Aug 26 2014
Teaser Tuesday: Mary: The Summoning
Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title and author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.
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?
I grabbed the glasses and flung them onto the seat beside her, my free hand fumbling for the shaker of salt.
“In the glasses. In the glasses!” I shrieked. Kitty jerked on the wheel to pull the car over onto the side of the road, nearly running into the mailbox. I flew forward and bit my tongue hard enough that I tasted coppery blood. I still managed to fling a handful of salt at the glasses in hopes of exorcising the ghost. 51% into Mary: The Summoning
Out of the last few YA horrors I have read I must say that even though it’s not extremely scary for me, Mary has been the creepiest of them all. I can see it scaring others.