Y a small piece of me actually started to like him but unlike Mara I couldn t excuse his original jackassness Nope couldn t do it 4 Mara What is our real name anywayI didn t entirely dislike her but I felt she made some really crappy decisions This story could have really taken off and gone to an interesting place if she didn t become so obsessed with Noah There were times where I thought she would use that crazy brain of hers but then she would turn right around and ignore the problem There was one scene when Jamie tells her view spoiler that Noah caught him with his hand up Noah s little sister s skirt and Noah runs off and has sex with Jamie s older sister as revenge hide spoiler 45 starsOh my goodness this book was a good timeI had no idea what to expect going into The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer It is a series I hear mentioned all the time but literally knew nothing about One of those everyone has read it but me series The one Swan Song you hear EVERYONE talking about but just cannot relateFor 2019 I created a TBR jar to help clear off some of my backlist titles and this was the first book I pulled I knew that I would either love it or hate Luckily for me I truly enjoyed itUpon waking up in the hospital Mara Dyer has no idea how she got there In fact her whole recent memory seems to have been wiped clean Before long she discovers she was involved in a terrible accident that killed her best friend as well as two other kids and left her in a comaHer parents focused on Mara s recovery decide to move the family to Florida feeling it would be harmful for Mar to continue living in a town where she has suffered such trauma Once in Florida Mara slowly begins to remember what went down that infamous night Some of it floods back to her in nightmares while some disturbingly during the day as vivid hallucinationsGuys some of this stuff was hella DARK and it took me completely by surprise The first big spooky hallucination I was like okay we doing this I like this Then to up my enjoyment levels even we meet Noah Noah Shaw Now seriously I am not one to get all swoony professing love to book boyfriends butI m swooning There s just something about him His witty banter his English accent his clothes his swagger Yep I could read about him all damn dayWatching the relationship grow between Mara and Noah was so much fun She tries to resist his MANY charms but eventually succumbs He s irresistible Soon enough he becomes the only person she trusts to help her figure out what is wrong with her She hasn t felt right since the accident and throughout the course of the book the true events of that night are pieced together for the reader Even at the end it wasn t what I expected I knew it was a paranormal romance but I didn t know what the paranormal elements entailed I did a good job keeping myself in the dark on that oneand I like what is happening with this story I am definitely planning to continue with the series In conclusion I loveou Noah Forever and Always Warning this review contains flashing gifs and foul languageI ve spent two The Cloud Spinner years avoiding this book I remember in 2011 when I stumbled across that exciting GR description and pretty if slightly creepy and discomfiting cover but my initial curiosity was uickly dampened by the reviews from my trusted goodreads friends And for nearly twoears I have listened My intentions were to never give this bookseries another thought until I recently came across this interesting page 15 Young Adult Books Every Adult Should Read And I noticed authors like Laurie Hal After feeling this was a 3 Star read based on content that I had a 5 Star time reading I decided to meet in the middle with a 4 Star Rating Just go *with it All ou Mara Dyer haters out there I get it *it All ou Mara Dyer haters out there I get it are all the same issues here that people had with Twilight and all the other hyped teen paranormal books of the era I found them too but I was prepared going in I didn t pick this up until after everyone else had already read it so I knew that these books set feminism back about 100 J'ai t dpucele dans un camp de nudistes (Confessions rotiques) years I went into this book looking solely for an entertaining read and that s precisely what I gotObviously I can t add anything new to the review narrative that s been circulating since these books were written but I will say that Hodkin has that special touch the one that people are embarrassed to admit to adoring because it s not cool to like books like these any but secretly they fangirl over it because swoon These are saccharine sweet with cheesy romance and cliche plot twists but I can t help it I DRANK THE KOOLAID AND WANT MORE Sorry if that makes me shallow but I m just here for the trashy reads right now Ifou need me I ll be curled up in my pjs binging the rest of the trilogy bc I m old and don t care what people think of me JustKiddingPleaseLoveMe Book 1 for my Nebulous November challenge I ve only been meaning to read this for the past 6 Liniştea Cri years so NBD You know whenou read a book and Introduction to Type and Leadership you can stop rollingour eyes and think I m too old for this shit Well that was me reading this book The premise was "INTERESTING A GIRL USES A OUIJA "A girl uses a ouija with her friend She wakes up in the hospital not remembering how her best friend died Paranormal things start happeningBut there were so many bad YA tropes I just couldn t dealConversations that would never happen between teenagers come on nobody will uote a few sentences from Lolita just like that Evil teachers that want nothing else but to torture ou Throwing chalk at ou although I ve had a math teacher that told us he once threw a dictionary at a student back in the good old days when it was a boys only school Her finding a way to prove how much better she is than said teacher when she becomes fluent in Spanish pretty much overnight that Deaths before they happen Is she going crazy As if dealing with all this isn't enough Noah Shaw the most beautiful boy she's ever seen can't seem to leave her alone But does he have her best interests at heart or another agenda altogeth. Mpt to refrain from excessive ranting here but goodness this novel is just as bad HmmWhere do I even start with this book I guess I should start by saying The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and I have this awkward lovehate relationship If this book were a person it d be the boyfriend I sometimes had fun with but never wanted to take with me in public because I knew he would do something stupid and embarrass the hell outta me For majority of the first half of the book I wanted to stomp it into the ground with my pair of patent leather pumps However somewhere along the lines I started to enjoy myself a bit I d hear a strange sounds coming from my mouth only to realize Oh my that was a chuckle In many ways I can really see why so many people would really like this book but I can also see why others would want to gorge their eyes out with a high school cafeteria spork Mara Dyer wakes up in a hospital bed one day with no recollection of how she got there or what happened to her friends who were killed in the accident that she managed to survive Hoping for a new beginning her family packs up and moves to Florida As the memories Mara thought were lost start to slowly make a reappearance and dead bodies seem to pop up like daisies she notices something is not uite right with her She then struggles to keep hold of reality while trying to figure out the mystery of what really happened to her in her old hometownThe GoodI ll start with the good first since there are a few things I did like and I have so much bad to rant about later in the reviewThe cover is beautiful It has to be one of my favorite covers of the It's All About the Bike The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels year and I get shivers just looking at it Not only that but the book s premise really appealed to me and is easily the biggest reason why I continued to turn page after page It was a surprisingly uick and easy read and the writing style wasn t bad either I really appreciated that both of Mara s parents were around even though they seemed to dissapear at the most convenient of times And like I said earlier some of the dialog I did enjoy and found funny Most of the best moments for this book is between Mara and Noah the love interest okaaayyy so that s all I got for the good Man that s a bit pathetic It s barely a paragraphThe BadThis book had a lot of potential and for the longest time I couldn t exactly put my finger on what bothered me about the book If it weren t for the following issues this could have been a 4 star read for me possibly The books biggest issues are the actual characters and all the sterotypes that come along with them They were completely extra The gay black guy the extra bitchy popular girl who hates the MC for some vain insignificant reason accompanied by tweedle dumb her trusty side kick or fashion accessory I can t decide which the bad boy who truly isn t bad he has feelings he s deep and likes to fix people and the obnoxious perfect older brother1 JamieJamie is Mara s new best friend in Florida He also happens to be a bisexual Jewish Black male with dreadlocks and a tongue ring Oh and he s adopted Yes I know He is uite a little token cocktail isn t he Hodkinou want to put a PoC or a bisexual or a Jewish person in our story Be my guest But why oh why did he have to be all THREE AT ONCE And if he wasn t Black enough let s give him dreads And oh noz he isn t gay enough either we must add a tongue ring And what the hell let s
Urbanize Him While We Are him while we are it Funny thing is he knows he s the token character But none of this matters because ou re not going to listen to Programmable Microcontrollers with Applications your token black Jewish bi friend areou That is the part where Hodkin almost owed me a new Kindle I literally had to stop reading or I was going to lose it His characterization was poor poor poor It felt like he was trying entirely too hard to be both gay and Black neither of which I found convincing About halfway through the book we don t see him again and I couldn t even be mad at that because I was too busy celebrating the fact I no longer had to endure his weird hip hop lingo any I realize this may have been Hodkin s attempt to add diversity to her story but guess what 2 DanielOr as I liked to call him The kiss ass perfectionist He was just too over the top to be believable He is perfect in every way Perfect student perfect son perfect brother I can totally see why Mara was annoyed by this Every time Mara wants to go somewhere Daniel has to first talk with their mother about it AND IT ALWAYS WORKS I have an issue when one sibling seems to hold that much power in a hosehold There is a scene in the book where he is looking at the mail and says What lucky institution of higher education accepted me today he asked eyes on the envelopes Ah Harvard That s nice And Stanford Wow so not only is he a kiss ass but he s conceded too If I ever saw Daniel out in public with his mom it would go something like thisI would to tap him on the shoulder and go Hey buddy You dropped something Huh What Where he d say And I would respond Your lips I see them over there dangling off The Big Book of Losers: Pathetic but True Tales of the World's Most Titanic Failures! (Factoid Books) your momma s right ass cheek Go and get em willa It s distracting3 NoahNoah is the bad boy love interest of the story that has had sex with the entire female population of the school insert eye roll here His character is also over the top with bad boy stereotypes He gets away with everything because everyone loves him He is loaded with cash money He s ridiculously *Good Looking With A *looking with a gasp English accent He s incredibly arrogant rude and tactless Oh and most importantly he only has eyes for Mara Of course Once he enters the picture Mara completely forgets about everything coughthe plotcough I suppose it really isn t her fault After all Noah possesses a panty dropping smile Hide The Thing About Alice your daughters Later in the stor. At she start over in a new city at a new school and just hope her memories gradually come back But Mara's new start is anything but comforting She sees the faces of her dead friends everywhere and now she's started to see other peoples. 15 stars Welcome toet another teen romance masuerading as a paranormal novel If Un lieu incertain you re like meou ve been salivating to read this book for months because of the breathtaking cover and of course the premise of a girl waking up in a hospital with no memory of This is THE best book I ve ever read I don t rate my books one star to five stars I rate my books one star to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer People always want to know what my absolute hands down favorite book is And it s funny because when they ask they always give me that good minute long silence for me to think it over But I never need a minute And I probably never willThis is my favorite bookThis book is my trump card whenever my friends and I are talking about the most amazing books ever written during those 3 am conversations it s the book that I ve read 14 times it s the only book that I have that s completely covered in margin notes It s the book that made me a book snob Mara wakes up in a hospital only to find out that her friends are dead from having an entire building collapse upon themAnd her only clue as to how that happened is that she was the only one that livedAfter burying her friends and her former life Mara s family moves her away thinking that all she needs is to start over New stateNew town New schoolNew friends New lifeAnd Noah Shaw Have Starman The Truth Behind the Legend of Yuri Gagarin you kissed many boys before he asked uietlyI raised an eyebrow Boys That s an assumption Noah laughed the sound low and husky Girls then No Not many girls Or not many boys Neither I said Let him make of that what he would How many Why I am taking away that word You are no longer allowed to use it How many My cheeks flushed but my voice was steady as I answered One At this Noah leaned impossible closer the slender muscles in his forearm flexing as he bent his elbow to bring himself nearer to me almost touching I was heady with the proximity of him an grew legitimately concerned that my heart might explode Maybe Noah wasn t asking Maybe I didn t mind I closed my eyes and felt Noah s five o clock graze my jaw and the faintest whisper of his lips at my ear He was doing it wrong Noah s the only one that believes Mara when she tells him that she s going crazyWhen she tells him that she can kill people with the gun of her mind and the trigger of her imagination Is it realOr not Fix me I commanded him This thing what I ve done there s something wrong with me Noah Fix it Noah s expression broke my heart as he brushed my hair from my face and skimmed the line of my neck I can t This book is suspenseful and intriguing and riveting and it has a page 359 that ll makeou stop breathing I don t have a choice I told him You always have choice He said But without my big mouth no one would know that a seventeen ear old who likes Death Cub for Cutie was responsible for the murders No one would know that somewhere out there is a B student with a body count And it s important that ou know so ou re not next This book messed with my sanity It teased it played with it and then
Tossed It Aside And Leftit aside and left trying to gather my wits something that felt like catching feathers in a tornado ImpossibleI was very hesitant to start this book I was convinced it would be nothing special and I wouldn t like it You can imagine my surprise when I felt hooked to this story since page 1 Page 1 That s all it took to dive in *A Uniue Reading Experience *uniue reading experience almost sent me straight to the asylum pun intended Thinking something does not make it true Wanting something does not make it real There s not much I can say about the plot without spoiling ou except that it follows the story of Mara Dyer a girl whose best friend was killed when they were together and couldn t remember anything about it She was traumatized she couldn t put it behind her despite her family s efforts and love she saw ghosts and things no one else could and she was certain she was going crazy And then she met Noah Shaw and everything changed And just like that I was completely utterly and entirely His What makes The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer a uniue reading experience The mystery The mystery is tangible and gives Vol au-dessus d'un nid de coucou you the creeps There was something utterly disturbing sinking in my skin giving me goosebumps and making my heart race You needed answers butou didn t get them All The Summer I Wasn't Me you got was uestions and a sense of foreboding And a brain smelling like roast potatoes The paranormal element Dead people making appearances portraits looking atou bugs at Khaiye Aur Vajan Ghataiye your food horrible deaths etc etc I will not be able to look at my bathtub the same way again The humor One little joke involving hemorrhagic fever and they brandou unstable As Tales from a Pilots Logbook you can imagine some light moments were essential to makeou breathe and Michelle Hodkin knew exactly how to make ou laugh or giggle maniacally depends on the person not that it happened to me Noah Shaw What could
I say Noah despite ou being an asshole or maybe becausesay Noah despite Natural Cat Care you being an asshole or maybe because it I d like to rip offour clothes and have And the Ass Saw the Angel your babies Hot Arrogant British Owns a massive book collection Loves dogs Pant dropping smile Sensitive Extremely and unexpectedly sweet HotI loved his scenes with Mara the way he refused to give up on her and supported her He can be the one to save her from the darkness or doom her to a life deprived of lightWhat sayou Care to give it a tryInstagram Twitter Facebook BookNest Well let me get this out of the way The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer has nothing whatsoever in common with The Adoration of Jenna Fox even though their publisher provided plot descriptions are almost identical What it is similar to is the infamous bestseller Hush Hush but it is just a tad less offensive So if Passer par le Nord: La nouvelle route maritime you are a fan of that novel The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer isour next natural reading choiceI ll atte. When Mara Dyer wakes up in hospital with no memory of how she got there or any explanation as to why the bizarre accident that caused the deaths of her boyfriend and two best friends left her mysteriously unharmed her doctors suggest th.