Thursday, 26 July 2012

Mara Dyer #1 The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

A beautiful cover, a mysterious plot, the synopsis not revealing anything at all....a sure sign of a thrilling read to the fullest.....Presenting Mara Dyer #1 The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin.

Here is the summary of the book:

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 thrilling and complex, the more difficult it is to write a review for. Seriously this book was SO GOOD that I can't even find the words to aptly sum up my views that I had to re-write my review at least thrice to get it right.....lets see how it goes like.....

Introducing Mara Dyer...our protagonist....a not so perfect girl.....rather messed up....the sole survivor of a freak building crash....and only she knows how it happened. See as she braves a new school and a new place. Not to mention her PTSD and the hallucinations they induced are making it very hard to keep reality and dream separate. Mara Dyer is just another broken and messed up soul who wants to be nothing more than normal. She also has an acute sense of humor and with all her perfections and will find her situation very much relatable. You can not help but feel empathy with her.

Now, introducing Noah...the love interest. Oh! Noah, he is everything you would want in a boy.....he has a bad boy reputation....the good looks....and there is the factor of an accent too. Bu the best thing? This is no love at first sight....there is definitely an attraction intense and unbelievable attraction that builds slowly over time....It is very much clear that Noah cares for Mara and would do anything for her....even that much is enough to make you swoon with a smoldering intensity (*sigh*)....Ms. Hodkin you have definitely won me over with this level of intense romantics...surely the best and the most relatable I have read so far.

The plot...there is no word for it......WOW...dark and very mysterious....and hair-raising.....So much much that it is impossible for me to elaborate without axing the purpose of a review......but I would say that the pace and the idea behind it was simply amazing. A compelling and an engrossing page turner and the vague synopsis and the setting is enough for us readers to want to read it to know what is in store for us within its pages.  A marvelous debut by Michelle Hodkin....counting the dates fervently for the next one.

"No other word for it but just ....WOW"

Genre :       Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publising

Rate:              5/5 (It was Amazing)


  1. Noah just sounds really hot :)

    I just started reading this, and the first scene that Noah appears in has already reduced me into a melting mushy mess...

    Great review!

  2. As you requested, I am here!!!. I completely agree with your review, and your statement that the more complex the book, the harder it is to write a review for it. My Daughter of Smoke and Bone review will be coming out in a few weeks and it was super difficult to write it.

    1. I'm going to begin Daughter of Smoke and Bone soon.....and already it sounds pretty amazing if you are finding the review difficult to write



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