Saturday, February 20, 2016

Review: Mary the Summoning #1

Mary The Summoning #1
by Hillary Monahan


From Goodreads

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 Review

Mary The Summoning book 1 of Bloody Mary was a creepy read.  I would not use the word scary just creepy.

Can you imagine having a ghost that is over two centuries old trying to kill you.  Well that is what Shauna finds after her and three of her friends find when they stand in front of a mirror and summons Bloody Mary.  Of course you have to do it the right way, in the dark with only a candle, four girls linking hands and saying Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary.  The fist time they only get a a shadow of Bloody Mary.  So the girls try again and what that get the second time around Bloody Mary makes an appearance and she grabs a hold of Shauna.  Bloody Mary gets a taste of Shauna's blood now she is being hunted by her.  Now the four girls need to figure out how to put Bloody Mary away again.

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  1. OOh nice! This one does sound creepy! Though Bloody Mary stories freak me out! I still can't quite watch that particular episode of Supernatural without flinching or "looking away" so I can say, no I didn't cover my eyes! Lol! Nice review!

    1. Yes so far the books have been creepy. I'm reading book 2 of the series now and its just as creepy.