Monday, October 19, 2015

Say Her Name

Title: Say Her Name
Author: James Dawson
Series: Standalone
Number of Pages: 287
Date Read: 10/18/15
Genre: Horror, Ghost, Paranormal

Synopsis (Found on

Roberta 'Bobbie' Rowe is not the kind of person who believes in ghosts. A Halloween dare at her ridiculously spooky boarding school is no big deal, especially when her best friend Naya and cute local boy Caine agree to join in too. They are ordered to summon the legendary ghost of 'Bloody Mary': say her name five times in front of a candlelit mirror, and she shall appear... But, surprise surprise, nothing happens. Or does it?

Next morning, Bobbie finds a message on her bathroom mirror... five days... but what does it mean? And who left it there? Things get increasingly weird and more terrifying for Bobbie and Naya, until it becomes all too clear that Bloody Mary was indeed called from the afterlife that night, and she is definitely not a friendly ghost. Bobbie, Naya and Caine are now in a race against time before their five days are up and Mary comes for them, as she has come for countless others before... A truly spine-chilling yet witty horror from shortlisted 'Queen of Teen' author James Dawson.

My Review:
. This book was good. Not as scary as the other Bloody Mary books I read but it did creep me out. Once again I read it at night like a dummy.
. Set in England, in a boarding school
.Mary Legend: a girl in teh 1950's killed herself and when you call Bloody Mary 3 times, you have five days until she comes for you. She does haunt you during those five days however so its not like your getting off free.
. Bobbie, the main character was struggling with convincing others that Mary wasn't just some evil ghost; she believed that Mary wanted help to find peace.
. I liked Bobbie, the main character. She was very snarky and a bookworm, which was cool. She is not the typ to take chances like doing the dare to call Bloody Mary but a cute boy was involved so there you go. She was active in stopping Mary and wanted to figure out her story hoping that will stop her. 
. Once again its all about finding Mary's body. 
. I loved Bobbie's best friend and roommate Naya. She was so spunky, tough and stood up for Bobbie when she was picked on. She was also hilarious and she was from New York, so she got bonus points. 
. I also really liked Caine and his relationship with Bobbie. It was sweet but I'm surprised they had time to find romance while trying to stop a killer ghost.
. Mary herself wasn't in the book all that much and she wasn't freaking scary like the Mary in the other books but she was creepy. She was a girl, with wet hair and covered in blood. Still massively creepy. She didn't scare me as much as the other Mary but she definitely creeped me out. 
. We get to see Mary when she was alive through visions/dreams she sends Bobbie and we see what happened to her. 
.In the end no one is sure if Mary is evil or not.....

Rating: A

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