Waiting On: Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

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Anna Dressed in Blood
by Kendare Blake
August 30, 2011
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.

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How creepy and awesome does this book sound?! I wish that there was more good YA horror, and this one looks like it is going to be an amazingly spooky good time. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy. And the cover is gorgeous!

What book(s) are you waiting on?


  1. I keep hearing that this one is so good. I'm excited for it too; as much as I hate being scared out of my mind, I can't get enough of the thrill. :) Great pick!

  2. Great pick! I'm so excited to read this one. I've heard nothing but good things, and the cover is gorgeous.

  3. I am definitely looking forward to reading this too! Great pick! I've heard nothing but praises for this book. :)

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  4. I am really looking forward to this one as well, a great pick.

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  5. I don't think I've really read any YA horror, so this will be an awesome introduction it looks like. Great pick!

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  6. Love the first line: "Just your average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills-people story…" I hope it's really scary! Great pick!

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  7. AAAHHH Anna Dressed in Blood looks freakin' awesome!! I can't wait for this to come out.

  8. I am very excited about this one too. Love ghost stories and this sound amazing. Great pick!

  9. I am very excited about this one too. I think it sounds AWESOME. Amazing pick!

  10. I am SOOOO looking forward to reading this! I hope it's a really awesome read. :)

  11. VERY creepy! I hope it doesn't let us down by turning into mush.

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  12. Sounds very creepy, good choice.


  13. Oh, I just love this cover, I featured it in one of my Cover Crazy posts. The story line is enticing and indeed quite creepy.

    I can't wait for this one either... Great choice!

  14. Very creepy. Really want to read this one.

  15. This one sounds so good! I can't wait to read it either! Great pick!

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  16. This book sounds fantastic! The title and cover is very eye catching.

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  17. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog and commenting - I've become a follower.

    The cover on this book is brilliant; beautiful and haunting. The synopsis sounds good, too and I don't read enough YA written from a male POV. It's going on the wishlist.

  18. Thanks for stopping by! This one is on my list, as well. It looks so spooky and intriguing. Great pick!

  19. Eh I don't really do horror stories but I hope that you enjoy this one.

  20. I've only heard good things about this one. It sounds like such a fun read. Maybe not at night. ;)

  21. This is also a good one!!
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  22. I'm definitely "waiting on" this one too as I've heard nothing but great things!

  23. Creepy and spooky. Love the cover too.
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  24. Ah, me too!! Ever since I first saw this on somebody's WoW, I have wanted to read this book. It sounds so incredible, and I agree with you--there isn't that much YA horror though I would actually love to see more of it. I also really like how the cover has that creepy edge to it that the synopsis promises. Great choice :).
    -Christina Reads YA


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