#Review ~ Nocturnes (Mary Hades #3) by Sarah Dalton

Posted March 10, 2016 by Michelle in Review / 2 Comments

#Review ~ Nocturnes (Mary Hades #3) by Sarah DaltonNocturnes by Sarah Dalton
on October 6th 2015
Genres: Horror, Horror & Ghost Stories, Paranormal, Strong Language, YA, Young Adult
Format: eBook
Source: Author, Gift/Purchased, Sarah Dalton
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My memories keep me awake at night. The nightmares come in the morning, when the first hint of sunlight creeps in through the curtains.

Summer is almost over, and now Mary Hades has to start a new school in the sleepy village of Ashforth. Making friends is tricky to balance with paranormal activity. Mary must tread carefully when a vengeful ghost haunts her first day at school.

With dead best friend Lacey, Mary finds herself in the middle of a tangled web of secrets and lies spreading through Ashforth. Things are not what they seem, but is it the dead or the living who are the most dangerous?

This haunting third book in the Mary Hades series explores the dark side of human behaviour. With strong language and scenes of horror, it is best suited for those aged fifteen and over.

My Review:

I was so glad to be able to jump back into the world of Mary Hades. This series is one of my favorites it’s filled with creepy settings, a touch of romance, teen angst and emotion. I adore Mary and I love this series. Poor Mary can’t seem to catch a break, after an entire summer of dealing with ghosts she is about to start a new school. All Mary wants is to have friends and a normal life. Sure her BFF is a ghost but what Mary really wants is to not be bullied and made fun of like her old school. Mary can see ghosts and now she is equip with a knife that can send ghosts to the next life. Lacey her ghost BFF is still around and doesn’t want to leave just yet. She feels that she has more to do here and Mary is all to happy to allow her to stay, she needs her.

Things get a little out of control on her first day when she starts once again seeing a ghost, seriously can’t they just give her a break. She tries very hard to hide it because she just started to make friends with some of the popular kids in school. When everything gets completely out of control and friends turn into not so good friends, it’s up to Mary and Lacey to stop it.

Mary does make to unlikely friends and one of them might be somewhat similar to Mary which I loved. I know in the other books Mary made friends but now that she is in this new school her only real friend is Lacey. This book might have been my favorite and I devoured it in one day. I love everything that this series has to offer and at times I found myself a little concerned and frustrated at how people were treating Mary. The ghost story was interesting and I enjoyed every creepy minute of it. I really liked Willa and Jack, they are great additions to the story.

A lot goes on in this book and tons of great twists and turns. Don’t want to spoil it for you. These books are not intended for kids under the age of 15 due to strong language and some gory situations. I highly recommend this series. I am planning on reading the next and hoping to get a chance to read all the novellas. This series is just fantastic. Sarah Dalton can really create a creepy, amazing story.


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2 responses to “#Review ~ Nocturnes (Mary Hades #3) by Sarah Dalton

  1. This series sounds like a spooky good time! (wow that was lame LOL) I haven’t heard of it before, but so adding it to the TBR pile. Wonderful review, as always! <3