Published by CreateSpace on 2014-05-01
Genres: Fiction, Horror, Horror & Ghost Stories, Young Adult
Source: Author, Xpresso Tours
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Not many seventeen year old girls have a best friend who’s a ghost, but then Mary Hades isn’t your average teenager.
Scarred physically and mentally from a fire, her parents decide a holiday to an idyllic village in North Yorkshire will help her recover. Nestled in the middle of five moors, Mary expects to have a boring week stuck in a caravan with her parents. Little does she know, evil lurks in the campsite…
Seth Lockwood—a local fairground worker with a dark secret—might be the key to uncovering the murky history that has blighted Nettleby. But Mary is drawn to him in a way that has her questioning her judgement.
Helped by her dead best friend and a quirky gay Goth couple, Mary must stop the unusual deaths occurring in Nettleby. But can she prevent her heart from being broken?
The first in a series of dark YA novels, Mary Hades follows on from the bestselling Kindle Single 'My Daylight Monsters'. A spine-tingling tale with romance, readers will be shocked and entertained in equal measure.
Let me start off by saying read the novella before read this. I don’t think I would have enjoyed it as much if I had read this first, the novella is My Daylight Monsters and you can find my review for it HERE.
This books takes place after Mary gets out of the asylum and after Lacey has passed away. (this is not a spoiler it’s in the synopsis) Mary can still see the creepy things that tell her things and give her hints about what will happen and she also spends a lot of time with her Dead BFF.
Mary’s Mom and dad think they all need a nice Holiday away but when Mary gets there it seems people are dying and something evil is lurking in the campground and it’s up to Mary and her new friends to stop it.
Besides Mary the character I really loved is Lacey, I felt bad for her but she is a funny girl and really cares for Mary. I think Mary and Lacey have great chemistry and I think they make a pretty good team. Mary’s love interest Seth has a lot of secrets, I had a hard time trusting him but once I heard his story I kind of felt bad for him too. The end wasn’t what I expected and it think its what made me come back from almost not loving it with the entire LOVE STORY in my face.
Love the world build and details when she is talking about the smell of the soil you can almost smell what she is explaining. I loved the story itself, and Mary is a very strong character in my opinion I really enjoy her, she is sweet and I can feel her confusion about what is going on. I am still wondering why this is all happening to her. That isn’t explained but I am hoping that comes out as the series progresses. Seeing ghosts can’t be easy to live with especially when they have missing limbs or bones showing through their face. This isn’t a gory book and it does have some creepy moments but not really that scary. I never felt confused in this book or wondered to myself what was going on I thought she told the story very well and it really captured my attention making it very hard to put down.
I enjoyed this book a lot, I was a little thrown by the up front love story and was hoping for a more creepy book like I read in the novella but overall this was a great read and I look forward to the entire Mary Hades series.
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