Thursday’s Special Spotlight; Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake
14 March, 2013
Thursday’s Special Spotlight is a new feature here at A Daydreamer’s Thoughts. It is inspired by her library’s “Book of the Week” and Stepping out of the Page’s From the Review Pile. It also stems from how far behind I am on writing reviews and how guilty I often feel about it!
The idea of this feature is to spotlight books that I read e-ons ago that I absolutely loved and I feel deserve the spotlight on this blog! They will be accompanied with reasons as to why I loved them and why I think you should read them.
This is one of those books that trying to put my thoughts together and write a decent review for is an extremely difficult and challenging thing to do because I really fell in love with this book. As a fan of all things ghosts, I knew that I had to pick the book up but really it was my complete love of the television show Supernatural that made me love this book from the very first sentence. Set in a similar tone, with a guy of similar stature to Sam and Dean Winchester, I instantly found myself connected to the book and everything in it. I was fascinated by everything that happened, read with tension at some of the scenes and just was completely enthralled by everything going on within the book. It was the perfect read for me and I am especially glad that I took the chance to pick it up and read it.
The book itself is fast-paced, a little bit gruesome in places, and has a well-thought out, rather complex and diverse plot that pulls you in many different directions. Anna may be the toughest ghost that Cas has yet to fight, for more reasons than one and this really caught my attention in the book. I wanted to know what would happen, I wanted to know about Anna’s past and why she was the way she was now. But more than anything, I wanted to read more of Cas and his new friends that he made in the book. There were some great characters that really brought the book alive and made it that much easier to read and love. This is the kind of book that fascinates me and it quickly got placed on my favourites shelf in the bookcase!
Why do I think you should read Anna Dressed In Blood
If you’re a reader who loves a dark, slightly gruesome, incredibly engaging and compelling story then you should definitely pick up Anna Dressed in Blood. If you like books about ghosts that make your heart race and your blood pump and for the tension to continually rise within you, then you really should read this book. It is one that really draws you in and makes it impossible for you not to stop reading. It makes you need to keep going to find out what is going to happen next and how it will all work out in the end. I was completely enamoured with this story and I honestly couldn’t recommend it enough. It is a totally thrilling read that is just incredible. Though, as a YA, it is aimed more at the older ages (there is a warning on the back of the book) as it does get quite dark and possibly a little too scary for younger readers. So if scary books aren’t really your type of thing, this book may not work for you but you’ll never know unless you try, will you?