October 3, 2011

Latest Read: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Here are the basics ...
BooksThe Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
Author: Michelle Hodkin

Blog: http://michellehodkin.blogspot.com/
Category: Young Adult 



My thoughts ...
One sentence summary: Mara Dyer wakes up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there; all she knows is that three of her friends are dead and she somehow made it out alive.

The good
: It's unlike any YA book I've read recently.  It's not about a normal girl (no Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants moments here) but it's not fantasy either.  But I will say that even though half the time you're not sure what's going on or where the story is headed, the characters and story reel you in and leave you wanting more.  Plus I love, love, love the romantic relationship in this book.  The way the author writes about their scenes together (and the guy) - you can feel the chemistry through her words. 


The bad
: The cliffhanger (and only because I have to wait a year before finding out what happens next!).  But, in all seriousness, if I had to nitpick about something, I'd say that towards the middle of the book the plot gets a bit convoluted.  There's a lot going on and a lot for the reader to piece together.  


Do I recommend?
: Yes! You won't regret it! 



Happy reading! 

1 comment:

  1. This is yet another book that I've been meaning to read, but haven't yet. It does sound like it's going to be fun to read just because it's different!

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