Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Waiting On Wednesday #73 - Bloody Mary Special!

Waiting On Wednesday, where we put the spotlight on upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating, is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

This week's choice is a double bill of want! You wait forever for a book featuring Bloody Mary, quite possibly one of my favorite legends, and then two come along at once. One book is from the UK and the other is from the US, one is out in June and the other in September. I'll be getting both, purely for research purposes of course...

Say Her Name - James Dawson
ISBN - 9781471402449
Publisher - Hot Key Books
Expected release date - June 5th 2014
Find - Goodreads/Book Depository

'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. - Goodreads

Mary: The Summoning - Hillary Monahan
ISBN - 9781423185192
Publisher - Disney-Hyperion
Expected release date - September 2nd 2014
Find - Goodreads/Book Depository

'There is a right way and a wrong way to summon her.

Jess had done the research. Success requires precision: a dark room, a mirror, a candle, salt, and four teenage girls. Each of them - Jess, Shauna, Kitty, and Anna - must link hands, follow the rules... and never let go.

A thrilling fear spins around the room the first time Jess calls her name: "Bloody Mary. Bloody Mary. BLOODY MARY." A ripple of terror follows when a shadowy silhouette emerges through the fog, a spectre trapped behind the mirror.

Once is not enough, though - at least not for Jess. Mary is called again. And again. But when their summoning circle is broken, Bloody Mary slips through the glass with a taste for revenge on her lips. As the girls struggle to escape Mary's wrath, loyalties are questioned, friendships are torn apart, and lives are forever altered.

A haunting trail of clues leads Shauna on a desperate search to uncover the legacy of Mary Worth. What she finds will change everything, but will it be enough to stop Mary - and Jess - before it's too late?'
- Goodreads


  1. I am so overly excited! I had heard of the first book but not the second and I want both so so bad! I love ghosts and hauntings and all that good stuff and the bloody mary legend has been one of my favorites for the longest time. Thanks for sharing!

  2. These both sound seriously creepy-cool.

    My WoW.

  3. I have Say Her Name as my WoW this week, I can't wait to read it! I will be adding Mary: The Summoning to my TBR list! Great picks :)

  4. Eh, not really my type of read, but I hope that you enjoy reading this when you do! :D These are too creepy!
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  5. Whoa, intense! I'll have to keep an eye out for these two!

  6. Both of these sound so scary and I like it. Both are also new to me so thank you for sharing them with us :) Great picks and thanks for stopping by :)

  7. All these books look so creepy, but good :) I hope you get your hands on them!

    My WoW!

  8. This both look super creepy and awesome. I'm still terrified on Bloody Mary, especially after the super creepy episode in Supernatural season 1.

  9. Surprisingly, I am kind of into these! At first glance, I was like "nah, not for me", but after reading the synopsis I am really intrigued! I always found the Bloody Mary thing interesting!

  10. Aah, these look so creepy! They're not really my usual type of book but maybe I'll check them out. Thanks for stopping by my WoW :)

    Zareena @ Books and Books

  11. Okay - AWESOME! I also love the legend of Bloody Mary and I'm excited to see that there are not one, but TWO tellings of that story coming out soon! Thank you so much for bringing these to my attention!!

  12. Love some ghost story!!! Great choices! My WOW

  13. I'm so excited for both of these. Say Her Name's cover is so awesomely creepy. Great picks!


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