Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

My rating: 4.5/5
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's
Pages: 452
Release date: September 27th 2011
Summary (from Goodreads):
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 review: 

 The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer was a great book. It's one that you can read in just a few hours even though it's more than 400 pages long, and you won't want to put it down once you start.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is one of those stories where you think you've only read 20 pages when you've actually read 60. Everything seems to happen so quickly, but yet in vivid detail. The writing was beautiful ; everything flowed together perfectly and thee only thing in the plot that I found wasn't very well put together was the relationship between Mara and Noah... So one day he's a weird guy she's never met who's just following her around the school, and the next they're going out on dates together? That seemed a bit flawed to me.

I don't think that the summary quite makes the book sound as good as it is. It sounds like it has basically the same storyline as The Adoration of Jenna Fox, but it definitely doesn't. Her memories are coming back to her in the middle of the book, bit by bit, which is enough to keep you in suspense but it's really not confusing to follow.

I would be happy to read more by Michelle Hodkin, and I can't wait to read the next in the series. Definitely one I would recommend!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

In My Mailbox - November 6th

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted at The Story Siren, in which you show the books you got that week.  They can be borrowed from friends, bought, or been taken out from the library. Here are the books I've received recently:
I bought:

1. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer - Michelle Hodkin
2. The Summoning - Kelley Armstrong
3. The Awakening - Kelley Armstrong
4. The Reckoning - Kelley Armstrong
5. Raised by wolves - Jennifer Lynn Barnes

I received as a gift:

1. Bloodline - Kate Cary
2. Plague - Michael Grant

What did you get in your mailbox? Leave a link in the comments!
*Also, come check out my giveaway!*

Blogoversary Giveaway!

On October 31st it was my Blogoversary, and here's my giveaway to celebrate it!

The contest will go from November 6th to November 20th. The prize will be a signed hardcover copy of The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong, along with a temporary tattoo for the book that I picked up at the signing:

Here are the rules:

1.   The contest is only open to people in the United States
2.  You don't have to follow the blog to enter, but if you do you'll get an extra entry
3.  You don't have to blog about this contest, but if you do you'll get 2 extra entries
4.  I will email you if you win the prize, but if you don't respond within 72 hours (3 days), I will draw another winner

Enter here:

Saturday, November 5, 2011


Hi guys! I know I haven't posted in a long time, but it was my blogoversary a few days ago and I want to get back into blogging. I have a great giveaway planned so I just need to get the enter forms ready before I post it. Check back soon to look at the contest!

*Also, I just joined Twitter, so feel free to come follow me @AthenaBlogger*