Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake Published: August 7, 2012 Publisher: Tor Teen Pages: 336 Series: Anna #2 My Rating: 3 of 5 stars
Synopsis: 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.
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 Review:I think there might be
something wrong with me. These books just don't scare me. That was my
major problem with both of these books. Even the Suicide Forest didn't
scare me but I did think it was pretty cool. Hell didn't scare me. But
someone sneaking up behind me makes me jump a foot in the air.
Not too long ago I finished Anna Dressed in Blood
and I was eagerly anticipating this book because I really liked the
first one. Well one day I just happened to be at my local Barnes and
Noble and I saw Girl of Nightmares but it wasn't supposed to be
out yet (ok it was coming out in two days but still two days is a long
time)! I almost started screaming in the bookstore.
expectations were way too high. After reading many glowing reviews I
cracked open this book and I thought it was good but it wasn't as good as
the first book.
In the beginning of the book Cas is just
complaining about how life isn't fair and how Anna doesn't deserve to be
in Hell. Ok Cas I'll let that slide you did loose your dead girlfriend.
But it wasn't as interesting as the first book. There wasn't as much of
a thrill in the beginning. I didn't get sucked into the story like I
had in Anna Dressed in Blood. After Cas actually started to do
something about Anna being in Hell he became awesome Cas again. I just
wish there was more ghost "killing" in the book.
Then Carmel has
to go all I love Thomas but I can't be with him. Why? Just why? I liked
you Carmel but after that I couldn't stand you. At least you redeemed
yourself by getting back together with Thomas and breaking some plates.
just wasn't there enough for me either. I mean I read this books so I
could read about her and she's barely in this one. She was there at the
end but I was kind of looking forward to reading more about her. I still
don't think I know why Anna decided to spare Cas. If someone knows can
you please tell me? I'd really like to know.
The part about the
Suicide Forest was pretty cool and I knew that it was freaky and creepy
but I just didn't feel freaked out by it. I kind of wish I did. I wanted
to be curled up in the corner of my room unable to sleep because I was
so scared but sadly I wasn't.
At least there were some parts I
really liked. I think my favorite part was probably when Cas and Thomas
went to see Aunt Riika and she turns out to be dead. The ending has got
to be one of the most sad happy endings I've ever read. I almost cried. I
just have so many mixed feelings about this book. I loved it and
thought it didn't meet my expectations at the same time.