A bloody Mary retelling.
“Say Her Name” by Juno Dawson is a retelling of the Bloody Mary legend: I found myself reading this book as this legend was one of my favourite episode on the old Supernatural seasons and as soon as I started reading it I did a lot of research on the original story. Thank you Google. This book is so creepy for a girl like me. I tend to scary A LOT and I have a really wild imagination and I’m not watching horror anymore, but I think books are even worse. You start to image anything.
If you don’t know the legend of Bloody Mary: you need to say her name 5 times (in this case, every legend has a different number) in front of the mirror and Mary will come out from the mirror and kill you/rip off your eyes. (In a particular legend, Mary appears and predicts your future — but it wouldn’t be an horror).
One Saturday night, Bobbie, Caine and Naya say her name in front of the mirror after a bet. The day after Bobbie sees “FIVE DAYS” written on a mirror and starts to have vivid dream about Mary’s past.. These dreams becomes everytime more real until she has cuts on her body.
The book is so creepy but at the same time it’s a sort of thriller: Bobbie and Caine start to do research on Mary’s past and try to find a way to stop Mary’s coming and save their lives.