Published by Macmillan on August 7th 2012
Genres: Young Adult, Horror, Paranormal, Romance
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.
AAAAAH. Okay, my new favorite series. 5 out of freaking 5 because I love love love love this book~
“What?” she asks, but I don’t answer. Instead I kiss her, one time, and try to tell her in that single gesture everything that she’ll forget as soon as she turns away. I tell her I love her. I tell her I’ll miss her. And then I let her go.”
I hate chu, Kendare Blake. HAHAH okay, just kidding. But really, this book made me realize that Cas is the ultimate ideal boyfriend of all time. I mean, how many guys would you know that would go through Hell for a girl? Like, literally and figuratively. ONLY CAS. For his dead girlfriend. Psht, and boys these days wouldn’t even do much for their living girlfriends.
Saying that this book was freaking fantastic is an understatement. It is DA BOMB.
I definitely love Cas more in this book, if you haven’t figured it out yet HAHAH. But really, he was more stronger, more determined. I like that he stood by his morals even when the higher ups want to change them. And that athame. That athame scares me to death, after learning about the evil spirit that actually lived in it from the previous book. But Cas, despite his fear, still trusted that athame with his life.
And then there’s the trio dynamics. Cas, Thomas and Carmel. We have gotten so used to them, but I love how suddenly everything is questioned. Suddenly, someone couldn’t handle it. The whole dynamic was shaken. It definitely showed us that sometimes true friendship is stronger than fear.
I love the writing of this book. It flowed so well, and to be honest, Kendare Blake managed to AGAIN infuse the whole book with that creeeeepy background. It’s like, yeah, a creepy background music. I was so glad that I didn’t read this at night. The Suicide Forest, Hell, EVERYTHING basically scared me shitless in this book. But you know what, I would read it over and over again.
Oh, and by the way? Thanks Kendare Blake, for breaking my heart…….