Anna Dressed In Blood (Paperback)
|Author: Kendare Blake|
|A teen ghost hunter sets his sights on the murderous ghost of a girl who has been haunting her house since the 1950s: Anna Dressed in Blood.|
From the Publisher:
Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead. ||So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. They follow legends and local lore, destroy the murderous dead, and keep pesky things like the future and friends at bay.||Searching for a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas expects the usual: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.||Yet she spares Cas's life.
Horror, romance, and a good ghost story mingle together in this thrilling young adult novel laced with gothic overtones and references to GHOSTBUSTERS. Seventeen-year-old Cas Lowood has inherited his late father's ability to rid the world of murderous ghosts. Traveling from town to town, wherever the action, is with his mother, who is a witch, Cas is the ultimate vengeful spirit exterminator. However, when he encounters a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas finds himself in over his head. Killed in 1958, and still wearing her bloody outfit, Anna is much more powerful than Cas expected. Fortunately, he finds himself some helpful sidekicks in a psychic named Thomas, and Carmel, a hot, smart girl. But even will this be enough to stop Anna?