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!


  1. This book is craaazy good, glad you liked it! I can't wait to see what could possibly happen in book 2, especially with that ending!!

  2. I keep hearing some good things about this book! :) I'm glad to hear that you liked it. Thanks for the awesome review.

  3. This book sounds like such an interesting premise. It's definitely one I'm hoping to read soon.

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  5. I'm not sure were the story is going at this point. I'm hoping that the awesome part of the story begins to take a center seat. I don't mind romance, but this one it really overpowered the better part of the story.

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