Girl of Nightmares (Anna #2)
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It’s been months since the ghost of Anna Korlov opened a door to Hell in her basement and disappeared into it, but ghost-hunter Cas Lowood can’t move on.
His friends remind him that Anna sacrificed herself so that Cas could live—not walk around half dead. He knows they’re right, but in Cas’s eyes, no living girl he meets can compare to the dead girl he fell in love with.
Now he’s seeing Anna everywhere: sometimes when he’s asleep and sometimes in waking nightmares. But something is very wrong…these aren’t just daydreams. Anna seems tortured, torn apart in new and ever more gruesome ways every time she appears.
Cas doesn’t know what happened to Anna when she disappeared into Hell, but he knows she doesn’t deserve whatever is happening to her now. Anna saved Cas more than once, and it’s time for him to return the favor.
This was the book that was chosen for my first Random Reads with I’m Loving Books, and it was the perfect selection since I was wanting to read it anyway! Anna Dressed in Blood was one of my favorite books last year and wasvery excited for the sequel. Kendare Blake is an excellent writer and makes wonderfully sassy female characters. There probably isn’t any characters in her books that aren’t well-written and she does an amazing job of making them all feel like real people.
I enjoyed the way the story wrapped up and my heart went out to Cas with everything he had to go through. The only real complaint I have is that we don’t get to see much of Anna, aside from the visions Cas has and the last 30 pages of the book, she is nowhere else in it.
The ghost scenes are great with incredibly vivid descriptions. I loved it! The hell that Anna is trapped in is such a strange and horrible place, and the Suicide Forest is quite creepy. I can’t stress enough how great of a writer Kendare is. If her other books are anything like the Anna books, I will get everything she writes.
Incredible writing, wonderful characters, fast read, not much Anna.