Anna Dressed in Blood

by Kendare Blake

Anna Dressed in Blood

Hardcover, 316 pages, St Martins Pr, List Price: $17.99 | purchase

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For three years, seventeen-year-old Cas Lowood has carried on his father's work of dispatching the murderous dead, traveling with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat, but everything changes when he meets Anna, a girl unlike any ghost he has faced before.

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At once as eerie and terrible as it is sad and romantic, Anna Dressed in Blood is not your normal ghost story. Cas Lowood hunts violent ghosts and forces them to move on from our world, an occupation he inherited after a particularly brutal ghost killed his father. Cas doesn't romanticize his job; having no real idea what happens when the ghosts are "killed," he can't honestly say whether he's doing them any favors, but at least his work puts an end to their murdering sprees. Then

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