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I'll be honest and say I wasn't expecting to love or even like it because originally Anna Dressed in Blood and I didn't get along. While everyone else ran around screaming high praises for it, I was left on the side lines. And I hate being on the sides lines. It had too many open ends and I'm of the belief that even when you are reading a series each book must stand on its own merit.
So I was disappointed, but I also wanted to give the second book a try because regardless of my initial reservations, it wasn't a bad book.
And after that fun interview we did , I was convinced to try again. So imagine my delight when I started reading Girl of Nightmares and discover how much I was enjoying it. When I finished I felt like I had been on one epic ghost-busting adventure. And it was awesome. Girl of Nightmares takes place six months after the events in Anna Dressed in Blood with Cas attempting to get on with his life without Anna.
Unfortunately, that's not going so well for him since he continues to witness Anna being tortured in his sleep and while he is awake. The plot is solid with no inconsistencies that I could see. In fact, I really loved the plot because there wasn't a dull moment.
That partly has something to do with there being a lot of loose ends to cover: the mystery surrounding the athame, where Anna went, Cas' background, ect. Despite there being so many issues needing to be addressed, I never once felt like Blake info dumped or rushed through explanations. It was all very smooth and engaging. I didn't want to put my book down, but well, I have kids, so it was unavoidable.
And that made me cranky. Also, this book was creepy! The characters have seen a considerable amount of character development, most notably being both Cas and Carmel. Cas is no longer the cocky little prick who all girls fawn over like he's God's gift to womenkind.
In Girl of Nightmares he is a broken character struggling to let go of Anna. He obsesses over it constantly to the point where it interferes with his ability to ghost hunt. This was a Cas I could easily sympathize with and I wanted him to find a way for both Anna and him to be happy.
As for Carmel I can't really say much without giving away huge spoilers, but she was a badass. You will love her. The best part of Girl of Nightmares was the hilarious dialogue. These characters feel so real to me because Blake has sat down and given them so much personality.
Laughing is pretty much a given when reading Girl of Nightmares. There were fabulous moments, but I kept remembering those bodies stuck in walls in Anna, and everything paled in comparison.
Yes, this book had its moments, it was creepy and gruesome at times, but it was never disturbing like Anna Dressed in Blood. Take this for example: Awesome, right?
I wanted more of this, and less whining and moping around. Can you really blame me? Only Thomas remained unchanged, always polite, always reliable. The ending, however, blew me away. In fact, the entire last part more than made up for a few earlier problems. Overall, Girl of Nightmares concludes this duology in a more-than-satisfactory way.
View all 8 comments. Who knows? Well anway I just try to write down my thoughts and see which kind of rating I will give. What I liked about the book: I loved Thomas and Cas! It was realistic and even though I wanted to slap Carmel at one point I still understood her motives.
However bad and lethal they may be. XD I admired his stubbornness and determination, I really did, but he was not only endangering himself but also Thomas and I think the old Cas would have never done anything like that. I was kind of disappointed that she chose to stay though.
His final death was logical but I still think the way he died was kind of lame.
I would have preferred another solution and more action!!! This review is also available over at my blog.
I love how Anna's like "Come with me. I would also bring my copy of the first book and make her sign it. I adored Anna Dressed in Blood. I loved everything about that book and ever since I finished it I've been waiting and waiting to get this sequel, and the wait was excruciating. But oh God, did it feel good to finally be able to buy it. I was expecting an This review is also available over at my blog. I was expecting an amazing book after I've seen all of the 5 star reviews pour in.
This book was awesome, I will say that. But do I think that this book is better than the first one? The book takes place months after Anna's sacrificing herself to save Cas and his friends from the Obeahman. Cas starts to see Anna everywhere, but always in various states of torture. He starts to think that maybe Anna is in trouble, and needs his help. Cas has to find a way to save Anna and take her back from Hell.
It was nice to see the characters again at the beginning. I was glad to be back with Cas, Thomas and Carmel. I loved seeing Cas' sweeter side, and I sympathized with his pain of Anna's sacrifice. We also get to see a little romance brewing between Thomas and Carmel, which I thought was very fluffy!
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D And then, of course, Anna. We don't nearly get to see enough of her. But every time she appeared, I started fangirling. And come on, how awesome would that be? Along the way we also meet new characters, like Jestine, who seems to be related to Gideon in some way, and I guess she's considered the spunky, tough girl, but she also has a purpose, which you will find out eventually. Besides the characters, there were also a lot of scary scenes I enjoyed, especially the scenes where Cas sees Anna all the time.
There was one in particular where Anna is missing half of her face. Also the suicide forest scene. The ending was bittersweet, but I can't deny that it was the perfect way to end a series. Overall I loved this book, but for some reason I didn't really get sucked into it as much as when I was reading the first one.
It's not the book, really, it's me. Aug 04, Layla rated it liked it Shelves: My rating: Carmel keeps trying to set him up with various girls from the school but none of them compare to Anna, the ghost he fell in love with.
Things get weird when Cas starts seeing Anna everywhere and what he sees is a tortured soul. Even go to Hell. This was a difficult book to rate. There were some parts that were a three, some that were a five and then some that were a four. I ended up with three stars. I liked the book but I could feel that something was missing. Maybe it was Anna, maybe it was the terror filled scenes.
The writing was lighter in this book, the imminent danger feeling was not emphasised enough. After Anna Dressed in Blood I had high expectations that this book will scare the heck out of me. It did not. The highlight of my terror was the Suicide Forrest scene. There is, however, lots of talk about the athame and a mysterious group called The Order of the Black Dagger J. Ward anyone? I understand that Cas needed to go through all this journey to overcome his past, after all he is the hero of the series, not Anna.
One thing I liked about this book was the addition of a girl called Jestine. She was fun, sarcastic, easy going and overall, a firecracker. Me likes. And beat his ass. It is the ending of the series, of Cas, of everything. I think it was bittersweet, though.
The thing is, in ghost stories that never happens. Romeo and Julliet are nothing compared to Cas and Anna. You hear me? This beautiful tragedy is far more haunting. My mind keeps finding ways so that everyone gets to be happy. Cas going back in time, Anna getting a new body, Anna being reincarnated, Cas becoming Casper. Since then, Cas has been going through the motions of life and school. He follows up on ghost tips with Carmel and Thomas tagging along.
The three of them now form a sort of ghost-busting team. However, Cas can't get Anna out of his head. Everyone has done research and they've consulted the spiritual community but they can't nail down what happened to Anna In Girl of Nightmares we pick up several months after Anna sacrificed herself to save Cas, Thomas and Carmel, by taking the Obeahman to Hell.
Everyone has done research and they've consulted the spiritual community but they can't nail down what happened to Anna. Suddenly, Cas starts hearing and seeing Anna all over the place: If this is really Anna, it's not good because she doesn't appear to have gone to a peaceful place at all. Everyone says it's impossible, that she can't come back, so Cas doesn't know if it's his mind playing tricks on him. Cas sets out to find out if Anna really needs help, it's the least he can do for her now.
Overall I enjoyed the conclusion to this story but, in my opinion, it didn't live up to Anna Dressed In Blood. That being said, I still liked it. The creepy and spooky factor that was in Anna, was in this one too. Some of the ghost hunting scenes are spine tingling scary. While we still get our snarky wise-cracking Cas, I feel his personality was a little dampened by his depression over Anna, which I guess is understandable considering his situation.
I loved the bits of Thomas and Carmel.
These two opposites have a sweet romance that I found to be a highlight in this story. I also liked the new character Jestine, she was tough and bad-ass. The type of girl I love to read about. I think I would've enjoyed this even more if she was more of a prominent character earlier on.
We're not even introduced to her until half-way through the story, which is a shame because I saw great potential with her and Cas. So while I felt the ending was fitting, it left me with bittersweet feelings. You can read this review and more on The Readers Den. Aug 10, Sabrina rated it it was ok Shelves: This book ugh I'm so upset I can't even begin to describe it. I originally expected this book to be just as awesome as the first book, but as per usual, it wasn't.
It dragged on, boring. The writing of course was amazing because I love the way Kendare Blake writes. But unlike the first book, it had no spark. Carmel was annoying, Thomas was just "there" and Cas? He was puke-worthy. Cas I feel like the one person who didn't like this book. Cas was boring the only funny part he had this time was when he stood up for Thomas at school.
They don't even seem like they're in love. In my first review, I said exactly the same thing. The two characters have no buildup with each other and this is insta-love on a whole new level. Why did I say that? I do know. I understand seeing her story would maybe make you like her, but love? I feel love needs to be stronger than that, that's what I hope for. Than out of the blue in the first book they're making out and hugging and they barely know anything about each other.
I found the plot for this book weak, but cute. Cas so determined to bring Anna back to him willing to even go to the other side to do it.
I found him and Anna cheesy and unrealistic, but cute and what Cas did was very romantic. You hardly never saw them away from each other.
They barely talked. In the beginning, Carmel decides that she doesn't want to do this anymore. She publicly embarrasses Thomas, breaks his heart. Than when he goes to England, she randomly shows up and gets back together with him with no backstory to that all?
No reason why she changed her mind? Than they get back together and you don't even know why. At all. The next time you see them they're PDA it up. I understand that they are mainly side characters but I think the author should have at least included why. Another thing that bothered me was They had no depth, no story, barely even had conversations. The only "some-what" moment you see Thomas is when he's all sulky.
I preferred him in the first book, before Carmel and him were joined to the hip. Smooth, easy to understand, simple. But, this book bored me. I couldn't wait until I got to the end. I also found the only redeeming quality in this book to be the end. It was sad, heartbreaking, beautifully captured. But the rest of the book bored me to tears. The plot was also very cheesy, I was hoping it'd be more hunting new monsters and a new plot.
Not an entire plot centered all on Anna. Don't get me wrong, she was an all right character. I just do not think she should have been the main plot, perhaps a sideplot? I'm not quite sure. View all 9 comments. Jan 27, JoAnna rated it really liked it. What a cute My only complaint was the ending. It felt very rushed and abrupt. I think another pages would have fit in nicely!
Oh and I recommend reading these books at night time before bed, to get those extra creepy brownie points: In honour of my favourite holiday of all, Halloween , I am dedicating the month of October to all those things that go bump, bang, boom in the night and day. Why did it fall by the wayside you may like to know…. I have an issue with loving one book by an author and then feeling less loving towards the rest of their works. That boo In honour of my favourite holiday of all, Halloween , I am dedicating the month of October to all those things that go bump, bang, boom in the night and day.
That book was phenomenal. So little old me got scared, guys, because this is the sequel to a book I love , and I am not much of a sequels girl. I mean, I probably have twenty currently unfinished being read series just sitting there, giving me doe eyes, on my shelf.
And the reason is that something always seems to go wrong for me in the follow through of a series. I liked that we saw major character development and some hiccups and fissures in existing relationships. The gore elements, once again, were incredibly well done.
The fact that Blake essentially altered the landscape between these two books is impressive. More backstory was added, which I love!!!
I think this is just a case of my having way too high expectations. My lack of experience at friendship is showing. Thomas looks as brittle as a brown leaf. Someone else would know something, some anecdote or story. Someone else would know what to do besides sit in the passenger seat and be uncomfortable. Cas is terribly endearing. View all 37 comments. Nov 12, Maureen marked it as dnf-did-not-finish. Don't get me wrong, it had me emotional all over the place and I did love it, but it's bittersweet adventure for sure.
Also side note: There was not enough of her! I was sad that she wasn't a major character here. If you don't get him some help, I will burn your fucking place down. This book wasn't perfect, yet it really affected me in many ways. Even though I rated it one star less, it's still highly recommended read for those who enjoyed Anna Dressed in Blood. View 1 comment. Remember the previous book? The whole jump straight into a fiery pit thing?
He hears her laugh and sees her, or things that remind him of her, everywhere he goes. No surprise there. All of this is in the name of love! He will stop at nothing in order to get Anna back into the world of the living. First of all, it did not suck me in since the beginning like Anna Dressed in Blood had and secondly, I could tell that it was obviously different than the previous installment.
My main problem regarding the book is Cas. He seems to have been replaced with a bitter old man. Yes, I know that it could be understandable.
He lost his lover girl. He is suffering. He is constantly moping over Anna. However, this is not a decent enough reason to get on my nerves and ruin a perfectly good book. If only Girl of Nightmares was a perfectly good book, that is. I mean, ok, hooking up with a ghost. Good luck getting to second base with that. But a ghost that is capable of mutilating people? And is full of blood, stab wounds and gore most of the time. Well, I think one would need a strong stomach even to think about going to second base with her.
I mean come on. Earth to Cas. Just scream and hide under the desk already. Her head lolls as if on a broken neck; her eyes roll up to mine. Not even a little bit? Too much black blood spills through them. His girlfriend. Ghost girlfriend. I think the moral of this story is: Or something. How can I even remotely like this book with all this nonsense going on?
I do remember the main events but not the little details.
However, the thing that impressed me the most in Anna Dressed in Blood were the terrifying ghosts, carnage and the environment's overall dark and chilling feel. All these elements are absent in Girl of Nightmares , which reads more like teenage angst slash romance than horror. This is a very sad thing because Kendare Blake has a good talent in creating amazing horror concepts.
I am extremely disappointed. Favorite quote: Barely 3 stars. Jul 16, Giselle rated it it was amazing Shelves: It gives the characters a lot more depth and to hear all their conversations out loud even makes them seem more real. I love audiobooks! Definitely a way to go if your eyes are tired.
I even grabbed my book for a more in depth read a-long.
Cas has a lot of sarcasm to boot and I always find it hilarious when his thoughts are true to form. His love for his friends, his mother, Anna is so palatable, you can feel it leap from the pages. I admired his determination to never give up on his love. It only fueled him further. I pretty much love this trio of Cas, Thomas and Carmel..
Yes I said it. Their friendship reminds me so much of those three which is pretty much why I love them just as much. Except the Girl of Nightmares cast is are ghost busting evil spirits. Well if you can call them that. That is what I missed in the beginning and the middle.
I loved how Kendare whipped up that ending. Also the Suicide Forest was just downright creeptastic. It was perfect, but I was also completely sad. I want more. More of the ghost busting business. More of Cas, and most of all of Anna. She needs a spin-off series. Anyone with me? Feb 16, Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies rated it really liked it. I had high expectations for this book based on the first.
The bar was set so high that I was inevitably let down. I did not like this book much. The creepy crawly is still there; Kendare Blake does creepy like few other authors can, it's just a lot more toned down this time around.
I didn't find myself gagging upon reading a description, which is good or bad, depending on one's tastes. Cal is getting over the loss of his ghostly love, and seeing her when he shouldn't. Of course, all his friends t I had high expectations for this book based on the first.
Of course, all his friends thinks he's nuts. He is completely broken, going through his day like a zombie, much to the worry of Carmel and Thomas. Carmel and Thomas, now there is the two bright points in this book. Their relationship evolves, they grow into characters with their own thoughts and behavior, and they struggle.
Man, I loved the two of them in this book. Cas was just boring and annoying, I missed the old cocky son of a bitch attitude he has in Anna Dressed in Blood. Remember how Bella was when Edward left her? God, that was a terrible book, but that was exactly how I felt Cas was acting. There's little action besides moping and whining for most of the novel.
New characters are introduced, the majority of whom I hate. List of qualms: View all 7 comments. Oct 01, Melanie rated it really liked it Shelves: See more reviews at YA Midnight Reads 4. This was the one, and only sequel to Anna Dressed in Blood.
And I don't think it could have been more flawless. Ever since the savage ghost Anna disappeared into Hell, Cas- a ghost hunter thought he would be able to move on, forget the girl that caught his heart. Yet as each day passes, it's never getting easier. It's like Anna is still there, haunting Cas. And she is. But why? In Girl of Nightmares, we are reintroduced to our amazing cast, along with a few more characters. He's haunted, lost and in despair. He still cannot live one day without Anna on his mind.
And with her seeming to be haunting him, reaching for his help, the situations don't get better.
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I have always been a fan of his snark in his inner dialogue. A highly likeable male protagonist.
We do get more friendship building between Cas, Carmel and Thomas. Maybe even a romance between Carmel and Thomas! Eep Carmel became fairly distant in this book, we start to discover early on she's hiding something.
And seems rather uncomfortable at the same time. As for Thomas, he's our sweet nerdy guy with a lot of bravery than you'd expect. This trio of friendshipiness has to be one of my favourite friendships ever. All have some level of badassery. Alas, the main un-perfection in Girl of Nightmares was Anna. We barely encounter her real self until sometime later which did make me begin to think the pace could have been a little faster.
Not to state that it was incredibly lagging and boring- HELL NO but I would have appreciated more of Anna and if the pace got through most of the book, and stretched the last bit a little more, I would have been more satisfied. Kendare Blake's writing does not get enough praises.
I love it. I love it! The quick switches between gloom and snark, horror and sweet is absolutely amazing and I have a writing envy. All the descriptions and scenes were topped perfectly with a sprinkle of gruesomeness. And the ending was completely satisfying.
I really did hope deep down that this was the way it ended and it did and I was just doing a little happy dance inside. I cannot recommend this series enough! If you want some light horror with a dose of humorous and kick-ass characters AND some witty writing, the Anna series should be the first series to look for.
I refuse. I'm sorry you must have sent me the wrong order. I asked for a book where my ship sailed. I think I got a defective book. All in all, I have to be satisfied with the ending. I cannot go against my better judgment because really there's no way Cas and Anna's relationship ever could have worked. So I guess I just have to be happy with it. But just because my brain is being smart and reasonable doesn't mean my heart has to agree with it!
My organs are at war. A civil war, to be exact. What No. What can I say? This book was hella morbid. Sin lugar a dudas el primer libro compensa muy bien la historia en general. Girl of Nightmares 97 17 Feb 23, Incorrect page count for a French book 2 12 Feb 13, March book club: Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake 18 10 Apr 06, Anna Series by Kendare Blake 31 29 Nov 01, Readers Also Enjoyed.
Young Adult. About Kendare Blake. Kendare Blake. So, I write books. The Anna Dressed in Blood duo is horror, The Goddess War trilogy is mythology, and Sleepwalk Society is contemporary, because the world don't move to the beat of just one drum.
What might be right for you, may not be right for some.
Love to read, too. Fiction, philosophy, good books, bad books, because you take the good you take the bad you take them both and there you have a st So, I write books. Fiction, philosophy, good books, bad books, because you take the good you take the bad you take them both and there you have a stack of books and stuff. I mean, you've got to be adventurous. There's more to life that what you're living, so take a chance and face the wind.
We're nowhere near the end. My likes include animals, food, and nostalgia. I mean, whatever happened to predictability? The milkman, the paperboy, the evening TV? Used to be everywhere you look, there's a heart, a hand to hold on to.
Anyway, I love to hear from readers so drop me a line here or at my website and we'll talk about friends to know, and ways to grow, and how if you threw a party you would see that the biggest gift would be from me and the card attached would say, thank you for being a friend. We can also talk about all the sitcom theme songs in this bio. Sha la la la. Other books in the series. Anna 2 books. Books by Kendare Blake. Trivia About Girl of Nightmare No trivia or quizzes yet.
Quotes from Girl of Nightmares. Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A Little Bit Of This: Girl of Nightmares. Goodreads Librari Incorrect page count for a French book.The three of them now form a sort of ghost-busting team. He is completely broken, going through his day like a zombie, much to the worry of Carmel and Thomas. Fiction, philosophy, good books, bad books, because you take the good you take the bad you take them both and there you have a st So, I write books.
I didn't particularly care for Carmel in this installment of the story, I liked her better in the first book. The Goddess War Trilogy. Kendare Blake. The review must be at least 50 characters long. The best part of Girl of Nightmares was the hilarious dialogue. His loyalty to his friends, the determination behind his wants; it's admirable and makes him a positively strong, enchanting character. But just because my brain is being smart and reasonable doesn't mean my heart has to agree with it!