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Feb 05 2014

Girl of nightmares by Kendare Blake

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Anna, Bk 2. Orchard, 2013. ISBN 9781408326121.
(Age: 14+) Ghosts. Death. Horror. Supernatural. The second book following Anna dressed in blood, finds Cas Lowood grieving the disappearance of Anna into hell. He is unable to move on, even though his friends tell him that it is no use mourning a ghost girl who has gone. He keeps seeing her in his dreams and when he is awake. Anna seems to be tortured every time he sees her and he knows she doesn't deserve that. He is determined to find a way into Hell and save her.
Darker and more sinister than Anna dressed in blood, there are many exciting moments as Cas struggles to find out what is happening to Anna. Blake's descriptions of Hell are quite terrifying, although they are lightened by her ghoulish sense of humour which fans of the first book will appreciate.
This was a rivetting read which will appeal to readers who like the macabre and enjoy ghost stories leavened by a dark sense of humour.
Pat Pledger

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