Thursday, January 17, 2013

Anna Dressed in Blood

Title: Anna Dressed in Blood
Author: Kendare Blake
Series: Anna
Number of Pages: 316
Date Read: June 2012
Genre: Ghosts, Paranormal, Supernatural
Rating: A+

Synopsis (Found on

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.

My Review:

This book suprised me and I really liked it. The characters were awesome. I liked Cas from the beginning. It was awesome that the book started with him killing a ghost, so that the reader knows what hes about. I liked seeing how he went from a loner in the beginning of the book to a guy with friends and a guy who fell in love. Personally I thought it was fitting that he fell in love with Anna is a ghost. It suited him and his life style. 

I also really liked Anna from the beginning of the book even though the first time you see her is when she is ripping a person in half. I guess it seem liked she was protecting Cas and killing the guy who hurt him that made me like her. What happened to her pissed me off and made me want to kill her mother and pervert stepfather slowly and painfully. I almost wished that they were still alive so Cas can brutally kill them. I liked the way that Cas and Anna acted towards each other in the end, in a loving way, like a new couple. It was cute. The ending was touching where she sacrificed herself to save Cas and all his friends/family. It just sucked that she had to die but I guess she had to for there to be a next book. 

I also liked Thomas and Carmel too. I was rooting for them to get together throughout the whole book. I liked that Thomas was a telepath and a witch but that he wasn't a super awesome all powerful witch. It made him more real and showed that he had a long way to learn how to use his telepathy and witchcraft. Carmel was funny and I liked how she was the only "normal" human in the group. She is like Xander in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He sees everything that goes on and is the voice of reason. I especially liked near the end where she attacked the Obeathman with her bat and risked getting bitten. She's my kind of girl. 

I really liked this book alot and recommend it for people to read. It had some gore in it but a little gore never hurt anyone. 

I can't wait for the next book!

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