Stalking Shadows by S.A. Hunter
Publication Date: October 27, 2011
Read Date: December 15, 2016
Series: Scary Mary
My favorite clairaudient, Mary. Well, she’s the only one I’ve ever read about but I have no doubt that she would still be my favorite. Mary has the perfect amount of sarcasm, wit, sass, however you want to put it, she’s badass and awesome. She’s just trying to survive high school while simultaneously having to listen to some ghosts.
Right off the bat we get my favorite part about this series: Mary’s humor.
“No, we’re dreaming.”
“No, you mean me. I’m dreaming, and you’re the monster in my nightmare.”
In this book, Vicky is in the hospital, in a coma, from a car accident after a date with Cy (gasp!). She’s able to reach out to Mary through her dreams to try to get help because there’s something in the hospital feeding the life source off of unsuspecting patients. She’s scared for her life, and as much as she hates to admit it, she needs Mary, even if they’re basically enemies.
“What made you decide to volunteer at the hospital?”
“Well, I heard Vicky was there in a coma, and I figure this will give me access to her room so I can Sharpie a mustache on her without getting caught.”
Yes, Mary. You get your revenge for the nickname of Scary Mary and every other hell Vicky has put you through.
Rachel is still the greatest best friend who always knows exactly the right words to make you feel better. Especially when the guy you really like starts dating the girl you thought both of you agreed on that you don’t like.
“If they were a couple, Vicky would’ve had T-shirts made. It was probably their first date, and she tricked him into going. He probably thought he was taking her grandpa to the airport or something, and she gave him directions to the movie theater instead, and since she already had pre-purchased tickets, why not go see the movie because both of Vicky’s grandfathers are dead.”
There is also more of Chowder, too, who is like the best ghost dog one could ever ask for!
“Chowder, get in your body. Get in your body now!”
Even if he is being unruly. Gran is also back with a force, helping Mary out even when Mary thinks she doesn’t need the help. There’s this wonderful scene in the hospital with Gran and I’d quote it, but it’s too long and it’d give away how much fun you would have reading it.
This is another awesome 5-star book with a great cast of characters to leave you laughing and crying and begging for more.