November 3, 2011

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Summary: 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 review: To call this debut novel amazing is like calling the sky blue. I fell in love with this book on page one!
This book has one of the best beginnings I've ever read, when someone wakes up in the hospital with no memory of how she got there, you can't help to read on. Mara was a great main character. (She was) sarcastic, witty and oh, so much fun to read about!
Noah was also incredibly awesome, cool to the power of ten and just about the best guy in YA. Period.
Hodkin's writing was thrilling, and had me pulling my hairs out (I'm not lying) with worry for Mara. If this is her debut, then her next book must be something godly.
I'm going quote Beth Revis on this one "WOW. Michelle Hodkin's debut will keep you guessing until the last page- and long after". It was so suspenseful and you had NO IDEA what was coming next, at all. It was like me watching the Sounder's game last night, covering my eyes because I was so on the edge with suspense. And I loved it (in terms to this book, not the Sounders game).
I'm going to use this picture to describe my feelings once I finished this book:
WTF, because of the crocodiles. OMG, because this was so amazing.
On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd give this book a 1,000! By far the best debut of 2011, if not the best book. Get your a** to a bookstore and buy this book, if you don't like it, I'll refund your purchase myself!
5/5
Cover Comments: Wowsers, I love that dress and the fact that they're underwater.
Source: Bought.
This book counts in the following challenges:
111 in 2011: 93

37 comments:

  1. I'm reading this one right now! I'm definitely liking it a lot but I don't yet understand what makes this book so 'WTF' haha, and I'm nearly finished!!

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  2. I can't wait to read this! :D

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  3. Oh, I'm so glad you enjoyed it as much as you did. I'm very excited to get my hands on a copy. What did you enjoy the most, the characters, the plot, the mystery or the way the author presented the story to the reader?

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  4. This reminds me of another review I've seen for this book

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  5. Gemma- I hope you're enjoying this and trust me you will see why!
    Kare- You will love it!
    Gina- You always give me the most thought provoking questions! I'd have to say, ALL OF THEM! It was amazing!
    Anonymous- I hope it was a good review!

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  6. Wah! Glad you loved it too. I was also hooked from the very first page. I'm usually wary of amnesia books but I felt the summary made it seem like it was going to be a bigger part of the story, which I am glad it wasn't. And the ending was just sooo suspenseful! Great review :)

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  7. I like the way you said 'To call this debut novel amazing is like calling the sky blue.'

    I'm to start on this soon

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  8. It's been on my wishlist for a while - can't wait to read it! :) Great review!

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  9. After reading your review, I think I will read this book soon, heard many good things about this book. Thanks.

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  10. I am glad you liked this book so much! I have read so many excellent reviews and can not even express how much I want to get my hands on it! Thank you for the great review on the book!

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  11. Great review, it's been on my wishlist for a long time.

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  12. Great review! I agree with you about the crocodiles. ALso the bugs at the zoo! I have to say that this cover is the best of 2011. This book was never predicatable as I read it.

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  13. Thanks for the review! I started reading this book yesterday.

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  14. Wow! This book sounds amazing. I was already looking forward to read this one but after your review I'm even more excited now.
    And that cover is so gorgeous!

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  15. This sounds so great! Can't wait to read it.

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  16. I've been eyeing to read this one. Hope to get a copy soon. Thanks for the review

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  17. I put this on my to-read list and I can't wait to read this book soon. The book is really interesting.

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  18. I've heard so many great things about this book. I'm dying to read it! :)

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  19. I have read some very mixed reviews about this book. I'm glad that you enjoyed it. Its interesting that there's not a lot of middle of the road for this book, it seems to be one of those you either love or hate. I'm happy to hear you are in the love camp. Love is always best!

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  20. Sounds great!
    I was a little hesitant to read this bcuz of course wit good reviews there are bad ones too. But mostly I've been suggested to read it. I've heard Noah's a hunkie-junkie.
    Well, when I get the chance I'm catching this one. :D

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  21. haha i love your reactions! im dying to read this book, i got it online, hopefully itll com soon! the cover is AMAZING. best cover of any book ive ever seen! great review!!!

    - juhina

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  22. I couldn't tell by your review. Did you like it? Kidding (-;

    I have this on my wishlist. Thanks for no spoilers while making it sound abso-fab.

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  23. I got this book a few days ago and I am SO excited to read it, especially after your review. I love the cover, the story sounds so mysterious and intriguing, and I am so glad that it's worth the hype. Can't wait to get started! Thanks so much for your review!

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  24. What a great review I have heard alot about this book and always wanted to read it! Now it sounds even more better I will have to read this one soon!I love the cover of the book very cool!

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  25. This is a great review! I can't wait to read about the crocodile. I love the use of the photo for expression. That is just great.

    aftetthebook at gmail dot com

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  26. OMG, I loved that picture :) This was a great review and after reading it I cannot wait to get my hands on this book!!!

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  27. awesome review ty for posting I love your enthusiam!

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  28. I loved this one, too, until the ending. I still can't figure out what happened! But I loved Mara and Noah and the story was so creepy. Looking forward to the sequel.

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  29. Haha! I know what you mean. Some books just leave you with that WTF and OMG feeling, both at the same time. I'm dying to read this one:)

    Sarah

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  30. Ah, crap! Another book for my TBR pile! I love your short and sweet review!! I'm quickly becoming a YA addict and YOU'RE NOT HELPING ;)

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  31. Completely agree, I couldn't stop reading this!! But why is everyone so wtf'y about the alligators? Haha, I was more so about the ending twist. :)

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  32. WOW! I have to read this now! This book looks great! Love your blog BTW.

    ~~Sheila
    ssdawn2002(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Why Not? Because I Said So!

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  33. Okay crocodiles, an erased memory, and an awesome guy! I have to read this book!

    Thanks for the review; your excited ramped mine up to a 10!

    --Elisquared

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  34. I really should get this one, keep reading amazing reviews, but your review is my favourite, it made me laugh :)

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  35. I just finished this one! i loved it! :)

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  36. I can't tell if you liked it or not! LOL! I guess I should read it! It sounds suspenseful!

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  37. I have read other reviews that say it is hard to explain this book, and I agree. It is captivating, creepy, mysterious, sexy, funny, fast paced, etc. I usually love dystopian series like Divergent and Hunger Games and Delirium, but this for me is a close 2nd behind Divergent. I read it in 3 days and absolutely loved it. So unique. Was blown away.

    Zaira Lynn (Cash Advance Fee)

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