The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

October 5, 2011 5 flames 0

Author: Michelle Hodkin
Source: Amazon Vine
*I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers (September 27, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1442421762
ISBN-13: 978-1442421769


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.


Where do I start with my review? Amazing. Haunting. Outstanding. Un-freaking-believable!

That sums up my experience with The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin.  I dipped my toes into the well deserved hype of this book and slowly started reading it.  Once I got through the first chapter, I was hooked so much on the story that I dove in head first and didn’t want to come up for air.  I stayed up all night to finish this book just so I could see how it would end. 

When Mara wakes up after an accident involving her friends, she realizes life is never going to be the same.  Not only did her friends die and she lived, but she can’t remember what really happened the night of the accident.  Her mind is literally hiding the event to keep her shielded from the pain.  As her mind slowly unravels the mystery of that night, Mara is also haunted by her friends in more ways than one.  Mara thinks she is losing her mind, but is she really seeing her friends or are they truly the ghosts of her lost friends?

I just loved this new book by author Michelle Hodkin.  I can’t stress how good this book is! The author gives you just enough clues to keep guessing and wanting more.  I definitely will be looking for news on the next book in this series to help quench my thirst of young adult suspense!


Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf
For Rereading! 5 STARS

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