Thursday, January 26, 2012

Review : Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna #1) by Kendare Blake

Author : Kendare Blake
Category : Horror
Format : Hardcover (316 pages)
Publisher : Tor Teen (30 August 2011)
Language : English
ISBN-10 : 0765328658

ISBN-13 : 978-0765328656

Goodreads Description :
Just your average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills-people story. . .

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead. 

So did his father before him, until his gruesome murder 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: move, 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, but now stained red and dripping 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. 

And she, for whatever reason, spares his life.

My Thought :
Since his father was murdered, Theseus Cassio Lowood starts to be a ghost hunter. While waiting for the right time to get revenge on his father's killer, Cas killed the dead. His next target is Anna Korlov AKA Anna Dressed in Blood. Anna was murdered in 1958. When she died, She wears a long white dress, and now the dress is stained red and dripping blood.

Anna is different. She know that she is already dead and she is stronger than the other ghost. She kills everyone who step in her house. But when Cas's classmates trick him and send him to Anna's house, for some reason Anna doesn't kill him. Cas tries to figure out what make Anna so different and how to kill her. Can Cas kill her ???

Anna Dressed in Blood is one of the horror book I can't put down. I read the book at night, and it give me chill but I still can't put it down. I really, really, really love the book. The book is told from Cas's POV. It's not too many book which is told from guy's POV, and it's refreshing. Cas is my favorite character.He is so charming, smart and witty.

Even if it's a horror book, we can find a little bit of romance in the book. Cas and Anna are such a sweet couple. The ending is so unexpected. I can't wait to read the next book. I highly recommend the book to everyone. Even if you don't really like horror book, I believe you would enjoy this book.

I give Anna dressed in Blood 5 out of 5 stars.

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  1. I don't really like the cover because it gives me creepy feeling but because you give 5 stars, i'm kinda interested to read this novel. Where did you buy it? Need some info. Thanks :)

    1. Actually, it's my favorite horror book. I get it from a a giveaway. You can get it on online book store like book depository or amazon.