by Kendare Blake
2012 Kirkus Best Teen Books of the Year
ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults 2013
Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers 2013
2012 Cybils Award Finalist
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.
North American publisher: Tor Teen, August 2012
Audiobook publisher: AudioGO
Foreign rights sold: U.K./ANZ (Hachette/Orchard Books); Bulgaria (Ciela Norma AD); Czech Republic (Baronet); France (Hachette France); Greece (Livanis); Hungary (Geopen Konyvkiado); Indonesia (Noura); Netherlands (Manteau); Spain (Grupo Santillana); Sweden (Fenix)
Foreign rights contact: Melissa Frain, Tor
Film/TV rights contact: Jody Hotchkiss, Hotchkiss & Associates
Stephen King ought to start looking over his shoulder.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
Blake excels in creepy, atmospheric landscapes, and her description of the Suicide Forest will make neck hairs rise.”—Booklist
Blake’s much anticipated sequel to last year’s breakout hit Anna Dressed in Blood will surely please supernatural fans. Blake shies away from the tired ‘my girlfriend is a ghost’ plot and instead creates a story about an undying love, the crossroads of several magical cultures, and one very scary killer ghost.”—RT Book Reviews
This is a bone-chilling, teeth-chattering book that you HAVE to read … [An] absolute thriller that will hold you even after you have turned the last page.”—The Guardian (U.K.)