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Anna Dressed in Blood (edition 2012)

by Kendare Blake

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Title:Anna Dressed in Blood
Authors:Kendare Blake
Info:Tor Teen (2012), Edition: First Edition, Paperback, 320 pages
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Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

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    Caramellunacy: Both novels involve creepy, angry ghosts and the narrator's attempts to deal with them in the tradition of their father's teaching. Anna Dressed in Blood is YA and involves ghost-slaying, while the heroine of The Restorer simply wants the ghosts to ignore her, but there is a similar creepiness about them.… (more)
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It was good, but still not as good as i have expected. I guess sometimes with novels whose ratings are trough the roof, your bar of expectations gets set really high.

I went into this novel without reading anything but the blurb beforehand. I only knew that a lot of people loved it.

The writing was good, i have to say. The characters had their own uniqueness, and they were not one dimensional.

The plot was different to be sure, but still somehow wound up being a frilly teen romance, despite all the darker elements presented.

Solid, but no more then that. ( )
  IvieHill | Aug 6, 2015 |


You can also find this review on my book blog: thatgirlbookworm

This book was truly amazing. It was a one of a kind book with a unique plot. While reading this book, I couldn’t help thinking of Dean and Sam from Supernatural. Cas is a ghost killer who goes all over North America to kill harmful ghosts. When he seeks out Anna Korlov or “Anna Dressed In blood,” Cas encounters something different than he is used to.

The characters featured in this book are unique, well written, and are nothing typical. Blake was not afraid to break out of the norm having both tough and weak male characters, as well as female characters who are equally tough and weak. There are no minor characters. Everyone is equally important and none are more developed than others.

Another really good feature of this book was that there was almost no focus on a love interest, and no weird drama. Most books now have some sort of drama between main characters that creates some sort of tension, however Anna Dressed In Blood was entirely focused on the plot and not on the useless side stories.

Overall, I really loved the plot and concept of this book. A ghost, a tragic backstory, a haunted house and Canada as the main setting really sealed the deal on my love for this book. I definitely recommend it. ( )
  thatgirlbookworm | Aug 5, 2015 |
Thoughts:
-If you picking this book because you want to read a horror book, that leave you scare for a couple of days then be aware, it's not scary at all. It is actually funny, but that is not bad thing because the book is an awesome read.
-The main character Cas, A ghosts hunter who kills ghosts with his inherited blade. For me Cas didn't come out like a bad-ass which make him more real and fun to read about.Anna (the ghost) i like her she is sweetheart >.-i like all the characters but by the end of the book.i discovered my favorite is CARMEL.That girl is awesome,she got my stamp of approval.

In conclusion, if you are looking for quick, fun and adorable book to read then this is your choice. but if you are looking for a true horror book then you will probably be disappointed.



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  hadeer | Jul 9, 2015 |
3.75 This was just so so for me...maybe it was because I listened to it rather than actually reading it but it just kinda seemed to be dragging on and repeating. Then had a big (or not so big) finale. ( )
  TexasBookLover7 | Jun 16, 2015 |
The main character is Cas who goes around killing the dead. Cas has to change schools a lot because of his 'ghost killing business'. He and his mom who, is referred to as a 'kitchen witch' in the book, and their ghost sniffing cat are a team when it comes to killing ghosts. Cas hears about a famous ghost called "Anna Dressed In Blood" and he and his mom move to the city/town/place-thing where she 'lives' to kill her. Cas assumes that she is just another ghost but he was SO wrong in assuming that. Anna will destroy any living, breathing being that comes into her abandoned house and will not go down easy.
I really liked this book because it was a little of everything i love. The book had action, horror, and little bit of romance and some really funny jokes. BE WARNED this book has swearing and rude jokes on almost every page so if you're not into that kind of stuff DO NOT read this book. I really liked all of the characters and I hated all of the characters that were supposed to be hated. I really liked the way this book was written too. If you like scary movies/books, action, some swearing.........., and humor this book was meant for you. ( )
  AnatoliaR.B1 | May 28, 2015 |
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Just your average, boy-meets-girl, girl-kills-people story...
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The grease-slicked hair is a dead giveaway—no pun intended.
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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.
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For three years, seventeen-year-old Cas Lowood has carried on his father's work of dispatching the murderous dead, traveling with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat, but everything changes when he meets Anna, a girl unlike any ghost he has faced before.… (more)

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