Waiting on Wednesday 1/19

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...

Title: Anna Dressed in Blood
Author: Kendare Blake
Publisher: Tor Books
Published: September 2011
Pages: Unknown
Genre: YA, Paranormal, Thriller

Just your average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills-people story. . .

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until his gruesome murder 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: move, 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, but now stained red and dripping 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.

And she, for whatever reason, spares his life.
Colour me crazy...I might have a thing for the macabre with this title. But seriously?! That is one crazy, creepy, pretty cover, and let's be honest, Anna Dressed in Blood sounds like a fun twist on your run-of-the-mill paranormal story these days. Plus, I don't think there are nearly enough books about ghosts. It seems a bit like Bloody Mary for the younger lot, so yes, sign me up! I can't wait to read this (sooooo long from now). What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?

47 comments:

  1. This sounds so different from everything else coming out! Will have to add it to my wishlist :)

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  2. Ooh, I *almost* put this as my WoW too but opted for The Hunt of the Unicorn instead. Great choice, though! I absolutely cannot wait to read this one!!

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  3. I've seen the cover of this one around everywhere, but this is the first time I've actually read the summary, and omg, it sounds like it will be amazing! Oh, and it does indeed sound like a fun twist on your run-of-the-mill paranormal story these days. Can't wait! :)

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  4. I'm totally waiting on this one too. Sounds very cool and I love the cover! Great pick! :)

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  5. I am really curious about your review of this one. Have fun!

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  6. I love the cover and the synopsis! It sounds so creepy - like it!

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  7. Oh this one sounds super creepy! and I love it!! Looks like it will be a good read for Halloween.. and just in time :-) Nice pick Melissa!

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  8. This book looks awesome! I want to read this one too. Nice pick!!

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  9. I have this one on my list too, sounds like a really good one. Great pick!

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  10. This sounds totally cool! Hadn't popped up on my radar yet, thanks for letting me know about it.

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  11. Added this to my TBR list. I saw the book just recently, but I didn't check into it!

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  12. Ooh! This sound soo good! Thanks you for sharing! Here's my WoW for this week :)

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  13. This looks really good. I just love the cover. I do have a thing for the macabre sometimes.

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  14. Can't wait for this one! Great pick Melissa:)
    -Danna
    My WOW: http://friendlyreaderohyeah.blogspot.com/2011/01/waiting-on-wednesday-17.html

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  15. This sounds so great! I love creeptastic books!

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  16. I just saw this book and I love, love, love the cover with the contrasting colors. And I agree - we need more ghosts!!

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  17. This is one of my most anticipated books this year! Great pick!
    XOXO
    Steph
    Book Junky!

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  18. When I saw this cover, I knew I had to have it. The book looks superbly creepy! Great choice.

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  19. wow!! i'm loving this cover too!! great pick, melissa, i haven't seen this before!

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  20. Yeah, I want to read this one too. It looks so spooky. I like! :)

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  21. I want to read this, but I think I might be a little afraid! That cover is drawing me in though. It's beautiful.

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  22. Fabulous pick, I'm dying to read this one! The cover is amazing, the premise sound ridiculously good, so all in all, I need this book in my hands:)

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  23. This cover looks gorgeous Melissa !Great pick !! =)

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  24. Dooood, how much to I love this cover?!

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  25. I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of "Cinderella Ate My Daughter" (about girly-girl culture) and "Swamplandia" (non-fiction about the Everglades). On a lighter note, "Secrets Of Paris" and "The Ringer." :0) Eileen

    ps--I love your widget for indie bookstores!

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  26. I'm supposed to be getting this for a book tour....I want!

    Jen

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  27. Ive been seeing this hit everyones shelf...It looks really great and that cover is a beauty

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  28. oops. . . Swamplandia is fiction. It is about a young girl trying to save her family's alligator wrestling business. I mixed it up with a book about the dying of the Everglades. Sorry for the foot in mouth. Eileen

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  29. The book looks amazing! :) the story is captivating. Definitely have to look into this.Here's my pick.

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  30. It is macabre but also sounds kind of fun. Kind of ghost, inverse Buffy! I'm going to add it to my list!
    Great pick,

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  31. Bloody Mary for the younger lot--yep, count me in!

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  32. wow, this sounds awesome! and your right this cover rocks. I just added it to my wish list!

    Froggy
    Froggarita's Bookcase

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  33. here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/waiting-on-wednesday_19.html

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  34. Great pick! Sounds like a great read!!

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  35. This is one I have been wanting to read too,

    My WOW

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  36. I just found this one recently and am totally intrigued...can't wait!

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  37. I can't wait for this book! The cover is really cool and spooky, so is the story. Here's my WoW.

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  38. Ah... you know I'm so with you. I want this one!! :)

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  39. I can't wait to read this one! It sounds absolutely fantastic. Great pick!

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  40. This cover is so haunting and cool. Great choice :)

    Here is what I was wishing for Wednesday

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  41. soo creeped out by this cover. Everytime I see it gives me chills. Creepy!!

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  42. I agree, this one sounds incredible. I read about it a week ago and it's been stuck in my head ever sense. Awesome pick!

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  43. You have this knack for finding all the books that I end up wanting... I really love the cover but what I love more is the description this book sounds like something that will creep me out(my favorite kind. Thanks :)

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  44. Wow...I have to agree....it DOES sound/look good! Perhaps I like a bit of creepy reading now and then too...O_O...
    Thanks for the heads up on this one!

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