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Cas Lowood is in the family business. He hunts dangerous ghosts and kills them, just like his father used to do. Anna Dressed in Blood is supposed to be his most important case yet, especially after she murders one of Cas’s classmates right in front of him. So it should be easy for Cas to hunt her down, but something about Anna makes him want to spare her.
As Cas learns more about Anna’s story he discovers that she is tied to whatever killed his father and that she just might be the key to solving the mystery of his past.
This will be a popular title for readers who like to be spooked (and don’t mind sleeping with the light on for a few nights). Fans of paranormal romance will also enjoy watching Cas and Anna’s relationship develop.
This book is garnering some great buzz, and blurbs by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black mean it is only likely to get bigger, especially as it is the first of a planned series. Recommended for readers who don’t scare easily in Year 9 and above.
review by Carrie
image by Sam Breach
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