Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna #1), by Kendare Blake
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Paranormal Romance
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Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Goodreads Summary: "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.
Yet she spares Cas's life."
- I never expected for this one to be that good. 'Anna Dressed in Blood' was bloody good. I need more, as soon as possible.
- It was so exotic and eerie. I normally don't enjoy ghost stories, but this one took place in a unpopular setting- Canada, and the whole story behind Anna was magnificent. The author did a great job creeping between the lines and captivating the readers. I was definitely surprised, but in a good way.
- Cas was a strong character, I normally don't read books coming from a male's perspective because there aren't many out there, and my wish got granted.
- I was hooked in from beginning to end and still need more.