Girl of Nightmares (Anna #2)

Girl of Nightmares (Anna, #2)

How did I get it?
I bought it!

Previously reviewed by the same author:
Anna Dressed In Blood


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.


The first book in this duology really surprised me. I liked it much more than I had anticipated, so I was looking forward to getting to the sequel. I think I’m in the minority with this book, as I just didn’t enjoy it as much as I wanted to. However, it’s not all bad. I feel that Girl Of Nightmares really ties up loose ends and that’s great in a series. I’m glad I read it even if it did annoy me at times.

I think my main problem with this book is that it’s very slow to start. I feel like the first book was much more eerie and gripping. Some parts of the story really stuck with me. I definitely felt more creeped out by Anna. I felt like Cas had gone all Bella Swan in New Moon with this book. It certainly felt like all Cas cared about was getting Anna back, no matter who told him that it wasn’t a good idea. I have never really found Cas to be a likeable character, so him being moody really didn’t make him any more endearing.

What I did like about this book, was that it did pick up unexplored plot lines from Anna and really delve into them. I really appreciate that and think the author stays true to the characters throughout. I can’t speak about the ending without spoiling it, but I believe a lot of readers will appreciate it!

Would I recommend it?:
It’s not for me! 2.5 stars- I wasn’t impressed with this sequel, but appreciate that a lot of readers will really enjoy it!

For me, Girl of Nightmares just didn’t match its predecessor!


6 thoughts on “Girl of Nightmares (Anna #2)

  1. I read this book a couple of years ago. And I am with you 100% on the book. It wasn’t as good as the first in the series, the really slow start along with all the angst was aggravating at times.

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