Author: Kendare Blake
Pages: 316 pgs
Release Date: August 30 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
OMG!! OMG!! I know I have saying this lot lately but OMG!! Anna Dressed In Blood is one friggin amazing book let me tell you It was so hard for me to put down even when I went to the Bathroom ß-- I know TMI...lol heck I was even reading it while trying to brush my teeth that’s how good this book was Kendare Blake has the amazing writing skill that just makes you become part of the story and let me tell you how deliciously eerie it was they so need to make it a movie like as of right now!!!
One big thought came into play while reading this Thesius Cassio Lowood, better known as Cas, one of the main characters is the male version of Buffy The Vampire Slayer well in my eyes he is J … He’s young man who is a ghost hunter, seeking out vengeful spirits and dispatching them to the afterlife with his athame blade. This is a special trait he has inherited from his father that was passed down from generation to generation Cas Father was brutally murdered by a particularly violent spirit and now Cas is fighting ghosts in order to become strong enough so he can avenge the death of his father. With a job like this Cas and his Mom constantly have to move all over never settling into one place to long so it’s been a challenge to make friends and to let alone fall in love but this all changes when he meets Anna !
Anna Dressed In Blood is a young girl who was brutally murdered back in 1958 on her way to a school dance and it was brutal let me tell you and tragic her throat was slashed! Now she is destined to haunt the old boarding house she grew up in while wearing her favorite white dress drenched in blood with dark hair and eyes she will right out scare the living hell out of you!! But most importantly whoever ventures into the house is never seen again, suffering what is a horrific murder at the hands of Anna.
Anna is the strongest ghost that Cas has ever come up against, so will this be a fight that he might just be destined to lose but something has Cas drawn to Anna when he enters her home and not only does he feel it so does Anna ,With this happening Cas now can’t kill Anna even more after she has spared his life , Her soul is tainted and haunted she has evil inside her but good as well she is in a constant battle within herself but I don’t blame her she was an innocent girl who had her life ripped away from her so tragically. Ok I need to stop here because I’m letting too much info slip out!!
My Final Thoughts:
If you haven’t and I mean it read this book you need to drop everything your doing and go out and get it!! Like as of yesterday!! this read is so amazing that I’m so upset I have to wait a little more for book two L if I could give Anna Dressed In Blood 10 out 10 stars I so would!! Kendare Blake you are an amazing writer please keep doing what you’re doing!!