Friday, April 20, 2012

Saving Mary Book Review

Saving Mary: The Possession
Deidre Havrelock
Etcetera Press
Publishing Date: March 30, 2013
Genre: religious, memoir

Book Description:

If you’re a fan of supernatural fiction then you will be captivated by this true story about a spiritually sensitive girl and the path that led to her possession. Part one of a two-part series, Saving Mary is the story of a modern-day Mary Magdalene—the woman from whom Jesus cast out seven demons.

Deidre Daily is drawn to anything seemingly spiritual, desperately seeking a spiritual existence. But inside this vibrant girl hides a terrified child who sincerely believes she has married the devil. Through a series of spiritual encounters her fear turns into reality, and she ends up possessed.

Deidre’s fascinating memoir relays her story from childhood to adolescence: invisible eyes leering at her from the corner of her bedroom, horrible nightmares tormenting her, and her desperate attempt to find God—only to end up possessed. It is a candid account of possession from a first-person perspective. This dark memoir brings to light an intricate world of deceitful spirits hell-bent on manipulating and damaging an innocent girl’s life, not only through her dreams, but also through seemingly every-day encounters.

Travel with Deidre into the mysterious world of spirits, ghosts and demons. Awaken yourself to a world that isn’t supposed to exist; a world that’s as intriguing as it is sinister. And then emerge as a new person—invigorated, aware and intent on living in the light. Saving Mary; Not just another story about a girl and her exorcist

My Thoughts:
‘Saving Mary: The Possession’ is a thrilling, rather emotional and sometimes scary journey. Deidre clearly had bigger problems to worry about than fitting in with people at school. I have honestly never read a book like this one before and I found it rather interesting and to be honest a bit scary and unnerving. I mean this is the story of a girl who has entities following her. She is torn between good and evil, literally. She is not sure if the entities that are with her constantly and play such a big role in her life are good or evil. Or what exactly that makes her considering they are with her. So after a while she begins to feel lost. She seeks help from a few different experts but those all end with epic failures.

I have a major respect for this author because to share all of this in a memoir and sharing it with the world. Seeing as how she has been through this I’m sure others have or currently are. That is always a great benefit of sharing stories like this, it may help others.

This book did keep me intrigued all the way through however I was expecting something really big to happen and to me there wasn’t really a climax. Other than that it was a good read. It was a story where you felt for Deidre, I wanted to help her. It was also rather chilling to read about all the crazy scary things that have happened to her. I’m rather interested to see what the sequel holds. I give ‘Saving Mary: The Possession’ three stars.

*I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. I was not compensated for this review.

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