Book Review | The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (#1) by Michelle Hodkin

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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (#1) by Michelle Hodkin
Published by: Simon & Shuster on September 27, 2011
Genre: YA, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 456
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased

Summary: Mara 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 [x].

Review: I’ve been wanting to read this book forever but being the cheap/frugal person I am I can’t see myself paying full price for a novel. I found this on BookOutlet last weekend and I was ecstatic. I read it under 24 hours! I had no idea what this book was about but so many people had read it and gave it such high ratings. After reading I now know why.

It isn’t dystopia, it’s set in our normal world. Miami. The way the story unravels I had to find out what was happening. There was a slight foreshadowing that kept you reading to find out what was going on. And as soon as you figured it out another moment happened. It fit together lovely.

What I didn’t like was the characters other than Mara and Noah. I didn’t really make a connection with them they were just kind of there. Also every time I read a YA novel the snarkiness that’s said back and forth between two love interests seems so fake. It always seems off to me. Like it doesn’t really happen in real life. I also noticed some errors. Like you know when you’re writing an assignment and you accidently right the same three words again? I noticed that with a few sentences. It’s like she decided to change the style of the sentence and just kept the other in there. Maybe that’s not the case and I missed a few words. I did fly through the book.

And why that ending? Why?

I hope to purchase the second book in the series soon!

Rating: 4/5 stars!

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