Got a Horror-loving Teen? Meet Cas and Anna.

Summary:

Cas Lowood's father used to hunt down living ghosts. When he was murdered by a powerful spirit, Cas inherited his father’s athame and his duty. Now he travels the country with his mother and cat, hunting deadly ghosts based off the legends he’s heard. Cas and family have moved to Thunder Bay for his next target, Anna Korlov, better known as Anna Dressed in Blood. She was a teenage girl who died on her way to prom, but no one knows how Anna died. Anna’s spirit lingers at her home and she kills everyone who enters, except for Cas, who attempts to kill her. Anna is unlike any other spirit Cas has encountered, she’s incredibly powerful and nearly impossible to kill. Cas must find out more about Anna's past. In his mission to solve this mystery, he may find more than he had hoped for. 


BTSYA / Teen Reader (16):
Anna Dressed in Blood made for interesting reading! I’ve never read much horror before, but this book is befitting of the genre.  that there is going to be bloodshed and violence in the book to get the reader scared and I definitely got some chills. I love how the characters and their relationships develop over the course of the book. The author knew how to keep me on my toes. There are plenty of plot twists!  I never knew what was going to happen next and sometimes I would find myself reading something I never expected happen.

 

This has a few gory events, so you may not want to read Anna at night. if you’re a fan of romance, I can assure you that there’s some in the book. The book would make for a great gift for all the horror fans out there who are 15 or older.

 


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Lots of action and plenty of plot twists add to the suspense of the first book in this horror series for teens and young adults.

Content Awareness Factors:

This is a horror novel, so violence and gruesome acts are built into the plot. Our teen says that there is gore detailed enough that you may not want to read this before going to bed.


Type of Book:
This is the first book in a young adult horror series about a boy who has taken over the family business of hunting ghosts. It is a high interest / low readability option for teens in high school and young adults.
Educational Themes:

None. This is a book for recreational reading.

Reading Level:
4.6
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
10 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
13 and Up
Age of child:
Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™ Reviewer age: 16
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow.

Title Anna Dressed in Blood
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Anna Dressed in Blood, Book 1

Author Kendare Blake
Publisher Tor Teen, Imprint Macmillan Publishers © 2012
ISBN 9780765328670
Material Paperback
Cost $10.99
Genres Fantasy, Horror
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