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Anna Dressed in Blood

Blake, Kendare (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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For three years, seventeen-year-old Cas Lowood has carried on his father's work of dispatching the murderous dead, traveling with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat, but everything changes when he meets Anna, a girl unlike any ghost he has faced before.
Authors: Blake, Kendare
Title: Anna Dressed in Blood
Published: New York : Tor, 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 316 p. ;,22 cm.
Notes: "A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Summary: For three years, seventeen-year-old Cas Lowood has carried on his father's work of dispatching the murderous dead, traveling with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat, but everything changes when he meets Anna, a girl unlike any ghost he has faced before.
Local Note: 1 2 3 4
ISBN: 9780765328656
0765328658
Branch Call Number: YA BLA
Statement of Responsibility: Kendare Blake
Subject Headings: Ghost stories. Wiccans Juvenile fiction. Cats Juvenile fiction. Blessing and cursing Juvenile fiction. Horror tales.
Topical Term: Ghost stories.
Wiccans
Cats
Blessing and cursing
Horror tales.
LCCN: 2011018985
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Mar 07, 2014
  • BakerStreetIrregular rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I admit I originally picked this book up because of the cover, but the story was extremely intriguing and creepy in parts. Loved the idea of Cas, who hunts ghosts, falling in love with the ghost he's supposed to be helping cross over. I also loved that it took place in Ontario!

Nov 30, 2013
  • black_snake_154 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

omg this was a good love story anna shoude of live or still bin there in the end i bet her and cas would of made a good coppel

Nov 30, 2013
  • vmccreedy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The book started off pretty creepy and I agree with everyone that it's nice to have a great YA horror story. The murderous Anna was a frightening sight. Wasn't so scary anymore half way through when they started giving Anna a back story, but the book did redeem itself with a fitting conclusion, and the budding romance didn't turn into too much of a mushy mess.

Oct 06, 2013
  • jorm rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Really great! It had a lot more horror in it than I expected from a YA novel.

Aug 30, 2013
  • SensBaby21 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This was a great book and took no time to read! Can't wait to read number 2

Aug 23, 2013
  • trishhh17 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was so good. At first it was kind of scary and creepy but once you finished those parts and get to the middle of the book, things starts to be so nice that you wouldn't want to stop reading.After reading you will wish that you can still read about Cas and Anna but everybody who read the book knows that won't happen.

Jun 24, 2013
  • Kewashere rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was unbelieveable. It wasn't what I expected and I loved it more than anything. I was a bit reluctant at first, but soon regretted being so when I started to read it more. I loved how Kendare displayed his growing affection for a girl made of destruction (even though he didn't know he was falling for her yet). This book is one of my all time favorites and I will read it over and over again, I will never get tired of this book.

Jun 08, 2013
  • Sleepster43v3r rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

nooo,
give a spoiler warning at least!

Apr 26, 2013
  • Cdnbookworm rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This teen novel is another venture into the paranormal. Cas (Theseus Cassio) Lowood is high school student who has taken on his late father's unusual vocation, that of killing the dead. When Cas was just seven, his father was killed in such an endeavour and Cas has secretly harboured a plan to eventually return to that scene and take on his father's killer.
As the book begins, Cas and his mother, who is also a white witch, are in North Carolina and Cas is releasing the ghost of a dead hitchhiker who has been haunting a certain stretch of road since his violent death in 1970. Cas is always on the lookout for a new challenge, both to move the ghosts on to what he hopes is rest, and to increase his own skills in order to be prepared for his longterm goal. A friend has alerted him to a particular intriguing ghost in Thunder Bay, Ontario. This girl, Anna, was apparently violently killed on her way to the prom, never reaching her destination, and kills all those who dare to enter the house she called home. She wears her white prom dress, which is dripping with her blood.
As Cas and his mother adjust to a new city, and Cas makes some high school friends, he is maneuvered into an encounter with Anna. What ensues is a more violent encounter than he expected, and yet he somehow feels a connection to this ghost. As he realizes that she is the most powerful ghost he has encountered yet, he calls on his mentor and new friends to assist him in putting her to rest. He finds, however, that his father's killer has been trailing him and the danger he now faces is more extreme than he had thought.
A tale of romance, vengeance, and the unpredictable nature of magic, this is an interesting start to a new series.

Mar 19, 2013
  • hollyheartsYA rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Oh wow did I love this book! First off, cover and title lust like whoa. They definitely drew me to this book before I even knew what it was about. Cas Lowood hunts and kills ghosts, moving from town to town with his mom who's a herbalist/witch. When he hears about a ghost named Anna Dressed in Blood they head to Thunder Bay, Ontario (Canada, seriously we should have more books set in Canada). Something draws Cas to Anna, even after he witnesses her violent behavior. Running in the background is Cas' determination to one day face the ghost who killed his father, but he may get that chance sooner than he thinks. Many twists and turns keep this book a page-turner and you'll be racing to the end to find out how the characters fare. Luckily there is a sequel.

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Jun 30, 2014
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Jun 30, 2014
  • Schoolgurl95 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: A little dark.

Jan 13, 2013
  • M_M_M rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: a few f-bombs

Violence: Ya, if ur squeamish, dnt read this book. :)

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Jun 30, 2014
  • Schoolgurl95 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"They rationalized their fears away. People shouldn't do that."

“You make me want things I can't have.”

“I’ve seen most of what
there is to be afraid of in this world, and to tell you the truth,
the worst of them are the ones that make you afraid in the
light. The things that your eyes see plainly and can’t forget
are worse than huddled black figures left to the imagination.
Imagination has a poor memory; it slinks away and goes
blurry. Eyes remember for much longer.”

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