Sunday, 16 September 2012

Anna Dresed in Blood by Kendare Blake

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Source: Borrowed
Publisher: Tor Books
Format: Hardcover, 316 pages
Release Date: October 17th,  2011

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.

For me I have to say that this book is one of the best books that I have ever read, granted I just starting getting serious about reading early last year so to most people that doesn't mean much.

Pretty much this book took me on a roller-coster of questions ( I know it is supposed to be emotions, but I am not an overly emotional or normally emotional person)

The thing that really kept me invested in the book was mainly Cas. He intrigued me in ways that so many other male protagonist haven't, sure he has a dark and mysterious ways that apparently make him  oh so appealing, but you never actually get to know their past and what happened to make them so mysterious.

I personally think that anyone who loves to read should get a hold of this book.

 I rate this book 4.75 out of 5


  1. AAAAAAACCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKK. Lovelovelove a bazillion times over. I remember when I read it I could barely put it down. It was such a great book.

    And, of course, I must mention this:

    Thomas. ThomasThomasThomasThomasTHOMAS. THOMAS SABIN <3

    (There would be more, but as you know, I have homework I should be doing.)

    - May :)

    (P.S. Love the new blog layout.)

  2. Thomas :D

    I can think of a whole lot that you would be writing, but you felt the need to leave your homework until now (Bad May)

    (P.S. Thanks I wanted something out of the norm and this one called to me :P.)