A girl stumbles upon an interesting new job in ‘Mary’
I enjoy stories with a horror theme sometimes. When done right, they can be a lot of fun and a thrilling read. When I heard about Mary I hoped I might get to read it. I was able to get a digital copy of this graphic novel and this is my thoughts on it.
You can read the plot for Mary here:
The Shelley family history is filled with great writers: the original Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein, the acclaimed mystery writer Tawny Shelley, cookbook maven Phyllis Shelley…the list goes on and on. But this Mary Shelley, named after her great-great-great-great-great grandmother, doesn’t want anything to do with that legacy. Then a strangely pale (and really cute) boy named Adam shows up and asks her to heal a wound he got under mysterious circumstances, and Mary learns something new about her family: the first Mary Shelley had the power to heal monsters, and Mary has it, too. Now the monsters won’t stop showing up, Mary can’t get her mother Tawny to leave her alone about writing something (anything!), she can’t tell her best friend Rhonda any of this, and all Mary wants is to pass biology.
I had a lot of fun reading this graphic novel. This family has a legacy, and Mary wants nothing to do with it. Things change though when she finds out it isn’t the only legacy this family has. She meets all kinds of creatures, and finds herself in a perilous situation more than once. Yet thanks to some new friends she gets out of them alright. As this graphic novel comes to a close, it looks like Mary’s life has taken a surprise turn, and it won’t ever be the same.