Description: Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead. So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay. When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn't expect anything outside of the ordinary: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home. But she, for whatever reason, spares Cas's life.
Overall Rating: 5/5 Stars-- Highly Recommended!Sexual Content: Mild/Moderate
Cover Rating: 5 stars. The cover really relates to the story, with Anna, and though it is a big creepy, I could definitely get lost in this cover. In fact, maybe even be able to stare at it all day and not get bored!
Other than my favorite characters being Anna and Cas, I liked Thomas and Cas' mother. Carmel was okay, but at times she could be a bit, let's say, annoying; but then, all the girls fawning over Cas got on my nerves, too, and all the characters in themselves have flaws. But that's just one of the things that make them so great! (Because, really, who here wants to read about a perfect heroine? That's just not interesting.)
The ending crushed me. Seriously. I almost cried. Read this and you'll understand why.
Overall, pick up this book if you love a good, creepy read and a story that you won't soon forget.
Author's Website: KendareBlake.com