Waiting on Wednesday (44) - Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake5:00 PM
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.
Publisher: Tor Teen
Summary (from Goodreads):
Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.
So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered 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: track, 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, now stained red and dripping with 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.
But she, for whatever reason, spares Cas's life.
It was probably the wicked awesome cover which first drew me to Anna Dressed in Blood but I'm also really loving the plot summary as well! Dark, creepy YA horror novels are not always easy to find so I'm looking forward to checking out this novel because it sounds so good! Cas is really going to have to watch his back if he's going to somehow survive his ghostly encounters with Anna!