Friday, October 14, 2011

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

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.
So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered 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: track, 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, now stained red and dripping with 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.
But she, for whatever reason, spares Cas's life.
Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads.

My Review 
Wow! This one will have you sleeping with the lights on for a while! You know those ghost-hunter shows where they see a little cloud of light or hear a small noise and that's their ghost? Well, that is NOT Anna! Anna is a dangerous, bloody, killing-machine that charges in like a hurricane! Not the kind of ghost you wanna find in your attic. She is bold & terrifying and that's makes her so entrancing. Then you have Cas, he is definitely a long-lost Winchester brother. He's used to moving around and tracking different ghost, and is very capable of taking them out once he finds them. Not to mention he has great wit that will keep you laughing through the whole book.
This was definitely different from any other book I've read, mostly because of Anna - there is no other character like her! Even though I was a little scared (meaning: terrified of every noise in the house & about to pee my pants) in the beginning, I was fully sucked into this book and loved every minute of it! Hope to see more from this author in the future! 

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