Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Book Review Tuesday: Anna Dress in Blood

Summary according to Goodreads.com

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

 I'm not a HUGE fan of ghost romances, it seems to be destined to end badly,  although The Ghost and the Goth is one of my all time favorite series.   That being said, this book was awesome.  I didn't want to stop reading this book.  Cas was a completely likeable character, well developed too.  But it's the secondary characters where the book really shines. Carmel and Thomas prove to be glue that binds the whole book. 

The writing is stunning, my only complaint would be that I don't know how believable it is that a teenage boy thinks THAT beautifully. 

I already put the sequel on my goodreads list.  I can't WAIT UNTIL AUGUST 7 for Girl of Nightmares.

10 out of 10


  1. Whoa--I was already intrigued by the title, but your review makes me ESPECIALLY want to read this now. :)

  2. It was great! August 7th now has aboout 7,000 exclamation points on my calender :)

  3. Huh- interesting, this was totally not on my radar. Great review!