Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
Author: Michelle Hodkins
Publish Date: 2011
Genre: YA, paranormal, fantasy, supernatural
Rating: ★★★★

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.

Confusion scattered all over my room while I was reading this. I was full of "Ha?" "What?" "How?" "Oh.." "..." "Ah.." "The fuck?" "OMG?????" "NOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAH" *insert squealing noises* "FREAK THIS IS CREEPY" "WHAT THE HELL IS HAPPENING"

This book is very unpredictable!! It was also so mysterious, creepy, weird, CONFUSING, intriguing, mind-blowing and heart-fluttering. Now I know the reason why so many people are heads over heels Noah freaking Shaw. He was the bomb here. I think I died everytime he utters a word. He was simply wonderful and gorgeous. And he alone can earn this book a 5 star, but of course he isn't the only one to consider.

The start of the book crept me out and I literally closed it for seconds. The Oija thingy is really creepy, don't judge me. LOL The storyline was so good. It wasn't predictable and palpable, and that brought the excitement in this book. I'm always craving for more. More.

Michelle's writing style is so good and appalling. She is very detailed in everything. Her descriptive style brought a lot of hue in the over all of the book. But one thing that disappointed me was the lack of CLIMAX. I kept wondering where will the climax come, until I'm on the last 30 pages of the book that I noticed it didn't have a climax. If this book is a wave, the amplitude of both crest and trough were just even.

I love Daniel so much. I wish I had a brother like him. I love Jamie, he is funny and just awesome. I love Mara's family except that I often despise her mom, I know it is motherly instinct but she was frealign me out!! I love Mara and her fatal power. I love..........Noah (let's not talk about him I might not end this coherently)

“Where are you going?”
“My God, you’re like the plague.”
“A masterfully crafted, powerfully understated, and epic parable of timeless moral resonance? Why, thank you. That’s one of the nicest things anyone’s ever said to me,” he said.
“The disease, Noah. Not the book.”
“I’m ignoring that qualification.” 

The witty banters between Mara and Noah made me burst in chuckles and guffaws. But sometimes I noticed some of their conversation weren't relevant. Like those were going to no where.... And I like to mention there were some parts here that were dull and humdrum, but majority of the scenes held me on the edge of the cliff. Shisuz.

Overall, I love this book.

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