Sep 9, 2011

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Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Mara Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
September 27, 2011
Simon & Schuster

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:
*Heads up that this will be a very, very different review. I apologize in advance for my fangirling. Since Mara Dyer is like nothing I have ever read, I decided to write a review like I have never reviewed before. We will return to my normally formatted reviews after I recover from the sheer greatness of THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER.*

This is me reading Mara Dyer: “OMIGOSH this book is so good! What’s going to happen? OMIGOSH no! I can’t believe it!! EEP here comes Noah! He is soooo dreamy. AHH! Something just happened. What is going on?? This is craziness and Hodkin is a genius!!”

This is me after finishing Mara Dyer: “WHAT??? NO WAY! Are you kidding me?? That happened? And then this happened??? AND then she ends it??? NOOOO!! I need Mara Dyer #2!!! And more Noah. Please can I have more Noah (I was on my knees pleading at this point)????!”

Yes, this is actually what I was thinking at the time. Honestly, after finishing THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER, I was having a major freakout. And then all of the sudden I was speechless. I am just so in awe of Hodkin’s talent. She drew me in with her very first words and didn’t let me go from her world even after I had set down the book.

Now let me just say that when you start this book, be prepared to have your head messed with (in a good way). You will find yourself so utterly involved in the story that you think you are part of Mara’s world. You will think that you yourself are crushing on the absolutely gorgeous and to-die-for Noah and won’t be able to be involved in your regular activities. I lived and breathed Mara Dyer for the whole 24 hours that it took me to read it.

Okay, I think I may have to end my review here before I give too much away! Just make sure that you have plenty of free time when you first start reading THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER because you will not be able to put it down for even a minute!!

My Rating:

5 Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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  1. I've heard nothing but great things about this one! I can't wait to read it when it comes out. Great review!

  2. Ha! Mara Dyer sounds like a ride into crazy town! I love that feeling of living and breathing in a story! Thanks for adding to my excitement over this one, B!

  3. Hahaha that was pretty much my reaction while I was reading too. I just adored everything about it, it was so different and I just never knew what was going to happen next. Loved that you let your fangirl shine through on this one Bailey!

  4. Yeah, the whole time I was reading, I kept internally screaming OHMYGOD THIS BOOK! I loved every bit of Mara Dyer! <3

    Love your fangirly review, Bailey! It totally captures how the book makes you feel! :)

  5. Hafsah @ IceyBooks says:

    If that's what you thought, then I better pick up my ARC ASAP! I'm so glad you loved this Bailey :)

  6. That's what I call a great review. I could literally FEEL how much you like the book. Will give it a try. It's on my wishlist. :-)
    Stop by my blog to enter my ebook PNR giveaway!
    _yay_ @ BookthatThing

  7. Lol, that's how I get when reading a really good book too! I seriously can't wait to read Mara Dyer, it sounds awesome! And Noah…I want to meet him :P

  8. Oh, lord, I can't wait to read this one. All I've seen and heard are rave reviews! Yay!
    Mary @ BookSwarm

  9. Dude, Mara left my mind reeling! I want more. Can't wait to read the next book! Nice review!

  10. Cinnamon (A Thousand Little Pages) says:

    It's cool that you loved it! I know a lot of reviewers who hated it… But the cover, the cover CALLS to me, I swear ^^

  11. I want this book so badly. I'm just dying, waiting for the release. Everyone that's read it as loooved it, and I'm so envious, haha :) Plus, the cover is freaking gorgeous! Great review!

  12. A Canadian Girl says:

    Lol, I loved your reaction to this one. I'm looking forward to its release and gushing over it too :)

  13. Loved the fangirling! I've heard so many good things about this and I love a book I can freak out over! I will definitely be picking this up the first chance I get! Great review :0)

    Sarah @ The Book Life

  14. Ha, love this review! I had much of the same feelings (despite not liking Noah as much as you). I loved how this one messed with my head too!

  15. Loretta @ Between The Pages says:

    I loved loved loved this book as well! One of my favorites of the year! It was absolutely amazing!!!! :) Glad you liked it as well.

  16. says:

    I enjoyed your review. I felt the same way at the end but I wouldn't change it for anything. I am waiting for the next, like you. Feel free to add your review link in the linky below my The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. I will be doing this on all my reviews as I love giving my readers the option of reading other reviews of books that they are interested in along with a chance to find other awesome book blogs.

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