I give this book 3.5 stars for originality of an urban legend I have heard a million different versions of and whether they be true or false this was a good take on it, but I couldn't get over how this was written and how mary was described as being . The characters I thought who experienced an encounter with Mary and the situations as they occurred were very undeveloped and I kept flipping pages waiting for things to turn around and get better. When as I read the story just got worse and I got incredibly annoyed with the characters and found myself not caring for them in the slightest bit. Yes the plot was incredibly well thought out, but the writing was very poorly written and very bland when it came to anything exciting happening. Will I pick up the sequel if one so happens to be written possibly. This book just did not excite me at all. Even though this was a good take on an urban legend.