My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is a book I've been wanting to read since it was released, but because at the time I was writing my own ghost hunter story, I put it aside. Now that my spook catcher series is finished, I decided to read this.
Theseus Cassio Lowood, Cas for short, kills the violent dead. It's what his father did before he was killed, and he's carrying on the legacy. He also carries his Dad's wicked athame and travels the country with his white witch Mum and her spirit-detecting cat.
Together, they follow urban legends and the resulting body counts.
However, when they cross into Canada and stay in a place called Thunder Bay, everything changes. Cas is here to find Anna Dressed in Blood. The ghost of a girl who kills anyone who dares step inside her house.
When Cas befriends a popular girl in his new school--called Carmel--it pisses off her ex, and before Cas realises what's happening he finds himself inside Anna's house.
She spares his life and Cas becomes fascinated with her. Almost to the point of bring obsessed. But soon, he's got bigger things to worry about because a malicious ghost from the past has followed them. Now he's going to need the help of his new freaky semi-psychic friend, Thomas. As well as Thomas's grandfather. Even Cas's mother has a role to play. Though the one he really needs might just be Anna...
I loved this story! I really liked Cas and even Anna. Not to mention the secondary characters. Also, loved the spooky setting and how everything is slowly revealed. This is the kind of ghost story I love reading.
Can't wait to read the next book!