Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

YA Paranormal Romance


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.

Source: Reviewer purchase

My Review
Ok first off I loved the cover. Its what initially made me want to pick up the book. I can say that this book was very interesting to say the least. Different than any other paranormal books I’ve read thus far. Mara is a very complex character. I couldn’t quite grasp if she’s crazy, or does she really see the things she thinks she sees. The main character that made the whole story worth while to me was Noah. Noah Shaw is Mara’s love interest in the book. He’s charming,sarcastic,handsome and everything a bad boy should be. This book has many different levels to it. There is romance, suspense, mystery, Dark undertones, and it will take you on a psychological mind trip. The only thing that bothered me was the ending. It just kind of left me with a lot of unanswered questions, which I hope will be answered in Michelle Hodkins next installment. I must say I’m looking forward to reading the next book from this series. I do believe I will need therapy though afterwards.

Additional review by Ren: I would have to agree with Robyn about the ‘needing therapy’ part. I read the last chapter and found myself asking ‘What in the world did I just read?’ But not in a bad way, a very good way. I was totally mind screwed by Michelle Hodkin. There was just the right amount romance. It was beautifully confusing and I loved every second of it. I gave it 5/5 stars.

Keep an eye out for the next book in the installment titled “The Evolution of Mara Dyer”
Expected publication date is October 23, 2012.


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  • OMG! I loved it too! I felt like after I watched Black Swan and I was like WTF just happened?! But in a really great way.

    • I wanted to cry and jump for joy simultaneously!! It was addicting and my mind was blown. I may have to re-read it before The Evolution of Mara Dyer comes out! ~Ren

  • New Follow Here: Great Review!
    I reviewed this also:
    Here’s the link WTF Are You Reading?: “The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer”…Becomes Me
    Agree about the therapy!! LOL!!!

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