Summary (from Goodreads):
“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.”
I loved Anna Dressed in Blood, and I wasn’t sure exactly how I’d feel about Girl of Nightmares. The first book was perfect and completely self-contained and you know how sometimes you read a second book and it’s just not as good? And it kind of makes you wish that it hadn’t been written?
That was not the case here.
Girl of Nightmares is every bit as perfect as Anna was. And, just like the first book, it’s pretty heartbreaking. (And also incredibly creepy in parts. And it reaffirms my belief that nature is bad.)
I’m not entirely sure, but I think I love this even more than Anna Dressed in Blood. But I may have to re-read both to make sure. ;)
Highly, highly recommended. (But be warned—the ending, while it makes sense, is a killer.)