Mary in the mirror. Mary in the glass. Mary in the water. Mary lurks in the emptiness, in the darkness . . . in the reflection. That is until Jess unleashes her into the world. Now Mary Worth is out and her haunting is deadlier than ever. No one is safe. Shauna, Kitty, and Jess must band together to unearth the truth about Mary’s death to put her soul to rest for good. Their search leads them back to where it all began—to Solomon’s Folly, a place as dangerous as the ghost who died there a century and a half ago. Quicksand, hidden traps, and a phantom fog are the least of their worries. To stop Mary, they need to follow a dark string of clues and piece together a gruesome mystery that spans generations. But time is running out. As chilling facts come to light, Mary inches ever closer to her prey. Can Jess, Shauna, and Kitty break Mary’s curse before it’s too late? Or will history repeat itself until there is no one left to call her name . . . ?
Shauna, Kitty, and Jess have to stand together to discover the truth concerning Mary’s death and lay her soul to rest once and for all. All of their searchings leads them back to where it all began, Solomon’s Folly, an area as dangerous as the specters that died there nearly two centuries ago. The hidden traps, mysterious fog, and quicksand are the smallest amount of their worries. To cease Mary’s deeds, they must follow a dark string of clues and try to piece together a horrible mystery that spans many generations.
In this installment of the series, we’re able to learn much more about Mary, and why she is doing what she is doing. As usual, all of the characters in the book are so fantastic. Yes, even the really creepy ones. Bloody Mary in the mirror is scary, but having her outside of the mirror is a far scarier idea. I love the connections that are brought to light in this book. I love how we get to read more “letters” from the past. I really like it when books connect the past with the present.
Mary: Unleased, is absolutely not for the faint of heart. It’s completely gruesome, but keep reading because you will want to know if the girls were successful in defeating our dear, Mary Worth, the antagonist. The mystery is revealed through letters, where Monahan finally, finally, finally gets a chance to show off her voice. Each letter adds to the growing eeriness and mystery and climaxes with the whole ugly truth of what happened to Mary.
About the book Author
Hillary Monahan’s YA debut MARY: The Summoning, a YA Horror retelling of the Bloody Mary myth, sold at auction to Hyperion and is a New York Times bestseller. MARY: Unleashed came out fall of 2015. She’s also published THE AWESOME with Ravenstone under the name Eva Darrows, which received starred reviews in both Kirkus and PW. Her latest Eva Darrows title, DEAD LITTLE MEAN GIRL, out March of 2017, was also Kirkus starred. Inquiries can be addressed to: hillaryjmonahan at gmail. For updates at her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HillaryMonahan.Author. And on Twitter: @hillarymonahan
Title: Mary: Unleashed
Author: Hillary Monahan
Published Date: September 1, 2015
Series: Bloody Mary – Book 2
Genre: Fiction, Ghost Story, Horror
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Format: Hardcover, Paperback, Kindle
Pages: 256 pages
Reviewed by: Sarah Hopkins
Our Rating: 4.0 /5
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