Review: Girl of Nightmares

December 8, 2012 Review 10 ★★★★½

Review: Girl of Nightmares
Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake
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Publisher: Macmillan
Source: Borrowed
Pages: 332
Release Date: August 7th 2012
Series: Anna Dressed in Blood #2
Genres: General, Horror & Ghost Stories, Paranormal, Young Adult
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It'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 liveā€”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.

Um. Wow.

If you thought ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD was amazing, you’ll be head over heels in love with GIRL OF NIGHTMARES.

“She crossed over death to call me. I crossed through Hell to find her.”

Cas has been haunted by awful visions of Anna and becomes set on trying to find a way to help her, determined that she’s not where she belongs. His will and love for Anna are the only things that keep him sane through many sinister trials and tests to bring her back.

What put this book over its predecessor was the amount of adventure and mystery in it. Things are revealed that leave you pining for answers. Characters we thought we knew are not completely what we thought. I turned the first page and my eyes didn’t stray until I turned the last.

I read some reviews where people complained about the ending. From my perspective, it was the most perfect and wonderful ending we could have expected. Bottom line, Anna and Cas are part of different worlds.

GIRL OF NIGHTMARES is written so beautifully, you can feel Cas’s determination and pain. You can see the horrific, disturbing images that you probably wouldn’t be able to imagine on your own. You can feel Anna’s helplessness as she is basically a pawn, thinking she deserves every torture being done to her. I even got chills when the group was in a place called the Suicide Forest, it kind of reminded me of The Blair Witch Project. Except…creepier.

Anyway if you have read ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD this isn’t one to miss. Five stars.

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Overall: 4.5

10 Responses to “Review: Girl of Nightmares”

  1. Megan Wille

    Hey back :) Thanks for the follow. I love the look of your blog (haven’t taken a closer look yet but I look forward to sitting down and reading your reviews…I see a lot of books that I either have read or want to!). Happy reading :) I see you’re doing a TBR Pile reading challenge for 2013; I’m doing an A-Z Book Challenge on my book blog :) Would love if you’d check it out and give me your thoughts as this is the first challenge I’ve ever hosted.

    Megan @ Megz Madd Readz and Writing One Word at a Time

  2. Bellas Bookshelf

    I am doing a tbr challenge too. Idk if its year long. I’d like a year long one. I need it..lolz. we like so many of the same books! I have both anna and girl of nightmares on my shelf. Staring at me.
    My daughters name is Elise. I considered your spelling too, but my Dad, and hers suggested the Elise spelling.He was afraid ppl would call her “Alice” . She’s been called “Elsie” instead..lol geeze.
    I adore your blog design! Who did it? I love it.
    Going off to read more reviews and such.
    Thank you so very much for joining my blog. I hope to see you again.

  3. Lily B

    Great review. I keep hearing so much about these books that I am actually adding them to my TBR list now ;) I just have so many others in a way I hope I can get to it sometimes in the upcoming year

  4. Vanya D.

    I love your blog! Thanks for stopping by mine!

    I loved Anna Dressed in Blood and have been waiting for Girl of Nightmares forever :)) Thanks for the great review! I’ll make sure to get the book and read it asap! :)

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