June 27, 2011

Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Hardcover, 464 pages
Expected publication: September 27th 2011
Simon & Schuster

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.

I have so many mixed thoughts about this book. Not bad thoughts, good ones actually, but I am still a bit confused.

The book starts with a letter written by Mara Dyer that leaves you immediately intrigued. From there and on, you will not be able to put the book down. I was immediately glued to the pages, quickly falling in love with Mara Dyer and her story, and feeling so bad for her at the same time.

Mara Dyer has lost her closest friends in an accident and is the only survivor. She tries to move on by moving, and attending a new school. But moving on for her is hard, especially since she can't even remember anything about the accident.

So she finds herself in a new town, new school with so many unfamiliar faces. Not really expecting much or looking to make new friends. There Mara meets a very hot and bad ass male character, who, no matter how hard she tried, Mara just couldn't stay away from. He is a little mysterious and open at the same time. You will fall in love with him just from their first meeting. Their relationship was very believable and developed really well.

I did have a couple of issues with this book, but nothing I can really talk about without giving away spoilers. I will say though, that there were quite a couple of times that I was taken by surprise. One minute I thought I knew exactly what was happening and the next I was sitting there with my mouth wide open.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is unpredictable and unique. And the ending...JUST WOW... that I did not see coming. I can only imagine what the next book is going to be like. Now to play the waiting game. A good read!

4 out of 5 stars


  1. I am so excited to read this book! It sounds fantastic! Great review!

  2. I JUST started hearing about this book...now I can't wait to get to read it. Thanks for the....mysterious review! :)

  3. This is a mysterious review. I'm intrigued, which is a good thing. Hopefully I can get over the 'like' thing as well.

  4. I am in complete agreement with you! Everything was such a huge shock, I could never predict what was going to happen. I loved it tho and cannot wait for The Evolution of Mara Dyer to come out! :D

  5. read in a couple of other reviews that it was confusing, though hearing that it's got a good ending is good and then hearing that you have to wait for the next one is not good!! :) so still undecided to brave it or not.


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