Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #1)
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
Pages: 464
Rating: 3 Stars!
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.~Goodreads 

Don't get me wrong this book was highly entertaining and full of suspense, the beginning hooked me right away and pulled me to keep reading, but the overall story just didn’t click with me. 

As the story developed the suspense dragged and i felt like i was reading in circles. I thought some scenes really didn't make sense or seem to have any actual purpose and that threw off the story's flow a little bit.

But alas i kept reading because A) I love, love, LOVED her brother Daniel! He was absolutely hilarious and adorable! I want him to have his own series!! He’s the smart, over-protective brother that you just can’t help but love! Oh! And he drives a Civic, and that automatically makes him awesome! (Civic drivers UNITE!) :P

B) Noah is a sexy arrogant A-hole!
I liked Noah, I really did, but I’m just not 100% completely sold on him. Of course he’s sexy and English & knows how to whip out a one liner but I feel as a character, his development might have been too drastic. He went from being this notorious man-whore to a sweet (still cocky) one -woman guy. I also feel the relationship between him and Mara was a little too forced.

And C) i wanted to find out what was happening with Mara just as bad as she did. This book is CRAZY i will give it that....just… messed up! And there were a lot of “hmm” and “whaaa??” moments.

I can’t really say much else without giving the story away but I did NOT see the ending coming AT ALL! i was like O_O !! The ending was the best part!

And even though this book didn't blow my mind, i definitely will be picking up the sequel!


  1. Haha "This book is crazy" is making me want to read it even more!

  2. 3 ? 3 ? :(

    CIVIC PPL UNITE!!! <33333

    I still love you.

  3. I really want to read this book!!

  4. you know this is the first honest review I read for Mara. I appreciate that :) everyone else seems to go on and on about how good it is, its a nice change to get both the good and the bad! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!


  5. I'm reading this now. I'm not in "OMFG I love it" mode yet, but it is pretty good. I completely hate Mara's mom though. Can't stand her. If someone's been through something horrible/bad you don't hover over her 24/7. You give her space. god.

  6. I love the main character, Mara. She¿s quite an interesting girl, and she¿s been through a lot. She spends much of the book confused about what is going on in her life. She¿s a rollercoaster of emotions, and we go through them right along with her. I really connected with Mara, even through all her confusion, and I cared about her as well.