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Kendare Blake , August Ross
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16 Oct 2012 Anna Dressed in Blood

Cas Lowood is no ordinary guy - he hunts dead people.

People like Anna. Anna Dressed in Blood. A beautiful, murderous ghost entangled in curses and rage. Cas knows he must destroy her, but as her tragic past is revealed, he starts to understand why Anna has killed everyone who's ever dared to enter her spooky home.

Everyone, that is, except Cas...

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Audiogo; Unabridged edition (16 Oct 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1620641887
  • ISBN-13: 978-1620641880
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 13 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,245,986 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I lived inside of this novel, swallowed whole by it's beauty and anguish. In short...it was captivating. (KindleObsessed.com)

Grabs you from the first sentence. The story is full of sharp wit and terrifying chills that will keep readers enthralled until the last page. (RT Book Reviews)

Sucked me in and kept me glued to the pages. (Paranormal Book Reviews)

Wow. Just wow. (FWIW.net)

Vivid and real. (Bookbag)

This is an enjoyable book - as fast-paced and gory as Darren Shan, amusingly sarcastic and as romantically bittersweet as a Brontë novel. (We Love This Book) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Just your average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills-people story. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An exciting and terrifying novel! 21 Aug 2012
By Sam
Format:Paperback
Anna Dressed in Blood is an exciting and terrifying novel that will leave readers breathless and prepared for more. Looking for a frightful summer read? Then pick up this book.

Cas isn't a normal teenager. He has a job to hunt and kill the dead who still haunt at the place of their death. When Cas and his mum move to a new town, Cas has his mind set on a very famous ghost: Anna Dressed in Blood. He's only heard rumors and stories. Anna has killed every single person who has entered her home. So when Cas and his school mates visit the house Anna does something no ones expects. She spares his life.

I found this book really interesting and completely gripping. This book is told from a male's POV, which is great because YA fiction needs more of them. It's all one exciting and scary-as-hell roller-coaster. Get ready for blood, guts and a whole load of ghosts.

Cas is strong, determined and brave. I loved reading the scenes between him and Anna when they have the chance to talk to each other. His life is extremely intriguing and sad at the same time. He was not able to have a decent childhood due to the fact that he has the duty to kill ghosts.

I loved the suspense, the mystery, the action, the romance and the characters. One thing I didn't like so much was the book started pretty slow and I was waiting for something exciting to happen 60 pages in. The book did get more interesting but it felt like the plot was going round in circles a bit. I would have liked to see more talking going on between Anna and Cas but I guess I'll have to wait for the sequel.

Overall, Anna Dressed in Blood is one of the most freakiest books I've ever read! It had me biting my nails and checking behind doors after I'd read it. A definite recommend. I can not wait to read Girl of Nightmares.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Creep-tastic! 1 Jan 2013
By Kat
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I'm not one to gush about book and be all fan-girly - have you ever seen me do that? No. So mark down this day in history 'cos - I LOVED THIS BOOK! I read it in a day - a day I'd planned to do a lot of other things, but I just couldn't put this down. I loved the story, I loved the spookiness and I especially (brace yourself) loved Cas. Yep, I'm confessing my first EVER book boy crush.

Right - I need to justify all this gushing *takes deep, calming breaths*.

Anna Dressed in Blood is unusual in the YA-paranormal genre in that it is written in first-person perspective of a male character, Cas. And Cas is a great character - he's snarky and smart-arsey, clever and funny, brave and strong (yeah, there's the gush again) - his looks aren't really described but I did imagine him as kinda like Dean from Supernatural, it's the personality that I loved so much! And Anna, my heart broke more than a little when her story was revealed......

Although Anna Dressed in Blood is not one of the scariest books I've ever read, the creep factor is pretty high - the ghosts are scary as all get-out and any scene featuring them got my heebies jeeby-ing, it's subtly written but quite intricately detailed as well.

There's also romance (which had me all misty-eyed), magic and some surprising characters - the popular girl from the local high school Cas attends, Carmel, actually isn't the stereotypical bitchy bimbo at all, and Cas' mother is not the overbearing overprotective character I would have assumed the mother of a ghost-hunting teenage boy would be.

The writing in Anna Dressed in Blood is extremely good, the pace is maintained even when the ghosts aren't around and the action scenes had me sitting on the edge of my seat.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Chilling but exciting ghost story 27 Dec 2012
By AR VINE VOICE
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Cas Lowood is no ordinary teenage boy. He doesn't care about sports or computers and he isn't interested in girls. He hunts ghosts.

His latest hunt takes him to Thunder Bay, Ontario, where a violent spirit known as Anna Dressed in Blood haunts the town, brutally murdering anyone who dares to stray into her home.

Everyone except Cas...

The sole reason I chose to read this book was the title. Anna Dressed in Blood has quite an old fashioned, Gothic ring to it that appealed to me. I wasn't disappointed with the novel.

I've read a number of YA supernatural romances over the last few years, which have become popular ever since the Twilight phenomenon exploded. This is one of the better ones I've come across.

Unusually for a YA supernatural romance, the central character is a teenage boy. Theseus Cassius Lowood is descended from a long line of ghost hunters, most recently his father, who died at the hands of a powerful and mysterious spirit in Baton Rouge a decade earlier. After his father's death, Cas inherited a wicked looking mystical knife known as an athame, which his father used to kill ghosts.

Cas would fit brilliantly into the TV show Supernatural; he's cut from the same cloth as the Winchester brothers and moves from town to town, job to job, the same way that they do, killing ghosts in a gung-ho, action packed style.
Everything changes for Cas when he moves to Thunder Bay and comes up against the town legend, a teenage girl who had her throat cut on the way to a high school dance in the 1950s. Ever since, she's literally been tearing her victims apart, her rage is so strong.

But Cas discovers another side to the spirit when she spares his life after he falls victim to a prank.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Unique, compulsive and fun
I was pointed in the direction of this by a friend who had enough it fir her teenage daughter. Now I've done Twilight and Harry Potter but I am not a rabid 'young adult' groupie. Read more
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A moving story that will take your breath away! As well as a thriller that will make you not want to put the book down! Definitely worth buying and would recommend to a friend!
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This book is amazing and really gripping. I didn't like it at first, it was to gruesome. But it got a lot better.
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This book is the best thing ever. If you are looking for a book get this one-you wont regret it. It is mostly for teen ages as it has some swearing in it but seriously get this... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Bob
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Anna dressed in blood is a phenomenal book that gives you goose bumps as you read along.

Cas is no ordinary boy, he kills the dead and has moved away from home to kill... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mehnaam
5.0 out of 5 stars Anna Dressed In Blood, awesome title, awesome book
This was a fantastic book I just couldn't put down!

Cas is a seventeen year old ghost hunter, he comes from a long line of ghost hunters and takes up this duty when his... Read more
Published 8 months ago by VRLimbert
4.0 out of 5 stars For anyone that likes the Supernatural!
Cas is a 17 year old high school student that hunts down murderous ghosts with an athame knife, given to him by his late father. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Sanna Appleby
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!!
Wow! I absolutely loved this, what a brilliant book!

As this is advertised as a Young Adult book I wasn't really sure what to expect from it and now that I've read it... Read more
Published 10 months ago by BookBliss
5.0 out of 5 stars Anna Dressed in Blood
First off, I'd like to congratulate Orchard Books on publishing the UK paperback edition of Anna Dressed in Blood with one of the most gorgeous and breathtaking covers I've seen... Read more
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