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Stalking Shadows (Scary Mary #2)

4.05  ·  Rating Details ·  641 Ratings  ·  52 Reviews
Mary’s back, and she has to help Vicky, her nemesis. While on a date, Vicky gets into car wreck that leaves her in a coma. Through dreams, she reaches out to Mary for help. Mary isn’t happy to help her, but she’s willing to do almost anything to get the cheerleader out of her head.
Kindle Edition, 144 pages
Published (first published October 27th 2011)
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Sophie Duncan
Jan 02, 2012 Sophie Duncan rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes Paranormal YA
Well, this is a first for me, a sequel that is better than the original.

This book felt much more confidently written, the pace was better, the plot developed more dramatically, no sudden gear changes that didn't feel quite right (that is not to say there are no sudden gear changes, but they worked as dramatic devices) and the plot did not rely on High School clichés nearly as much. There were some interesting developments on the loose ends from the first book too, character development I wasn't
Aug 08, 2016 Grace rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, paranormal
Unicorn Bait was so incredibly delightful that I read it three times in as many months, and Scary Mary was also quite good. Not as cute and delightful, but very lovable in its own right. However, as a follow-up to Scary Mary, I thought this one wasn't that well done. I guess the whole thing with Cyrus really irritated me. We were set up in the first book to like him, and readers cannot be that fickle with characters that attracted us. And then it turns out that Cyrus is a big @$$ and we are supp ...more
Sharon Jenni
Jun 21, 2012 Sharon Jenni rated it it was amazing
Mary's nemisis, Vicky the cheerleader and most popular girl in the class, continues to harass Mary. When Vicky is injured, the only "friends" to visit her in the hospital are Mary and Rachel (Mary's best friend since little girls). Mary and Rachel volunteer at the hospital and hear of Vicky's accident. When Mary's special ability tells her Vicky is in danger, Mary works to save Vicky even though Vicky has been incredibly mean even forcing other children be mean to Mary. I like Mary's integrity.
Oct 26, 2012 grumpybybirth rated it it was amazing
Better then the first. If its possible this book was even better then the first. You can see Mary starting to really embrace her gift and use it well.

Mary is coming out of her shell a bit and learning to let people in. She is facing tougher challenges and kicking butt.

This story had me tearing up at the end. Mary has gone through so much and mixed in with the sadness and pain she is finding some friends that she didn't expect.

Great story and I am waiting anxiously for the next in the series.
Jul 13, 2012 Stuart rated it liked it

A reasonable sequel to Scary Mary, though I had the niggling feeling that more could've been done in this book. Too much seem to be wrapped up too quickly. At times it had a short story feel to it. I know this book is only young adult market, still that does not stop the author adding any more to the plot. So in summary it felt more Scooby Doo than Harry Potter.
Melanie Pietrowski
Mar 31, 2013 Melanie Pietrowski rated it it was amazing
wow! Kyle & Mary... who would have thought! didn't see that coming in book 1, but started thinking it mid way through book 2. definitely hooked and patiently waiting for book 3! homecoming! Such an awesome series! Great writing.
Feb 08, 2012 Danielle rated it it was amazing
Shelves: have-it
I hope the author writes more books in this series.
Apr 23, 2013 LisaReadsAlot rated it liked it
Better than the first. Looking forward to book #3. Just wish Chowder would have stuck around. :(
May 02, 2012 Angela rated it it was amazing

I'm ready for book three.
Oct 17, 2016 Lydia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story I'm about to tell is creepy, exciting, and fun to read! This story is about a girl who can speak to ghosts and can hear them talk. She also has to help her arch nemesis by trying to defeat a shadowman. This book, Stalking Shadows by S.A. Hunter, is the second book in a series. In Stalking Shadows a girl named Mary can talk to, see, and hear ghosts. Vicky, Mary's arch nemesis, ends up being in a coma and is being attacked by some ghost like creature, who Mary
Geena Barret
Jan 13, 2017 Geena Barret rated it it was amazing
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.
Nathan Tran
Oct 13, 2016 Nathan Tran rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought that this book was good with it suspension and how it is structured the words in order that it creates a passage which make the next scene even more surprising when the next scene is shown. I recommend this book to people who like a little bit of horror and romance. This is a great book for long read to collect every evidence and put it into one big statement that the book can tell.
3.5 Stars
Might contain spoilers from book 1 and 2

Vicky Nelson, know as Mary's nemesis, is in a comma because of a car accident she had together with Cyrus. Now, the Shadowman who lives inside the hospital where Vicky is wants to hurt her, and the only one who can save her is, of course, our Scary Mary

I understand that Mary is just a teenager, and being teenager isn't a fun thing to be most of the time because everything is like:
But, Mary, needed to realized URGENTLY who was by her side all
Sarah Briggs
Sep 06, 2012 Sarah Briggs rated it it was amazing
(This review may contain spoilers).

Anyone who has read my review of Scary Mary will know that I really struggled to finish it because of personal reasons. Not so with this book. I was actually relieved to see the bullying take a backseat and it was interesting that Vicky reached out for Mary's help. I'm really curious to see if Vicky does in fact have psychic abilities. I'm figuring that she must do, if she was attacked as well.

Speaking of Vicky... she actually showed that there was more to her
Sep 09, 2016 Iman rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
More of a 3.5

In Stalking Shadows Mary deals with a much more bigger and badder (?) entity. But it's going after Vicky 'The Hicky'. Mary feels obligated to help but at the same time doesn't really want too because of who shes going to have too help. New romances come up and Cy gradually becoming more of a dick throughout the book. Which seems pretty hard but it is.


OK fucking Cy like what the actual fuck?!?!?!?!?! This fucking bitch like how? Her fucking name is HICKY. AND ALSO LIKE
These books are super short and surprisingly entertaining. I would have finished it sooner but I was obsessed with finishing my latest knitting project.

The first book was pretty funny while still being suspenseful as Mary tried to rid her new friend's house of a nasty ghost. This one was a bit more scary as Mary got the bejesus scared out of her by the Shadowman. This one was also a bit more uneven. I found her grandmother's bipolar attitude a bit weird towards the end. I got what Hunter was tr
Oct 23, 2012 Aubrey rated it it was amazing
Just as good as the first! I love it! Mary and Rachel are at it again, this time to help terrible Vicky, who was in a car accident with still POS Cy. But now Cy's brother, Kyle, whom Mary rescued from his possession in the first book, is hanging around Mary. And let's just face it, he is really starting to redeem himself from the way he treated her in the beginning of the previous book. While their budding relationship is by no means prominent in the story, it is there and I really enjoyed their ...more
Vikki Sonin
Dec 12, 2013 Vikki Sonin rated it it was amazing
Just as good as the first! I love it! Mary and Rachel are at it again, this time to help terrible Vicky, who was in a car accident with still POS Cy. But now Cy's brother, Kyle, whom Mary rescued from his possession in the first book, is hanging around Mary. And let's just face it, he is really starting to redeem himself from the way he treated her in the beginning of the previous book. While their budding relationship is by no means prominent in the story, it is there and I really enjoyed their ...more
Aug 06, 2013 Betsy rated it it was ok
Cute, can I call a creepy, yet hauntingly charming story cute? This was the 2nd, and I'm 99% sure final book in this series. Do you call 2 books a series? Anyways, Mary is back again to help solve the mystery of the comatose-cheerleader-nemesis Vicki, and to save the day for not only herself but for others in need. Sounds like a Nancy Drew novel doesn't it? I'm pretty sure this is the 2013 version of Nancy Drew, "Modern Nancy".

I had a lot of fun with books 1 and 2 in this series, and I'm probab
Feb 01, 2012 Darlene rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Yvensong
Recommended to Darlene by: Chris
I liked this, the sequel of Scary Mary, better than the first. The characters seemed fleshed out more, especially those with skeletal structures holding them upright. The story was less about high school bullies and more about a girl with abilities beyond those of her peers. I found that refreshing. Bullies may always be there giving them any attention seems to give them power over us. Let just get on with being alive and in our own power.

So Mary isn't so scary, neither is Gran. Rach is a bit sc
May 13, 2014 Heike rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dieser Teil ist voller Überraschungen!
Vicky wendet sich im Traum hilfesuchend an Mary! Und die ist tatsächlich so großherzig und bemüht sich redlich das Problem zu lösen.
Cy, den ich im 1. Teil noch richtig schnucklig fand, entwickelt sich in diesem Buch zu einem richtigen Blödmann!
Auch wieder mit dabei ist ihre Freundin Rachel, die ihr immer hilfsbereit zur Seite steht; Kyle, der sich mit jeder Seite mehr in mein Herz geschlichen hat, und natürlich ihre Gran, die mal nicht fehlerlos war.
Das B
Jun 26, 2014 Cyndi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow. These books are just incredible. The characters are unique, and the writing just paints the perfect picture. This book had my heart pounding, and also had me laughing out loud (Chowder has to be the best side character ever). This is certainly a must read!

All issues I had with the first book were fixed in this one. Normally I can predict what is going to happen, but this book threw me completely off guard (much different than the first one). Very well done! I will be snatching up the next b
Aug 11, 2014 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really like the characters and the supernatural elements to the story. However, it's harder for me to like the high school drama parts and the stuff that affects fifteen year old girls seems pretty silly to me at times. The first 40 percent of this book seemed to have too much of that in it, but when it gets to the ghostly happenings I remembered why I enjoyed the first book so much. I bought book number three, so I do recommend this for fans of young adult paranormal books.
Dec 25, 2012 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Well, she did it again. Hunter brings Mary and crew back for another creepy, yet fun adventure full of wit, snark, creeptastic moments and a whole lotta heart. The sophomore slump certainly did not beguile Hunter as she leads Mary down a new path, helping those she never intended (or really wanted to), introduction of new and exciting characters, continued development of existing ones, and the prospect of far more to come! Honestly one of the best series I've come across in some time.
Sarah Sigler
Dec 05, 2011 Sarah Sigler rated it it was amazing
I loved the first book and I loved this one. It has all the wit, excitement, and heart pounding moments as the first book had, but this time there's heartbreak as well. She puts clues all throughout the book but so subtly that you never know until the very end! It's an OH YEA moment! I can't wait to read more and hope there's a lot more to come with this series. LOVE it!!!! Mary is definitely my kind of gal.
Mary back at it again, whether she wants it or not! LOVE this series. Great characters, fully developed plot. Very quick read. It's nice to have an author that truly loves her characters they way Ms. Hunter appears to love these. Bravo!

(You may wonder why I give them three stars then?--Maybe because the are so short. Still great read for YAs.)

Three stars.
Randi Kerr
Jun 17, 2014 Randi Kerr rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The sequel IS better. Lots better... Although I'm still not feeling Rachel. If you even kind of liked the first book, give this one a go. It's still a light, easy read that you might expect but there's so much more character building.

And also, the big reveal is less obvious than the first one. I kinda wanted to hit Mary for not seeing the locket for what it was in the first one.
Lisa Dess
Jan 06, 2015 Lisa Dess rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-books
What an awesome book! This book was paced well and is another quick read. Mary's character amazes me. In this book Mary keeps her personal feelings towards Vicky at bay and helps her. I was surprised about Kyle's change of heart in this book and am eager to read the next book to see if he is being genuine.
Sep 03, 2016 Amanda rated it it was amazing
Great series!

This book picks up where book 1 left off for Mary and her friends. As if being bullied and tormented at school isn't be enough for Mary, the bully now wants her help. It takes some work to figure everything out but with ghost all around Mary she has plenty of help.
Sep 25, 2013 Skye rated it really liked it
I really like this series. The characters are believable and the plot is fun and fresh. In this one, Mary is confronted by a Shadowman that is sucking the life force out of hospital patients, including her arch-nemesis Vicky. The twist at the end is great! I'm already on to Book 3.
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S.A. Hunter lives in Virginia and works in a library. She is the author of the YA series Scary Mary as well as other fantasy novels. Visit her online at or email her
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