the unbecoming of mara dyer by michelle hodkin
published september 27th 2011 by simon & schuster
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okay, so this book has a lot of hype around it, good and bad and i’ve had it on my tbr since may 24th 2015 and im finally reading it now, it’s only taken me NEARLY 3 YEARS, so yeah i was a little worried on if i would like it or not because my tastes have changed as i’ve gotten older but this was sooooo good it really surprised me just how much i enjoyed this.
okay so our main character is mara and she was okay as far as main characters in a ya book go, she wasn’t the most annoying i have read about but she was still annoying. i spent most of the book trying to figure her out and i still have no clue what she is or how she can do what she can do, it is some really weird ptsd side effect that’s been created or is it something creepy and supernatural or maybe she is really dead??? the latter, of course, wouldn’t make any sense but i’m going to throw my ideas out there. 🤷♀️🤷♀️🤷♀️
“Thinking something does not make it true. Wanting something does not make it real.”
i could write a whole review on noah shaw because he made this book for me, i am officially in love with him he is hot and british and there is just so much more i want to find out about him, i feel like he fits mara quite nicely and he truly cares about her, mood swings and all. also, he is super charming and charismatic with a great hint of sarcasm and i think if he wasn’t in this book i’d probably have stopped reading it a long time ago, or you know i probably wouldn’t have carried on the series but i can’t wait to get my hands on the second book.
the romance in this book was super cute, it wasn’t the whole wham bam were are soulmates who were destined to be with each other and i loved you from the second i laid my eyes on you. nooo, this was a bit of a slow burn romance but it sets the way for no doubt lots of love-y dove-y cutesy stuff in the never few books between mara and noah (it better anyway).
“You’re mistaking bitter animosity for heartfelt affection.”
after ending on a cliffhanger THAT I DIDN’T EXPECT, i mean usually i think i’m quite good at predicting things but that was one that i never even thought of. i love it and hate it when a book lands on a cliffhanger, especially when i’m poor and have to wait till next payday to buy any more books 🙁 🙁 🙁
basically, this book was a lot better than i anticipated it to be, it had a few cliches that comes with young adults books (especially ones written so long ago) but i’m so glad that i kept it on my goodreads shelf and i’ve finally gotten around to reading it. i need more noah shaw now 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍