Sami Harrison Harrison itibaren Peerbiyabani, Uttar Pradesh 203205, Hindistan
When I was looking for a book to read on Halloween, Anna Dressed in Blood seemed like the perfect choice. I had heard nothing but good things, and I had seen it mentioned in several places that some pretty gory stuff happens. I didn’t really pay attention to all that, since it kind of takes a lot to scare me when it comes to books. I just figured that these readers scare easily, as has been the case with other books in the past. Boy, was I wrong. I should have listened. Anna Dressed in Blood is the ultimate ghost story. I felt as if someone had found a wishlist of everything I liked in paranormal books, and things I wished could be in more, and put it all in one book. And as I said before, those readers were right about it being gory. I don’t mind gore in books, as long as it serves its purpose of adding to the story, ambiance, etc. I’m not exaggerating when I saw that this might be one of the most graphic YA novels I read. And, I don’t want to seem super creepy or anything, but I loved it. I finally felt like I had found a ghost book that would actually be scary for once. I mean, when we first meet Anna, (view spoiler) Anyway, aside from the gore, I was curious to see how Anna Dressed in Blood compared to Kendare Blake’s other novel, Antigoddess, which I read last year. And while I liked Antigoddess, Anna Dressed in Blood came out on top. I loved the main character, Cas. He is funny and snarky and smart. He knows what he’s doing and how to deal with ghosts. He has this sure-ness to him; he doesn’t doubt and question his abilities like so many other characters. I also really liked Anna and the dynamic between the two. Their relationship was one of the most interesting in terms of pairings. Kendare Blake’s writing is great, but the way she crafts the ambiance is just perfect. The tension is palpable and I was genuinely creeped out. When I got to the end, I was satisfied, but eager to read more. Anna Dressed in Blood was such a fun read, and ended up being the ghost story I’ve been searching for. If you’re a fan of the show Supernatural, you should definitely check it out. Now I’m out to get book two ASAP.