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.

I honestly picked this book up thinking I wouldn’t like it.  It didn’t really appeal to me. I was really just reading it, to read it. The first 4 chapters of the book I wasn’t really into it. I didn’t feel any kind of connection to the characters, and I wasn’t really sure what was going on in general. But, once I got further into it I really started to enjoy it. The book has a great plot idea, fantastic character development and plot twists. There were a few things I wished was explained more, but hey, that is what the sequel is for.:P This book is most definitely not for the faint of heart (It freaked me out. Note: Do not read this book, in bed with a flashlight.  I learned this the hard way.)  Overall, I really enjoyed this book, once I got to know the characters. I would give Anna Dressed in Blood 4.5 out of 5.

 

Maddie

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