Monday, July 25, 2011

REVIEW: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 464 pages (I read an ARC of this book)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing 
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1442421762
ISBN-13: 978-1442421769
Book Summary:

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 Thoughts:
Where can I start with this book? What can I say to give it the justice that it deserves? WOW-OMG-WTF-OMG-REALLY-DUDE-WOW! (yes I really did this out loud.. my husband thought I was insane) yeah... I could say those a million times. book was something else. & by something else I mean Amazing!! The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, is full of mystery. Some that is answered!!! (score) and some that is not (this is a series, so SCORE). The characters are so easy to fall in love with.. *ahem* Noah, :)!
The story starts out with Mara, hanging out with her friends. Messing with the Ouija board. 
Then they die. Jude, Mara's then boyfriend. Rachel, Mara's best friend, & Claire, a girl Mara really didn't like. 
What happened? What is going on? Why did Mara wake up in a hospital bed with only a slight concision?
Mara has no clue either. She has no recollection of anything that happened that day. Nothing. Her family up and move from Rhode Island to Florida, after Mara's accident. Mara has to go to a private school. This is where she meets Noah. Noah is a bit dreamy. Ok, I am lying.. Noah is so dreamy I found myself giggling like a school girl. Noah is the BAD BOY in this story. He was sorta a "have his way and be done" type of guy before he met Mara. After that he was all in for getting Mara. He is also a bit full of himself. Mara tries to fight her feeling for the dreamy Noah Shaw, but she does not win. For Noah says that she is "His girl" so she is. After many failed tries of course. Mara didn't play easy to get at all. Mara starts having nightmares, of the accident. She is seeing thing too, people. People like Jude, who is dead. She is also thinking she wished things would happen, and wow...  She tries so hard to piece everything together. Only to find out some life shattering facts. 
Things that include Noah. 
I really found myself on the edge of where ever I was sitting. This is a nail biting, eerie, psychological thrilling story. 
This story is intriguing from the very 1st to the very last page. I found myself wanting my eyes to read faster & faster. I feel in love with the characters. Michelle Hodkin wrote a very captivating novel. Her debut novel is going to be BIG! This series is going to be so AMAZING! There are so many different ways that this story could go, with a cliff hanger like that. I was so very pleased with this book that I was highly anticipating! I am so glad that I got to read it. Because this book was truly and utterly satisfying

Want to PREORDER THIS BOOK ----> The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer! This link will take you to Amazon! PreOrder NOW! :)


  1. I NEED to read this book. It sounds so awesome, and I can already tell Noah is going to be my new favourite bad boy. Glad you enjoyed it - I want to read it so badly!

  2. I'm glad to hear you loved The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer! The book seems to getting tons of amazing early buzz! :)

  3. Awesome review!! I think I definitely have to get a copy of this one!

  4. That's it. I now know that it is a matter of life and death for me to get this book. I NEED it. Your review was so enthusiastic, I swear that if the book was out right now I would bust it to the bookstore asap!

    ♥ Trish
    Just a YA Girl

  5. So jealous! I need to sneak over to Angela's house as well!!! lol

    I'm glad that you loved the book and I can't wait to read this one.

  6. I don't think I've seen a single less-than-love-it review for this book. I love that the synopsis doesn't give away too much of what happens. A little mystery is always great! Glad you enjoyed it!


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