Thursday, December 8, 2011

Book Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #1) by Michelle Hodkin

Title: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #1)
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Pages: 452
Published: September 27, 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Summary taken 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.


I really enjoyed this book because of the mystery and the intrigue and the romance and the ending. Man, the ending... Right when you thought that you had the book figured out, Michelle Hodkin decided to add a cliffhanger that completely destroyed everything that you thought was true. An almost complete mindfuck.

However, I had a problem with Noah in the beginning. Why do girls always fall for the assholes? I just--don't even. I mean, sure, Noah's smug arrogance and Mara's snappy retorts made for great banter in the beginning, and Noah eventually made up for his asshole-ness later in the book for everything that he does for Mara, but still. He has a reputation for sleeping with the whole female population at school and she still falls for him so easily in the beginning, no matter how much she denied it.

The plot was pretty original, and the author's writing was great. The words flowed so easily and gracefully, and the foreshadowing one-liners had me riveted to the book.

Is there an audiobook for this book? If so, is the reader male? Because I'd love to hear Noah's British accent. :D

1 comment:

  1. I loved this book beyond words. It was thrilling, suspenseful, and full of surprises. I loved Mara in all her brokenness. I loved Noah in all his sexy, quick-witted, and mystical glory. I truly loved Mara's older brother Daniel who went above and beyond to help his sister in any manner he could.