My rating: 4 of 5 stars
What can I say, this was one creepy book. I don't read much horror, so maybe it wasn't as creepy as I thought, but definitely don't read it when you are home alone late at night in bed with no one around.
The basics: Cas is a ghost hunter. Cas finds the bad ones and dispatches them, just like his father did before he was the prey instead of predator. Now Cas and his mom, a "kitchen witch" travel the world ridding us of malevolent spirits. All of this goes fairly well until Cas runs up against Anna, the ghost of a young woman murdered in 1958. This former lone wolf acquires a pack of friends and not-so-friends determined to help him whether he wants it or not. He also discovers that Anna is different from any ghost he has met before in ways both good and bad.
Anna Dressed in Blood is a good creepy story that has the hallmarks of being setup as a series (the fact that it is titled Anna #1 should be the first clue.) As such, there are far too many loose ends left to be accounted for in future books and Cas is, in my opinion, far too willing to ignore what is right in front of him (hint: always listen to the cat, it says it right there in the first quarter of the book!) for someone who makes a living fighting for his life.
Still, I would recommend this wholeheartedly for upper middle and high school and anyone who can handle a little more suspense than me.
View all my reviews