Book Review #7: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer- Michelle Hodkin

13547135Title: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Publication: September 27th 2011, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 456
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1442421770 / 9781442421776

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synopsis1Mara Dyer believes life can’t 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 strangely unharmed.
There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.
She’s wrong. 

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“Thinking something does not make it true. Wanting something does not make it real.”

Okay, I need to calm down. But, I need answers! And the cliffhanger? Gosh, it was too much to take- good thing that the second book, The Evolution of Mara Dyer, is already out and I don’t need to suffer the days of waiting and wondering.

“Today, tonight, tomorrow, forever. I was made for you”

I didn’t know that this book will turn out the way it did. This is totally, deeply and truly unpredictable. At first, I thought this book is something scary and creepy, like it is somehow connected with the Ouija board, but it turned out that Mara has a power which she doesn’t want to have and can’t control.

The story? I liked it so much though there are some parts where I want to throw my book because of either too much hatred for Anna and Aiden, or too much love for Mara and Noah. I don’t want to go into details because there’s a big chance I might spoil you. 🙂

“You always have a choice.”

For the character analysis, I am pleased on how each was given a unique personality. Then, the scenes are described in a way that it will lead you to imagine the place, the situation and your emotions will be carried away! Though some parts left me a little puzzled but this book is still so good! While reading this, the saying “Be careful what you wish for ’cause you might just get it” keeps on playing on my mind. This book also made me realise the temporariness of things and of people, thus it instilled in me to appreciate the things I have now before it’s gone. Before it’s too late. This book is really a must read! 🙂




Michelle Hodkin grew up in Florida, went to college in New York, and studied law in Michigan. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is her first novel, followed by The Evolution of Mara Dyer and The Retribution of Mara Dyer. To know more about her, head on to her website.


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