Girl of Nightmares (Anna #2)
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 he meets can compare to the dead girl he fell in love with.
If your dead, ghostly girlfriend sacrificed herself for you, you'd hope she'd at least finally be at peace, right? But it turns out poor Anna is still a lost, unmoored soul, and Cas Lowood is still haunted by her face everywhere he goes. In this sequel to Anna Dressed in Blood, which was one of my favorite books from 2011, Cas must find out w...more
In the words of my awesome co-blogger, Kat:
You saucy, saucy minx.
You knew exactly what you were doing here, didn't you? I'd bitched, moaned, and complained about Anna Dressed in Blood. I gave it 2.5 stars. I asked for more. You read my mind.
And you fucking gave it to me.
If anyone were to ask me why I continue on with series that didn't exactly impress me with book one, I'd have to direct them to Girl of Nightmares.
You get no complaints from me this time, Blake. This was brilliant....more
It was clear from the beginning that Anna was not going to be as big a character as in the first novel. I was a bit disappointed at first because Anna is fabulous and crazy, but I can assure you that h...more
the problem is me.
i loved anna dressed in blood. loved it. i thought it was clever and spooky and funny with interesting characters and great action sequences.i thought it was beautiful and sad and striking.
i waited for this sequel with crazed anticipation. and then i saw it at ALA and i thought it was too good to be true and there were only two copies, and it was one of those gray area situations where i wasn't sure if it was for the taking or not, so i froze and i hemmed and hawed and finally...more
Anna, Cas & gang can't wait to see you guys again!
August. Come. Here. Now
First of all, I didn't know this was actually the last book in the series. *cries*
Secondly, this book was a great way to end the series. I had to get used to the different tone and mood in this one. While Anna Dressed In Blood was mostly horror and bloodshed, Girl of Nightmares was mostly mystery and understanding the anthame's history. I still enjoyed the book, but...more
God, that cover is so fucking badass. I love how Anna's like "Come with me . . . " I would, in a heartbeat. I would also bring my copy of the first book and make her sign it.
I adored Anna Dressed in Blood. I loved everything about that book and ever since I finished it I've been waiting and waiting to get this sequel, and the wait was excruciating. But oh God, did it feel good to finally be able to buy it. I was expecting an...more
To say that I'd been eagerly anticipating Girl of Nightmares would be an understatement of epic proportions. Anna Dressed in Blood is one of my favorite books and I simply HAD to learn Anna's fate as soon as possible. I had unreasonably high expectations, true, but for the most part, Kendare Blake came through.
In the sixth row of the theater, in the third chair in, Anna winks at me. Or maybe she just blinks. I can't tell. She's missing half of her face
A lot of my questions...more
In Girl of Nightmares we pick up several months after Anna sacrificed herself to save Cas, Thomas and Carmel, by taking the Obeahman to Hell. Since then, Cas has been going through the motions of life and school. He follows up on ghost tips with Carmel and Thomas tagging along. The three of them now form a sort of ghost-busting team. However, Cas can't get Anna out of his head. Everyone has done research and they've consulted the spiritual community but they can't nail down what happened to Anna...more
First line: “I think I killed a girl who looked like this once.”
Favourite quote:“She crossed over death to call me. I crossed through Hell to find her.”
Song of choice: DNA(Blood Pressure) by The Kills
Let me introduce you to my perfect vision of Anna Korlov.
(c) AF on DeviantArt
*sigh* So pretty *gazes fondly*
Girl of Nightmares picks up six months after the ending of Anna Dressed in Blood. Cas can’t get over Anna’s crossing away and he’s still haunted by her sacrifice, so he...more
Anna Dressed in Blood is one of my favorite reads. From cover to cover, I loved it all! Soooo needless to say, I could not wait to get my hands on Girl of Nightmares for more chills, chuckles, and horror filled adventures with Cas and the gang!
Our story picks up a few months after Anna. Cas, Thomas, and Carmel are fighting the good fight, hitting the high school halls, and trying to move on. The humor, chemistry, and eerie, spine-chilling atmosphere are captured once again with style and fun on...more
Girl of Nightmares effing rocks. It's smart and funny and creepy. It's everything I loved about Anna Dressed in Blood without being just a repeat performance.
There was a moment when I was like "oh, c'mon, Cas" with regards to him just not getting something... but it has been established previously that it's a connection he has a hard time making. I was frustrated with the character but not with the book. That's an important distinction.
Girl of Nig...more
And her and Cas will be together some day anyway. He can't live forever.
I mean she won't have a body for christ-sake what kinda life could they have had. No-one else can see her- well no-one normal anyhow.
I like Jestine, she's pretty and is a smart ass like Cas. Plus she'll be the wielder of a second Athame. It makes sense they be together. Yes I like Anna...more
Awesomeness Level of book -
Kirkus Reviews writes - Stephen King ought to start looking over his shoulder.
They write the truth.
Check out a chapter excerpt right here - Girl of Nightmares Chapter Excerpt
I simply Love Blake's female characters. They are more realistic than real life. Take Anna for instance, now if you forget that she has been dead for decades, her actions, intents and motivations are so natural. Isn't it true, when you are...more
I was lucky enough to win an ARC of Girl of Nightmares (Anna Dressed in Blood #2) from Kendare Blake through a giveaway on her blog. A special thanks to Kendare for the opportunity to review her book!
Girl of Nightmares definitely breaks the 'book two curse' and, in my opinion, actually surpasses the first book in the series,Anna Dressed in Blood. Book one was amazing, but book two give us so much more depth (both in character development and...more
Anna Dressed in Blood was one of my favourite titles last year. Immediately after reading it I offered my Macmillan connection the limb of her choice for the follow up book, Girl of Nightmares. I was so excited to get this book last week, so much so it shot to the top of the queue (above daunting others). It was a two day read. There won't be a book 3, but I feel that there could be. And I want one. Boo.
Girl of Nightmares picks up shortly where Anna ends. Cas is trying to get over the loss of A...more
Seriously, I'm pretty annoyed right now. I just finished Girl of Nightmares, and I'm really wondering why Kendare Blake went the New Moon direction with the story rather than the rather more interesting and meaningful and purposeful "Let's save my Dad" direction. Because she could have, easily, and it would have been a better story for it.
I mean, this duology had the potential to be amazing. Book one was almost there, but the stupid rom...more
Oh my gosh.
The cover . . .
Anna + Cas + epic cover + my instability as is + anticipation =
The bad? I have to wait for five months.
Hey hey, and welcome to…
The Mighty Kingdom of Spoilers… YOU ARE THUSLY WARNED!
Now you may remember that I read Anna Dressed in Blood in the not too distant past. And now I am here to spin you a yarn of lost love (of the deceased), horror-ish, and mystic druidic orders.
I am of course talking about Anna’s return in Girl of Nightmares. So lets take a look at this. In the last book Anna sacrificed herself to destroy the Obeahman and save the day… And now it’s 4 months later, Ca...more
You've all already heard about Anna Dressed in the Blood (I really don't know how could someone miss it). The book was published last year and I had that chance to read it. I surprised even myself how much I loved it! Reading the blurb and whole that story seemed like the book was well...crazy. But as soon as you start you start to love it! Later I found out that there will be the sequel. I had mixed feeling about it, cause it's always tricky.
I should tell you fi...more
Pre-read: The cover is sick! I need this book now!
After Reading: That was alot better than Anna Dressed in Blood! I had a bit of doubt after reading Anna Dressed in Blood to read the sequel but I'm glad I did. Thank you Stephanie for recommending this book even if you didn't love Anna Dressed in Blood. Girl of Nightmares really improved on the faults of ADiB which a sequel should do but doesn't always do.
Girl of Nightmares is a book that once you sta...more
Anna Dressed in Blood was the first book I ever gave a 5.00 rating too, and it seems fitting and perfect that Girl of Nightmares also receives that same rating. Like Anna, it completely and utterly blew me away. I laughed. I cried. I did every single stupid positive cliché that you can possible think of. And I loved every single freaking moment of it. Girl of Nightmares was seriously one of the most amazing books I've ever read and could not deserve its...more
When I finished this book today at work I had so much to say about it. Now, I can't think of much to say at all.
I know quite a few people who said that the beginning of this book was slower because it didn't contain much Anna, and this is true. Oddly enough, I really liked that though. I think the little snippets of Anna that we got were pretty darn creepy. It made sense that it was slowly driving Cas crazy, I mean those were some pretty horrible vis...more
Won over at Kindle And Me.
What the hell was that ending? I had to read 170-180 bloody boring pages until there was an improvement with the story only to be stopped again because, surprise, surprise, nothing happened for the next hundred pages. It was all about waiting, sleeping, eating, washing dishes, that sort of things. Basically, the final confrontation with that dreadlock-wearing demon happened in the last 20 pages. And the ending was...more
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|didn't end the way you wanted it to||21||99||Feb 14, 2013 07:32am|
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