The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer – Michelle Hodkin

The unbecoming of mara dyer

“When Mara Dyer wakes up in hospital with no memory of how she got there, or any explanation as to why the bizarre accident that caused the deaths of her boyfriend and two best friends left her mysteriously unharmed, her doctors suggest she start over in a new city, at a new school, and just hope her memories gradually come back.

But Mara’s new start is anything but comforting.  She sees the faces of her dead friends everywhere and now she’s started to see other people’s deaths before they happen.  Is she going crazy?  As if dealing with all this isn’t enough, Noah Shaw, the most beautiful boy she’s ever seen, can’t seem to leave her alone.  But does he have her best interests at heart, or another agenda altogether?” 

I bought this book because I had heard great things about it and wanted to see for myself if it was as good as everyone said it was, my opinion after reading is (drumroll please) that it was an absolutely amazing read! Here’s why:

The start was intense and eerie and set the scene for the rest of the book, at this point I had so many questions racing through my mind and as the mystery and intrigue continued I found myself completely unable to put the book down.

Things got weirder for Mara when she moved to Florida for a fresh start after the accident, her first day at her new school was made even more difficult by strange hallucinations and unfriendly students. The one bright part of the day was when she met Jamie, he was a great character who I really liked and hope to see more of in the next book.  This was also when she came across the gorgeous Noah, he was persistent and confident (the perfect combination for a hot male character in my opinion) and apparently rather shocked that Mara wasn’t falling at his feet!  They shared some feisty banter whenever they were together and this was something that I particularly enjoyed.  However, I had a feeling that something wasn’t quite right about him and I was just waiting for the moment when all would be revealed.

Mara suffered some disturbing flashbacks about the accident that had changed her life so drastically, each flashback added another piece to the puzzle and I was on the edge of my seat, desperate to discover the truth about that fateful night.

The ending was so unexpected – I felt dazed as I closed the book and thought back to everything I had read, looking at it in a different way.  I can’t wait to read the next book The Evolution of Mara Dyer which luckily is already out and on my to read pile!

This was an exciting and sometimes spooky book that enchanted me from start to finish.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer can be purchased from The Book DepositoryAmazon or from most good book retailers.

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