Monday, January 2, 2012

Book Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer


                                     Today's review is on The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer  by Michelle Hodkin
This first book in Hodkin's Mara Dyer series is off to a great start. Mystery and romance are abundant with twists and turns to keep readers engaged and excited to keep reading. Even the books cover screams "READ ME!"

Mara wakes up in a hospital not knowing how or why she is there. The last thing she remembers is being with her friends. When her mother tells her that she was in a horrible accident and that she is the only survivor Mara's world is shattered. She has lost her best friend, and she can't remember what happened.

In order to help Mara move on with her life, the family moves to Florida to start over. Moving away however doesn't stop Mara's nightmares, and she only feels safe around Noah, the hot guy every girl wants.

Strangeness continues to haunt Mara. She begins to see her dead friends reflections in the mirror. She looses track of time. She burns her arm in the tub. And more people die around her. Thinking that she is in fact going crazy, she decides to begin taking the antipsychotic medication the doctor gave her. Still, things do not change.
She swears she has seen Jude, her "dead" ex-boyfriend in the flesh.

She finally regains all of her memory from that horrible night of the accident and realizes that she is the cause. She also finds that she is not alone, Noah also has a "gift", and together they can figure it out, or can they? How can Mara go on knowing that she could possibly kill anyone at any time? How could she live if something happened to Noah or someone in her family? You'll just have to read the book to find out.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is a really good book. I love how the author brings Noah and Mara together. It's true that not everything you hear in high school is true, in fact that can be said for life in general. And you never really know a person until you try to get to know them. Noah is a prime example of that and I'm glad that Mara is the one to really get to know him.

Well written an engaging. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is worth all of the hype.

4 of 5 stars


  1. Sounds like a great read! You made me want to run out and get a copy :)

  2. Your site is very engaging (but I must confess my old eyes don't like reading white on black ... my problem, not yours).

    I wondered why you don't include a link to the book in your review? Or did I miss it? Most books can be found at Amazon, or Goodreads, or Smashwords. It would make it easier for readers to follow your suggestions for books.

    I've just begun a book review (and other stuff) blog: will you visit and follow me at ?

  3. Almost all of the books reviewed can be purchased through I will begin adding where to purchase a copy in the future. Thanks for the idea :)