Girl of Nightmares
by Kendare Blake
Published by: Tor Teen
Released on: August 7th, 2012
The second book in a dualogy, Girl of Nightmares delivers major action, anticipation, and a mysteriousness that many others seem to lack. I fell deeply in love with Anna Dressed in Blood and although Girl of Nightmares wasn't quite what I had expected, it still delivered a major punch of awesome. I love Kendare's work which seems to be very different from what's out there currently.
The ending of Anna Dressed in Blood left Cas with major pieces to pick up. Even with his losses, I felt he did quite well given the circumstances and wouldn't blame him one bit if he had decided to walk away from it all. Yet, it's not in Cas to just give up and over time he must get back in the groove of things. Now with Caramel (nagging along the way) and Thomas by his side, Cas sets out to conquer those pesky ghosts that choose to kill. In doing his normal routine, Anna keeps appearing to him. Only he can see her and he is convinced that she must need his help. In trying to get answers, it seems as though people know things, but aren't revealing their secrets. They all believe it to be best to leave it all alone. Cas just can't do that. Anna still means so much to him. In his journey to save her, he runs into things he never would've imagined. It has now become his worst nightmare as he finds out the truth about his family. In doing this, it risks his own life. Is it really worth it?
Received for review purposes from the publisher.