Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Review-Anna Dressed In Blood

When this book came out I scrambled to the bookstore to get a copy and then the next day in the mail I got a copy from the publisher (not sure where it came from, it just appeared) but I never cracked the spine.  When I learned that Kendare was doing a signing in my city I set out to read it then, but again I failed.  I finally cracked it open this morning, and I'm so pleased that I bought this book and got it signed, I'm also SO pleased that I have the second book on hand.  Kendare has crafted a delicious ghost story that has managed to mix horror with romance.  It reminded me of a teenage version of Supernatural, which is a show I love, so it was really hard for me not to love this book.  Anna was a character that's so unlike any other character out there, she's stong and knows it, she also knows what she has done is wrong and wants to make up for it, but can't.  The book is told from a boy's point of view, so it's also a great book for guys to read because it's not full of mushy stuff, but kick-butt ghost hunting, and some occasional swear words and the always appropirate pop-culture references.  The style was really unique as well, although I'm not sure exactly what it was that made it so different.  This is such a great spooky book, and I dont' think there are enough YA books like there out on the market at the moment.  I'm so glad I finally read this book so that next time I see Kendare I can fan girl just the right amount (and maybe a little more).  Kendare hit the nail on the head with this debut and I really can't wait to dive into Girl of Nightmares.

4.5/5 dust spirits

1 comment:

  1. Great review! I'm glad you enjoyed this one. It's so dark and witty and fantastic. Can't wait for the sequel. :D