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Well, let me get this out of the way The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer has nothing whatsoever in common with The Adoration of Jenna Fox, even though their publisher provided plot descriptions are almost identical What it is similar to is the infamous bestseller Hush, Hush, but it is just a tad less offensive So, if you are a fan of that novel, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is your next natural reading choice.I ll attempt to refrain from excessive ranting here, but, goodness, this novel is just as ba Well, let me get this out of the way The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer has nothing whatsoever in common with The Adoration of Jenna Fox, even though their publisher provided plot descriptions are almost identical What it is similar to is the infamous bestseller Hush, Hush, but it is just a tad less offensive So, if you are a fan of that novel, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is your next natural reading choice.I ll attempt to refrain from excessive ranting here, but, goodness, this novel is just as bad or as good, depending on how you look at it as Hush, Hush First, there is this wonky, messy and too often nonsensical paranormal story line that is, naturally, all but abandoned to concentrate on romance later in the book Mara wakes up from a coma to find out that her 3 friends have died in an accident which she miraculously survived She doesn t remember the circumstances of it, but something strange starts happening to her She seems to be seeing ghosts everywhere, people around her are dying, she keeps losing chunks of time Things are so bad with Mara, that her parents consider sending her to an asylum for psychiatric treatment But eventually they all settle on helping her deal with the trauma by moving to Florida Here during her first disastrous day in a new private school Mara meets, you guessed it, a scorching hot bad boy named Noah Shaw Of course, he s been around the block and allegedly dated every girl in the school Of course, he is loaded Of course, Mara is the first girl he ever cared about, cared enough to announce her his girlfriend and, oh my, drive her to school Where have I seen this before What follows is exactly what you d expect, a romance that is pretty much an exercise in sexual innuendo, douchebaggery and you are mine i belong to you mumbo jumbo I got sick of the constant alluding to nailing or knowing what I put in my mouth before swallowing very quickly To be fair, unlike Nora, Mara does not just quietly take suggestive and offensive remarks thrown at her, she can return them as well the swallowing line is hers Plus, Noah doesn t try to kill her.I suppose some female readers will find this sort of dating attractive, amusing, hot even, but for the life of me I can t work up any love for the male lead who is described by Mara s new best friend as a guy who uses and discards his girlfriends like condoms allegedly.What else is there to expect In a Becca Fitzpatrick like fashion, Michelle Hodkin fills her book with nonsensical things like a teacher in a posh private school throwing stuff and insults at her students, or fortuitous situations where our lovebirds find themselves in various beds with no adults around of course, there are super duper paranormal reasons why the two can t go all the way , or one dimensional characters Mara s blonde mean girl arch nemesis who turned a complete slut after dating our hero and an obligatory best new black Jewish bi friend much better andinventive than that obligatory best gay friend, right Pardon me while I go roll my eyes at this mess some.P.S I dare you to explain what exactly happened in this book [[ Free Pdf ]] ⇷ Chi è Mara Dyer ⇞ Era solo un gioco Eppure Mara non voleva partecipare alla seduta spiritica con le sue amiche Rachel e Claire Sei mesi dopo, Mara si risveglia dal coma in una stanza di ospedale E le sue amiche sono morte Cos successo quella notte al manicomio abbandonato Perch Mara l unica sopravvissuta Orribili allucinazioni iniziano a perseguitarla e un dubbio si insinua nella sua mente e se fosse stata lei a causare quelle morti, come aveva predetto la seduta spiritica L incontro con il turbolento, bellissimo Noah potrebbe essere la sua salvezza o la sua definitiva condanna Perch anche Noah ha un segreto, legato al grande mistero che la tormenta chi Mara Dyer Un viaggio ipnotico tra i fantasmi dell a e della psiche per un esordio thriller paranormale che ha stregato i lettori americani 1.5 stars Welcome to yet another teen romance masquerading as a paranormal novel If you re like me, you ve been salivating to read this book for months because of the breathtaking cover and of course, the premise of a girl waking up in a hospital with no memory of how her friends were killed is pretty intriguing I m sorry to say, however, that the maddening phenomenon I m calling cover fraud strikes again, since this is another book whose interior does not live up to its beautiful cover art 1.5 stars Welcome to yet another teen romance masquerading as a paranormal novel If you re like me, you ve been salivating to read this book for months because of the breathtaking cover and of course, the premise of a girl waking up in a hospital with no memory of how her friends were killed is pretty intriguing I m sorry to say, however, that the maddening phenomenon I m calling cover fraud strikes again, since this is another book whose interior does not live up to its beautiful cover art.Mara Dyer doesn t know what happened to her friends the day that a building collapsed on them, nor how she somehow escaped miraculously unscathed The family decides to pack up and move to another town to get away from intrusive attention and so that her lawyer father can take on a high profile criminal case Until this point, things are pretty interesting and I wanted to know what was going on just as much as Mara did Except suddenly, a boy enters the picture, and Mara pretty much loses all common sense interest in figuring out why people around her keep dying And that s when I lost my interest in this book, too.I rarely have trouble adjusting any preconceived expectations about a book s content, which is why I m able to go with the flow for books such as Divergent or Delirium, which weren t quite what I expected but I liked because the authors handled certain aspects of them very well So if this was going to turn out to be a romance book with the paranormal stuff thrown in as a bonus, well, I d be fine with it if I was sufficiently entertained The issue with this is that if the book isn t entertaining and the romance doesn t work for you, the whole thing is doomed And this romance did not work for me at all.Noah Shaw is one of those guys you re supposed to find charming in spite of yourself He s arrogant, he s got a smart mouth, he has a deviant grin, and he s slept with just about every girl he s ever looked at As soon as Mara sees him, she seems to be struck dumb view spoiler hee hee hee, struck dumb hide spoiler by his appeal, even if she pretends to hate him Noah pushes the boundary of being a jerk a little too often for my comfort, however, and it isn t until later in the book that we find out whether or not he s actually a good guy The problem really isn t Noah, though it s Mara While Mara is admittedly not a completely spineless, annoying heroine, she is incredibly obsessed with Noah, to the point where you re embarrassed for her Look, we all notice every single minute detail when we re into a guy, right But there s also family and work and hopes and dreams to think about, and certainly if there are people dropping like flies, you d think a girl would spend a littletime worrying about that instead of mooning over the slender muscles in his arms Mara really doesn t seem to do anything outside of school and her only friend is a very politically correct bisexual black Jewish guy who pretty much functions as a Greek chorus The fact that there is so much attention paid to the way Noah looks and what Noah says is pretty sad and honestly, although he has a few moments where I bordered on liking him, it never really happened Plus he s just not that hot The amount of wish fulfillment running through this book is also completely out of control Noah has a British accent, speaks six languages, and mentions his parents la vie boheme lifestyle He lives in a palatial house with a valet, a Greek inspired fountain, a flawless patterned marble floor, plush Oriental rugs, and oil paintings, and his startling room has enormous windows overlooking the bay and bookcases that reach all the way up to the ceiling He reads to her from E.M Forster, he s possessive and tells a random guy named Alain off in French, and he wants Mara even though he could have anyone Although of course, he never slept with the one mean girl who keeps tormenting Mara And despite his ludicrous wealth he literally peels 5000 off from a wad in his pocket at one point he drives a Prius.There are also the clich s of a tony private school, a prerequisite dance to which Mara wears a dark emerald green silk dress that dips dangerously low in the back and someone literally goes OHmigod when he sees her, a ridiculous scene in which Mara tells off a cartoonishly unpleasant teacher, and an eye rolling occasion when Noah crashes her art class and takes off his shirt so that all the drooling girls can sketch him TheI think about it, thethis reads like the script for a CW television show And also, what was with view spoiler the prologue The end of the book doesn t loop events back to that point at all hide spoiler Oh, back to the dead people thing There are some flashbacks to the day of the accident andpeople die, but it s all done with so little interest past the first quarter of the book that it s really difficult to stay invested in the story, particularly when random events involving alligators, dog rescues, a seminar, a kidnapping, and her father s court case are so haphazardly strung together I guessed what the big secret was before I d even read the first page view spoiler hint there s a big clue in her name hide spoiler , so it was an exercise in frustration to watch all the clunky pieces strain desperately to fit together into a cohesive whole.Aside from the flat characters, uneven writing, and loose plotting, what turns me off so much about this story is that it s all so shallow and all so meaningless view spoiler The fact that Mara s temper is causing all of this but she doesn t feel the appropriate amount of guilt really ticks me off Her reactions are completely disproportionate to the sins committed against her hide spoiler I read a lot of fluff books for sheer entertainment, but there s got to be something in them that I like and sadly, the best things about this book are the cover and the premise Like Elizabeth Miles Fury, it s another beautifully packaged book view spoiler loosely based on a myth hide spoiler which is muchinterested in indulging in superficial relationships than anything else I hesitate to weigh in this next bit as part of my rating because this is mostly a personal preference, but reviews are inherently subjective by nature, no So I ll go ahead and say that while I think Fury was technically thetasteless book in terms detailing the dirty things that teenagers can get up to, there s something about Mara Dyer that is much uglier to me The fact that this girl is so obsessed with a boy is so wrong to begin with, but what really made me realize how much I disliked this book was the point when Noah starts jokingly quoting from The Velveteen Rabbit and Dr Seuss and inserting fellatio jokes I think most of my friends here know by my reading material that I m pretty laid back and am not one to get worked up over the choices that fictional characters make that would not be my own But I do believe strongly in the sanctity of childhood and feel a great deal of responsibility in doing my part in helping to protect that While I know it s all supposed to be funny and to show how clever and charming Noah is, I just find that sort of thing incredibly distasteful.But in the end, I know there are many readers who will find this book a lotappealing than I do I don t even blame anyone who still wants to check it out, because, well, look at that cover How could it possibly be disappointing All I can say is that I personally came away from this reading experience with an extremely bad taste in my mouth It probably wasn t helped by the fact that I d recently read so many fantastic books that were not only entertaining, but were also beautiful and moving and actually contributed something meaningful to literature The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer may very well end up being a popular book for now, but it will never end up being one that stands the test of time What s most disappointing is that it doesn t even try to be This review also appears in The Midnight Garden. After feeling this was a 3 Star read based on content that I had a 5 Star time reading, I decided to meet in the middle with a 4 Star Rating Just go with it All you Mara Dyer haters out there, I get it, there are all the same issues here that people had with Twilight and all the other hyped teen paranormal books of the era I found them too, but I was prepared going in I didn t pick this up until after everyone else had already read it so I knew that these books set feminism back about 10 After feeling this was a 3 Star read based on content that I had a 5 Star time reading, I decided to meet in the middle with a 4 Star Rating Just go with it All you Mara Dyer haters out there, I get it, there are all the same issues here that people had with Twilight and all the other hyped teen paranormal books of the era I found them too, but I was prepared going in I didn t pick this up until after everyone else had already read it so I knew that these books set feminism back about 100 years I went into this book looking solely for an entertaining read and that s precisely what I got.Obviously I can t add anything new to the review narrative that s been circulating since these books were written, but I will say that Hodkin has that special touch, the one that people are embarrassed to admit to adoring because it s not cool to like books like these any, but secretly they fangirl over it because swoon These are saccharine sweet with cheesy romance and cliche plot twists, but I can t help it I DRANK THE KOOLAID AND WANT MORE Sorry if that makes me shallow, but I m just here for the trashy reads right now If you need me I ll be curled up in my pjs binging the rest of the trilogy bc I m old and don t care what people think of me JustKiddingPleaseLoveMeBook 1 for my Nebulous November challenge I ve only been meaning to read this for the past 6 years, so NBD HmmWhere do I even start with this book I guess I should start by saying The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and I have this awkward love hate relationship If this book were a person, it d be the boyfriend I sometimes had fun with, but never wanted to take with me in public because I knew he would do something stupid and embarrass the hell outta me For majority of the first half of the book, I wanted to stomp it into the ground with my pair of patent leather pumps However, somewhere along the lin HmmWhere do I even start with this book I guess I should start by saying The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and I have this awkward love hate relationship If this book were a person, it d be the boyfriend I sometimes had fun with, but never wanted to take with me in public because I knew he would do something stupid and embarrass the hell outta me For majority of the first half of the book, I wanted to stomp it into the ground with my pair of patent leather pumps However, somewhere along the lines, I started to enjoy myself a bit I d hear a strange sounds coming from my mouth only to realize, Oh my, that was a chuckle In many ways, I can really see why so many people would really like this book, but I can also see why others would want to gorge their eyes out with a high school cafeteria spork Mara Dyer wakes up in a hospital bed one day with no recollection of how she got there or what happened to her friends who were killed in the accident that she managed to survive Hoping for a new beginning, her family packs up and moves to Florida As the memories Mara thought were lost start to slowly make a reappearance and dead bodies seem to pop up like daisies, she notices something is not quite right with her She, then, struggles to keep hold of reality while trying to figure out the mystery of what really happened to her in her old hometown.The Good I ll start with the good first since there are a few things I did like and I have so muchbad to rant about later in the review.The cover is beautiful It has to be one of my favorite covers of the year and I get shivers just looking at it Not only that, but the book s premise really appealed to me and is easily the biggest reason why I continued to turn page after page It was a surprisingly quick and easy read and the writing style wasn t bad either I really appreciated that both of Mara s parents were around, even though they seemed to dissapear at the most convenient of times And like I said earlier some of the dialog I did enjoy and found funny Most of the best moments for this book is between Mara and Noah, the love interest okaaayyy so that s all I got for the good Man, that s a bit pathetic It s barely a paragraph.The Bad This book had a lot of potential and for the longest time, I couldn t exactly put my finger on what bothered me about the book If it weren t for the following issues, this could have been a 4 star read for me, possibly.The books biggest issues are the actual characters and all the sterotypes that come along with them They were completely extra The gay black guy, the extra bitchy popular girl who hates the MC for some vain, insignificant reason accompanied by tweedle dumb her trusty side kick or fashion accessory I can t decide which , the bad boy who truly isn t bad he has feelings, he s deep and likes to fix people , and the obnoxious, perfect, older brother.1 Jamie.Jamie is Mara s new best friend in Florida He also happens to be a bisexual, Jewish, Black male with dreadlocks and a tongue ring Oh, and he s adopted Yes, I know He is quite a little token cocktail, isn t he Hodkin, you want to put a PoC or a bisexual or a Jewish person in your story Be my guest But, why, oh why, did he have to be all THREE AT ONCE And if he wasn t Black enough let s give him dreads And, oh noz, he isn t gay enough either, we must add a tongue ring And what the hell, let s urbanize him while we are at it Funny thing is he knows he s the token characterBut none of this matters, because you re not going to listen to your token black Jewish bi friend, are youThat is the part where Hodkin almost owed me a new Kindle I literally had to stop reading or I was going to lose it His characterization was poor, poor, poor It felt like he was trying entirely too hard to be both gay and Black, neither of which I found convincing About halfway through the book we don t see him again and I couldn t even be mad at that because I was too busy celebrating the fact I no longer had to endure his weird hip hop lingo any I realize this may have been Hodkin s attempt to add diversity to her story, but guess what 2 Daniel.Or as I liked to call him The kiss ass perfectionist He was just too over the top to be believable He is perfect in every way Perfect student, perfect son, perfect brother I can totally see why Mara was annoyed by this Every time Mara wants to go somewhere, Daniel has to first talk with their mother about it AND IT ALWAYS WORKS I have an issue when one sibling seems to hold that much power in a hosehold There is a scene in the book where he is looking at the mail and saysWhat lucky institution of higher education accepted me today he asked, eyes on the envelopes Ah, Harvard That s nice And StanfordWow, so not only is he a kiss ass, but he s conceded too If I ever saw Daniel out in public with his mom, it would go something like this I would to tap him on the shoulder and go,Hey, buddy You dropped something Huh What Wherehe d say And I would respond,Your lips I see them over there dangling off your momma s right ass cheek Go and get em, will ya It s distracting 3 NoahNoah is the bad boy love interest of the story that has had sex with the entire female population of the school insert eye roll here His character is also over the top with bad boy stereotypes He gets away with everything because everyone loves him He is loaded with cash money He s ridiculously good looking with a le gasp English accent He s incredibly arrogant, rude and tactless Oh, and most importantly, he only has eyes for Mara Of course Once he enters the picture, Mara completely forgets about everything cough the plot cough I suppose it really isn t her fault After all, Noah possesses a panty dropping smile Hide your daughters Later in the story, a small piece of me actually started to like him, but unlike Mara, I couldn t excuse his original jackassness Nope, couldn t do it 4 Mara What is your real name anyway I didn t entirely dislike her, but I felt she made some really crappy decisions This story could have really taken off and gone to an interesting place if she didn t become so obsessed with Noah There were times where I thought she would use that crazy brain of hers, but then she would turn right around and ignore the problem There was one scene when Jamie tells her view spoiler that Noah caught him with his hand up Noah s little sister s skirt and Noah runs off and has sex with Jamie s older sister as revenge hide spoiler When she actually talks to Noah about it, he admits it and what does she do She just changes the subject and they never talk about it again Then, there are times when Mara s logical skills seem to fail her all together What could I say Noah, despite you being an asshole, or maybe because of it, I d like to rip off your clothes and have your babies Don t tell Oh, yeah, Mara That makes total sense Or how about when you and Noah are in his room about to kiss, but you decide you don t want to kiss him view spoiler because the last time you did, he almost died I m still not clear if this was one of her hallucinations or not hide spoiler Yet, you think having sex instead would be safer Because of situations like this, I just could not connect with Mara at all I suppose I was supposed to feel sorry for her when her teacher threw chalk at her and made fun of her in front of the entire class Sorry, Mara Then the teacher gave her an F for showing her up on her oral exam She told you to sit your ass down, Mara That means do not pass go Do not collect your 200 It means STFO And you wondered why you got a failing grade Then you went off, view spoiler killed her hide spoiler , and had a psychotic break down and lost two hours of your life Was I supposed to care then too 5 The PlotI think The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer ran into the same issue Incarnate did It got so wrapped up in the romance it completely discarded the premise of the book When something exciting actually started happening it completely came out of left field and hit Mara in the head I was really disappointed that we really didn t find outabout Mara s abilities The explanation given by the end of the book was easy to guess and I was expectinganswers And I read somewhere that this book is supposed to scare you Lies All lies6 The EndingDamn that cliffhanger I actually finished reading the book and I m rewarded with the worst cliffhanger possible I started screaming at my poor Kindle Touch which is awesome, by the way Thanks for asking D WTF, dude Okay, I have to stop naming things that irked me or I ll start sharp shooting a star off this review I ll read the next book, but along with Incarnate s sequel, it s going right on my You re on probation shelf.Oh, and riddle me this How is this book considered paranormal You go the entire book with alomst nothing supernatural until the very end and suddenly it s paranormal That s just lazy Okay, I m really done this time More reviews andat Cuddlebuggery Book Blog This is THE best book I ve ever read I don t rate my books one star to five stars I rate my books one star to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer People always want to know what my absolute hands down favorite book is And it s funny because when they ask, they always give me that good minute long silence for me to think it over But I never need a minute And I probably never will.This is my favorite book.This book is my trump card whenever my friends and I are talking about the most amazing This is THE best book I ve ever read I don t rate my books one star to five stars I rate my books one star to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer People always want to know what my absolute hands down favorite book is And it s funny because when they ask, they always give me that good minute long silence for me to think it over But I never need a minute And I probably never will.This is my favorite book.This book is my trump card whenever my friends and I are talking about the most amazing books ever written during those 3 a.m conversations it s the book that I ve read 14 times it s the only book that I have that s completely covered in margin notes It s the book that made me a book snob Mara wakes up in a hospital, only to find out that her friends are dead from having an entire building collapse upon them.And her only clue as to how that happened is that she was the only one that lived.After burying her friends and her former life, Mara s family moves her away, thinking that all she needs is to start over New state.New town New school.New friends New life.And Noah ShawHave you kissed many boys before he asked quietly.I raised an eyebrow Boys That s an assumption Noah laughed, the sound low and husky Girls, then No Not many girls Or not many boys Neither, I said Let him make of that what he would How many Why I am taking away that word You are no longer allowed to use it How many My cheeks flushed, but my voice was steady as I answered One At this, Noah leaned impossible closer, the slender muscles in his forearm flexing as he bent his elbow to bring himself nearer to me, almost touching I was heady with the proximity of him an grew legitimately concerned that my heart might explode Maybe Noah wasn t asking Maybe I didn t mind I closed my eyes and felt Noah s five o clock graze my jaw, and the faintest whisper of his lips at my ear He was doing it wrongNoah s the only one that believes Mara when she tells him that she s going crazy.When she tells him that she can kill people with the gun of her mind and the trigger of her imagination Is it real Or notFix me, I commanded him This thing what I ve done there s something wrong with me, Noah Fix it Noah s expression broke my heart as he brushed my hair from my face, and skimmed the line of my neck I can tThis book is suspenseful and intriguing and riveting and it has a page 359 that ll make you stop breathingI don t have a choice I told him You always have choice He said What a strange book.So strange in fact that I don t know what to make of Mara Dyer.The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is peculiar It s a paranormal story with scenes that border on illogical and highly infused with sometimes cringe worthy, sometimes heart stopping romance.BUT.It s also thrilling and hard to put down I kept my lights on, as recommended by Rachel Hawkins, and let me tell you that you ll want to do that, too.It won t scare you But it will raise goose bumps on your arms and legs and mak What a strange book.So strange in fact that I don t know what to make of Mara Dyer.The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is peculiar It s a paranormal story with scenes that border on illogical and highly infused with sometimes cringe worthy, sometimes heart stopping romance.BUT.It s also thrilling and hard to put down I kept my lights on, as recommended by Rachel Hawkins, and let me tell you that you ll want to do that, too.It won t scare you But it will raise goose bumps on your arms and legs and make you check over your shoulders every five minutes to make sure no one is watching you.The horror is well put in the plot It comes out during unexpected moments and always takes the reader by surprise There isn t much of it, but the reader is constantly on the edge of his seat, because he knows it will appear at some point.Mara Dyer is a snarky, if not judgmental and headstrong, heroine But she has a soft side Noah on the other side is calm and seems to have an answer to everything He and Mara are two strong characters and, though I hate to admit it because the romance irked me most of the time, they do make a perfect match.It s definitely a character driven story The plot is there, and honestly I always wanted to know what would happen, but there is not much description Characters rule the story, not the world building or details or anything else They make the intrigue Without them, the story would have no meaning There are some things I would change about it, if given the chance to I d cut on the romance, the unnecessary blah blah and drama hell, that Spanish teacher is a demon and I d pourhorror scenes and craziness inside it.Because that s what makes it thrilling.I can t wait to see what happens next.Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin You know when you read a book and you can stop rolling your eyes and think I m too old for this shit Well, that was me reading this book The premise was interesting A girl uses a ouija board with her friend She wakes up in the hospital not remembering how her best friend died Paranormal things start happening But there were so many bad YA tropes I just couldn t deal.Conversations that would never happen between teenagers come on nobody will quote a few sentences from Lolita just like th You know when you read a book and you can stop rolling your eyes and think I m too old for this shit Well, that was me reading this book The premise was interesting A girl uses a ouija board with her friend She wakes up in the hospital not remembering how her best friend died Paranormal things start happening But there were so many bad YA tropes I just couldn t deal.Conversations that would never happen between teenagers come on nobody will quote a few sentences from Lolita just like that Evil teachers that want nothing else but to torture you Throwing chalk at you although I ve had a math teacher that told us he once threw a dictionary at a student back in the good old days when it was a boys only school Her finding a way to prove how much better she is than said teacher when she becomes fluent in Spanish pretty much overnight that only happens in your head, not in real life.The love interest is a stylishly disheveled boy with a British accent that wants nothing else than the plain main character because she s not like other girls he actually says that out loud He wants nothingthan to make her his Possessive and pretty violent I got flashbacks from Twilight Said main character becomes arch enemy with the pretty popular girl just because Plus she hates the girls wearing slutty costumes at the Halloween party Towards the end, I could see the potential but it was a complete fail Part of me was curious to see where the series would go but after the ending, I don t think it s enough for me to continue the series But without my big mouth, no one would know that a seventeen year old who likes Death Cub for Cutie was responsible for the murders No one would know that somewhere out there is a B student with a body count And it s important that you know, so you re not nextThis book messed with my sanity It teased it, played with it and then tossed it aside and left me trying to gather my wits, something that felt like catching feathers in a tornado Impossible.I was very hesitant to start tBut without my big mouth, no one would know that a seventeen year old who likes Death Cub for Cutie was responsible for the murders No one would know that somewhere out there is a B student with a body count And it s important that you know, so you re not nextThis book messed with my sanity It teased it, played with it and then tossed it aside and left me trying to gather my wits, something that felt like catching feathers in a tornado Impossible.I was very hesitant to start this book I was convinced it would be nothing special and I wouldn t like it You can imagine my surprise when I felt hooked to this story since page 1 Page 1 That s all it took to dive in a unique reading experience that almost sent me straight to the asylum pun intendedThinking something does not make it true Wanting something does not make it realThere s not much I can say about the plot without spoiling you except that it follows the story of Mara Dyer, a girl whose best friend was killed when they were together and couldn t remember anything about it She was traumatized, she couldn t put it behind her despite her family s efforts and love, she saw ghosts and things no one else could, and she was certain she was going crazy And then she met Noah Shaw and everything changedAnd just like that, I was completely, utterly, and entirely, HisWhat makes The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer a unique reading experience The mystery The mystery is tangible and gives you the creeps There was something utterly disturbing sinking in my skin, giving me goosebumps and making my heart race You needed answers but you didn t get them All you got wasquestions and a sense of foreboding And a brain smelling like roast potatoes The paranormal element Dead people making appearances, portraits looking at you, bugs at your food, horrible deaths etc etc I will not be able to look at my bathtub the same way again The humorOne little joke involving hemorrhagic fever and they brand you unstableAs you can imagine some light moments were essential to make you breathe, and Michelle Hodkin knew exactly how to make you laugh or giggle maniacally, depends on the person not that it happened to me Noah ShawWhat could I say Noah, despite you being an asshole, or maybe because of it, I d like to rip off your clothes and have your babiesHot Arrogant British Owns a massive book collection Loves dogs Pant dropping smile Sensitive Extremely and unexpectedly sweet Hot.I loved his scenes with Mara, the way he refused to give up on her and supported her He can be the one to save her from the darkness or doom her to a life deprived of light.What say you Care to give it a try Instagram Twitter Facebook BookNest 4.5 stars Oh My Goodness This was SUCH a good time I had no idea what to expect going into The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer It is a series I hear mentioned all the time, but literally knew nothing about One of those,everyone has read it but meseries The one you hear EVERYONE talking about but cannot relateFor 2019, I created a TBR jar to help clear off some of my backlist titles and this was the first book I pulled I knew that I would either love it or hate Luckily, for me, I truly 4.5 stars Oh My Goodness This was SUCH a good time I had no idea what to expect going into The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer It is a series I hear mentioned all the time, but literally knew nothing about One of those,everyone has read it but meseries The one you hear EVERYONE talking about but cannot relateFor 2019, I created a TBR jar to help clear off some of my backlist titles and this was the first book I pulled I knew that I would either love it or hate Luckily, for me, I truly enjoyed it Upon waking up in the hospital, Mara Dyer, has no idea how she got there In fact, her whole recent memory seems to have been wiped clean Before long, she discovers she was involved in a terrible accident that killed her best friend, as well as two other kids, and left her in a coma.Her parents, focused on Mara s recovery, decide to move the family to Florida, feeling it would be harmful for Mar to continue living in a town where she has suffered such trauma Once in Florida, Mara slowly begins to remember what went down that infamous night Some of it floods back to her in nightmares, while some,disturbingly, during the day as vivid hallucinations.Guys, some of this stuff was hella DARK and it took me completely by surprise The first big spooky hallucination, I was like, okay, we doing this I like this.Then, to up my enjoyment levels even , we meet Noah Noah Shaw Now, seriously, I am not one to get all swoony, professing love to book boyfriends, butI m swooning There s just something about him His witty banter, his English accent, his clothes, his swagger Yep I could read about him all damn day.Watching the relationship grow between Mara and Noah was so much fun She tries to resist his MANY charms, but eventually succumbs He s irresistible Soon enough, he becomes the only person she trusts to help her figure out what is wrong with her She hasn t felt right since the accident and throughout the course of the book, the true events of that night are pieced together for the reader Even at the end, it wasn t what I expected I knew it was a paranormal romance, but I didn t know what the paranormal elements entailed I did a good job keeping myself in the dark on that oneand I like what is happening with this story I am definitely planning to continue with the series In conclusion, I love you, Noah Forever and Always