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Thursday, November 8, 2012
Name: Anna Dressed in Blood (#1)
Author: Kendare Blake
Genre: YA, Series, Horror

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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.
(goodreads)

REVIEW:

Since I first saw this book at the library, I knew I had to read it. However, many people commented on how disappointing it was. Well, I can now say that to me it is not. I absolutely LOVED the book. I already have the second one and will start it soon. The story is nothing I have read before, and I enjoyed it a lot. It is about this kid (Cas) who kills ghosts and inherited this knife from his father and moves around the country trying to kill evil ghosts. But he arrives at this town, and he finds out about Anna, a ghost that has killed many, many people. Well, even though the book is about ghosts, it is also very romantic. Cas and Anna seem to have a special link, he enters her house but she does not feel the need to kill him. They fall in love. I thought that the book was going to end there, but no. We find out about this thing that killed Cas' dad a long time ago, and how it is in town. Well the ending was amazing, and from what i read about the second book, it sounds like things will get even more interesting!!


Link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9378297-anna-dressed-in-blood

#148 in my 150+ Reading Challenge

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