Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (3)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine! It spotlights soon to be released books that can't come quick enough!

This week my choice is Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake.

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. (Summary from Goodreads)

I am a really big fan of the TV show, Supernatural, so the characters being named Cas and Anna, and just the whole idea of this book, really hits my buttons. Plus, Cassandra Clare and Holly Black both recommended it today on Twitter, which is how I heard about it! So definitely looking forward to this one!

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake is due to be released 30th August 2011.

4 comments:

  1. i am cuirous wit its excerpt. Will check this book out

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  2. I haven't heard of this book before, but those are some good recommendations! I just started following you from the WoW. Please follow me too whenever you get the chance. Thank you and I hope you're having a great week so far. It's been really rainy in Denver, Colorado, US and it was hailing just a couple minutes ago. I'm looking forward to hot, sunny, dry summer days anytime now! Lol.

    -Sandra from http://sandrathenookworm.blogspot.com

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  3. @Aleetha Sounds like it'll be a great one! Glad to have piqued your interest!!

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  4. @Sakura Sandra Hi Sandra! Thanks so much for following, I appreciate it! I'll be sure to pop over to your blog too! :-)

    I reckon we can't go wrong with books recommended by such great authors, yeah? So I really can't wait for this one!

    Your weather sounds so lovely! Lol! I'm glad summer's almost there! Here in QLD, Aust it's going on winter! So unfortunately more cold days ahead for me. I love all the sweaters, beanies, mittens, etc, of winter, but hate the cold. It's a bit of a conundrum, lol! Hope you enjoy the rest of your week! :-D

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