Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer: Book Review

Novel: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Release Date: September 27th, 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Format: ARC
Source: Borrowed
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.
Willa's Rambles:
   Somehow I never got around to reviewing this book, even though I read it in... September, maybe? Anyways, here I am, after I realized that I never reviewed one of my favorite books!
   Mara Dyer was a character I immediately fell in love with. I loved her sense of humor and her confidence. The mystery surrounding the night of the accident kept me interested, and definitely explained a lot of questions I had later in the book. Mara was just as confused as the rest of us - she wanted to believe the officials, but as parts of that night start coming back from the depths of her forgotten memories, she can't ignore the fact that something more happened - and she doesn't know if she wants to figure out the truth. It's a feeling a lot of people deal with: knowing they have to learn more, but not knowing if they want to. And for Mara it means the difference between sanity and normalcy, so everything is at stake.
   Noah Shaw was the perfect boy character for Mara! He supported her, matched her sense of humor with an equal one, and kept her searching for the truth, even when she thought nothing was there. He was a bit or a bad boy, which entertained us all, but fought for Mara's reputation and defended her when he done that to no other girl. He made her special.
   I loved the suspense or Mara Dyer, and how I kept on guessing every time I turned the page. Michelle Hodkin has written a fantastic story, and I can't wait for the second one!

1 comment:

  1. I am still very curious as to how she got those power's though. I know even in the book both her and the other character Noah have those unique abilities and neither know why. There are no hints, they just are there. Keeping the reader on the edge of their seat as they hurriedly turn page after page in an attempt to unravel this mystery.


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