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MARY: The Summoning - Hillary Monahan
MARY: The Summoning
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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... show more
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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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781423185192 (1423185196)
ASIN: 1423185196
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Series: Bloody Mary (#1)
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Grimlock ♥ Inhumans
Grimlock ♥ Inhumans rated it
3.0 Not sure how I feel about this...
Some of the aspects, like the building up of suspense and plot, were truly well done. I had a hard time coping with the narrator's best friend, though. It was a good idea to use Shauna as a narrator for a couple reasons. One being that the plot would have been far different if she'd narrated, ...
KizunaYueMichaelis
KizunaYueMichaelis rated it
Unfortunately it fails to be a scary book. Sure, Mary is constantly there, in the mirror, in any glass, in the bathroom, but although I know she is, and the girls know they are hunted by her, it is not scary. The writing was off. I never felt thrilled nor a bit of excitement with Mary on the picture...
TsalagiWriter
TsalagiWriter rated it
5.0 MARY: The Summoning by Hillary Monahan
There is a right way and a wrong way to summon Bloody Mary. And Jess knows how to do it. She's done her research and convinced her friends to do it along with her.Shauna is excited at first about the chance they may actually see Bloody Mary. But when it actually happens, it's pretty scary and is eno...
Books With Bite
Books With Bite rated it
5.0 Review: Mary: The Summoning
As a little girl this game was always played at many slumber parties. I remember one time someone double-dared me to do it. I did it but man on the third time I said her name, I bolted towards the door. LOL! I don’t think I have ever been so scared in my life. When I think back at it, I realized ho...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it
3.0 Bloody Scary
"The whole thing felt eerie, despite my logical reasoning that the summoning was ridiculous. I'd played Bloody Mary at slumber parties with these same girls when we were twelve. Trying again in high school seemed a waste of time--but there was a strange exhilaration to it, too." This is a well wr...
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