Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
‘Anna Dressed in Blood’ is a YA book about a ghost slayer and a murdered girl which came back as a ghost seeking for vengeance.
The protagonist, Cas Lockwood, is an eighteen-year-old (seemingly normal) guy with an unhealthy obsession for hunting down the ghost that killed his father when he was only a child. He is never affected by his decisions on which ghosts to kill, but that was before he met Anna. At first glance, he treats Anna as an average evil ghost. After (many) unsuccessful attempts to kill her, he starts to warm up to Anna, and eventually develops romantic feelings towards her.
However, this is a horror story after all. While Anna internally fights with an evil version of herself, she kills many more people (unwillingly) and raises suspicion around the town.
How To Keep Rolling After a Fall is about a teenager with a really, REALLY, bad past. (Nikki) From the start, you’d think that she was a normal teenager…except for the fact that she was framed for a cyberbullying incident. Normally it wouldn’t have been so bad, but the victim attempted to commit suicide. People hate her, her reputation is tarnished, and she has to hide her identity in fear of being called out and recognized.
However, after a brutal breakup, Nikki’s luck turns around. She meets a guy named Pax, whose dreams of being a water polo player are ruined when a car accident cripples both his legs. Stuck in a wheelchair, Pax has to give up on scholarships that were available before everything happened. Miraculously, these two people meet and are involved in one another’s lives.
Can both Nikki and Pax have a second chance at life, or let the past get to them until their whole future is gone?
Out of a scale of 1-10, I’d rate this book 8.5. (Lost points for taking too long to get together)
Neighbourhood Girls, written by Jessie Ann Foley, is about a girl named Wendy Boychuck, whose father gets arrested unexpectedly, especially for the fact that he was a cop.
Because of this, Wendy suddenly becomes the talk of the town. She is isolated and rumours start to form about her. So when Wendy starts her new school year, she gets approached by ‘the popular girls’ and doesn’t get bullied anymore. The only price was to leave her best friend. So yeah, she ditched her only real friend.
What’s more, is that her private school is closing due to low budget and staff. In a quest to get over the pressure, stress, and guilt, Wendy decides to lie low and stick with the popular kids. However, Wendy starts to realize just how bad of an influence her new ‘friends’ are giving her. Her only reason for not leaving is her fear, which would increase her chance of getting made fun of, so she stays with them unwillingly. It’s the right choice…right?
This book was okay, but I seriously died and I hated the ending soooo yeah. I’ll give it 3/5 stars.
P.S I bought this book so it’s not at the library yet.
I am Princess by Cherie Priest
Hmmm…this book was really interesting. It was really DARK though. I mean, basic murderer mystery…right? Not! It was so full of plot twists, I thought that I was stuck. In a book maze! (Haha…the irony) It was murder mystery… with a lot more! It was so emotional, maybe I even shed some tears! Hey. I said maybe. Anyways, enough with my rambling. Let’s start wayyy at the beginning. Once upon a time, two best friends named Libby and May, who bonded over an imaginary girl that they made up by sidewalk chalk. Then, they continued to make up stories about her. How she saves animals, stuff like that.
Then. Suddenly. Libby *supposedly* dies! May starts grieving and locks away all her notebooks and journals, all dedicated the Princess X and moves away. One day, she returns to Seattle (Where the book takes place) and finds a Princess X poster. It seems totally normal at first. I mean she never did release them so…WAIT WHAT?!
Okay, so Libby *supposedly* died drowning, and May now only learns the whole online comic dedicated to princess X, which only she and Libby knew about. Is there- is there a way that Libby is alive? So there’s your cliff-hanger, you’re welcome. There is way more drama to this book, even space for romance! So, if you’re looking for an all in one book of awesomeness, I totally recommend it! I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for reading!