The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is about a girl who wakes up in a hospital with no recollection of how she got there. She is told that she is the sole survivor of a fatal accident involving three of her best friends. Shortly after the accident happened Mara’s family decides to move from Rhode Island to Florida to help Mara deal with what she went through and for a fresh start. But it doesn’t help her much, if at all.
Mara still doesn’t remember that night with her friends but keeps having haunting nightmares and starts seeing things that are simply impossible. The only thing that can ease Mara’s mind is the mysterious, British bad-boy, Noah Shaw, who goes to her new ritzy private school. He’s a jerk, he’s a punk and a total HUNK! Noah is the school playboy but Mara starts to see that there might be more to him than she and the rest of the school realizes…
With all that she has been through and the strange things that keep happening to her mind, Mara fears that she will go insane…can she keep it together? READ AND FIND OUT Y’ALL!
This book, and series, has become pretty popular lately. I have mostly only heard good things about it and for me, it lived up to the hype. I have been in a reading and writing slump lately but breezed through this book with ease! NOAH SHAW = NEW BOOK BOYFRIEND. Who doesn’t love a British boy?
On to the ratings!
0 = None 10 = Tons
The only real feels I had were related to Mara and her relationship with Noah. Steamy, steamy.
There are a few graphically described deaths, and a couple of fights.
Like I said in the FEELS section…STEAMY, STEAMY! Although no one really has sex this book still held its own in the romance department. There are a few kisses, and one character forces Mara to kiss him.
There were several profanities used such as, “ass” “hell” “piss” the worst being the f-bomb, with various suffixes. No religious profanities. …I've seen worse.
This book deals a lot with mental illness. Mara struggles to decipher reality from hallucinations and dreams. Keep in mind that this is just a book and if you are seeing dead people it is not normal or either you work in a morgue! <3
But in all seriousness, if you or someone you know is dealing with mental illness or a traumatic experience and are having a hard time coping, please talk to someone or see a doctor. <3
I really enjoyed this book and already have book 2 The Evolution of Mara Dyer locked and loaded! If you like anything Paranormal or Supernatural then you'll probably really like this book! The only thing that could have made it a 10 would have been is Noah had awesome black angel wings. lololol
Recommended for lovers of: Pretty Little Liars, Twilight, The Darkest Minds.