Book Review: Girl of Nightmares (Anna #2)

Posted June 24, 2016 by booksbeautyandcoffee in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

book review- girl of nightmares

Book Review: Girl of Nightmares (Anna #2)Title: Girl of Nightmares (Anna, #2)
Author: Kendare Blake
Publisher: Tor Teen
Published: August 7th 2012
Pages: 332

It's been months since the ghost of Anna Korlov opened a door to Hell in her basement and disappeared into it, but ghost-hunter Cas Lowood can't move on.

His friends remind him that Anna sacrificed herself so that Cas could live—not walk around half dead. He knows they're right, but in Cas's eyes, no living girl he meets can compare to the dead girl he fell in love with.

Now he's seeing Anna everywhere: sometimes when he's asleep and sometimes in waking nightmares. But something is very wrong...these aren't just daydreams. Anna seems tortured, torn apart in new and ever more gruesome ways every time she appears.

Cas doesn't know what happened to Anna when she disappeared into Hell, but he knows she doesn't deserve whatever is happening to her now. Anna saved Cas more than once, and it's time for him to return the favor.

My Review

I really really enjoyed this book, simply because I missed these characters so much, but I don’t know, I just couldn’t give it a full four pumpkin cats like I’m pretty sure I gave the first book. Yes, I meant to rate this 3.5, even though Goodreads doesn’t let that happen and I’m too lazy to make halves of my pumpkin cats. Sorry not sorry.

Anyways, lets go with the good stuff first, shall we? We shall. As soon as I jumped into this book, I remembered why I fell so deeply in love with the first book. It’s literally like I’m reading about Dean, from Supernatural, running around and killing ghosts when he was younger. Which, I mean, pretty much translates into I’m in love with this book and Cas. Mainly Cas.


Although, I was kind of over reading about Carmel and how she wasn’t able to ever stick with one decision, like, ever. I don’t know what it was about her, but she just annoyed the crap out of me this book, and I’m pretty sure I loved her in the first book. But then again, maybe I didn’t and couldn’t remember since I feel like I read that one so long ago. On another note, I loved Thomas, he’s seriously so adorable. I want a Thomas.

I honestly wished that we got to see more of the crew, but a more stable and fun crew, not the crew that was literally falling apart every other chapter.

And can we just talk about that ending?


I think the ending is the main reason I have to give this book a 3.5, and not a full on four like the last book. It was just so short, and so abrupt, I didn’t feel like we got any closer. Hell, I feel like poor Cas and Anna barely got any closer either! I won’t go into detail, just in case someone who hasn’t finished it is reading reviews before they finish, like I do with a lot of books I’m in the middle of, but seriously?! 

Overall, not a bad book at all, I just wanted a better ending. And I want more Cas and Crew ghost fighting action. We should totally get a whole spin off series about that. *hint, hint wink, wink*

I hope everyone has a fantabulous day/evening/morning/whenever you’re reading this and happy reading!

My Rating

Four pumpkin cats

  • Regardless of the ending this still makes me happy. Especially if it reads like it’s Dean and Cas – can we count it as a fanfic of our favourite ship? 😛
    (only slightly sorry for pictures)