Monday, August 20, 2012

[Review] Anna Dressed in Blood

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.
About the Main Character
Cas is a ghost hunter basically. He does his job well but that leaves him isolated from the rest of the world. When he goes to kill Anna, he finds that at this point she is too strong for him to kill, although he is the one person she does not feel the need to kill. He is really well written, and because he's a male character there really isn't the need to talk about clothes, and jewelry, and makeup xD

About the Ghost (s)
Anna was murdered (yeah I know it's obvious, but I'm re-stating). She has some sort of drive to kill whoever sets foot inside of her house, which she can't stop. For some reason when it comes to Cas she feels no need to kill him and so she doesn't. She just scares him. A lot. You get to learn more and more about her throughout the book and start sympathizing with her. She really is an amazing character, although violent at times xD

The other ghost is a very scary bogeyman that killed Cas's father. I won't giveaway much except that it scared me so much I had nightmares, and I don't have nightmares. I don't dream at all. Back on topic, it feels like the ghost is standing behind me, especially since it's 2:50 A. M. when I'm writing this. >.<
He is also a smart ghost 

About the Plot
Basically Cas is a ghost hunter that goes to kill Anna, but changes his mind when he starts learning more about her and her past. And then he gets almost killed a bunch by some scary situations. Yep. It was really good, and amazing ♥

Kendare Blake is really imaginative and original :D

Also Cas and Anna start falling in love... it's really sad since Anna is dead... >.<
I wonder how that will turn out... lol.

5 out of 5 stars YAY
Girl of Nightmares came out a couple days ago. I need to read it xD
Immediately T_T
I've entered so many giveaways for it >.<

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