ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD
By: Kendare Blake
Publication Date: October 17, 2011
I really loved this book – I think this falls in the horror genre, but it’s also a wonderfully done boy pov. I found by the end of the book that I had a slight crush on Cas, and book 2 was just as wonderful! If you haven’t read this one yet get to it soon!
So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered 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. They follow legends and local lore, destroy the murderous dead, and keep pesky things like the future and friends at bay.
Searching for a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas expects the usual: track, 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, now stained red and dripping with 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.
Yet she spares Cas’s life.
So, I write books. Anna Dressed in Blood and Girl of Nightmares are horror, The Goddess War books are mythology, and Sleepwalk Society is contemporary. Different genres, because the world don’t move to the beat of just one drum. Love to read, too. Fiction, philosophy, good books, bad books, because you take the good you take the bad you take them both and there you have a stack of books and stuff. I mean, you’ve got to be adventurous. There’s more to life that what you’re living, so take a chance and face the wind.
There’s more coming soon like Slasher Girls and Monster Boys and Ungodly in 2015, so don’t waste another minute on your cryin. We’re nowhere near the end.
My likes include animals, food, and nostalgia. I mean, whatever happened to predictability? The milkman, the paperboy, the evening TV? Used to be everywhere you look, there’s a heart, a hand to hold on to.
Anyway, I love to hear from readers so drop me a line here or at my website and we’ll talk about friends to know, and ways to grow, and great authors to be in charge of our days, and our nights.
We can also talk about all the sitcom theme songs in this bio. Sha la la la.
By: R.J. Anderson
Publication Date: June 2, 2011
I ended up picking up this book out of the blue and absolutely loved it. The main character has something called synesthesia, a neurological phenomenon that has her seeing sounds and tasting colors. There is a mystery here and as the reader you have to figure out what happened to make Alison confess to murder…when no one knows what really happened.