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Sep 17 2012

Anna dressed in blood by Kendare Blake

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Orchard, 2012. ISBN 978-1-40832-072-3.
(Age: Teens) Recommended. Anna Dressed in Blood is a brilliantly written novel, the author, Kendare Blake, has combined spine tingling thriller and horror, sweet romance and delicious mystery into one excellent novel. The quote 'Get ready to sleep with the lights on because this book has teeth, sharp ones,' made by author Stacey Kade describes this book to the last page: it keeps you hooked and you can't put it down.
The book bases on Theseus Cassio Lowood, (also known as Cas) a teen ghost hunter who lives with his mum (a white witch, the nice kind) and their black cat, Tybalt. This family travel around America looking for ghosts, sending the harmful ones into the unknown and leaving the harmless ones to spook their domain harmlessly. The story begins with Cas in mid hunt, after this hunt he moves far away with his family to Thunder Bay, residential small city to a reasonable quantity of ghosties, but one of them Cas is really here to take, Anna Korlov, or as the locals call her, Anna dressed in blood. The battle against Anna begins after the Edge of the World party that the Teens hold before the next school year. Cas has a run in with a pretty girl called Carmel, nerdy boy Thomas and the Trojan Army, Mike, Will and Chase. They go to Anna's old house, trying to spook Cas, not knowing that he has seen so much more than they could ever imagine.
The way this book is written stops you from putting it down and grabbing another, it has been beautifully written and just keeps you reading. It is by far the best action book I have ever read.
Sarah Filkin (Student)

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