Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 27, 2011)
Kindle:  464 pages / 779 KB
Rating: of 5 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.


The hype for this book is not undeserved. An enthralling read, this book was one I couldn’t put down. Somehow one page turned into two, a chapter turned into three, and before I knew it, the book was done.

Mara’s story is told split between her in the present and the mysterious events of the past. The way Hodkins ties the flashbacks in works seamlessly with the story and isn’t jarring to read. As Mara tries to figure out what happened, we’re brought along trying to understand what is real, hallucination, or just Mara going crazy as her mother fears.

The relationship between Noah and Mara was fun to read. It wasn’t the focus of the book, but Noah really knew how to make his scenes work for him. Halfway through the book and I, along with Mara, was irrevocably in love with him.

The end of this book is more than enough to leave me anxiously anticipating the next book if I wasn’t already wanting to find out more about Noah and Mara. This is a highly recommended read for anyone wanting a good mystery with an interesting set of characters and that hint of paranormal. Read this; you won’t regret it.


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0 Replies to “Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin”

  1. This sounds like an excellent book- especially if you are waiting for the next one to come out now! I enjoyed this review.

    1. The ending was done well. It gave me enough to feel satisfied, but still leaves you wanting more.

  2. I love a good suspense and your review made this one sound pretty good.

    Thanks for posting!

    1. Definitely a great suspense. Give it a try~

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