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Anna Dressed in Blood (edition 2011)

by Kendare Blake

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Title:Anna Dressed in Blood
Authors:Kendare Blake
Info:Tor Teen (2011), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 320 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:ghosts, witches, young adult, ghost hunter, canada

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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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Inventive YA read with a likeable main character, 17 year-old Cass, who is a ghost killer. Whilst he is well fleshed out, the other characters require some development to be engaging and believable. The premise is a good one, Cass travels with his mum to a mid-sized town in Canada to kill a vicious ghost the locals call 'Anna dressed in blood'. Her throat was slit when she was 16 and on her way to a dance and her pretty white dress drenched in blood.

Some gory murders in this book of popular teenagers and it hardly causes a stir in the town. There is a suggestion that the supernatural nature of the killings somehow clouds peoples minds and make them care less, but the premise does not ring true. Overall, though, I enjoyed the book and I suspect teenage girls will like it. ( )
  Sashshearman | Mar 30, 2015 |
Inventive YA read with a likeable main character, 17 year-old Cass, who is a ghost killer. Whilst he is well fleshed out, the other characters require some development to be engaging and believable. The premise is a good one, Cass travels with his mum to a mid-sized town in Canada to kill a vicious ghost the locals call 'Anna dressed in blood'. Her throat was slit when she was 16 and on her way to a dance and her pretty white dress drenched in blood.

Some gory murders in this book of popular teenagers and it hardly causes a stir in the town. There is a suggestion that the supernatural nature of the killings somehow clouds peoples minds and make them care less, but the premise does not ring true. Overall, though, I enjoyed the book and I suspect teenage girls will like it. ( )
  Sashshearman | Mar 30, 2015 |
Inventive YA read with a likeable main character, 17 year-old Cass, who is a ghost killer. Whilst he is well fleshed out, the other characters require some development to be engaging and believable. The premise is a good one, Cass travels with his mum to a mid-sized town in Canada to kill a vicious ghost the locals call 'Anna dressed in blood'. Her throat was slit when she was 16 and on her way to a dance and her pretty white dress drenched in blood.

Some gory murders in this book of popular teenagers and it hardly causes a stir in the town. There is a suggestion that the supernatural nature of the killings somehow clouds peoples minds and make them care less, but the premise does not ring true. Overall, though, I enjoyed the book and I suspect teenage girls will like it. ( )
  Sashshearman | Mar 30, 2015 |
Inventive YA read with a likeable main character, 17 year-old Cass, who is a ghost killer. Whilst he is well fleshed out, the other characters require some development to be engaging and believable. The premise is a good one, Cass travels with his mum to a mid-sized town in Canada to kill a vicious ghost the locals call 'Anna dressed in blood'. Her throat was slit when she was 16 and on her way to a dance and her pretty white dress drenched in blood.

Some gory murders in this book of popular teenagers and it hardly causes a stir in the town. There is a suggestion that the supernatural nature of the killings somehow clouds peoples minds and make them care less, but the premise does not ring true. Overall, though, I enjoyed the book and I suspect teenage girls will like it. ( )
  Sashshearman | Mar 30, 2015 |
Inventive YA read with a likeable main character, 17 year-old Cass, who is a ghost killer. Whilst he is well fleshed out, the other characters require some development to be engaging and believable. The premise is a good one, Cass travels with his mum to a mid-sized town in Canada to kill a vicious ghost the locals call 'Anna dressed in blood'. Her throat was slit when she was 16 and on her way to a dance and her pretty white dress drenched in blood.

Some gory murders in this book of popular teenagers and it hardly causes a stir in the town. There is a suggestion that the supernatural nature of the killings somehow clouds peoples minds and make them care less, but the premise does not ring true. Overall, though, I enjoyed the book and I suspect teenage girls will like it. ( )
  Sashshearman | Mar 30, 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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