Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #1)
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: September 27, 2011
Pages: 452
Source: Hardcover/Own

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.


Review: So let me start out with this book was nothing like I expected. It was better than I expected! I loved this book. So lets get to it. I loved the mystery surrounding Mara's accident. The whole being unable to remember what happened and the events following pulled me in. The story was written so well that you actually felt like you were Mara. For example, when she would hallucinate, it felt like you were her and you couldn't tell what was real and what wasn't. I felt bad for her. I mean I wouldn't want people thinking I'm crazy just because I'm hallucinating, especially after the trauma she went though. I also feel for her after losing her best friend. It must be hard losing someone you knew since kindergarten.


Now to Noah!!!!!! I'll admit, at first I didn't really like him because of all the stuff people were saying about him. As we got to know him more though I warmed up to him. First of all, he just sounds really hot. I have to get that out there. I liked how we got to know more about him and his past. It really showed you why he is like he is. I also like how he doesn't give up on Mara and just walk away. That was something that really made me like the book. I loved finding out what we did about Noah near the end. That completely shocked me. I wasn't expecting that at all. BUT... It was really cool what he revealed. I'll say that.


I also liked Daniel, Mara's older brother. I loved how he was willing to help his sister out so much. I also loved that he was also like a typical older brother cracking jokes and embarrassing her like any older sibling would. Lol.


Overall I loved the book. I definitely recommend it to everyone. I also recommend you get it asap. Like today even, right when it comes out. Lol. It is that good. :)


5 Stars!

1 comment:

  1. I want to read this one really badly. Great review. Sounds like the mystery element will really suck me in. I enjoy that sort of read. Have you read Forgotten? Its sort of like that too!

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