L of Nightmares truly surprised me I ll be honest and say I wasn t xpecting to love or D DAY Through German Eyes 2 even like it because originally Anna Dressed in Blood and I didn t get along Whileveryone Baroque Personae else ran around screaming high praises for it I was left on the side lines And I hate being on the sides lines No matter how much I tried to love Anna Dressed in Blood I couldn t It had too many opennds and I m of the belief that Democratic Art even when you are reading a seriesach 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 Did the Greeks Believe in Their Myths? enjoying it When I finished I felt like I had been on onepic ghost busting adventure And it was awesomeGirl of Nightmares takes place six months after the vents 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 I m not going to go off and describe the blurb for you but I will say Cas gets to the bottom of EVERYTHING in Girl of NightmaresEverything that I complained about in Anna Dressed in Blood were addressed in Girl of Nightmares 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 nds to cover the mystery surrounding the athame where Anna went Cas background Codependent Forevermore: The Invention of Self in a Twelve Step Group ect Despite there being so many issues needing to be addressed I never once felt like Blake info dumped or rushed throughxplanations It was all very smooth and Conscience and Memory: Meditations in a Museum of the Holocaust 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 Do yourself a big favor and do NOT read the Suicide Forest scene late at night shudders Don t ask just obeyThe 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 couldasily 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 herThe 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 You can t get around it But that s okay because you want the humor when you in the midst of being scared shitlessThe Conscience and Memory ending was perfect I can t say anything about it because I refuse to ruin the book for anyone but I think fans will be very happy and satisfied Or not Who s to say LolBut I would like to share with you a piece of wisdom After finishing Girl of Nightmares I happened to learn one big lessonReading this book in the second floor hallway right above the stairs at night while myntire household was sleeping soundly wasn t one of my best ideas Learn from me This ARC was generously given to Kat and I by Kendare Blake This in no way swayed my views of the book In fact I think she was Pansy Vol. 6 expecting me to dislike it but she ll just have to settle for my glowing reviewMore reviews and other fantastical things at Cuddlebuggery Book Blog She crossed over death to call me I crossed through Hell to find herThis book wasn t uite as good as Anna Dressed in Blood but still it was a great read and a great conclusion to this duologyI ve got to say it again my favorite thing about this series are the characters I lovedvery single one of the main characters ven #Though Cas Did Sometimes # Cas did sometimes me over his obsession with saving Anna But I specially loved chemistry between Cas Carmel and Thomas They really were great friends and they were always able to make me laugh Elizabeth I especially Carmel and her snarky commentsBut my main problem with this book was the slow middle It started off great and then the middle part dragged a little bit But then thend came and for me it saved the book I absolutely loved the Education in a New Society ending and now that I think about it if itnded any other way I wouldn t be this satisfied I mean yeah the Education in a New Society: Renewing the Sociology of Education ending did make me sad but still it was a perfectnding for a series like this oneIf you read the first book I suggest giving this one a shoot Like I said it isn t uite as good as the first one but it did wrap the story up perfectly the problem is mei loved anna dressed in blood loved it i thought it was clever and spooky and funny with interesting characters and great action seuences i thought it was beautiful and sad and strikingi waited for this seuel with crazed anticipation and then i saw it at ALA and i thought it was too good to be true and there were only two copies and it was one of those gray area situations where i wasn t sure if it was for the taking or not so i froze and i hemmed and hawed and finally caris rolled his yes at me and used one of his jack skellington arms to grab it for me and hustled me outta there thank you brave one and for all that i just thought it was okayand i know it has to be me for the following reasons1 veryone lse loves it 2 blake does what you are supposed to do in a second novel which is to change the playing field altogether this is not a rehash of the first book this is not adventures in ghostbusting this takes the action to the next level the plot is logical clever and xpands the mythology while progressing the action to pave the way for a third book3 the characters change vents from the first book have had an impact on cas carmel and thomas and they a It took me three years to finish this book and they a It took me three years to finish this book please how would you rate a book you ve been reading for three years I seriously don t knowThe beginning was hell on arth Someone lse had to write it No way this was a continuation to Anna Dressed in Blood one of my favourite booksSo it was
boring They were talking for ages Then we got Jestine and I hoped it would be fun again But they They were talking for ages Then we got Jestine and I hoped it would be fun again But they talkingThen I finally got some action pops up like the Suicide forest which was brilliant Then they were talking again Then they finally went to hell which was great And I don t ven know how I feel about the nding Cause it is pretty obvious there was no better wayAnd yet another book where I ll pretend that it s standalone Not ven angry about it as much as I wanted a good continuation I think that Anna Dressed in Blood is pretty decent standalone story. Die sabe ué le ocurrió a Anna cuando desapareció tras auella puerta cuando se adentró Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation enl infierno para salvar la vida de Cassio Y Cas no descansará hasta averiguarlo; ha llegado l momento de ue ahora sea él uien salve a An. Puh I don t ven know where to start To write this review is kind of hard because I actually liked The Girl of Nightmares but at the same time somehow wasn t really captivated by it I don t Generations and Collective Memory even know what it is maybe I just read too many awesome YA books to benthralled by a story like that lol Maybe it s just me Who knowsWell anway I just try to write down my thoughts and see which kind of rating I will give XDFirst of all I have to say that I really dug the idea of Anna and Cas meeting again and I think that s the main reason why I read the book I just wanted them to have a happily ver after and since I was a huge fan of Anna dressed in blood I thought this book actually would be my cup of tea Well as you can tell things apparently didn t turn out the way I would have wanted them to and so I find myself confronted with mixed feelings and a somewhat contradictory opinionWhat I liked about the book The characters I loved Thomas and Cas Those two boys just rock and I if I d be a ghost I definitely would try verything possible to avoid them at all costs The relationship between Carmel and Thomas It was realistic and From Notes to Narrative even though I wanted to slap Carmel at one point I still understood her motives Cas and his mother I love how Cas s mother accepts him the way he is and always tries her best to support her sons decisions However bad and lethal they may be lol Of course I loved the creepy scenes of this book as well That chapter where Thomas and Cas visit Thoma s aunt OMG And the idea of the Suicide Forest shivers That Anna actually made an appearance XDWhat I didn t like about the book The fact that Cas knew he was doing something completely stupid and reckless but still was bent on doing it XD I admired his stubbornness and determination I really did but he was not onlyndangering himself but also Thomas and I think the old Cas would have never done anything like that Jestine I didn t really get warm with her character and in some way I thought she was just some kind of stand in for Anna The druid order Don t get me wrong I m all for mysterious and secret organisations in the book it appeared to be sort of clich d and cheesy though The way the Guitar Makers: The Endurance of Artisanal Values in North America end was handled view spoilerI know that Cas and Anna could have never had a normal relationship I was kind of disappointed that she chose to stay though I mean damn Cas is gutting himself and following her into hell and then they don tven have some romantic interaction xcept of one kiss Seriously hide spoiler This is one xample of a book I would read for the cover alone Heck slap this cover on a 9000 page Spanish history book and I will read it ALL Even though I don t know Spanish Luckily what s inside this cover is just as incredible as the outside and will leave you Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets (Paper)) eually spe The following book has been found in an abandoned run down house along with a body a pen and a worn and tattered copy of Girl of Nightmares The walls have many words and phrases written in blood It s contents provide the only clues to theevents that led to the the death of a person and an increasing string of disturbances in the areaIt reads as such This is a journal of my readingxpedition I have traveled to this remote locale so that I may read Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake in solitude Rumour has it that this book is cursed and that whosoever reads it is doomed to have their wits scrambled and to be left insensible Nevertheless I bravely proceed and scoff in the face of superstition My intention is that others may benefit from the xperiences chronicled within my journal and use it as a reference guide in their own reading xperiences of Blake s second dip into the Anna Dressed in Blood UniversePage 1I have been intrigued and saddened by the beginning Dearest Anna it seems will likely not be a major character in this book alas But the writing remains of uality and it seems there are to be some ghostPage 48There have been some instances of xciting ghost happenings but also a great deal of plot set up and relationship dynamics I rather wonder what the hype is but shall persevere for nowPage 150It has been a difficult slog There has been average levels of awesome recorded and long stretches between badassery I have grown weary of the angst and seek to nd the Foraging for Survival experiment Perseverance forces me onward and theverlasting hope that I shall one day be reunited with Anna Her lack of presence in this novel has made it cumbersome and Cas angst and the secrecy surrounding him is wearisome I am starting to doubt the curse Worse yet I am starting to doubt Blake How far I have fallen Tonight I shall weep tears of disappointment as I sleep with the lights onPage 235Hark Is this the same novel Surely some great charm has bewitched me My instruments do not lie yet surely there has been a mistake When I documented the levels of awesome I was forced to notarize in my ledger that it was over 9000 and was unable to take further measurements for I had incidentally crushed my scouter in response What 9000 I said in shock and awe There s no way that can be rightI am not sure what happened next for I blacked out and was awoken the next day by hazy memories There are now strange markings on the wall but I know not what they mean I fear I have put them there Am #I becoming a monster Can this curse be true and is it tampering with my sensesPage 291I understand now # becoming a monster Can this curse be true and is it tampering with my sensesPage 291I understand now was foolish and ignorant before but I have been shown the way There is no human Fragments explanation Yet I realize now that life has no meaning but for this book It is my only love My purpose It is the reason I have been born There is no curse Those who have not read it have been cursed It is all so clear to me now I have written a song for Blake that brings tears to myyes as I sing it continuously throughout the night It has become my only companion through out my nlightenment I have written it down so that this knowledge may be passed on through the agesBlake Blake Blake Blake BlakeBlakeBlake Blake Blake Blake Blake BlakeBlake Blake Blake BlakeBlakeBlakeBlakeBlakeBlake Blake BlakeBlakeI hope that I am one day able to sing this song to her in person and that SHE WILL to sing this song to her in person and that SHE WILL PLEASED WITH MEPage 332OHTHEMOTHERFUCKINGAWESOMEITHINKICRIEDITWASJUSTSOBEAUTIFULWHYDIDITHAVETOENDCANTTHEREBEMOREHOWCUOLDYOUDOTHISTOMEBUTITWASJUSTSOPERFECTILOVEDITSOMUCHSOMUCHWINSnargle half blabberJOYThis review and can also be found at my blog Cuddlebuggery Book Blog It s probably going to be blood Thomas says in a regretful tone that doesn t match the devious xcitement in his yes It s almost always about blood If your dead ghostly girlfriend sacrificed herself for you you d hope she d at least finally be at peace right But it turns out poor Anna is still a lost unmoored soul and Cas Lowood is still haunted by her face verywhere he goes In this seuel to Anna Dressed in Blood which was one of my favorite books from 2011 Cas must. Han pasado meses desde ue l fantasma de Anna Korlov desapareció tras una puerta ue conducía al infierno pero l joven cazador de fantasmas Cassio Lowood no puede olvidarla Para él ninguna de las chicas vivas ue lo rodean puede
Kendare Blake í 2 CharactersFind out what s happened to the girl he loves all the while uncovering long held secrets from his pastSeuels are always a tricky business so I breathed a sigh of relief when I found that it was asy to immerse myself in this world again I love the dark beauty of Kendare Blake s writing and her macabre humor and I think most readers who njoy a bit of levity with their horror will appreciate the way this story is written His skin is black as a struck match cracked and oozing liuid metal heat like he s covered by a cooling layer of lava The One Ticket To Texas eyes stand out bright white I can t make out from this distance if they have corneas God I hope they have corneas I hate that creepy weirdye shit There are some fantastically spooky scenes particularly a jumpy one involving a Mrs Bates type of moment and a tension filled chapter set in the depths of an Helpmate eerie Suicide Forest similar to this one I do wish there were spooky scenes however and that we spent time with Anna She is such a crazily vengeful strong willed spirit that her absence was keenly felt What can I say I love wallowing in ghoulishxcess I think I was a bit spoiled after the last book s non stop creepfest but it truly doesn t mean I Art, Culture, and Cuisine: Ancient and Medieval Gastronomy enjoyed reading this book any less The tone in Girl of Nightmares is a little serious than its predecessor but we also getmotional content as well since Cas is struggling with the loss of his girlfriend I liked that the vividly imagined world we were introduced to in Anna is xpanded here and that the story follows a logical progression although I m a little sad that it appears we won t be seeing of these characters I didn t realize when I started the story that this would be the last book in the series but this conclusion is xactly what I would have hoped for It feelsright and I am very satisfied with the Black British Cultural Studies: A Reader end of Cas and Anna s storyIf younjoy dark humor with your YA ghost stories you ve probably been salivating after this book as much as I have But if you haven t met Anna yet what are you waiting for She s one ghost you really really don t want to make angry45 stars This review also appears in The Midnight Garden An advance copy was provided by the publisherHere is Kendare s doodle in the ARC she sent me Nothing could set the tone for this book better hahWin a copy of Girl of NightmaresWhile I wouldn t give up my doodled copy for all the magical athames in the underworld we do have an Gypsy World: The Silence of the Living and the Voices of the Dead extra autographed ARC to give away to one lucky winner It features the first design with a bloody red cover which is slightly different from the final one that matches the colors of the first book a bit Enter to win on our blog 25 stars I absolutely LOVED the first book because I thought Blake did an incredible job writing a morbidly twisted yet hauntingly beautiful masterpiece But before I read this one a friend had asked me How much would you like Anna without the scary scenes Just Cas doing stuff with Thomas and Carmel Apparently not so much because this book just didn t do it for me andxcept for the totally awesome Bryozoan Evolution end in the last four chapters I spent a lot of timeither being pissed off or bored In a way I m hating that Blake Crisis and Continuity at the Abbasid Court: Formal and Informal Politics in the Caliphate of Al-Muqtadir (295-320/908-32) even wrote a seuel I think it would have been better if she had written it as a stand alone with a few additional chapters that summed up the majority of book 2 and of course the last few chapters that reminded me why I loved book 1 in the first placeFirst of all I just want to say that this book REALLY IRKED me I knew Cas was an arrogant bastard in the first book and I didn t like him but I didn t dislike himither In this book Cas was a HUGE ass In the beginning he was so depressingly pathetic over the loss of Anna and he took out he was so depressingly pathetic over the loss of Anna and he took out moodiness on other people And he is SO disrespectful to his mother I just want to smack him for some of the things that he said to her Even in the latter parts of the book he kept his obnoxious attitude So you re Colin Burke Actually I ve never heard of you If Cas pissed you off in the first book he is sure going to make you hate him in this oneAnd Carmel I
M SORRY BUT I REALLY LIKEDsorry but I really liked in the first book because she really impressed me with how well she was handling Silvers Edge everything For me Carmel had been the Hermione Granger of the Harry Potter and Ron Weasley trio In this one I guess the shock finally caught up to her because she became a selfish bitch And what is up the sacrificial I love Thomas but I can t be with him crap Honestly I hadxpected from her But Carmel fans there is hope for her yet because she did ventually turn around and returned to her old feisty self But still it was disappointing because Blake ruined one of the best characters in the book I didn t love Anna as much as I did in the first book but it s understandable because of what s happening to her And Thomas and Jestine were okay characters but not memorable in this bookI think this book did a better job of xplaining what happened in book 1 I pretty much figured out the story behind Cas father and his involvement with the Obeahman and how the powers were transfer to the knife But I had some people ask me and I think a lot of people were confused by it I don t think Blake saved the details for the seuel but rather an oversight in the first book that she was trying to clarify in this book instead BUT I still think Blake failed to Going Berserk explain why Cas and why Anna There were a few things I liked about the book the visit with Aunt Riija the attempt toxplain the Order of the Blah Blah Blah though all the xtra words and scenes surrounding the xplanations weren t very Come Hell or High Water: Feminism and the Legacy of Armed Conflict in Central America exciting and to me were just an attempt toxtend the seuel so it was long Autobiography and Other Writings enough to be a book and the allusion to Prometheus on the RockI kind of wish I had never started the book because I gave up on it so many times But it kept bugging me that it was in my probably not finishing pilespecially since my GR friends had promised a good nding and my curiosity was getting the best of me I don t regret reading it but like I said I just wish Blake had added a few chapters to the nd of book 1 and be done with it Gnnngth I loved the first one but this one was just okay Can t win them all Happy Reading Mel Dear KendareIn the words of my awesome co blogger Kat You saucy saucy minxYou knew Unbeatable Mind (3rd Edition): Forge Resiliency and Mental Toughness to Succeed at an Elite Level (English Edition) eBook: Mark Divine: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. exactly what you were doing here didn t you I d bitched moaned and complained about Anna Dressed in Blood I gave it 25 stars I asked for You read my mind And you fucking gave it to meIf anyone were to ask me why I continue on with series that didn txactly impress me with book one I d have to direct them to Girl of NightmaresYou get no complaints from me this time Blake This was brilliant This was awesome This is on a new level of badass I loved very bit of it SincerelyStephanie who is now cheerfully ating her wordsPS Thanks for blowing my mind munch munchDo you hear that That s the sound of me Apocalyptic Cartography: Thematic Maps and the End of the World in a Fifteenth-Century Manuscript eating my words Gir. Ompararse con AnnaAdemás como si tratara de buscar su ayuda Anna se le aparece continuamente a vecesn sueños a veces cuando stá despierto Cas siente ue algo no va bien cada vez ue la ve lla stá más desgarrada y torturadaNa.