Monday, October 29, 2012

Review: Anna Dressed In Blood, Kendare Blake

Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1)
Genre: YA, horror
Rating: 4.5 stars

Teenage loner Theseus Cassio Lowood, Cas, is a ghost hunter.  He inherited the power, and a deadly athame knife, from his dead father and he "kills" ghosts who are maiming and killing the living.  One day he receives a tip about a ghost in Canada named Anna Koslov...Anna Dressed In Blood. 

He and his mother pack up and move to the small town so Cas can learn more about Anna so he can figure out how to kill her.  He makes friends with some people in his new high school so he can learn her legend, when things take a turn for the worse.  Anna is like no other ghost.  She is strong, she is angry and she is very deadly.  But she also has another side, an innocent side that she shows to Cas.  Cas needs to figure out how to kill her and how to protect others from being killed and how to get revenge on the ghost that killed his father.

This book was recommended to me by many of my fellow bloggers, so I just had to read it.  And then I met Anna.  I started to think that you guys were some sick people!  But then I got to know Anna and it wasn't so bad.  Don't get me wrong, this book verges on horror and it is gruesome, but it's so good and even a little sweet.  It's a quick read and a fun one.  If you want a great read to get in before Halloween, pick this one up!

Now I'm off to hunker down and wait out Hurricane Sandy.  Fingers crossed that I don't lose power!


  1. I'm not so sure this is the book for me, but stay safe -- this Hurricane Sandy business is sounding pretty crazy!

    1. It was good, just kind of gory. But I liked it. Guess that makes me sick and twisted. LOL

      My husband, the dogs and I are ready to weather the worst!

  2. Definitely one of my favorites!!! Glad you enjoyed it! The sequel is out if you want another fun and fast read :)

    Good luck with Sandy! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!!!

    1. That's right! There's a sequel! I'll have to get it. Thanks, Alex.

    2. Oh, anytime! I hope you enjoy it! And keep staying safe!

  3. I'm putting this up on my Teaser Tues. post tomorrow. I already have it written up in my drafts. :) My husband just bought me Girl of Nightmares...I'm super excited to read it. I love Cas.

    Good luck with the storm. Stay safe!!

  4. Not a fan of blood and gore horror, so will probably pass...

    Hope Sandy didn't hurt too much! We're in New England and lost a few trees, but thankfully didn't lose power.