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Book Review » Bloody Mary #1: MARY, The Summoning by Hillary Monahan

Title: MARY, The Summoning

Hillary Monahan

Young Adult; Horror; Paranormal.

ISBN: 9781423185192


Publisher: Disney Hyperion

Format: Hardback

Pages: 245

Synopsis: There is a right way and a wrong way to summon her.
Jess had done the research. Success requires precision: a dark room, a mirror, a candle, salt, and four teenage girls. Each of them–Jess, Shauna, Kitty, and Anna–must link hands, follow the rules . . . and never let go.
A thrilling fear spins around the room the first time Jess calls her name: “Bloody Mary. Bloody Mary. BLOODY MARY.” A ripple of terror follows when a shadowy silhouette emerges through the fog, a specter trapped behind the mirror.
Once is not enough, though–at least not for Jess. Mary is called again. And again. But when their summoning circle is broken, Bloody Mary slips through the glass with a taste for revenge on her lips. As the girls struggle to escape Mary’s wrath, loyalties are questioned, friendships are torn apart, and lives are forever altered.
A haunting trail of clues leads Shauna on a desperate search to uncover the legacy of Mary Worth. What she finds will change everything, but will it be enough to stop Mary–and Jess–before it’s too late?

MY RATING: 4 Starts


I got this book because I really wanted to read it… I read the synopsis on goodreads and I totally loved it, I wanted a scary horror book because I never get scared with horror books ! I know… that’s quite strange… BUT because of that I wanted a book that would make me sh*t my pants… THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN BUT…

I can say that I enjoyed this book really much… I read it in one sitting because this book is not big and I guess that it is a fast reading, but I didn’t love it. I have to admit that it was pretty scary sometimes, just from imagining Bloody Mary and the description of the author… yes, it was pretty creepy… but I don’t know why I feel like I can’t give to it more than 4 stars.

I’ve read one book before with this theme… it was about Bloody Mary and it was “Say Her Name” by James Dawson… and I think that I also didn’t give to it 5 stars… I don’t really freaking know why, I liked that book, I liked this book, both had pretty scary parts… but I didn’t love them, even if I enjoyed both of them really much.

If you are looking for a good book to read on Halloween, or just to read this Fall (if you are like me you like to read “heavy” stuff in this time of the year) I obviously recommend this book to you. Let me tell you this… Everyone wants their goodreads challenges complete… everyone wants fast reading books… SO THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY! This is a very “light” book, it is a easy read and it is pretty small, it has only 245 pages and besides… THE COVER IS AMAZING, and I bet that it will look just amazing on your  shelves (at least it looks amazing on MY shelves).

I didn’t talk about the characters and I’ll tell you why… Some characters in this book took me out of my nerves, I didn’t love any character, I didn’t relate with any character… and I really feel that I have nothing to say about them to you… I guess that there’s one character that is pretty annoying, but which book doesn’t have that stupid character that no one likes?…


If you want to buy this book just CLICK HERE and buy it on Book Depository.



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