Title: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Series: Mara Dyer #1
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance
Format: Published September 27th 2011 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Source: Own copy; bought in Fully Booked
“There,” he said as he finished tying the laces on my left shoe. “Now you won’t fall.”
Mara Dyer believes life can’t get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed.
She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.
Everything about this book screams Erika. I love anything weird, scary, extremely attractive guys, so yes, this book is too perfect for me. The moment I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down. I started reading this book trusting myself but lo and behold not even myself I could trust… Shocking factor every moment.
The book starts with Mara and her friends playing with an Ouija board. I’ve always wanted to play with an Ouija board (that is how much of a freak I am) so I was intrigued from page one. Then the chapter ends with…
“Six months later, they were both dead.”
BOOYEAH. My heart started being all freaked out and I loved it.
“Have dinner with me this weekend,” he said out of nowhere.
I almost chocked. “Are you asking me out?”
Because of what Mara experienced, she got Post Trauma Syndrome Disorder. To try to forget the past she moves to a new school and meets the forever beautiful, wonderful, marry me please Noah Shaw. The moment he was introduced, I was already swooning. He rocks the just woke up look. But when I do it, I look like shit. Some people even try to look like they just woke up but for him its all natural. He has a British accent people. I just died. Hot guys + hot accents will be the end of me. MY GOD. He’s the cool dude everyone wants to be around. I want to be around him 24/7. He’s smart and his memory is spot on. He has a perfect GPA and he doesn’t even bring ANYTHING to school. No notebooks, papers, pen just his handsome self. He’s rich. And when I say rich, I mean R I C H. The list goes on…
I narrowed my eyes at him. “You’re evil.”
In response, Noah smiled, and raised his finger to gently tap the tip of my nose.
“And you’re mine,” he said, then walked away.
Mara goes to a new school and the it guy likes her so obviously she will be the target. (jealous bitches) But they will do something that will backfire so bad and I can’t wait for you guys to read it! It made me put out my tongue and laugh at them. You don’t mess with Mara people.
“You want me,” Noah said simply, definitively. “Don’t lie to me. I can hear it.”
“Irrelevant,” I breathed.
“No, it isn’t irrelevant. You want me as much as I want you. And all I want is you.”
Of course at first Mara denies him (whatever Mara we all know you’re going to give in because any human being with a heart will fall for him so stop denying) but he doesn’t give up. He tries to pursue her and they have this scene where they pretend to be together. *dies* I’m not exaggerating when every time he does something sweet (which is A LOT), I would look at the heavens and say, “Lord, why are you doing this to me?” No joke.
Mara is too unpredictable. As I was reading, I didn’t know what was true or not. I would think its true and I’d be like “OMG!” or “What the F?” but then it turns out not true. Seriously? I can’t even trust my own judgment anymore. When she looks at the mirror, she sees other people. FREAKY. If you get scared easily, I suggest not to read this at night cause you will be freaked out. Every time I read, my heart starts to race and then I’m confused. She would do/see things and claim that it never happened. What is real? I don’t know.
Mara’s brother is the best. If I had a big brother, I would want it to be Daniel. He’s always there for Mara and you can just feel how much he loves her. He just wants to protect her which is awesome. He always has Mara’s back. Mara is lucky to have a brother like him. To top it all off, he’s Team Noah! *fist bump*
“Thinking something does not make it true. Wanting something does not make it real.”
Then the moment comes that they sort of explain stuff and I’m like “WHAAAAAAAAAAAAT? How is that even possible?” and then the ending… double WHAAAAAAAAT?! Noah is the best. Seriously, one conclusion. I love you, Noah Shaw. I want to have your babies. Read this book now. Though I don’t want to share Noah, I want you guys to meet him and love him too!!!