Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin My rating: 5 of 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – Near Perfect, easily one of my all-time favorites.

I was poison, and Noah was the drug that would make me forget it.

“The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer” is a young adult paranormal story, splashed with sci-fi elements.

Mara Dyer is a survivor, but she can’t remember the accident she alone survived. The only thing she knows is that two of her friends and her boyfriend died in a collapsed building where she apparently was too. Dealing with the memory loss and depression is tough, and her family decides that a change of scenery is needed.

After a series of deaths in her new town, Mara becomes increasingly convinced that the death of her friends were her doing, and with the help of Noah Shaw, she sets out to regain her memories and find out the truth.

I found this book to be weird, but in a good way. It doesn’t fit into one genre alone, but it was still a good read. It did leave me kinda confused in places.

And for that, the real rating might be 4,5 stars. However, since I moved this series up to my “favorite” books, it’s a definitive 5 star still.

The characters were all well-written, and I particularly enjoyed the humor of the book.

Recommended for: If you like an entertaining read without leaning too much on explanations and answers, then you’d probably like this book too.

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