Thursday, November 22, 2012
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Mara Dyer doesn't think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.
She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.
I had seen so many good reviews for this book that I just had to read it. I also really liked the cover so I had to go buy it. The description doesn't really give you much to go on so I really didn't know what to expect. To be honest after finishing it I'm not sure if Mara is kind of psychotic or not. I got lost a few times while reading and had to go back and re-read to make sure I had it all right. However, the story was still very interesting to read. Completely different from any YA I have ever read. Mara has had a rough few months. The accident that killed her friends but, left her alive has been haunting her. She is seeing things that couldn't possible be there. She questions whether or not she is crazy as more deaths keep happening around her. Her only saving grace is her brother Daniel, Noah, and Jamie. when Mara warms up to Noah they start to discover some pretty interesting things. Mara however has a hard time dealing with her "gift". I don't blame her at all. It's kind of crazy and uncontrollable but, I don't want to say what it is exactly. The supernatural aspect of the book took me by surprise!
Noah appears to be like a decent guy. He really tries to help Mara which is sweet. I feel like they are going to have a hard time in upcoming books. Mara doesn't believe in herself like Noah does in her. He honestly just wants to help her. Mara is worried about his safety and I understand why. He is risking his life. I hope he is strong enough to get Mara to believe in herself. If anyone can get her its Noah. He is like a knight in shining armor!
I honestly have no idea what is going to happen to Mara. Especially with the way this book ended. I am very interested in finding out what is going on with her and why! I hope we get answers in book 2!