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. They follow legends and local lore, destroy the murderous dead, and keep pesky things like the future and friends at bay.
Searching for a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas expects the usual: 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.
Yet she spares Cas's life. @goodreads
RIGHT OFF THE BAT WITH THE GHOSTY ACTION! :) WOOT!
Theseus Cassio Lowood (Cas) is a ghost hunter just like his father. His father unfortunately was killed by a ghost so Cas has made it his mission to walk in his father's footsteps. Right off the bat he kills a ghost people called the Hiker because this ghost is killing people because he himself was murdered. Since this can't be happening, Cas kills them with his father's athame knife.
Cast and his mom move all over the place when they get tips on ghosts that need to be taken out. They have moved once again so Cas can take out the ghost of Anna Korlov who has murdered many people that come into her house.
Cas doesn't usually make friends at school because he is just there to do one thing. This time though he meets some characters. Carmel, who got on my nerves for a bit and then she settled down and I liked her. Thomas and his dad who are really cool. Some side characters that are in Carmel's group that are mostly jerks.
These said jerks take Cas to Anna's house and attempt to kill him. That doesn't go over too good for one of the guys as Anna comes out and protects Cas. So sweet :)
Cas goes back to the house to talk to Anna. Yep, talk to the evil ghost that kills everything. But Cas knows there is something else going on with Anna, she doesn't really want to be a killer.
Cas admits to Anna that he has to kill her because she has murdered so many people, but he just can't seem to bring himself to do it.
With the help of Cas's new friends they get Anna bound in a circle so they can see why she is so strong and what really happened to her. Anna has to watch all of this over again, she's angry and then very sad. I was very sad for her. I can't believe that is what happened to her..and.. I'm not going to tell you!
After this little shindig something happens and it sets Anna free. She's no longer bound to the house. Hmmmm.. is this a good thing or a bad thing.
Come to find out, the thing that killed Cas father has been following him around! He has to go to battle with his friends and Anna against this evil, evil creature. Good things and bad things happen.. and where is Anna?
I thought the book was so very good! I love reading ghost stories and yes this had a little gore, but not too much. It was just a great ghost story about people that got the short end of the stick in real life!
In Memory of Tybolt....
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