Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendara Blake

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendara Blake
Release date: October, 2011
Pages: 316
Source: Borrowed

My feelings: 

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.

My review:
I wanted to read Anna Dressed in Blood for so long now and when I saw it at the libraryI almost did a happy dance. Happy dances are kind of my thing when I find a book that I'm excited about. Just so you know. 

I liked Cas as a main character. He was strong, determined, knows his place and what he wants in life. The other characters are great aswell, but not a lot of depth to them. 

The plot is fast-paced. There are truly no boring parts in this book. The story, the setting, literally almost everything made me think of the TV show Supernatural, which I'm a huge fan of. So I absolutly loved the story. 

I'm not sure why there is a sequal to this book. It really wasn't necessary. If my library has book number two, I will read it, otherwise I probably won't.

bermudaonion  – (14 februari 2018 om 07:05)  

I'm curious as to why Anna didn't kill Cas. I'm glad you enjoyed this.

Lynn  – (14 februari 2018 om 07:05)  

I read this book a couple of years ago and enjoyed it but now I don't remember enough to pick up the sequel, so I probably won't read it either.

Kindlemom  – (14 februari 2018 om 07:18)  

I really loved this one as well! So good and dark and just fun!

Blodeuedd  – (14 februari 2018 om 11:14)  

I hope my library has it, but alas no

Melissa (Books and Things)  – (14 februari 2018 om 14:33)  

I enjoyed this one too. Yep, there is a second book! :) Hope you enjoy that one as well.

Carole Wooten  – (14 februari 2018 om 16:28)  

I have heard great things about this book but haven't had the chance to read it. I am glad you enjoyed it, Nina!

Suzanne at The Bookish Libra  – (14 februari 2018 om 17:50)  

I haven't read this yet but it does sound great. That cover is gorgeous too, so eerie.

Melody  – (15 februari 2018 om 04:21)  

I enjoy two of the books. Hope you'll enjoy the sequel as well. :)

Melliane  – (15 februari 2018 om 04:59)  

I remember hearing so many great things about this one and I'm curious to try since then

Shell  – (15 februari 2018 om 10:13)  

This one was good for me too. I also didn't know why there was a sequel, though. I didn't really enjoy it as much, either.

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Sara @ Forever 17 Books  – (16 februari 2018 om 05:42)  

Anna Dressed in Blood! Yes! I loved this one too! I never did get around to the sequel either. Maybe someday, I believe I own it, but I felt resolution from the first so it was never a priority. :)

Midnight Cowgirl  – (16 februari 2018 om 18:07)  

This sounds really interesting! I think I saw this one at the library...

Sakuranko  – (19 februari 2018 om 13:54)  

Oh very interesting plot darling

Angela  – (19 februari 2018 om 17:53)  

I've heard great things about this book. I like the cover - it's creepy (in a good way!)

Nina  – (24 februari 2018 om 03:57)  

@Angela: I like the cover too! Very creepy.

@Sara: I think that's the reason why I don't need to read the sequal. My library hasn't got the second book, so I probably won't read it.

@Shell: I enjoyed it, but it wasn't epic or something like that!

Melissa (My words and pages)  – (12 maart 2018 om 17:29)  

Oh I remember when this one came out. It sounds like a great read. I wanted it then, and I still want it. :) Thank you for sharing!

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