language, then forgets chunks of time. Most disturbing of all is the dangerous new chip on Kasey's shoulder. The formerly gentle, doll-loving child is gone, and the new Kasey is angry. Alexis is the only one who can stop her sister — but what if that green-eyed girl isn't even Kasey anymore?