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Anna Dressed in Blood

Blake, Kendare (Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Anna Dressed in Blood
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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 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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You would think that the dead would just stay dead. Unfortunately for Cas Lowood, this isn’t the case. As a professional ghost hunter he may think he’s seen it all; that is, until a new ghost catches his eye. Her name? Anna dressed in blood. In this boy-meets-ghost story Cas finds himself facing a force much stronger than he could have ever realized. Good thing he has some new friends(?) to help him out.

Read this if you like: Sarcastic ghosts, paranormal romance, horror, or mysterious back stories

Oct 31, 2014
  • TeenLibrarianBookReviews rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake
Read by: Anna/Boston Public Library
Originally posted to the Teen Blog on 12/4/2012.

This is the story about a young man going by the nickname Cass who kills ghosts for a living. Yep. You heard right. Cass kills ghosts for a living. The job has been in his family for generations and he’s the latest to pick up the athame, or knife, his father used to demolish the dead who demolish the living. Only this time, as he moves to Canada with his mother, he finally meets his match. Anna Dressed In Blood is a ghost he can’t kill until he can figure out how and why she died. The truth is shocking and as horrible as having Satan himself sit down to Thanksgiving dinner with you and your family. But even then, Cass still can’t kill Anna, even knowing the high number of people she’s killed since her death. The feelings he’s kept locked inside to protect the rest of the world from his job are threatening to come out, he’s actually made friends for the first time, and yet another ghost seems to be after him. Why did Anna protect Cass from other teens trying to play a mean prank on him? And what’s he going to do to get out of this sticky situation?

I read this not knowing what to expect. And I LOVED it. The book keeps you guessing right up until the very end. The characters were realistic, and even the ghosts were relatable and likeable. My only complaint with this book was how the police handled each death and missing persons case. The cops didn’t look hard for missing teenagers, or murderers. In talking with real life police, I know they wouldn’t pass off a missing teenager as someone who’d simply runaway and leave it at that. However, as this wasn’t all about police procedure, I was able to put that at the back of my mind and enjoy the rest of the story. All in all, I highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a good mystery or horror novel. It’s that awesome.

"Since his father's death three years ago, 17-year-old Cas Lowood has carried on his dad's ghost-hunting work, travelling from town to town with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. But then Cas meets his match: Anna Korlov, possibly the most vicious ghost he's encountered... and she lets him live. There's a powerful attraction between Cas and Anna, and Cas wants to find a way to stop Anna's reign of terror without killing her -- but what if he can't? This suspenseful, gory blend of adventure and romance is shot through with humour and should grab fans of the TV show Supernatural. If you'd prefer a story told from a vengeful spirit's perspective, pick up The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco." Teen Scene October 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/72d88d46-49e9-4a07-ad0b-f8f2b75baf8a?postId=8719229c-6f71-45f8-b49d-2264d7fb6d8b

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.

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Oct 31, 2014
  • TeenLibrarianBookReviews rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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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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