(Mary Hades #1)
by Sarah Dalton
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.
Hello :D !!!! Today in #OtBHorrorOctober is the review of a book, Mary Hades by Sarah Dalton. This book I had it in my ARCs for review for September but I did not have time for personal reasons, but this time I chose to do it and goes very in keeping with the theme I'm driving with the Horror October. So without further let's start:
Mary Hades is one of those YA books that the dark part of me wants to read (the dark cat inside of me that loves this kind of books said: I want it!), This book called my attention with his description, and to some extent in a small part it make me remind Alice Madness Returns (yes, the game. Suitable for play at this time). Not forgetting to that the cover remember me another book that is among my favorites.
For a YA book, I think this very well focused, but I make the suggestion to read My Daylight Monsters, which is a prequel to this book (which is actually very good book) to not feel that in some parts is something lost or know of the odd data. It is a book that surprises with its character somewhat, since they are teenagers! I mean they haven't to be perfect and displayed as such and our story begins when the protagonist, María Hades, travels on vacation with their parents to a small town Nettleby for a little rest and relaxation after their ordeal in the Psychiatric Hospital, she sees dead people and that can cause a big problem for all those around her, but that's inevitable for her and now something new to happen it will give us a tour of a new mystery, love, delusion and a walk of terror.
It is one of those books that have their own voice, but maybe it's something creepy !!! it is also something subtle for someone who wants to approach this type of reading, because it has a mixture of humor that helps go down to a level of conford to start again with this voice that makes us feel on a roller coaster. The characters are divine can have your favorite immediately, I love Mary, but also this Lacey, who wish a ghost friend that raise the hand \ O! (If you want to read why Lacey is a ghost, read My Daylight Monsters) also have the love interest (yes, although we are in terror, the love is in the air), Seth and a range over characters that could make your more days in scary atmosphere.
While there are parts that I had maybe one up and down, I loved the book, has a supernatural atmosphere which easily can imagine and is released into your mind, you have that kind of heroine to the author can bring him endless threads and you can mold as she wants, it shows your taste for this kind of story and can easily get into your dark heart.
Actually if you look for a book for Halloween these days, read this series of Mary Hades, suitable for almost everyone;).
My Stars 4
If you read it, tell me what do you think? and if not, you expect!
Enjoys Horror October !!
Sarah grew up in the middle of nowhere in the countryside of Derbyshire and as a result has an over-active imagination. She has been an avid reader for most of her life, taking inspiration from the stories she read as a child, and the novels she devoured as an adult.
Sarah mainly writes speculative fiction for a Young Adult audience and has had pieces of short fiction published in the Medulla Literary Review, PANK magazine and the British Fantasy Society publication Dark Horizons. Her short story 'Vampires Wear Chanel' is featured in the Wyvern Publication Fangtales.
Sarah's debut novel The Blemished is a fast paced young adult dystopia set in a fractured Britain. It follows the events of Mina Hart, a young Blemished girl who has a dangerous secret, as she tries to escape the dreaded Operation and get out of Area 14.