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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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  MarijaSabljic | Jun 28, 2016 |
This was surprisingly good. I honestly only picked it up because it had a cool title, but I stuck with it because the story was well-done.

(And the type was maroon, which was also cool.) ( )
  imahorcrux | Jun 22, 2016 |
Scary and romantic ( )
  mtlkch | Jun 21, 2016 |
This was a nice little surprise. I was expecting a typical young adult novel, but got so much more. There were some very creepy parts in the book, which I did not expect but thoroughly enjoyed. The author really sucked me into the story. I am ready for book 2. ( )
  LenaR0307 | May 30, 2016 |
This was quite a suspenseful and creepy ghost story, but I didn't feel Cas's pain - either physically or emotionally. I just felt the resolution was too easy and I didn't feel that the characters were strong enough to give me a picture in my mind. ( )
  mmacd3814 | May 30, 2016 |
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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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This is a work of fiction. All of the characters, organizations, and events portrayed in this novel are either products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously.
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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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