Monday, November 21, 2011

Review:The unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Mara Dyer is the YA equivalent of the movie Black Swan. Truly! It's hard to know what's real and what isn't. We meet Mara on one of the darkest days of her life. She awakes with know short term memory and the news that three of her friends are dead. She has been rescued from a destroyed building but her friends were not so lucky.Now eight weeks later her whole family has relocated to Miami, Florida.

A new school where mara just wants to go unnoticed and deal with the strange echos in her memory and the fact that she keeps seeing her dead friends in mirrors, on the street and in the darkest recesses of her mind.

That's hard to do as she catches the notice of Noah, a sexy young Brit with a reputation and a fixation on the one girl who isn't falling at his feet.

I really don't want to say two much about this book because it is definitely a read that is experiential.I will warn you that it may surprise you. Michelle is a wonderful writer who lays out the book pretty much like a mystery. The tantalizing glimpses of Mara's past combined with the mysterious deaths and strange visions she experiences make this a book you can't put down! I really wasn't expecting where she was going and I loved every minute of it! The main story elements are resolved in this first book but there is a shocking twist ending that leaves you wanting book 2 ASAP!

A really great read and a promising author I definitely will be following.

1 comment:

Vasilly said...

Great review. Your review is the first that mentions Black Swan. I'm going to see if my library has this.