Anna dressed in overdramatic nonsense.
From the NLS annotation:
Since his father’s untimely death, seventeen-year-old Cas and his Wiccan mom have continued the family trade–hunting down vengeful, murdering spirits. But when Cas goes after ghostly Anna, an unexpected occurrence changes everything. Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2011.
Let me guess…it’s LOVE isn’t it? The unexpected occurrence is that Cas has feelings for “ghostly” Anna. Is she GHOST-ly, I mean, is she sort of like a ghost, or is she an actual ghost? Wait wait don’t tell me. I’m sure that I’d rather be shocked when it’s all revealed 30 pages in to the 320 page book.
You know, if I were a teenager I would be super pissed that YA classified books almost exclusively have to do with either the supernatural or falling in love–typically both. I know the whys and the wherefores to writing supernatural for young adults; spare me the lecture. I’m just saying that as a reader of books and a librarian, I’m just wondering if somewhere teens are getting burned out on being constantly bombarded with the SSDD (same shit…).
Anyway, today’s offering is called Anna Dressed in Blood and it is the first book in the…wait for it…ANNA series by Kendare Blake. Yes, Kendare Blake. Let’s all make a little offering to the Goddess in hopes that Kendare is her pen-name. And “Blake?” Please. We get it, you’re material pays homage to both the Gothic and the Romantic periods.