Sunday, September 2, 2012

Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake

Dear Kendare Blake, please tell me you're joking about how this book ended. Please tell me I got the wrong copy. Or, if you weren't joking and I got the right copy, please tell me there will be another book. Sadly, with how the book ended, I severely doubt there will be a third book. I absolutely adored the first book. This book was ok, it took me forever to read, but it was ok. Then I read the last few chapters and feel like screaming. Not exactly a HEA (Happily Ever After).

The main character is named Cas. He is a teenage boy who 'kills' ghosts. In the previous book, he moves to a new town to kill a ghost the town people call Anna Dressed in Blood. Not everything goes according to plan and he ends up changing his plans and finding out some very surprising information. Over the course of the first book, he falls for Anna, so when she drags the bad guy to Hell, he just has to find her. This book follows his journey to find and rescue Anna. Cas is a very strong person and a well developed character. He's definitely likable and you'll want him to succeed as much as I did.

The plot of the story is done well. It wasn't exactly slow, but I couldn't get as into this book as I did the first one. Hence, it took me a week to finish. I liked it though. I wish it had ended differently, but I liked it. Overall, I give this book four stars.

It's been months since the ghost of Anna Korlov opened a door to Hell in her basement and disappeared into it, but ghost hunter Cas Lowood can't move on.

His friends remind him that Anna sacrificed herself so that Cas could live-not walk around half dead. He knows they're right, but in Cas's eyes, no living girl can compare to the dead girl he fell in love with.

Now he's seeing Anna everywhere: sometimes when he's asleep, and sometimes in waking nightmares.  But something is very wrong... these aren't just daydreams. Anna seems tortured, torn apart in new and even more gruesome ways every time she appears.

Cas doesn't know what happened to Anna when she disappeared into Hell, but he knows she doesn't deserve whatever is happening to her now. Anna saved Cas more than once, and it's time for him to return the favor.

Title: Girl of Nightmares
Author: Kendare Blake
Release: August 7, 2012
Publisher: Tor Teen
Series: Anna Dressed in Blood
Pages: 332

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