Halloween might be over but this book took longer than expected.
Cas is a ghost hunter like his father before him and his father before him. When Cas’s father is killed, horribly, by a ghost, Cas is more than determined to be a great hunter and eventually hunt down the ghost that killed his father. Cas and his mother travel, a lot, and come across a town haunted by a girl who has killed when they enter her house.
Anna dressed in blood, is the name she’s known as. When Cas encounters her he finds that she’s nothing like the rest of the ghosts he’s hunted. She’s stronger and insaner than most ghosts. Cas is suddenly surrounded by something he isn’t use to, friends. With their help Cas learns that it won’t be easy to send where every he sends the ghosts but he finds Anna captivating.
When I read the summary, and has been in my to read list for a while, I was fascinated by the concept. Boy kills the dead that doesn’t stay dead and meets girl that is dead and they fall in love. Easy enough. What I found was that it didn’t hook me in as much as the description did. It took roughly a good hundred pages to even interest me.
The relationship, if you call it that, between Cas and Anna was a bit too quick and that made it feel out of place. He meets her then can’t stop thinking about her and all of sudden he’s in love. The quickness of it didn’t make it seem genuine, which is sort of the main point of the story.
One character I did appreciate was Cas’s mind reading friend Thomas. I did enjoy the ending but it did take over two hundred pages to finally make it interesting which it was makes the whole book a let down. I will say that I do want to know what happens to Cas, Thomas and Carmel. So that is something.
Will I continue the series? Probably not right away, and do hope I pick up someday and see where the characters leave off. For now, Anna Dressed in Blood will have to do.