Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Anna Dressed in Blood- Kendare Blake

Cas is no ordinary guy- he hunts dead ghosts.
Anna is no ordinary ghost- she kills people.
When they meet nothing will go as planned.
Just another average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills-people so boy must-kill-girl story. 

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation; he hunts killer ghosts dispatching them before another human life is lost. It’s as simple as track, monitor, kill…until of course Cas goes after Anna dressed in blood. A ghost of a sixteen year old girl from the 1950’s Anna was murdered on her way to a school dance. Since then she has haunted her childhood home violently slaying any who happen to wander inside, that is until Cas shows up. When Anna doesn’t kill him Cas finds he cannot kill her either and instead enlists the help of some locals to find a way to free Anna from the bounds that bind her. But what will it cost Cas to try and save the girl he intended to kill?

A horrifically humorous and heart pounding read. The best thing about this novel is its unpredictability; every time I thought I had this story pegged Blake would throw a curve ball and my perceptions would be thrown right out the window. The suspense and plot twists will have any reader engaged and on the edge of their seats but be warned this tale is not for the faint hearted, Blake includes great detail of gore to frighten the reader. But this is nicely balanced with touches of humour, romance, mystery and adventure. The characters themselves are well rounded and not so a-typical which helps endear them to the reader and makes for an easy read. Anna dressed in Blood is a nightmarishly, bone-chilling read that cannot be missed. Pick it up you won’t be disappointed…just maybe a little scared!!!
Be sure to check out the sequel 'The girl of Nightmares'...
Courtney :)


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