Thursday, November 17, 2011

Review - The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Released: September 27, 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 464 pages
Format: Hardback
Source: Bought
Rating: 4/5
Author Site: Michelle Hodkin
Mara Dyer doesn't believe 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 strangely unharmed. There is.
She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love. She's wrong.

Despite the mixed reviews I have read I really found myself enjoying this one in the begining but about three quarters in I think is where I started losing it and where I must agree it has some meh parts in it that I'm not too sure I understand the point of like the thing with the bugs at the zoo. I'm like what was that?

I'm not sure how to explain it but it was like okay here Mara is lost three classmates in a horrible accident, moved to a new school, made a friend, fell in love, maybe she's a bit pyschotic but she seems to be coping with it and so on in the biggest potion of the story and then almost right at the end all heck starts breaking loose which is fine but by the end of the story I am left feeling like I have more questions than answers!

Now that my quirks are listed let me tell you what I loved! NOAH! Noah is a smooth talking hottie and rich to boot and he loves Dogs which is a huge plus for me! Mara is a wonderful character as well. I love how even though she is missing her friend and still trying to piece things together, and maybe a bit pyschotic that she still has spunk and speaks her mind and is not some weakling.

As much as I absolutely adore my vampire, were, and other similar stories I was refreshed by the uniqueness of this one and can't wait to see where the next book takes us because oh yea the clifhanger is like a season finale to your favorite tv show! I kept flipping pages and crying NOOOOOO this can't be it! Not now don't cut me off now!


  1. I really enjoyed this one. It has been one of my favorites this year.

  2. Great review! This one has been on my TBR pile for a while. I think I am going to start it soon. It sound's so good ^.^ And the cover, UGH...amazing!

  3. haha you got me on "NOAH!!" im a sucker for cute book gues ;). And like you said, we need a break from the vampires and werewolves :D

    - juhina

  4. ty all and yes I really did enjoy it. Cant wait to see where the cliffhanger takes us!