Review: Anna Dressed in Blood

Anna Dressed in Blood
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I enjoyed Kendare Blake’s first installment in this series, which follows a seventeen-year-old ghost killer to Thunder Bay where he encounters the most dangerous paranormal force he’s tangled with to date.
Classified – appropriately, I think – as a Young Adult book, it is light on the high school drama and romance elements that might be considered both a hallmark and a blight of YA horror and it engages the reader well, keeping the pages turning. Later in the book, Blake does a few crafty things with the plot that I certainly did not see coming. (Surprises in fiction are good!)
Most of all, I enjoyed the main character, a young man who has seen more than anyone his age ought to have and is in possession of a sardonic sense of humor and a sharp tongue to go with his coltish and sometimes unrefined demeanor. If you’ve ever watched the hit television show, “Supernatural,” then you’ll find this character reminds one very much of Dean Winchester. That’s a good thing and as a reference point, I believe that anyone who is fond of that show would find “Anna Dressed in Blood” to be a satisfyingly entertaining read.
It might even prompt you to pick up the next book, “Girl of Nightmares” when it is released in August of this year.

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