Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer


Title: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Source: Purchased
Release Date: September 27, 2011
Rating: ★★★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

Mara Dyer believes life can’t 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 strangely unharmed.

There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.

She’s wrong.


I flew through this book! I’m so obsessed with the story! For some reason, it kept reminding me of The Mediator series, which is another one of my favourites.

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this story from the description, but it sounded spooky. It had thriller aspects as well as creepy horror scenes. One of the creepiest things was the many unexplained occurrences such as Mara’s hallucinations. They scared me, and I thought it seemed like more than just a psychological problem. It isn’t normal for people to die just because you imagine their death.

I was also intrigued by Noah. I know that he has his own spin off series now, so I figured he would be important when he was introduced. He turned out to be different from how he was portrayed at the beginning, so I’m curious to see what happens to him too.

I loved this book! I can’t wait to read the next one!

What to read next:

  • Shadowland (The Mediator #1) by Meg Cabot


  • If I Stay by Gayle Forman


Have you read this book or this series? What did you think?

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