Friday, September 14, 2012
Quick Review: Anna Dressed in Blood
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. They follow legends and local lore, destroy the murderous dead, and keep pesky things like the future and friends at bay.
Searching for a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas expects the usual: 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.
Yet she spares Cas's life.
Oh my god, this book! I have to say that I was reluctant as crap to read this one. I'm usually let down by books that get such glowing recommendations! I can only blame stubbornness for my resistance to the awesomeness that is this book! Anna is an awesome story. The characters, especially Cas and Anna, are amazingly well written. This book is tons of fun and I can honestly say that I had so many feels for this! Kendare Blake knows how to write a tense, delicious story!