Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

May 16, 2012 Fun Stuff, Review 3 ★★★★★

Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle HodkinRelease Date: September 27, 2011
Title: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
Series: Mara Dyer #1
Author: Michelle Hodkins
Pages: 452
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Source: Owned
Available: Barnes and Noble
From the Publisher: Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.

There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.

She’s wrong.
5 Stars

Holy surprising book, Batman!

I knew nothing about this book when I went in- other than the blurb that’s up there. Nothing. Based on that description, I assumed it must be some sort of Contemporary YA novel that would be a good read.

It was much, much more.

I don’t even know how to describe it. My friend Amanda did a pretty good job:

And honestly, that kind of sums it up.

This is one of those books that sucks you in and gets under your skin right away. It kept me guessing, which I always adore when reading a book that has an air of mystery and intrigue about it. I’m still guessing, truth be told. What’s real? What isn’t? I suspect this book has only begun to scratch the surface of a much larger story- one that I absolutely cannot wait to read.

Will everything we think we know- what Mara thinks she knows- be turned upside down? Somehow, I suspect it will.

And I can’t leave without mentioning Noah. Perfect, lickable, amazing Noah. If that’s not enough to intrigue you, nothing will.

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3 Responses to “Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin”

  1. Amanda @ On a Book Bender

    Mara Dyer messes with your brain, and that is the precise reason why I loved the book so much. I re-read my review after reading yours, and I think the next book will make or break the series. It has to deliver, if you know what I mean.

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