Girl of Nightmares - Kendare Blake
Girl of Nightmares, I can't decide exactly what I want to say about this. I really did adore this book. I'm a little upset over Anna though, I must admit. Her presence lacked in this book. However we do get to meet the thrilling Jestine and go on an all new adventure. I do adore Jestine.. She is just a force to be seen, kicking ass and taking names. Kendare Blake did a great job, considering how the expectations were going to be for this, the follow up of Anna dressed in Blood. I got stuck in a few places, in the book as I felt it had a lull. I might have just been in Anna withdrawl. Overall, Blake delivered a dark, quirky novel which makes you want to laugh, scream, and cry.
Six months after Anna banished herself to Hell to save the lives of Cas, Thomas, and Carmel... Cas just can't get over her. Despite their efforts, Carmel and Thomas do not persuade Cas to let it go. Finishing up their junior year, the trio heads out on several "jobs". They've been doing well until now. Cas sees Anna. Asking for help is just out of the question. Anna plagues his nightmares.
Not knowing what happened to Anna when she sacrificed herself for him, Cas can only believe that she is being tortured. The appearances in his dreams are just wrong. Anna comes to Cas in so many terrifically gruesome ways in each nightmare. Deciding that he MUST help her, after everything she did for him... He enrolls the help of Gideon. Only Gideon tells him the same thing everyone else has, leave it alone. Determined to save the one he loves from the evil that is keeping her, and never wants to let her go. Can Cas and his crew save Anna? Or will he die trying?