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Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

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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I gotta say that I don't read much young adult horror. A lot of times, things drag on and on for me and I lose interest really quickly. However, at the encouragement of the librarian, I checked this one out. And I have to admit that wow! I loved it! I mean really. The cover alone is gorgeous but it's what's between the covers that pulled me in.

My son and I love to watch Ghost Hunters, and basically anything ghost-y on TV. So, it was definitely interesting to read about Cas......a ghost killer. On the trails of the ghost that kills his father, he finds Anna Korlov. Wowza! What a ghost! She's the girl dressed in blood and terrorizes the town she lives in. She kills. But, when she crosses paths with Cas, the interesting twists begin.

This is definitely not your average ghost story! It's so much better! I definitely recommend this novel with high flying 5 stars and can't wait to read the next Anna book, Girl Of Nightmares! Great, fantastic job, Ms. Blake! ( )
  ReviewsbyMolly | Apr 16, 2014 |
This book is about a teen boy who is a ghost hunter and killer. When he travels to kill the infamous Anna Dressed in Blood, he gets more than he bargained for. I really enjoyed this book. It was a different read, I expected the book to be trait and it wasn't. The plot took unexpected twists. I loved the main character Cas, he was serious and funny. I recommend it. ( )
  WiseYoungFools | Apr 8, 2014 |
Awesome! I wanted to read it last october - but my library had not gotten it yet, so i had to read it during the summer - it still freaked me out though.

For one there is witches and wizards (Potterhead here), there is ghosts (im a total believer), Cassio is a reader! He falls IN LOVE with a ghosts. His dad was killed by a ghosts. There is a kid who can read minds! -- AND he is a wizard.


The end was in a way, perfect. It is not a happy ending - but at the same time, it is. Weird.

There are so many reasons to why this book is epic! I love it!
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  AmandaEmma | Mar 26, 2014 |
This book just didn't do it for me. The writing was dumbed down and the story was just OK. I listened to the audio version and it fell below expectations. ( )
  dinelson | Mar 22, 2014 |
EVERYONE seems to love that book! And I thought I would like it too but I really didn't. I just couldn't really get into it and I didn't get to like the 'horror' part of the story. Maybe I was just trying to hard to love it because everyone loved it or because I got it for my birthday and didn't want to disappoint anyone. But it just didn't work out so I didn't plan on reading the next book that's why I gave it away via bookmooch. ( )
  JustSitAndWooui | Mar 1, 2014 |
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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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