Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Girl of Nightmares (Anna #2) by Kendare Blake

Girl of Nightmares (Anna #2) by Kendare Blake
Publisher:  Tor Teen
Publish Date:  August 7, 2012
Pages:  336
ISBN# 978-0765328663

The follow-up to Anna Dressed in Blood isn't as much horror, but more plain spooky.  Anna isn't a major part of the story, even though she's always showing up and in Cas' thoughts/dreams.  I really missed the scariness, but it was still an excellent book.

The story picks up six months after ANNA.  Cas isn't quite the smartbutt that he was before.  He's having nightmares about Anna being tortured and the worst part is that sometimes he's not even asleep.  Carmel and Thomas are having their own relationship issues and trying to help Cas get over Anna.

We get a lot of explanation in this book - where the athame came from, how Cas' dad ended up with it, what it stands for AND we get a trip to the UK!  That's always a bonus!

While not as full-on creepy as ANNA - there's still some creepiness mixed in with the explanations.  The Suicide Forest was totally icky! 

In the end, Cas does what he's born to do...and it's ok.


  1. Really? I read Anna Dressed In Blood and recently brought Girl of Nightmares but haven't gotten around to reading it yet. Would it still be worth reading? Great review by the way, keep up the good work :)

    - Josephine Emily

  2. Definitely worth reading still! Thanks for the kind words. :)