I am so excited to share this amazing news with you regarding the incredible Kendare Blake's young adult series that begins with....
Anna Dressed In Blood......
Movie rights have been acquired by Fickle Fish Films which is owned by Twilight author Stephanie Meyer and will star Maddie Hasson (Freeform's Twisted) will play Anna and Cameron Monaghan (Showtime's Shameless) will play Cas Lowood.
Information from the official press release:
The supernatural romance will be produced by Meyer and Meghan Hibbett and The Solution Entertainment Group’s Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel, who are also financing the project. The Solution will introduce the film to buyers and handle international sales at Cannes. UTA Independent Film Group reps U.S. rights and packaged the project.
Music video helmer Trish Sie will direct from a screenplay written by Allison Wood. The film is slated to begin principal photography in November.
Kendare Blake is the author of several novels and short stories, most of which you can find information about via the links above. Her work is sort of dark, always violent, and features passages describing food from when she writes while hungry. She was born in July (for those of you doing book reports) in Seoul, South Korea, but doesn’t speak a lick of Korean, as she was packed off at a very early age to her adoptive parents in the United States. That might be just an excuse, though, as she is pretty bad at learning foreign languages. She enjoys the work of Milan Kundera, Caitlin R Kiernan, Bret Easton Ellis, Richard Linklater, and the late, great Michael Jackson, I mean, come on, he gave us Thriller.
She lives and writes in Kent, Washington, with her husband, their two cat sons (Tybalt and Tyrion Cattister) and their red Doberman dog son, Obi Dog Kenobi.
Hardcover, First Edition, 320 pages
Published October 17th 2011 by Tor Teen
Anna Dressed In Blood is the story of Cas Lowood and his ability he inherited from his father. The ability to kill the dead.
So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. They follow legends and local lore, destroy the murderous dead, and keep pesky things like the future and friends at bay.
Searching for a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas expects the usual: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.
Yet she spares Cas's life.
Praise for Anna Dressed In Blood:
“It’s the old boy meets girl story, if the boy is a wry, self-destructive ghost-hunter bent on avenging his father and the girl is a homicidal ghost trapped in a house full of everyone she’s ever murdered. Needless to say, Cas and Anna are my new favorite twosome. When I got to the last page, I flipped back to the first.”
~Holly Black, NYT Bestselling Author of Red Glove
“Anna Dressed in Blood is easily one of my favorite books of all time and is exactly what I’d hoped it would be: Gorgeous, brutal, heart-breaking, merciless, and cool as Hell. This is the kind of book I’ve been dying to read!”
~Courtney Allison Moulton, Author of Angelfire
“Anna Dressed in Blood is a dark and intricate tale, with a hero who kills the dead but is half in love with death himself. By the end of the book, you will be too. Spellbinding and romantic.”
~Cassandra Clare, NYT Bestselling author of The Mortal Instruments
“I loved Cas! And the world he inhabits is terrifyingly vivid and utterly compelling. Get ready to sleep with the lights on because this book has teeth. Sharp ones.”
~Stacey Kade, Author of The Ghost and the Goth series
The companion novel to Anna Dressed In Blood is called:
The Girl Of Nightmares
Tor Teen published Anna Dressed In Blood in 2012.
The second book in the series,Girl In Nightmares, followed in 2014.
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