Book du jour: Anna Dressed in Blood
The grease-slicked hair is a dead giveaway—no pun intended.
Not your average ghost story: teenager Cas “Don’t call me ghostbuster” Lowood dispatches dangerous ghosts on his own, without drama. Then he meets Anna. She’s a special case, and he’ll need backup to cope with her.
While I thought the plot was uneven, requiring some uncharacteristic lapses of attention to detail on Cas’s part to keep the twists coming, I enjoyed the world, atmosphere, and character dynamics very much.
According to the author’s blog, the sequel, Girl of Nightmares, is on the way. (Amazon.com lists a release date of August, 7, 2012. Put it on the calendar!)