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, pining for her. He knows they're right, but in Cas's eyes, no living girl he meets can compare with 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 happeend 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.
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I really enjoyed this short series. It was tragic and beautiful. Very well written and easy to get lost in. My only complaint is the reader. But its not so bad it took too much away from the story.
Narrator has no emotion and over enunciated every word. It became rather irritating.
The story itself was great. Such a shame that the narrator detracted from it so much.
Great plot and story line.
When Carmel shows up in England refusing to be left out. It was good that she came to her senses and did not abandon her friendship and budding romance with Thomas.
The narration was fine.
It definitely made me snicker a few times, very clever use of language that is realistic to teens, which the main characters are.
Both books were great, I remember thinking at the end of the second book that it would be a great end for the series, I later found out that it was. It was a great all around read and didn't leave you with a million questions when it was over.
Welcome to the second installment of of Anna Dressed in Blood. Girl of Nightmares does not disappoint as a second installment. This book was so good. I listened to this book as well. It was so hard to quit listening to!
We get to join Cas and his gang of friends as they search for Anna again. Cas sees Anna everywhere, and cannot seem to get her out of his mind.
Cas is determined to find a way back to Anna and save her from the same spirit that took Cas's father. The Obia Man (sp?). The evil that lays in Hell with all the people Cas has sent to where he thought was back to where they came from.
Cas, and his gang embark in a very dangerous journey to get Anna back from the Obia Man. It is full of danger, suspense, humor and love. Yup an unlikely love. It's so fantastic all around.
I love what the author has done with these books. They are so fun to listen to. The narrator is awesome, and kept me engaged the whole time. The story line is so interesting. I am sure we have all thought about what it would be like to bring someone back from the dead. (okay, maybe just me...I might be a little crazy ;)!). This story took me in so many directions and I loved every minute of the ride.
If you like creepy, suspenseful book with a love story.....then this is the series for you. This book was so much better than the first, in my opinion. I really enjoy when a series keeps getting better, and doesn't disappoint.
Source: I bought this book for myself on Audible. I was not compensated in any way for this review. These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.
Content: There is language in this book....the "f" bomb is dropped quite a few times, but having said that it did not deter me in any way from loving this series as much as I do.
The story is gripping and so different.
Don't want to give anything away.
Again... Don't want to give anything away.
This book series is amazing! It's sad that there is only two books but I was not all too angry about the ending. I mean Anna get to be with a version of Cas, Thomas, and Carmel. It would be so cool to have another book were it talks about her life with the other Cas, or his life without Anna. Who is his new soul mate? Will she figure out that the other Cas isn't the original? What are their lives like after all of this!?!?! I want to know!!
Just another girl with too many books and not enough time for them all.
I read book one (Anna Dressed in Blood) last year and thought the story idea was great but the audiobook execution was just ok. Nothing to write home about. So for the Spring Sequel reading challenge, I listened to this audiobook with hopes of the interesting story continuing. But...nope. It didn't happen.
Without giving anything away, book two (Girl of Nightmare) picked up with Cas constantly thinking, seeing and worrying about Anna the ghost from book one. The story is 60% Cas fretting in some way about Anna. All of this worry takes him on a journey to try to bring her back from the other side. Yes! The other side of death. With his new friends in tow, Cas goes on this baffling journey for the remaining portion of the book.
If you know my reading likes and dislikes, then you know it's all about the ending for me. A great ending can redeem a bad book. But this ending was.....how should I say.... a pointless waste of time. I went through all of this with Cas to get Anna back and that was how it ended? That was it! The ending was so quick that I felt there was way to much built up for...nothing!
Something about the narrator reading in the slow, monotone voice did not add to the adventure and emotional roller-coaster Cas was going through. He really took the fun of this book away for me. If I had to cast this book I would have picked the amazing Kirby Heyborne from Rotters (audiobook).
I have to say that I was extremely disappointed with this second and final installment of the Anna Dressed in Blood series. I was looking for something more with the conclusion of this sequel. I would have loved something that gave everything we have went through with Cas and Anna some kind of purpose or reason. SOMETHING!! ANYTHING!!
The narration for the most part was good. A few of the voices (Tom) is not really that good, but most are ok.
Too much use of the "F" word and other profanity for a young adult novel. As usual, it was unnecessary.
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