Published by Disney Electronic Content on September 2nd 2014
Genres: General, Horror & Ghost Stories, Legends, Myths, Fables, Paranormal, Young Adult
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?
Believe it or not, I lost real sleep from reading Mary: The Summoning. Usually, it’s only movies or even those creepy word of mouth tales that do that to me. Perhaps it was because I was up really late, staying in an unfamiliar bedroom where there were so many shiny surfaces that Mary could have crawled through to mercilessly drag me into the other side. The fear and paranoia was real. So maybe read this book during the daylight hours.
We’ve all heard some version of the Bloody Mary legend and some of us may have played the summoning game at some point in our lives (although I’m too superstitious to mess with things like that). Mary: The Summoning gives us more of a background behind the mysterious entity known as Bloody Mary. What starts off as a seemingly innocent idea turns into something more sinister and dangerous. One girl is marked, the others in danger. How do you stop something from another world that’s out for blood?
The sequel Mary: Unleashed is coming out this fall. And I’m waiting impatiently.