Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Review: Scary Mary by SA Hunter

Synopsis (Goodreads):
Mary just wants to be left alone, but the cheerleaders, jocks, guidance counselors, and ghosts won't stop harassing her. When a new boy starts school, he surprises Mary by befriending her. That's a rare thing for the school freak, but her unusual abilities put a rift in their budding friendship when Mary has to tell Cy that his home is haunted and not by Casper, the friendly ghost.
My Thoughts:  I liked this book.  It wasn't overly long but it was fun and it had a bit of the spook factor going for it.  Which I love.  Spooky things are my bread and butter.  I wouldn't have minded a bit more face time with Cy so we were able to delve into why he dismissed Mary's claims so readily, but I was content with what we had.  Come to think of it, I kept expecting the brother to have some deep dark secret like he was a mass murderer with a penchant for dressing up in tutus and acting like a mime.  Fortunately for me he didn't do any of those things because, as we all know, mimes freak me out.  Majorly.

But enough about my issues.  Mary was spunky and full of sass.  I liked that Cy gravitated toward her despite her freak status with the popular kids.  I liked that Mary's grandma was funky and off beat and that she supported Mary whole heartedly.

Short and sweet, this story hit my ghost lovin' funny bone and made for an enjoyable read.

More books by SA Hunter

Reading challenges: The E-book Challenge, The Morbid Romantica Challenge, The YA Reading Challenge, The Horror & Urban Fantasy Challenge, The Show Me the Free Challenge
Scary Mary was a free Kindle download I picked up 05/11/11.

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