Insights for the Booksites - reading mostly for my own pleasure
I think Cas needs his head examined. The fact he revels in the idea he's crazy, makes him a big fat unlikable jerk nevermind a total outcast. I never liked him much in Anna Dressed in Blood, he was too aloof, and his obsession with the Girl of [his] Nightmares has gone way overboard. What sane person falls in love with a ghost anyway? He didn't even seem to like dating other girls and I thought that whole romance was way too creepy even if Anna was pretty. Pretty gory. I suppose that is partly why it made the story horrific.
On the other hand, I've never been so scared by just reading a book before until I read Anna Dressed in Blood and Girl of Nightmares. I thought it might have something to do with the RED color of the script maybe? There was more blood in Girl of Nightmares too.
Carmel I thought for sure was writing herself out of the book
. I didn't much like her anyway but when she suddenly appeared in London at Gideon's front doorstep I thought ...... not much of her then either .
I admit everytime Anna appeared to Cas, she frightened me. It's not like she was true to her ghost form but Cas knew she was in a bad place and when she finally spoke she asks Cas to help her. So he was determined to help her out of hell: Except you just don't walk into hell that easy. There was only one way in and he held the key. [he should've just *cough* killed himself]
We learned the Athame was created by the Order of the Biodag Dubh(or blah blah blah) of which Gideon, Cas' father's friend, use to be a member of. The sword/knife/athame belonged to Cas because he was a crazy cult warrior or some shit.(show spoiler)
I liked Jestine but she had a different agenda.(show spoiler)
Big woop since the series ends but I have my doubts about that:p