Kendare Blake’s debut YA horror novel Anna Dressed in Blood is the deliciously creepy story of a 17-year-old boy, the ghosts he lays to rest, and the girl he loves…who just happens to be dead. What does the author of such an unorthodox love story find romantic? Kendare elaborates below for our Literary Swoon series! If you’ve ever felt unnoticed or nervous or lonely in the middle of a crowd, this book may hit all your buttons.
(Don’t forget, there will be a spoiler below.)
Kendare Blake’s Favorite Romantic Book Scene
I went staring through my bookshelves for this one. I don’t know if it’s my favorite, but it’s certainly memorable. This is the scene from Maeve Binchy’s Circle of Friends.
The big, ballroom dance scene, where everyone is gussied up in their finest, and big-hearted, funny Benny is being noticed as a surprise beauty, rather than a barrel of laughs sidekick.
Could it be, that the most sought-after boy on campus might actually look past her lip-glossed and svelte friends and see her? This is an excellent tale of first love, finding beauty that’s more than skin deep, and how getting what you want can be a double-edged sword.
Kendare Blake is the YA author of the gothic horror novel Anna Dressed in Blood. Its sequel, Girl of Nightmares, will be released in August 2012. Stay in touch with Kendare through her website, blog, and Twitter.
Check out the rest of the Literary Swoon series!
Nova Ren Suma, author of Imaginary Girls
Gail Carriger, author of Soulless
Rebecca Lim, author of Mercy
Deborah Cooke, author of Flying Blind
Cynthia Hand, author of Unearthly
Shirley Marr, author of Fury
Lauren Oliver, author of Delirium
Kendare Blake, author of Anna Dressed in Blood
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