Book Summery (Via Goodreads): It’s been months since the ghost of Anna Korlov opened a door to Hell in her basement and disappeared into it, but ghost-hunter Cas Lowood can’t move on.
His friends remind him that Anna sacrificed herself so that Cas could live—not walk around half dead. He knows they’re right, but in Cas’s eyes, no living girl he meets can compare to the dead girl he fell in love with.
Now he’s seeing Anna everywhere: sometimes when he’s asleep and sometimes in waking nightmares. But something is very wrong... these aren’t just daydreams. Anna seems tortured, torn apart in new and ever more gruesome ways every time she appears.
Cas doesn’t know what happened to Anna when she disappeared into Hell, but he knows she doesn’t deserve whatever is happening to her now. Anna saved Cas more than once, and it’s time for him to return the favor.
Ms. Blake had me at within the first few pages of Anna Dressed in Blood. Girl of Nightmares continues on my love of Blake's writing, which has subtle undertones of Stephen King. I find this to be fabulous. I must say, it takes an exceptional author to bring a ghost story to life, and Blake is right on target. I found myself several times turning on lights or the TV for comfort. It takes a lot to spook me, so well done Ms. Blake. The characters are phenomenal. I love Cas. He has color and originality. I crave to know more about him. I also enjoy the supporting characters Thomas and Carmel. The trio of friends really enhance the story. The London setting was spectacular. Dark and mysterious, with an air of adventure. There is soooo much I want to squee about this book, but I don't want to ruin it for potential readers. Overall, if you are looking for a good, spooky read look no further! This truly doesn't read like a YA book, just a good horror story. Sadly, it looks like this is the end of the series as posted on Blake's facebook page. Sad, but true. Looks like she is starting a new series Antigoddess. While I look forward to this new series, I'll admit that there is still part of me that hopes she continues on the Anna series!
“Everyone seems to know more than I do, and being on the shallow end of the information pool is starting to piss me off.”
Cover Art Commentary:
Ok, so my cover isn't all read like the one pictured above. It has some gray mixed it, but it's pretty much the same...and it's gorgeous! :) I love the continuation of the "Anna" theme!