Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Book review: Anna Dressed In Blood




Publisher: Tor Teen
Series: Anna # 1
Edition: Hardcopy
Pages: 316
Rating: 4.5/5
Genre: Paranormal

Summary from Goodreads:

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. 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: 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.
But she, for whatever reason, spares Cas's life.
My Thoughts: 


I was really excited to see this book in my Barnes and Noble and immediately moved it into my halloween reads! I love reading about ghosts so this seemed right up my alley. I was extremely drawn into this book, It was beautifully written and had me captivated. It was from a male perspective so for me to give it such a high rating is pretty amazing since I usually don't like reading books from a males point of view but it really was perfect! I love getting attached to characters and root for them and that is exactly how it went for me with this book. There was a lot of mystery because you wanted to know what happened to Anna and since it was a short book it didn't drag.


If I had to be critical about anything it would be the fact that there was some romance in this book which I mean I guess thats fine and everything, but the way it happened didn't exactly make much sense to me since I don't think it was needed. The story was perfect the way it was but to put the romance in their kind of felt a little bit of an afterthought.


Overall I really loved this book! It's a series so I will definitely give the next one a try. Heres the cover art for the next one! It's just as beautiful as the first.


**Also something really cool, the font color in the book is blood red. Really nice touch!



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