Sunday, 19 August 2012

Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna #1) by Kendare Blake

Title; Anna Dressed in Blood

Author; Kendare Blake

Publisher; Tor Teen

Publication Date; August 30th 2011

Series; Anna Book One

Can it stand alone? Probably, but I want to read to read the sequel, so you probably will too.

Description; 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.

Could I read anything else by this author? Yes and I will

Star Rating; 5 stars.

Would I recommend it? Yes I do recommend it

Who would I recommend it to? Everyone

Review; I'm going to have to reread this book. Partly because I liked it so much and partly because I feel like I didn't take all of it in. This book is definitely something new on the market though.
I feel like Anna's character was written well.  As well as Cas'. It was well written. Especially considering the whole thing was from Cas' point of view. Sometimes it is hard for a female writer to write from a males point of view, but it did not feel that way with this book.
The ending was well written too. I can't wait for the next book, and it didn't even really end in a cliffhanger!
I must admit that I had very high expectations for this book. I was not disappointed. This is well written and something new. I'd definitely recommend this book!

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