Whoa. Where do I even begin with this book? The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer was a powerful thriller with so many twists and turns that you truly never know what is going to happen next. It is unlike anything I have ever read before because this story is just so unique and well crafted! There is so much mystery and secrecy in this book that it’s really hard to predict how it’s going to end and I love it when an author can surprise me. Hodkins does a wonderful job at keeping the reader guessing to the very end and just completely blowing your mind with this story.
This story is the ultimate page-turner. Mara is a typical girl in an atypical situation. After surviving an accident that kills her best friends and boyfriend Mara is left with a lot of questions from that night, but with no way of answering them. Then, she starts getting strange visions and people around her start to die. It’s all very creepy and I could seriously see this as a movie- perfect for Halloween.
What I loved most about this story was Noah. If you haven’t noticed yet, one of the best ways to get me hooked to a book is by giving me a sexy guy with an accent. Noah was perfectly written for this story. He had an air of mystery to him and an edginess that was addicting. Plus, he was the ultimate romantic, saving Mara from social high school hell and helping her to figure out why she’s having these visions. I really couldn’t ask for more from him…and then there were those steamy bedroom scenes. LOVE!
Hodkins did a fantastic job of creating such an original and haunting story that really gets the heart pumping and the mind running. Throughout the entire story you will be asking yourself questions which just gives you reason to stay up late and finish this book in one sitting (which is exactly what I did). The tone of this book is just eerie and there were quite a few spine-chilling scenes that just really creeps you out (in the best way possible!) And the cliffhanger at the end?! Amazing!
As a debut author, I'm ecstatic that this book is receiving such praise and I expect great things from this series! I whole-heartedly give this book a resounding 5 out of 5 stars and advise everyone to go and pick up their copy!