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Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Monday, September 26, 2011

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
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Series: Mara Dyer #1
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: September 27, 2011
Format: Hardcover - Signed
Source: Author Giveaway

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.

My first thoughts after The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer:
and then after being speechless I became very paranoid. Like scared to look in the mirror after you take a shower paranoid.

This was crazy twisted and beautiful. No one told me how creepy this was going to be. When I wasn't sitting around looking under my bed I was sitting trying to understand what just happened. One page I think I know what's going on and then the next it's like I haven't even read the pages at all. I didn't feel like I was READING the story of Mara, I felt like I was LIVING the life with Mara. This isn't the typical everyday normal life, but Michelle Hodkin wrote it in a way that I believed that this was normal.

As normal as the writing made it, Mara's life is anything but normal. Mara is a bit on edge when she finds that she doesn't remember what happened the night when her friends were killed. She doesn't remember why she was the only one who survived. Mara lives in fear of everything she sees and hears. Day after day with the fear of herself and what she might do.

You'd think that after being traumatized by an event like that the last thing Mara would do is fall in love. When Mara does something, it's never something ordinary, not even when she falls in love. Mara ends up falling for the school's most gorgeous guy, Noah Shaw. He got to me the second he spoke with his English/British accent. *swoons* Noah started off as a real jerk and a total player, and I'm using that loosely. He's arrogant, slick, and dark. Of course underneath there's a whole different guy who I don't even know.

I loved everything about this book. From the original plot to the characters developments, especially the characters themselves. I just ate this book up the second I got it.

I understand that there is a lot of hype going on for Mara Dyer and some may be wary of reading it. In my opinion, this book was as amazing. I do see where the opinions are kind of weighted to either you absolutely love the book like crazy or absolutely find nothing about you like. But give it a shot because The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer has to be one of my favorite books I've read this year.

I'd go get this book the second it hits shelves on September 27.

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer Book Trailer:
This has to be THE BEST trailer I've ever seen. I've watched this trailer at least 10 times.


  1. Great review. I've totally bought into the hype and pre-ordered my copy. Can't wait to read it. I think the trailer is the best book trailer I've seen also. LOVE it.

  2. Seen plenty of unhappy reviews for this book, especially on amazon. I almost bought it, then was afraid to pull the trigger. Now after reading your raving review I'm all excited again to get my copy. I didn't really know this book was creepy either. Was your favorite part the mystery of it all or something else? Did this one have an ending which satifies or something which leaves you crying for more?

  3. Loved the review. The hype for this is just astounding. I can't wait to get my hands on it. Plus, who doesn't love the cover?

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  4. The trailer was awesome! I kept hitting play again and again. Couldn't get enough of it. Thanks for the great review.

  5. I can't wait for this book to be out! I love the pictures from this book too! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

  6. This is one of those books that's hard for me to comprehend anyone NOT liking it. So glad you loved it though! I can't wait to see the pretty finished copies on the bookshelves.

  7. This book definitely left me speechless as well! I loved it though. :) Glad you enjoyed it as well!

  8. AAAH I've been waiting forever for my copy to arrive!! I want to read it so badly! Great review. Now I'm going to go cry a little.

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  9. Just got a copy and am so glad you enjoyed it! Going to have to read it, like, NOW! Great review!!!!

  10. On top of everything are Mara's nightmares and hallucinations, which create a dark tone that lingers even throughout the lighter scenes - side note: Jamie, Mara's first (and only, really) friend at school is freaking awesome. Loved him! - Something big is going on and finding out involves death, creepiness, and a lot of strange things.


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