The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
‘The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer’ was a fantastic read. I read it in the month of October and it was the perfect creepy read for the month of Halloween.
This book is about a girl called Mara Dyer who wakes up in a hospital with no recollection of how she got there. She has no memory of what happened whatsoever!!! No idea that her best friends and boyfriend have died or that she was the single survivor of the same accident. But her family knows. And it’s left up to her mother to tell Mara about the tragic accident.
Even after being told what happened, there is no spark of recognition. All Mara feels is the loss of her best friend Rachel. The tragedy drives Mara and her family to move house, school, work etc. But as these things go, Mara can’t escape her demons.
Mara sees things that aren’t real. I mean seeing her dead friends at school and losing time somehow. She feels like she’s going crazy. Especially as she’s seeing the deaths of people before they happen. She keeps this to herself however and her whole change in demeanour is put down to PTSD but as the book continues you see it’s not as simple as this.
Throw into the mix an English hunk. Noah Shaw. You are gonna swooooon when he comes into it. And he just so happens to have a fascination with Mara. As in he won’t leave her alone so he is in it a lot (cheers).
I absolutely loved this book. It scared the crap out of me at times, especially the parts in the asylum. I even felt sick a few times. I loved the whole premise and the paranormal aspect of it. The ending to this book is suuuuuuuuch a cliffhanger! I NEED to get the next two books. I am so thankful it’s a trilogy. More Noah Shaw! Would love to hear anyone’s thoughts on it. I think it’s a book suited for paranormal lovers like myself or even lovers of contemporary, once again like myself. It’s not all witches and vampires which some people find a turn off. There is only a hint of paranormal really. It was the perfect book for October. :)