Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (25): Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where you can post about upcoming books you're looking forward to.

This is a wonderful chance for blogger to show off what's coming out soon that they are excited about! Every week my wishlist balloons thanks to this awesome meme.

Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake

Just your average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills-people story. . .

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until his gruesome murder 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. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn't expect anything outside of the ordinary: move, 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, but now stained red and dripping 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.

And she, for whatever reason, spares his life.

For some reason, I always read this book title in my head to the melody to the Madonna song "Papa don't preach!" so it's definitely got that going for it. I never got what all the fuss was about this novel because I wasn't wild about the cover. But then I read the summary and my eyes got as wide as saucers and I though I might choke on something. So basically, I fell in love. And now all I can say is, this novel isn't coming out soon enough.

Anna Dressed In Blood is out September 2011.

What are you waiting for?


  1. Wow! I hadn't heard of this one before, but it sounds great! Sept, 2011?! That's a long wait!

  2. I had not heard of this one yet, it sounds pretty new and interesting. I like it! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Great choice, we are definitely waiting on this one too.

  4. Oh my gosh! This book sounds incredible and I have not heard of it! Great WOW! -C

  5. I hadn't heard of this one either, but it definitely sounds like it will be a great read. And I like the cover - the grays with the spots of red makes it a little eerie.

  6. I am wanting this book badly - everytime I see it I want it even more wish it would come out now Sept is too far away.

    My WOW

  7. I love everything about this book -- from the spooky story to the creepy cover! Great pick!

  8. This sounds like a interesting premise. Thanks for sharing.
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  9. Wow this cover and title just give the creeps! And my TBR's pile just got bigger.


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