I've had this ebook for several years now, it kept floating to the top of my TBR pile and being pushed aside for another book; I wish I had read this sooner. I was happy to see when I updated my reading status that it was actually part of a series because it was just too short for me. Mary is sarcastic, funny, and very much aware of how the world really works. She's joined my list of favorite female protagonists and I really need to read the next book in the series.
"She really did want him to like her again, but
telling him his house was haunted wasn’t the way to do
it. It was funny how saving a boy from danger didn’t
guarantee him liking the girl. It always worked for the
guy in the fairytales. The damsel always married the
hero, and they lived happily ever after. Fairytales were
sexist, and the real world was unfair."
"She swung her arm back to smash the window
when a thought occurred to her. She reached down with
her free hand and pushed on the window. It swung
inward. She handed the brick back to Rachel."