Saturday, April 13, 2013

Short Story Review: The Unfortunate Tale of Little Mary Jekins by F.W Adams

Cover for 'The Unfortunate Tale of Little Mary Jenkins (short story)'
Reading Level: Young Adult
Self Published
Source: Author
Stand Alone
*This was gifted to me by author for review*
Sam and his three best friends, Nick, Jeff and Scout, find themselves in the middle of a hot boring, summer.
Looking for something to break the boredom, they escape into the dark desert behind Sam’s humble double-wide trailer with a cooler full of sodas with plans to have a night of fun around a bonfire in a secluded clearing.
Surrounded by darkness and the strange sounds of the dark desert night, Scott tells the tragic story of little Mary Jenkins and an innocent game of hide-and-seek—gone terribly, terribly wrong.
What happens when a not-so-friendly neighborhood rivalry ends in tragedy?
Vengeance from the dark, dark beyond.

I wasn't sure what this was about when I started it. I was surprised to see it was the story of Scary Mary or as I knew Bloody Mary. I think everyone heard that story as a kid. This was a super short fun read. It was uber creepy and made for a great ghost story.

I would say this is a story of how Scary Mary came to be. 4 teenagers get together around a fire and decide to tell a scary story. But, this scary story is true! I had no idea how Scary Mary came to be. I liked learning about how she became the creepy ghost she is. It was nice and fast paced. It was very creeptastic. I shouldn't have been reading this right before bed! It had me spooked.

This is pretty short so there isn't too much for me too say. I thought it was a cool read. Everything seemed well done and thought out. It did its job and got me scared. If you like scary stories this one is for you!


1 comment:

  1. This sounds like it would be a fun read because like you said I'm sure all of us has heard something about Bloody Mary at one point or another in our lives. I remember being in elementary school and people daring each other to go in the bathrooms at the school and turn off the lights and do it there. You could hear the screams from one side of the school to the other haha.

    Now I really want to read this! Great review Jasmine :)

    Sheri @ Perks of Being a Bookworm