Title: Girl of Nightmares (Anna ~ Book 2)
Author: Kendare Blake
Publication Date: August 7 2012
Publisher: Tor Teen
Length: 334 Pages
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Source: Purchased (Kindle Edition)
Cover Love: Beautiful! Anna looks stunning around all the red.
Point of View: 1st person, following Cas
My Rating: 4 Stars
There is absolutely no way of writing any kind of review for this book without giving away spoilers from the first book in the series, Anna Dressed in Blood. Even reading the synopsis gives away some of the first book so please read this review with the WARNING that you should read Anna Dressed in Blood first.
This book was bitter sweet for me. I knew from the start that Anna was not going to be playing as large a roll in this book, at least not in the same capacity as before.
Very little time has passed since the last book ended. We find Cas trying to move on from Anna but having a hard time forgetting her. It is more than just the feelings he has for her. He knows she is not where she is supposed to be. She is appearing to him in dreams and even in broad daylight, but she just dies over and over in front of him in horrible ways. He is miserable and knows he has to find where she is and how to get her out, the only problem is that nobody seems to know how to do this. Or at least nobody is willing to give him answers.
The trio are still together, Cas, Thomas and Carmel. The characters are really what make this book. They are so well written and you care about what happens to them. Cas is still as funny as ever, he really makes me laugh.
There is plenty of gore and spine-chilling moments! I think because I had just read the first Anna I knew a bit more of what to expect so I was still spooked but I didn't find myself as freaked out. Don't get me wrong there are some major spooky parts and there is one part where I really had to take a minute. It got so crazy but a good kind of crazy.
The ending. What can I say about the ending? I feel I must put my feelings in a spoiler tag, please only read on if you dare...
Spoiler Alert :
“She crossed over death to call me. I crossed through Hell to find her.”