Tuesday, 11 March 2014

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer overview:

Author- Michelle Hodkin
Page count- 456 pages 
Publisher- Simon and Schuster Books
Publication date- September 27th 2011


Who is Mara Dyer?

After waking up in a hospital with no recollection of how she got there it's up to Mara to piece together what's really going on in her life. 
She is seeing things that shouldn't be there, seeing people that definitely shouldn't be there...
But after loosing her best friend and completely re-shuffling her life Mara doesn't think life can get any worse, and with her sanity now in question is there anyone out there who will listen to her?

Mara Dyer is not who you think she is.

My opinion

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is one of my favorite books/series so this review may be a bit bias (ok a lot bias) but I just really adore this book and the characters.

There is just something about Michelle's writing that captivated me from the beginning, and from the beginning I mean the first page, also the way the story comes out in bits and pieces for you to put together really spurs you on to read more. 

"My name is not Mara Dyer, but my lawyer told me I had to choose something. A pseudonym. A nom de plume, for all of us studying for the SATs. I know that having a fake name is strange, but trust me—it’s the most normal thing about my life right now."

But more than this element of who is Mara dyer? the book just has a brilliant set of characters; you have the loving and protective older brother, over bearing parents, the gay best friend *eye roll* (but he really is amazing) and of course the guy...
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is a paranormal/fantasy/mystery book with a hint of insanity, and it lives up to these genre's I was genuinely creeped out at some points, which is partly why i think I loved it so much and I don't want to ruin that for you if you decide to read it. 

And the next book; The evolution of Mara Dyer, just had me speechless, the plot and the twists and some of the STILL unanswered questions will have you even more hooked.

Rating: 8/10

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