Thursday, November 22, 2012

Review: Girl of Nightmares (Anna #2) by Kendare Blake

Girl of Nightmares (Anna, #2) 
Title: Girl of Nightmares (Anna #2)
Author: Kendare Blake
Published: August 7th 2012 by Tor Teen
Book given by the publisher
Book Description:
t's been months since the ghost of Anna Korlov opened a door to Hell in her basement and disappeared into it, but ghost-hunter Cas Lowood can't move on. 

His friends remind him that Anna sacrificed herself so that Cas could live—not walk around half dead. He knows they're right, but in Cas's eyes, no living girl he meets can compare to the dead girl he fell in love with.

Now he's seeing Anna everywhere: sometimes when he's asleep and sometimes in waking nightmares. But something is very wrong...these aren't just daydreams. Anna seems tortured, torn apart in new and ever more gruesome ways every time she appears.

Cas doesn't know what happened to Anna when she disappeared into Hell, but he knows she doesn't deserve whatever is happening to her now. Anna saved Cas more than once, and it's time for him to return the favor.




My Thoughts:


First of all, I would like to thank Tor teens for providing us a hardback copy of Girl of Nightmares. You rock!
Before I start, I want to say that my review will most likely contain some spoilers from the first book, so for those who haven't read Anna dressed in Blood yet, I highly recommend you guys to go and read it. Now.

Okay! On to my review. Girl of Nightmares is the second book of Ms. Blake's addicting series, Anna, and it follows where the story ends in book one where our protagonist, Cas, is struggling with his daily life without his beloved Anna, who has moved on to the other side after she sacrificed herself to save everyone from the Obeahman. Well at least that's what everyone thinks. But when Cas started seeing Anna again in random torturous ways, he begins to wonder if she really is in a safe place. 

Ms. Blake has once again wowed me with her awesome storytelling skills, and writing style. Everything is already perfect for me, from the plot, and down to the minor characters. The world building was so believable that Cas' world is so easy to imagine. I really enjoyed reading the parts that involved ghosts, and the forest part was the one that creeped me out the most! (especially that I was reading it at night)

Cas is a very fun main character, and he's definitely not boring. He has his own unique features that makes him different and interesting. Of course, I won't forget our dear Anna. (who's still as awesome as she was during the first book.) Thomas and Carmel are also really great supporting characters, even our newbie, Jesse isn't so bad. (The ghosts are cool as well!) Conclusion: I love each and every character!

Over all, Girl of Nightmares is a great book. It has action, horror, humor, romance and a twist of the famous paranormal genre. It is fast paced and addicting, leaving you wanting for more. I'm not sure if this series has a third book, but I'm definitely looking forward for more of Ms. Blake's works. 

I give this book 5 thrilled whales.

 


15 comments:

  1. This reminds me that I REALLY need to get to ANNA DRESSED IT BLOOD soon! I've just been hearing such awesome things about it, and I'm particularly interested in the creepiness factor. :P I'm so glad you enjoyed the sequel, too. Usually, second books in a series are kind of like a 'slump'? So it's great to hear that you loved this. :) It definitely sounds creepy to me!

    Awesome review, Danielle!

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    1. Hi Megan,

      Koice did this review :D But I read this book too. I totally enjoyed how the story is haunting and addicting. I love scary books! Girl of Nighmares is a book not to be miss :D

      -Dannielle

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  2. I can't believe I still haven't read this yet. I LOVED Anna Dressed in Blood and can't wait to read this one. I think I heard it was the last in the series, but I'm not sure. Great review!!

    Jesse @ Pretty In Fiction

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    1. I did heard that it's the last book in the series, but the ending was already perfect so I'm very much satisfied with that.

      -- ICE

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  3. I haven't even read Anna Dressed in Blood yet! XD I'm intimidated to read it, but at the same time (with talks flying around) I might pick it up...sometime. XD

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    1. I really recommend you to read it. It's amazing! :D

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  4. Cas and Anna are such great characters. I thought Blake did really well with those two! So pleased to see you enjoyed this, Dannielle! Wonderful review. :)

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    1. Hi Sam,
      Koice did this review but I read it too :D I love the array of characters and the scenes are wicked cool :D


      -Dannielle

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  5. WOW! 5 STARS??
    I really should start this series!

    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

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    1. You should definitely start reading this :D

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  6. Omg that freaking forest freaked me out! I loved it!! I really liked the first book but I absolutely LOVED this sequel and I thought it was the perfect ending. There's no 3rd book, though :( but at least the end was great!

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    1. So glad you also feel the same Giselle. I really enjoyed this book and I had mixed emotions when I finished reading it. Like you said, the ending was already perfect and I wouldn't ask for more :D

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  7. It sounds really good. I think I finally need to read the first book! :)

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  8. I thought this was an amazing book! Great review :)

    Kate @ Ex Libris

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  9. The first book in this series was amazing! I can't wait to read Girl of nightmares. It's been sitting on my shelf for a while now.

    Samaine@ Bookworms Avenue

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