Anna Dressed in Blood

Anna Dressed in Blood - Kendare Blake 3.5 to 4 stars to this book. I decided on 4 on the end, because I really had a good time reading it, in spite of those of its aspects I found annoying.

The story kept me on the edge of my seat, and I always wanted to know more—about where it was going, what would happen to the characters—which is one of the more important things I ask from a book. I didn't care much for Cas at first, with his too-cool-guy spiel in his new school, but after a while, his point of view grew on me, and I felt at ease with him. Carmel, too, was a nice surprise: a "queen bee" who isn't so stupid and shallow as I feared at first, and who gives a useful hand. Finally, Anna was a very intriguing protagonist, appearing as both terrible and beautiful; more than once I felt the desire to actually draw her, something that seldom happens to me. The revelations about her story were awful because of their cruelty, and made her quite the tragis character.

However,I felt that she was weaker in the second part of the book, as the change in her kicked in, and this was too bad. Also, I felt very frustrated when the real antagonist popped in: I would have wanted to know so much more about that part, what led to it, why, how it had happened. I really hope this will be addressed in book #2, because it was intense and terrifying (what he did to Cas seriously freaked me out), and unexpected, too... but there weren't enough details about the motives behind it.