Poetry Madness
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | April 11, 2014

Paul Laudiero: IMG Shit Rough Draft



I was sitting in a British and Irish romantic drama class my last semester in college when the idea for Shit Rough Drafts hit me. I was working... Continue »
  1. $9.07 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$17.99
New Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
2 Burnside Children's Young Adult- General
20 Local Warehouse Children's- Scary Stories
8 Remote Warehouse Children's- Scary Stories

More copies of this ISBN

Anna Dressed in Blood

by

Anna Dressed in Blood Cover

ISBN13: 9780765328656
ISBN10: 0765328658
All Product Details

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A sexy gothic romance based on Edgar Allan Poe's "Annabel Lee"

Liam MacGregor is cursed. Haunted by the wails of fantastical Bean Sidhes and labeled a demon by the villagers of Dòchas, Liam has accepted that things will never get better for him—until a wealthy heiress named Annabel Leighton arrives on the island and Liams fate is changed forever.

With Anna, Liam finally finds the happiness he has always been denied, but the violent, mythical Otherworlders, who inhabit the island and the sea around it, have other plans. They make a wager on the couples love, testing its strength through a series of cruel obstacles. But the tragedies draw Liam and Anna even closer. Frustrated, the creatures put the couple through one last trial—and this time its not only their love thats in danger of being destroyed.
Based on Edgar Allan Poes chilling poem Annabel Lee, with references to many of his other poems including The Raven, Mary Lindsey creates a frighteningly beautiful gothic novel that glorifies the power of true love.

Perfect for fans of Lauren Kate's Fallen series, Kendra Blake's Anna Dressed in Blood, and Kelly Creagh's Nevermore.

Praise for Ashes on the Waves
 
“Achingly beautiful and darkly sensuous ... an extraordinary read that left me breathless at every turn!” –Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author of Firelight
 
“Mary Lindsey, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, has created a haunting, mystical world. I loved this tragic, romantic story.” –Cate Tiernan, author of Sweep and Immortal Beloved

Review:

"Effectively blending horror and romance, Blake (Sleepwalk Society) delivers an exciting and witty gothic ghost story. Seventeen-year-old loner Cas follows in his late father's footsteps, hunting down vengeful ghosts and dispatching them before they can hurt more people. He and his mother (a witch) move from town to town, and his latest target is the titular Anna, a 16-year-old girl killed on the way to a dance in Thunder Bay, Ont., in 1958. When the ghost eviscerates a local in front of Cas, he realizes it will be a much harder struggle than previously anticipated, joining forces with psychic Thomas and popular girl Carmel to discover Anna's history and attempt to free her from her curse without destroying her. Blake occasionally gets too cute — naming a character 'Will Rosenberg' in a story in which characters are aware of Buffy is pushing things, as is the notion that today's small-town teens are all Rules of Attraction. But the pop culture references are generally sharp (Ghostbusters references make for an effective running gag) and on point, and the result is an enjoyable horror tale. Ages 12 — up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

A teen ghost hunter sets his sights on the murderous ghost of a girl who has been haunting her house since the '50s: Anna Dressed in Blood.

Synopsis:

A sexy gothic romance based on Edgar Allan Poe's "Annabel Lee"

Liam MacGregor is cursed. Haunted by the wails of fantastical Bean Sidhes and labeled a demon by the villagers of Dòchas, Liam has accepted that things will never get better for him—until a wealthy heiress named Annabel Leighton arrives on the island and Liams fate is changed forever.

With Anna, Liam finally finds the happiness he has always been denied, but the violent, mythical Otherworlders, who inhabit the island and the sea around it, have other plans. They make a wager on the couples love, testing its strength through a series of cruel obstacles. But the tragedies draw Liam and Anna even closer. Frustrated, the creatures put the couple through one last trial—and this time its not only their love thats in danger of being destroyed.
Based on Edgar Allan Poes chilling poem Annabel Lee, with references to many of his other poems including The Raven, Mary Lindsey creates a frighteningly beautiful gothic novel that glorifies the power of true love.

Perfect for fans of Lauren Kate's Fallen series, Kendra Blake's Anna Dressed in Blood, and Kelly Creagh's Nevermore.

Praise for Ashes on the Waves
 
“Achingly beautiful and darkly sensuous ... an extraordinary read that left me breathless at every turn!” –Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author of Firelight
 
“Mary Lindsey, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, has created a haunting, mystical world. I loved this tragic, romantic story.” –Cate Tiernan, author of Sweep and Immortal Beloved

Synopsis:

You stop fearing the Devil when you're holding his hand...

Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White's sleepy, seaside town...until River West comes along. River rents the guesthouse behind Violet's crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard. Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something more? Violet's grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery...who makes you want to kiss back. Violet's already so knee-deep in love, she can't see straight. And that's just how River likes it.

A gothic thriller romance with shades of Stephen King and F. Scott Fitzgerald, set against a creepy summertime backdrop--a must-read for fans of Beautiful Creatures, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, and Anna Dressed in Blood.

About the Author

KENDARE BLAKE holds an MA in Creative Writing from Middlesex University in northern London. She lives and writes in Lynnwood, Washington.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 2 comments:

SuzG, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by SuzG)
This YA novel is my choice for the 2012 Puddly Award. It's a ghost story, a love story and and a horror story. Somehow Kendare Blake manages all these genres and keeps the story moving and the reader thoroughly entertained. I am looking forward to the sequel in 2012.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
moiraethefatesbookreview, October 24, 2011 (view all comments by moiraethefatesbookreview)

Anna dressed in blood by Kendare Blake

Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.


Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.
So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead�"keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay.
When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn't expect anything outside of the ordinary: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.
But she, for whatever reason, spares Cas's life. (Synopsis provided by goodreads)

This book was really good. The first thing that caught my attention was the font. It was red. I've never had a book that had colored font, it was a really cool touch that added to the story, pure genius whoever had the idea!
I really liked Anna's character, she was unique had she had a lot of depth. She isn't what she appears. I liked Cas, he was fun his character grew a lot from the first to the last page. Thomas' character was great, he made me laugh a lot. Carmel was cute, I found her to be a lot of fun.
I felt like the characters all interacted with one another very well. What I really liked was how Blake showed us what was going on she didn't rely on telling us. She pained a spine chilling story and her imagination is very fertile.
It's not a stretch to say that she is an up in comer in the horror genre, I would go as far to say that she is well on the way to being the Stephen King of YA horror. (I love Stephen King!)
The ending of the book freaked me out! I thoroughly enjoyed every page of this book and I can't wait for book two next year!
I highly recommend this book for fans of the horror genre.


* Reading level: Young Adult
* Hardcover: 320 pages
* Publisher: Tor Teen; First Edition edition (August 30, 2011)
* ISBN-10: 0765328658
* Author: Kendare Blake
* Cover art: Love, love love! The outline of the title has a red tint awesome!
* Overall rating: **** out of 5 stars
* Obtained: Won from Sash and Em thank you!
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
View all 2 comments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765328656
Author:
Blake, Kendare
Publisher:
Tor Books
Author:
Lindsey, Mary
Author:
Tucholke, April Genevieve
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-Scary Stories
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Paranormal
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Young Adult Fiction
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20110831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 14

Other books you might like

  1. The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)
    Used Trade Paper $3.95
  2. 13 Little Blue Envelopes
    Used Trade Paper $4.95
  3. Enchantress from the Stars Used Hardcover $9.50
  4. Sunrise Over Fallujah Used Trade Paper $5.50
  5. The Name of the Star (Shades of London)
    Sale Hardcover $7.98
  6. The Girl of Fire and Thorns
    Used Hardcover $11.50

Related Subjects

Children's » Scary Stories » General
Young Adult » Fiction » Horror
Young Adult » Fiction » Paranormal
Young Adult » General

Anna Dressed in Blood New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$17.99 In Stock
Product details 320 pages Tor Books - English 9780765328656 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Effectively blending horror and romance, Blake (Sleepwalk Society) delivers an exciting and witty gothic ghost story. Seventeen-year-old loner Cas follows in his late father's footsteps, hunting down vengeful ghosts and dispatching them before they can hurt more people. He and his mother (a witch) move from town to town, and his latest target is the titular Anna, a 16-year-old girl killed on the way to a dance in Thunder Bay, Ont., in 1958. When the ghost eviscerates a local in front of Cas, he realizes it will be a much harder struggle than previously anticipated, joining forces with psychic Thomas and popular girl Carmel to discover Anna's history and attempt to free her from her curse without destroying her. Blake occasionally gets too cute — naming a character 'Will Rosenberg' in a story in which characters are aware of Buffy is pushing things, as is the notion that today's small-town teens are all Rules of Attraction. But the pop culture references are generally sharp (Ghostbusters references make for an effective running gag) and on point, and the result is an enjoyable horror tale. Ages 12 — up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
A teen ghost hunter sets his sights on the murderous ghost of a girl who has been haunting her house since the '50s: Anna Dressed in Blood.
"Synopsis" by ,

A sexy gothic romance based on Edgar Allan Poe's "Annabel Lee"

Liam MacGregor is cursed. Haunted by the wails of fantastical Bean Sidhes and labeled a demon by the villagers of Dòchas, Liam has accepted that things will never get better for him—until a wealthy heiress named Annabel Leighton arrives on the island and Liams fate is changed forever.

With Anna, Liam finally finds the happiness he has always been denied, but the violent, mythical Otherworlders, who inhabit the island and the sea around it, have other plans. They make a wager on the couples love, testing its strength through a series of cruel obstacles. But the tragedies draw Liam and Anna even closer. Frustrated, the creatures put the couple through one last trial—and this time its not only their love thats in danger of being destroyed.
Based on Edgar Allan Poes chilling poem Annabel Lee, with references to many of his other poems including The Raven, Mary Lindsey creates a frighteningly beautiful gothic novel that glorifies the power of true love.

Perfect for fans of Lauren Kate's Fallen series, Kendra Blake's Anna Dressed in Blood, and Kelly Creagh's Nevermore.

Praise for Ashes on the Waves
 
“Achingly beautiful and darkly sensuous ... an extraordinary read that left me breathless at every turn!” –Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author of Firelight
 
“Mary Lindsey, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, has created a haunting, mystical world. I loved this tragic, romantic story.” –Cate Tiernan, author of Sweep and Immortal Beloved

"Synopsis" by ,
You stop fearing the Devil when you're holding his hand...

Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White's sleepy, seaside town...until River West comes along. River rents the guesthouse behind Violet's crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard. Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something more? Violet's grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery...who makes you want to kiss back. Violet's already so knee-deep in love, she can't see straight. And that's just how River likes it.

A gothic thriller romance with shades of Stephen King and F. Scott Fitzgerald, set against a creepy summertime backdrop--a must-read for fans of Beautiful Creatures, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, and Anna Dressed in Blood.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.