Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Cas really isn’t your typical teenage boy. Instead of staying in one place and going to one high school, he travels from city to city, killing those who are already dead.

Yes, you read that right. Cas kills those who are already dead.

When Cas receives a tip from an old friend, he’s immediately intrigued. This friend tells him about ‘Anna Dressed in Blood’, a ghost who is known to kill anyone who sets foot in her house.

Cas makes his way to the town that Anna inhabits, befriending the popular kids and trying to find out more about this mysterious ghost. One night, at a wild party, Cas is dared to go into Anna’s house after being told her story. He agrees, curious to see where she lives.

But when he gets there, someone hits him across the head with a broken floorboard and he passes out. When Cas wakes up, he finds himself in Anna’s house, looking up at her ghost.

Cas witnesses Anna murder someone else, but, for some reason, she decides not to kill him.

Bit by bit, Cas ends up falling in love with Anna. Of course, that means he has no idea how in the world he’s going to kill her.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was practically glued to it. But Anna Dressed in Blood is certainly not for the faint of heart. If you’re a fan of blood and guts, like me, you’ll enjoy this book. If you hate gore or get nightmares easily, just…don’t even try.

One thing I love about this book is that, unlike many paranormals, Anna Dressed in Blood isn’t just one ghost story. Anna isn’t the only ghost Cas talks about in the book; over the course of the story, he fights a couple others as well. One of them even adds a huge plot twist in the end.

Overall, I’d give Anna Dressed in Blood 4 out of 5 stars. It’s a gory book with a great storyline, but be warned: if you’re squeamish, it’s probably best to sit this one out.


Milan L. is an aspiring writer who loves horses, books, and anything else involving animals. She’s known on figment as “Pippa Sky Destry”, to her parents and sister as “Milan”, and to her beloved cat as a chew toy. She lives in a university town and enjoys spending time with friends and horses, reading, and making jewelry out of paperclips.

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