Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Title: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Release Date: September 27th 2011 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing 
Edition: eBook


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:
Mara Dyer wakes up to no memory of the accident that she she survive but killed her friends. As life gets stranger and with all she's went through, is it possible for her to find love?

Amazing! I loved this book so much. It was so well written, the characters were amazing and the plot was wonderful. This book kept me wanting more. I always wanted to know what happened next. It just had so many components that I loved.

Lets start with the characters. Mara Dyer went through so much after the accident and couldn't remember single thing from it. I loved Mara's character a lot. You could relate. If you went through what she went through with the death of your friends and couldn't figure out what happened for you to survive and they not. Crazy! Oh, and Mara also has a "gift". And that gift, creepy.

Not going to say what but...You'll just have to read it to find out. Noah! I loved Noah. I loved the relationship that goes on with him and Mara from the very beginning. His laid back, overly confident, smart mouth attitude. Loved him. And he surprised me with what he could do when he and Mara put everything out on the table.

Daniel and Joseph, Mara's brothers, where some good side characters. Daniel played the big brother role really well and I like that about him. Joseph was too cute and too intelligent for his own good, considering the fact that he's only 12.
"Wait!" My little brother shot up from the coach and ran to his room. He returned with his cell phone. "What's you number?" he asked Noah. Noah looked surprised, but he gave it to him anyway. "What are you doing, Joseph?" I asked. "Networking," my brother said, still concentrating on his phone.
Too Cute.

There were some funny moments in this book, to where I burst out laughing out of nowhere and my sister gave me some funny looks.

Jude. Oh Jude, I don't like you one bit! You are despicable. And that ending! I was like, what? Your kidding me? I so didn't expect that one bit! Michelle Hodkin, your good!

Overall, amazing book! A page turner every step of the way. I seriously recommend this book. Give it a go, I think you'll like it.


  1. I loved this one too! It was great. The ending definitely left me hanging.

  2. I have had this book on my TBR list for quite a while. I really need to get on the ball and read it!
    Brittany S

  3. going to read this one soon, excited :D