Friday, October 28, 2011

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Anna Dressed in Blood
Anna 1
Author: Kendare Blake
Pages: 316 pgs
Genre: YA, Paranormal
Release Date: August 30th 2011
Review Source: Tor Teen

I absolutely love how haunting this cover is, and is part of the reason why I couldn't wait to read this. The other was that the summary reminded me a bit of Supernatural and I couldn't pass that up.

Cas Lowood has been hunting and killing the dead ever since his father was killed by a ghost when he was a kid. Now, armed with his father's athame, Cas travels across the country with his witch mother, following legends and local lore to stop the deadly ghosts.

But he's going to need all of the help he get on his latest case, Anna Dressed in Blood. She's unlike any of the other dead he's encountered and there's so much more going on than he realized. With the help of his mother and a couple of friend's he's made along the way, Cas decides to get to the bottom of it. Will he be able to stop what's coming before it's too late?

When I got this in the mail from the publisher, I was so freaking excited. Ghost stories haven't always been my thing, but I'd heard so many good things about this book and couldn't wait to delve in. And let me just say: I was not at all disappointed.

Cas was a fun, snarky character that really loved his job. Unlike most of the other characters I've read lately, Cas preferred to be on his own, but found that having friends wasn't all bad. I loved reading this story through his eyes and his take on the cases he'd done through the years.

The ghost story of Anna was brilliantly put together and creepy in some places. I found it difficult to put the book down, wanting to know more about what was coming. The cover gives you a good idea about how Anna is viewed, but you get so much more from the story.

Kendare gave away just enough to keep her readers interested, and left it in a place to ensure that they'll come back for more. Anna Dressed in Blood is a wonderful ghost story that will surely keep you up at night (and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for book 2, Girl of Nightmares).

For more about the author you can check out her website or follow her on Twitter


  1. The cover is amazing indeed! I didn't know this was a ghost story--sounds interesting. I enjoyed reading your review.

  2. Love, Love, LOVED this book! Kendare put a fresh spin on a vengeful ghost/haunted house story, which I seriously didn't think was possible. I loved Cas and Anna and pretty much everything about this book. Can't wait for Girl of Nightmares to come out!




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