Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Anna Dressed in Blood

Written by Kendare Blake

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July 2012 Debut of the Month. A best-selling young adult novel from the US, this is a story that will spook the faint hearted! Cas looks and behaves like an average teenager but he has a very unusual mission to complete. Cas kills the dead who come back to haunt us. Anna is one such. Will be Cas be able to dispatch her and what is the story behind her devastating behaviour? Despite the ghosts and the blood they shed, there is tenderness and compassion at the heart of this gripping and terrifying story.


Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Cas Lowood is no ordinary guy - he hunts dead people. People like Anna. Anna Dressed in Blood. A beautiful, murderous ghost entangled in curses and rage. Cas knows he must destroy her, but as her tragic past is revealed, he starts to understand why Anna has killed everyone who's ever dared to enter her spooky home. Everyone, that is, except Cas...


This is an enjoyable book - as fast-paced and gory as Darren Shan, amusingly sarcastic and as romantically bittersweet as a Bronte novel. * We Love This Book * Vivid and real. * Bookbag * Wow. Just wow. * * Sucked me in and kept me glued to the pages. * Paranormal Book Reviews * Grabs you from the first sentence. The story is full of sharp wit and terrifying chills that will keep readers enthralled until the last page. * RT Book Reviews * The central characters are strong and well-rounded...vivd and real * The Bookbag * This is an enjoyable book - as fast-paced and sarcastic and as romantically bittersweet as a Bronte novel * * I lived inside of this novel, swallowed whole by it's beauty and anguish. In was captivating. * *

About the Author

Kendare Blake

Kendare Blake is an import from South Korea who was raised in the United States. She received a Bachelor's degree in Business from Ithaca College and a Master's degree in Writing from Middlesex University in London. She brakes for animals, the largest of which was a deer, which sadly didn't make it, and the smallest of which was a mouse, which did, but it took forever. Amongst her likes are Greek Mythology, rare red meat and veganism. She also enjoys girls who can think with the boys like Ayn Rand, and boys who scare the morality into people, like Bret Easton Ellis. She is the author of Anna Dressed in Blood, Girl of Nightmares and Antigoddess, all published by Orchard Books. She lives with her husband in Kent, Washington. Anna Dressed in Blood has been optioned for film by Stephenie Meyer's production company.

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384 pages


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Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

5th July 2012




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