I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Someone who has read fewer romances and watched almost no ghost movies, probably would have enjoyed Mary Hades more than I did.
When the book begins, it is after Mary was terrorized by her doctor and badly scarred in a fire at the mental facility she was sent to. It was like this was a sequel to another book, and I needed to read that first book in order to be invested in what was happening.
There were some spooky scenes that I enjoyed, Mary was likable enough, and I liked the last few chapters, but for the most part, the story was too rushed and disjointed for my taste. It was a short book that tried to tell a very long story.
I think Mary has been able to see ghost for a long time, and her parents sent her to a mental hospital because they thought she was crazy. While at the mental hospital, Mary meets her best friend, Lacey, and Lacey gets killed by some psycho doctor. But of course that doesn’t end their friendship because Mary can see Ghost.
The real story begins when Mary goes on vacation with her parents and meets a cute boy named Seth.
I could tell you some more stuff about the plot, but it would spoil the mystery, and the mystery is just about the only thing I liked so I don’t want to ruin it. Basically, Seth and Mary have a lot in common, and they team up to stop a homicidal ghost.
The mystery had me guessing, and I didn’t know who the murderer was until the last couple of chapters, and Mary and Seth had a cute holiday romance.
I really think this book is better suited for someone who is a lot younger than me and isn’t so familiar with ghost stories. I wanted more scary and intense moments.
If you want to read something light that has a few spooky moments, this would be the book for you.
Because of language and mature themes, I would recommend this book for ages 15 and up. There was no sexual content.