Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Publication Date: August 30th 2011
Genre: YA Paranormal/Horror
Just your average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills-people story...
Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.
So did his father before him, until his gruesome murder by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay.
When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn’t expect anything outside of the ordinary: move, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he’s never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, but now stained red and dripping blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.
And she, for whatever reason, spares his life.
One cheesy word- Horrorific
Anna Dressed in Blood is a story that turns for the worst. There's actually a couple of plot lines in here and I so did not see that coming!?
If you love horror and/or ghostly stories, then get your ass to the book store and buy this bad girl!
Cas travels the world killing the earth bound ghost and when we get to see him in action, it is creepily described perfectly. The scenes keep you on your toes and then you'll be addicted to it in no time.
Starting with action and ending with it, you just won't know what hit you. All the characters are fun and all the ghost legends are even funner. I enjoyed this immensely and I can't wait to see where Kendare Blake is going to take the next. I hope I see a little bit more romance because this series is supposed to have some but I really didn't feel any in this book.
Overall, this extended my expectations more than I thought it would. The detailing was amazing, the dialog I just couldn't get enough, and the shock factor was there face palming you. Plus, reading this at night actually freaked me out a little.
Happy Reading Everybody!