It’s been several months since Anna Korlov took the Obeahman through the floor of her Victorian house. Cas has stayed in Thunder Bay, and, for the first time, has stayed in one school longer for a year and has good friends. However, Cas is having nightmares about Anna. She’s hurt over and over, torn to pieces, killed. Cas can’t take it. He will do whatever it takes to bring her home.
When I found out that Anna Dressed in Blood had a sequel, I was unbelievably excited. Readers might remember me ranting and raving about the story of an juggernaut female ghost. At first, I was a bit disappointed with the sequel: it took me awhile to find the rhythm of the story. Part of it was probably that Anna was not present in all of her bloody powerful glory for a good part of the book, and, for me, her character was a big part of why I liked the first book. Cas, however, continues to be his witty, obstinate self. Blake moves deeper into Cas’ world and the origins of his athame, and I enjoyed that exploration. I liked that Blake took what she’d done in the first book and expanded the situation, making it even more big and dangerous.
Girl of Nightmares was not what I was expecting, but I ultimately enjoyed it and found it a satisfying sequel. I am already hoping for a third book.