Review: Anna Dressed in Blood

Summary from Goodreads:

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.

My Thoughts:

Anna Dressed In Blood is one deliciously twisty book.

I cannot seem to get this book out of my head. I’m serious about that. I devoured Anna. I drank it in and didn’t want it to ever end. I’m actually kind of annoyed that it is over now. I WANT MORE. Now. Thank goodness there is another book coming sometime next year. I might kill someone if there hadn’t been another one… kidding.

I am not normally a big ghost fan. But there was something so wonderfully dark about Anna and her possessed, kill-you ways that I just absorbed it. Cas was fantastic as a main character, totally believable. He did swear a bit more than I would have liked, but then again, he is a teenage boy.

This is how much Anna stuck with me: After reading about the first 200 pages, I finally had to go make dinner, put the kids to bed, and finally go to bed myself. I had a dream that night. I dreamed about a ghost that lived in a house. I went in such house with a group of people. This ghost got inside of me and started suffocating me from the inside out. I literally woke up gasping, feeling like I was being choked to death. Yeah, it was freaky.

Now, not a lot of supernatural stuff in books and movies gets me freaked out. But for some reason Voodoo does. I don’t know if it’s because I kind of believe in Voodoo and kinda think it’s some real stuff, but it is some seriously freaky shiz to me. Holy cow, Voodoo guy at the last half of the book… *shivers*

Wow, what a ramble this was. In case you didn’t get the picture, I loved Anna Dressed In Blood. It is the perfect read seeing as we’re approaching Halloween. So go out and buy it. NOW!

5 out of 5 stars!


Jenni Merritt said...

oooo man I am starting to think I need to bump this up on my TBR list!

roro said...

same here but on my wishlist

Anonymous said...

That book sounds awesome. I think I'm going to read it :)

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