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Anna Dressed in Blood
by Kendare Blake


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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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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.
"Anna Dressed in Blood" is a 2011 "Kirkus" Best Teen Books of the Year title.
One of NPR's Top 5 Young Adult Novels of 2011."

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780765328656
  • ISBN-10: 0765328658
  • Publisher: Tor Teen
  • Publish Date: August 2011
  • Page Count: 320
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-18

Series: Anna Dressed in Blood

Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Horror
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Paranormal, Occult & Supernatural

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-08-15
  • Reviewer: Staff

Effectively blending horror and romance, Blake (Sleepwalk Society) delivers an exciting and witty gothic ghost story. Seventeen-year-old loner Cas follows in his late father’s footsteps, hunting down vengeful ghosts and dispatching them before they can hurt more people. He and his mother (a witch) move from town to town, and his latest target is the titular Anna, a 16-year-old girl killed on the way to a dance in Thunder Bay, Ont., in 1958. When the ghost eviscerates a local in front of Cas, he realizes it will be a much harder struggle than previously anticipated, joining forces with psychic Thomas and popular girl Carmel to discover Anna’s history and attempt to free her from her curse without destroying her. Blake occasionally gets too cute—naming a character “Will Rosenberg” in a story in which characters are aware of Buffy is pushing things, as is the notion that today’s small-town teens are all Rules of Attraction. But the pop culture references are generally sharp (Ghostbusters references make for an effective running gag) and on point, and the result is an enjoyable horror tale. Ages 12–up. (Sept.)

 
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