Anna Dressed in Blood

I think Kendare’s writing style is good. This book is in third person which I enjoyed. She is very descriptive in her writing, you get the sense of your surroundings and the people that are in the story.The main setting is in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada which is only a couple hours north of where I live. I have not read many books at all that are set near my home town, let alone in Canada so I felt like I could relate a little bit more to the story which I thought was pretty neat.

Some parts were pretty epic and scary and something that would come straight out of a horror movie so that was cool. I don’t think I have read a “scary” book before. I mean I have read vampire books and werewolf books but I don’t think I have read a ghost novel before and so I would say my first impression of ghosts is a good one.

Overall I thought this book was good. It wasn’t amazing but it wasn’t terrible either. I liked it. It did take me a little while to finish it but in the end I enjoyed it. It does have quite a bit of swearing in it but I do recommend reading this especially around Halloween. I plan on reading Kendare Blake’s second book which is called Girl of Nightmares but not until next year just because I have so many other books I want to read right now I am going to save it until next October(or if I get really curious and cave then I will read it sooner).


Anna Dressed in Blood Book Cover Anna Dressed in Blood
Kendare Blake
Juvenile Fiction
August 30, 2011

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered 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. They follow legends and local lore, destroy the murderous dead, and keep pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

Searching for a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas expects the usual: track, 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, now stained red and dripping with 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.

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