Bloody Mary: The Summoning by Hillary Monahan {Beth’s Review}

Posted 13 July, 2016 by Beth / 0 Comments

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Genres: Horror, Horror & Ghost Stories, Young Adult
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased

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?

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Thoughts on Bloody Mary: The Summoning

This book was legit scary. I read it in one day because I was so scared. I didn’t look in any mirrors for a whole day because I was terrified of Bloody Mary being there.

I’d never heard of this author, but I bought this book a few months ago based on the synopsis only. I decided to read it a few days ago because it was short and I wanted something a little spooky. So I sat down to read it and I think I got up twice the whole time I was reading it.

The writing was so excellent. It sucked me right in and I was obsessed. It was creepy. It was gory. It was perfection. This book is not for someone that gets scared extremely easily, but it’s perfect for horror fans.

It is young adult, but it’s still very much horror. The only part that makes it young adult is the protagonists are in high school. Other than that, it would be just plan horror.

I’ve never really looked too much into “Bloody Mary” but I remember people talking about it when I was in high school. I was always too scared to try it. I guess it’s scary for people that believe something like this could happen or want to believe that something like this could happen.

If you want something that will scare the crap out of you but also suck you right in, pick this one up. It was well worth it!


Filed under: ESR: 8, Horror, Review: Beth, YA,


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