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Book Review: Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

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Although it seems like a typical boy meets girl story, there was nothing typical about it. Cas Lowood , with the thought of revenge for his father’s death pushing him , he moves from city to city, state to state, country to country to kill ghost/dead people; Of course, with the help of his mom and a ghost detecting cat.

On this particular “trip” Lowood, has to kill Anna dressed in blood; a local legend in which a ghost kills everyone who enters her house. However, the twist to this is she spared his life. Anna is not like any other ghost Lowood has met. Not only did she spare his life, which is completely abnormal but she is still wearing the dress she died in.

Honestly, I couldn’t have found a better book to read. The author did an amazing job with details. Lowood’s mother is a witch, so in various parts of the books she describes smells, more than just using the terms rosemary or lavender. She does her best to make sure the author knows that this is what the mother does. She creates herbs, and scents for protection. I also believe she did a good job of keeping Lowood very realistic. He is a 17 year old boy and although she doesn’t put in the book he thinks about girls and drinking and partying, she makes references to his struggle of trying to make his mom happy and doing his job (of killing ghosts).

The pace of the story was steady. It didn’t move too fast in which you didn’t think you missed something and also the “action” scenes gave you no question to what happened. It shocked and moved you, which is exactly what it should do.

As in every story, in which a boy meets a girl, there is love and who the love in between was probably the craziest part of the story. I loved it; it was perfect. This book had the perfect amount of love, horror, freak-out and sadness.

The book gets a nice 10 out of 10. There is a second book and so look out for that review!

April 2013 New Book Releases

April will be a busy month for readers. I’m not going to lie there are a few books that I am looking forward to and h

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ave them pre-order :) But before you view this list, I need people to understand this:

Even if you are unable to buy books, go to the library and check them out. The library is going through some funny business and there needs to be some more enthusiasm from the public. You really don’t want the library to become like the post office -.-

Anyway enjoy the list!

  1. Paulo Coelho- Manuscript Found in Accra [4.2.2013]
  2. Jennifer E. Smith- This is What Happy Looks Like [4.2.2013]
  3. Kate Atkinson- Life After Life [4.2.2013]
  4. Shana Abe- The Sweetest Dark [4.2.2013]
  5. Patrick Rothfuss- The Wise Man’s Fear (paperback) [4.2.2013]
  6. Gwyneth Paltrow- It’s All Good [4.2.20130] * I love reading cooking books i.e. love to cook
  7. Lili St Crow- Nameless [4.4.2013]
  8. Brian McGreevy- Hemlock Grove [4.16.2013]
  9. Jeremy Haun & David Hine- The Darkness Rebirth Vol 2 [4.16.2013]
  10. Ellen Potter- The Humming Room (paperback) [4.16.201]
  11. Paul Cornell- London Falling [4.16.2013]
  12. Nancy Atherton- Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince [418.2013]
  13. David Sedaris- Let’ Explore Diabetes with Owls [4.23.2013]
  14. Jon Acuff- Start [4.23.2013]
  15. Neil Gaiman- Unnatural Creatures [4.23.2013]
  16. Edward Rutherford- Paris [4.23.2013]
  17. Walter Dean Myers- All the Right Things [4.23.2013
  18. Isabel Allende- Maya’s Notebook [4.23.2013]
  19. Julie Kagawa- The Eternity Cure [4.30.2013]
  20. Susanna Calkins- A Murder at Rosamund’s Gate [4.23.2013]