I received this book for free from bought in-store in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: Anna #2
Published by Tor Teen on August 7th, 2012
Genres: Ghosts, Love & Romance, Paranormal, Supernatural, Young Adult
Source: bought in-store
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 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.
There’s something different about listening to a book. It’s a lot more descriptive and also a lot more long. You’re not looking at the words, you’re hearing them and it makes for a more imaginative read. I find it quite exciting too actually because the narrator’s voice hints at all the sarcasm found in the dialogue. 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. He’s snippy, witty, aggressive, and downright loyal. 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..and yes I’m going to compare them to the best trio in the world, Harry, Ron and Hermione. 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.)
What was missing from this book was Anna’s craziness, her spark, and her vengeful ways. That is what I missed in the beginning and the middle. She’s found at the end, oh yes, it was truly a great ending. I loved how Kendare whipped up that ending. Also the Suicide Forest was just downright creeptastic. And I’m sure this happened to a lot of other people who’ve read it, the ending pretty much killed me. 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?