Wednesday, October 19, 2011

WoW (6) – Halloween Edition, Week 3

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Waiting on Wednesday
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. 
With October upon us, my WoWs this month will feature books that would be perfect for a Halloween read.

My pick this week:

                                    Girl of Nightmares

                                    Kendare Blake

                                    Release date: 2012

Anna Dressed in Blood synopsis. (Girl of Nightmares synopsis not yet available.)

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

So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered 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: track, 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, now stained red and dripping with 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.

But she, for whatever reason, spares Cas’s life.

How incredibly fantastic is this cover? Anna Dressed in Blood’s cover was great, but this one is just amazing! When I saw the cover reveal I couldn’t resist using it for one of my Halloween WoWs. There is no release date for this puppy yet but I think we’re all hoping it will be out very soon! I can’t wait to read more about Cas and Anna. If you haven’t read Anna yet, the first in the series, I really recommend it!  

Click here for my review of Anna Dressed in Blood.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?
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70 Responses to “WoW (6) – Halloween Edition, Week 3”

  1. Kathy Ann Coleman

    No, I haven’t read that yet and I want to. I might just have to order it or get it for my kindle. Might make a great Halloween night read while I eat pizza and hand out candy to little kids. 🙂

  2. Brodie

    I am CRAZY excited for Girl of Nightmares! The title alone is all kinds of awesome. And I love the fiery background of the cover. Cannot flipping wait to see what Kendare brings us in the sequel! <3

  3. Barbara

    I loved Anna Dressed in Blood and when I saw this cover, I was just..WANT! It’s so gorgeous. I can’t wait to see when it’s coming out, even though I’m horribly sure we’ll have to wait months. 🙁

  4. Carina Olsen

    This is one of the books I am most awaiting. <3 I absoulutely adored Anna Dressed in Blood 😀 And I just love the cover of this book.
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW 😀
    Love, Carina

  5. Mia

    The cover of this and the first book is to die for and I heard the most amazing things about Anna Dressed In Blood that’s why I put it on my wishlist! Great choice 😉

  6. iLuvReadingTooMuch

    I have the first book, but I’ve yet to read it. Great WoW pick! I really love your blog. One question though, how did you get the latest reviews thing on your homepage?? I’ve been looking for it for a while and really don’t know where people get it :S Thanks and great pick once again!

    Confessions of a Readaholic

  7. Giselle

    Thanks for all the comments. It’s a perfect Halloween read if you haven’t read Anna yet!

    And iLuvReadingTooMuch: What do you mean recent reviews? I have an archive which is all my reviews, I don’t have anything showing my recent ones. I think blogger has a widget that shows your recent posts, though.

  8. SQT

    I love that you did a Halloween WoW. “Anna Dressed in Blood” is a good one– looking forward to
    Girl of Nightmares.”

  9. Danica Page

    I haven’t read either of these books yet. However, your post makes me want to read theses now. I’ll have to add them to the list. I typically don’t read ghost books, but these two caught my attention. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for commenting on my W.O.W post.

  10. Jacquelynne

    Wow! I had no idea that Anna Dressed in Blood was a series! Although I haven’t read it yet and its been in my TBR pile forever! lol. I am definitely going to have to check it out 🙂 The cover is very fitting of a halloween choice! Absolutely fabulous!! 🙂

  11. A Backwards Story

    In case you don’t see my response: I hope you enjoy FIRE! I didn’t like it as much as GRACELING, but still enjoyed it a lot!

    I really like the way your blog is set up. How did you do that revolving header?

    I love the cover for GIRL OF NIGHTMARES. I featured it Mon for Cover Crazy!

  12. lsl_scrapper

    Great idea to have a Halloween edition of WoW! I’m going to keep these in mind for next October’s book club reading. BTW, I agree about the cover…very nice! Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

  13. Broche Fabian

    Thanks for posting on my blog! New follower here. Have you read the Elemental Assassin books by Jennifer Estep? I would recommend checking those out – definitely kick ass!

  14. Giselle

    Broche Fabian: No I haven’t read it but you aren’t the first to recommend it!

    A Backwards Story: Do you mean on the top? That’s just a slideshow gallery that I use to showcase my top reviews.

  15. Nimue

    I love this cover!
    Haven’t read Anna dressed in blood yet, but I will. And if only to pick up this book 🙂
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  16. Eli Squared

    I have to get crackin on Anna Dressed in Blood, because the second book looks amazing!

    Thanks for stopping by my WOW post. And since you’ve never read his books, if you liked 13 Reasons Why then you’ll like John Green. I’d start with Looking for Alaska!

  17. Jaiden

    Ooo! love your idea of a Haloween inspired WOW for the rest of the month! 😀 Great pick btw this is on my tbr I can’t wait to get started on the series! 🙂

  18. T.V and Book Addict

    I have heard amazing things about Anna Dressed in Blood. I’m extremely curious. I had no idea it was even a part of a series. I must check it out asap. Knowing me though, it’ll probably be a while because I’m so crazy when it comes to series. I feel like I have to wait till all of the books are out before I begin.

  19. June G

    I haven’t read the first book, but this sure makes me want to.. This is the first time I really paid attention to what the book is about. Super choice!

  20. Tiffany Drew

    I haven’t read Anna Dressed in Blood yet but I want to desperately! It will be one of the next books I buy, I need to get my hands on it!

    Thank you for stopping by Book Cover Justice!

  21. thetravelingreader

    Wow. You couldn’t have picked a better book to feature. I’m impressed. 🙂
    Although I seem to remember that that description refers to Anna Dressed in Blood. But still the cover’s really gorgeous! ^_^

  22. iLuvReadingTooMuch

    Reply to Giselle: I mean the slideshow thing at the top of your homepage displaying some reviews. That’s very cool 🙂 Just wondering where you got it…
    Thanks for the previous reply!

  23. Ayanami Faerudo

    I haven’t read Anna Dressed in Blood yet. Still languishing in the TBR pile. But I agree with you that cover is like O_O, pops straight to me. It also helped that red is my favorite color.

    Thanks for stopping by. ^_^

  24. Books For All Seasons

    Dear Giselle,

    Very nice cover. It looks interesting and haunting. Great for Halloween. The book sounds very intriguing. Thank you for sharing! Also, thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog. 🙂

    Best wishes,


  25. Erika

    I still have to read Anna Dressed in Blood so I didn’t read the summary just in case it’s too revealing. But I REALLY want to read this series. The cover of book #2 is really awesome.

    Thanks for sharing, and thank you for stopping by my WoW post!

    Erika @ One A Day Y.A.

  26. Maria

    I still haven’t read Anna Dressed in Blood, but I lover the sounds of these books and the covers are gorgeous with a hint of creepy!