Today's review is on Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake
Girl of Nightmares is the second and final installment in Blake's Anna Dressed in Blood series, and though I loved the first book I was a bit let down with this one. After waiting so long and being so excited, for it to end like this makes it just that much more worse.
The writing is still exceptional, and the premise is still good. There's even a healthy amount of drama thrown in. It maintained the level of gothic charm, but lacked some of the stronger elements I had come to depend on. In other words, the love was a bit lacking. Sure, Cas still loves Anna, and she loves him, but I wasn't feeling it as much as I did in the first book.
Cas' level of depression over the loss of Anna takes up a large portion of the book, and when the action finally gets started, it's over too quickly. I kept turning page after page, wondering when the story would pick up pace, only to find myself 3/4 of the way through the book when it began.
Thankfully the series is over, because if there was another installment I wouldn't even pick it up. I just hate when a first book holds so much promise for a series only to fall flat on it's a@@.
3 of 5 stars
Available at Amazon
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