I started writing this book review in my head before I finished reading. It’s receiving 5/5 stars, and I knew that about a third of the way through the book. That rarely happens with me because I automatically hate everything. Just kidding.
Summary: Cas kills ghosts. You know those nasty ones who won’t leave? Yep, he kills them and sends them… somewhere. He’s off to hunt down the ghost called Anna Dressed In Blood. She has a bad habit of delimbing everyone who comes inside her house. After Cas’s head gets smashed by a jock with a two by four, he wakes up inside a house. Inside Anna’s house. Oh. Crap.
Here’s what I liked: 1. Cas. Ms. Blake did an amazing job characterizing him. He had faults and insecurities, had a beautiful relationship with his mother, and was a likable boy. 2. Anna. Her introduction into the story was epic. I won’t say anything else for spoiler-type reasons. 3. Ms. Blake – I blazed through this story, but I had to stop every once in a while to reflect on the writing. I had to read many sentences again and again because Ms. Blake puts descriptions and reactions in ways I’ve not seen before. The writing was crisp and refreshing and so like a Diet Coke at 1:30 in the afternoon.
Here’s what I didn’t like: (cue the crickets chirping because I got nothing)
My rating: 5/5
Will I read the sequel: Yes! When does it come out?!
Do I recommend it? If you can handle YA horror, gore, and some naughty words, then yes!