Girl of Nightmares

Girl of Nightmares

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Just you average boy-meets-girl, girl gets sucked into Hell story ... This is Kendare Blake's follow-up to the thrillingly creepy romance that was Anna Dressed in Blood.

Cas Lowood is no ordinary ghost hunter - he's in love with a dead girl.

Her name is Anna Korlov. Anna Dressed in Blood. The girl who sacrificed herself to save his life. Racked with guilt, Cas sets out to do what he does best - hunt a ghost. But this time his aim is not to kill. He must rescue Anna from the depths of Hell.

But Hell is also home to a creature Cas has battled before ...

PRAISE FOR ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD:
'Anna Dressed in Blood is a dark and intricate tale, with a hero who kills the dead but is half in love with death himself. By the end of the book, you will be too. Spellbinding and romantic.' Cassandra Clare, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mortal Instruments series

'It's the old boy-meets-girl story, if the boy is a wry, self-destructive ghost-hunter bent on avenging his father and the girl is a homicidal ghost trapped in a house full of everyone she's ever murdered. Needless to say, Cas and Anna are my new favorite twosome. When I got to the last page, I flipped back to the first.' Holly Black, New York Times bestselling author of Red Glove
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 134 x 197 x 29mm | 316g
  • ORCHARD BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1408326124
  • 9781408326121
  • 40,606

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Very engaging, well-written and an amazing story Scottish Daily Record 20131221
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Very engaging, well-written and an amazing story. * Scottish Daily Record * Follow up to paranormal horror/romance Anna Dressed in Blood, which was universally loved by every teenage girl I gave it to. * Bookseller * One of the BEST reads I have ever read in my life. * EzineofaRandomGirl.blogspot.com * I actually got goosebumps! A definite must buy. * GoodChoiceReading.com * Gripping and packed with action right to the final page! * ForLoveAndBooks.com * Riveting. A tremendous read! * TheBookFaery.com * 'ANNA is incredibly spooky and touching.' BiteMyBooks.com * BiteMyBooks.com * It grabs you form the first sentence. I couldn't stay away from it. It's one of those tremendous books that I just couldn't resist -- Klaudia Stasiak, Millstreet Community School * Cork Evening Echo * Follow up to paranormal horror/romance Anna Dressed in Blood which was universally loved by every teenage girl I gave it to * The Bookseller * Very engaging, well-written and an amazing story * Scottish Daily Record *
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About Kendare Blake

Kendare Blake is an import from South Korea who was raised in the United States. She received a Bachelor's degree in Business from Ithaca College and a Master's degree in Writing from Middlesex University in London. She brakes for animals, the largest of which was a deer, which sadly didn't make it, and the smallest of which was a mouse, which did, but it took forever. Amongst her likes are Greek Mythology, rare red meat and veganism. She also enjoys girls who can think with the boys like Ayn Rand, and boys who scare the morality into people, like Bret Easton Ellis.
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Rating details

24,665 ratings
3.87 out of 5 stars
5 30% (7,500)
4 37% (9,069)
3 25% (6,126)
2 6% (1,568)
1 2% (402)

Our customer reviews

Originally posted at: A Girl that Likes Books Why I read this book? Last year I read the first book of the series and really liked Blake's style. I waited for the paperback to be available, to add it to my collection. What's the book about? As we saw in the first book, Cas has lost Anna; she saved his life. But Cas is sure she is still around; he sees her, once in a while but in the most inconvenient moments, including when he is trying to get rid of more ghosts. When looking for an answer he will learn more about his atame and his own role in "cleaning" the Earth of lost souls. What about the main character? Cas didn't change much between books, and this is a good thing. He kept his bitter humor and his loyalty to friends, while remaining a bit smug about himself. I liked that in this book he seems a bit more fragile without turning weak. Final thoughts The thing I liked the most about this book was the back story of the order; learning how and why the Atame was made and about Cas's father role in all this was interesting. I also enjoyed seeing Thomas character grow a bit more, both as a witch and as a friend. The change of scenery was nice too, but I wish Blake would've exploited this a bit more; sometimes while reading a part that was settled in London, the lack of descriptions made me come back to the US inevitably. I am a person that enjoys full scene building. I didn't particularly care for Carmel in this installment of the story, I liked her better in the first book. As for Anna, I wished she would've had a bigger role in the book just because I enjoyed her so much as a ghost before. In all it was a good closing for the story, an entertaining read, not to light, not to heavy. I would certainly recommend this book for everyone who enjoyed the first one.show more
by Carolina Gomez
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