Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

the unbecoming of mara dyerThe Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Series: Mara Dyer #1
Published by: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing on September 27th 2011
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 452
Source: Bought- Hardcover


My Rating: 5 stars2

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.

my thoughts 2

Noah Shaw… yup, that’s about all I have to say..

Just kidding. Anyone who has ever heard of Mara Dyer knows who Noah Shaw is, whether or not you’ve read it. So, it’s safe to say Noah Shaw is one of my top 5 fictional boyfriends.

I can’t get over how much I loved this book! Michelle Hodkin’s writing style is just so breath-takingly good. I had a very hard time putting the book down. The way she describes the story and adds details to make it sound even more real was just incredible! This story is so creepy and mysterious yet stunning and sexy. Yes, I’m referring to Noah Shaw when I say sexy.. If you’ve read this book, you know what I’m talking about.

Mara was such an interesting character to see throughout this book. She has just lost her 3 friends (one being her best friend and the other her boyfriend). She can’t remember a single thing from that night and she can’t figure out why. Even though she has gone through so much within half a year, I can’t believe how sane she still is! It’s incredible how sane she really is and how strong she is after everything that has gone on! Of all the books and characters I’ve come to really love over time, Mara Dyer is probably my favorite. The fact that she can still carry on with her life and not let this tragedy drag her down really inspires me. She’s so incredibly strong and brave and will do anything to figure out what really happened that night that caused 3 of the people who were a big part in her life to die so suddenly.

Noah Shaw.. Holy cow. That boy… He’s a British, rich, sexy, beautiful, man. Seriously. I can’t get over him! He’s such a sweetheart to Mara. Especially considering his past and what everyone at the school thinks of him. I thought that in the end, he would turn out to be one of the boys that’s a complete player and just uses the girl. Nope. Complete opposite! I just.. can’t. Words can’t describe how much I love Noah Shaw now!

favorite quotes

“Asscrown,” I muttered under my breath as I headed to my next class. I wasn’t proud of swearing at a complete stranger, no. But he started it.

Noah matched my pace. “Don’t you mean “assclown’?” He looked amused.

“No,” I said, louder this time. “I mean asscrown. The crown on top of the asshat that covers the asshole of the assclown. The very zenith in the hierarchy of asses,” I said, as though reading from a dictionary of modern profanity.– page 60


“You’re the girl who called me an asshole the first time we spoke. The girl who tried to pay for lunch even after you learned I have more money than God. You’re the girl who risked her ass to save a dying dog, who makes my chest ache whether you’re wearing green silk or ripped jeans. You’re the girl that I–” Noah stopped, then took a step closer to me. “You are my girl.”–page 442


“You told me I smelled – like bacon.”
“Well,” he said evenly. “That’s awkward.”–page 379

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10 thoughts on “Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

  1. “You told me I smelled like bacon” It is official, I need to start adding funny quotes to my reviews because this one made me really happy, I really want to read this now. but oh *sigh* so many fictional crushes it’s unbelievable, oh well, one more couldn’t hurt :)
    I’m going to be reading These Broken Stars soon, so after that this is hopefully going to be my next priority. Great review!

  2. I love the first & second book. I’ve got the 3rd on my TBR. Mara Dyer is an interesting story. I like how you mention how she stays sane even though she’s suffered so much. I recommend reading book 2. The series of events gets even better!

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