Title: Anna Dressed In Blood
Author: Kendare Blake
Publisher: Tor Teen
Published: August 30th 2011
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.
I thought I would write a review on Anna Dressed In Blood as the next installment of the Anna series, Girl of Nightmares, comes out this week.
I love everything about this book. Ghost and ghost hunters, witches, mind readers and plenty of blood!
The whole time I was reading this book, I could not help but think of Supernatural (the TV series) which made Cas resemble the sexy Winchester boys as I read (YUMMY!).
Anna is a kickass, scary, rip you apart and store you in the floor ghost. I really enjoyed her as a character.
I hope that a novella prequel about Cas’s dad comes out. I’m sure we will find out about his past in the series but I would love him to have his own book 🙂
If you love books with great character development and supernatural teenagers you will love Anna Dressed In Blood!
So if you haven’t read Anna Dressed In Blood yet, you need to go out right now and get yourself a copy and make sure you pick up Girl Of Nightmares from August 7th 2012.