Hey guys, for today’s post I thought I’d review a book for you all. Recently, I’ve been reading the Mara Dyer series by Michelle Hodkin.
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is the first book of three. I’ve read the first and second and I’m going to read the third once I’ve finished reading Asking For It (also a great book.) I know, I know, it would make more sense to wait until I’ve finished the third book but it’s so good that I literally can’t wait. I feel as though I have a fairly clear idea of the story and characters though because after all I’m more than half way through the series.
What is the story about?
The story line is absolutely brilliant. It’s about a girl, her best friend, her boyfriend and her boyfriends sister. One day they go into a building together to sign their their names on the wall. The building collapses. And Mara wakes up in hospital with no recollection of what happened. All she knows is that her friends and boyfriend couldn’t have survived it. Was it her fault? She and her family move away to a different city and Mara starts in a different school where she sees Noah. Noah has a reputation and not a good one. Somehow, they are drawn to each other. Noah and Mara’s grandmother both own the same necklace. How? Why? Loads of peculiar things start to happen and they try to figure it out as best as they can. Mara doesn’t know what’s real and what isn’t anymore. They’re searching and searching, trying to remember what happened that night, trying to figure out what makes them different to others and if they are the only ones feeling and acting like they are. It’s amazing!
Who is your favorite character?
To be honest, I’m really not sure I have one. I know, I know.. boring answer. I feel like my favorites are meant to be the two main characters – Noah and Mara. I also love Mara’s brother but Noah and Mara are my favorite characters because you just get immersed in their personality it’s unreal. I absolutely love books but I need to read page turners other wise I get bored and stop. This book is a definite page turner. It keeps you guessing for the whole book, it has twists that you would never ever think of. You think the characters and going to do one thing, or the book is going to go this way or that and you think you’ve thought of every possibility. But you just haven’t! Trust me.
Noah – I wasn’t sure about him at the beginning. I don’t think we’re meant to be sure of him. The story seems like it’s going to be one of those bad boy/good girl things but it wasn’t because Noah changes. His reputation is being with a lot of girls and every girl being interested in him. However, when he meets Mara, that changes. Everybody thinks she’s just going to be with him for a short period until he gets bored but that’s not the case. Noah is quite hard to read at times and Mara notices that. He’s really calm most of the time and he really loves Mara. He goes to all lengths to protect her. He isn’t the same with Mara as you would expect him to be with his reputation. He respects her.
Mara – Mara spends a lot of time in the books being confused about whats going on because she doesn’t understand what’s going on which makes her so motivated to figure out whats going on. I love her though, she’s an incredible character and she is really intelligent.
I just love everything about these books!
What is your favorite part of the book?
Well, my favorite part so far has been from the second book. The end of the second book. OH. MY. Honestly, you will never ever work it out… if you work it out, you’re an absolute genius. I thought a lot of things about the book but not in my wildest dreams would I have thought that what happened, happens. It’s so hard not telling you what happens but READ IT. Which leads me onto my next question:
Did this book make you laugh or cry?
I cried. I cried? what? If you’ve read my book tag post, you’ll know that I wrote there that I never cry at books and its true.. I’ve never cried at a book before until the end of the second in this series. I ran to my friends room who kindly let me borrow it having to calm myself down. Reading the last few pages, my heart was racing wondering what was going on.. and I had to go and speak to her about it because I was so confused and amazed by the author. It was incredible!
I think you get it now.. these are my favorite books. I don’t have one bad thing to say about them. I kind of wish I did so that I could have a balanced review.
5 stars. Of course.
Let me know if you read it! or if you’ve read it and hated it then also let me know aha!
What is your favorite book?