Thursday, March 8, 2012

"The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer" by Michelle Hodkin

Synopsis: Mara Dyer's life has been turned completely upside down. She's the sole survivor of a tragic accident she can't remember that left her friends and boyfriend dead. Trying to regain some semblance of normal, Mara and her family move to Florida to start over. Only things are not going so well for Mara, and she's far from normal. Seeing the ghosts of her dead friends everywhere she goes is one thing, but seeing other people that she barely knows dying before they actually do is another. Not to mention her hot British classmate, Noah Shaw, is giving her his undivided attention. But even Noah seems to be hiding something, and with his reputation as a "sleep with them and leave them" kind of guy, Mara has to wonder if he has her best interests at heart.

My Thoughts: I devoured this book in a manner of hours. It's deliciously dark humor, accompanied with the downward spiral Mara is going through will have you turning the pages well after midnight. I absolutely love Mara as a narrator. Her "voice" is fantastic and her relationship with Noah is intense. This is one story that will keep you guessing and avoids cliches like the plague. It's original and Hodkin's writing style is superb. There was never a boring moment. I definitely would recommend this to anyone who is interested in a unique and thrilling tale!

My Rating: 5/5 Stars
GoodReads Rating: 4.04 Stars

Teaser Pleaser: 
-My eyes flitted up to the front of the classroom. Noah was in the process of unbuttoning his shirt. Sweet Jesus.


  1. HAHA I love the teaser! Sweet Jesus! He's a hot one then?

    Glad you enjoyed this :)

    1. Oh yes! He's very yummy, Ali!!! There were so many funny comments like that, I had a hard time choosing. But when I was reading that "scene" I busted out laughing and I couldn't stop for like 5 minutes! Thanks again for gifting it to me :D

  2. I really need to read this one. I love anything with a psychological aspect. Plus, I've heard nothing but rave reviews for this one. Sigh, I just have so many books to read already. Lol! I'll definitely consider purchasing this one the next time I go book shopping!

    1. Yes, you do! It's really good! I think it's fairly cheap if you purchase it at the Book Depository. Plus, free shipping!

  3. Loved the teaser! That part was hilarious! Loved Mara too!


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