Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Summary from Goodreads:

Mara Dyer doesn't think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.

There is.

She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.

She's wrong.

My Thoughts:

Hmmm… honestly I’m not really sure what to say about The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer.
A lot of other blogs have said that about this book. And then continued to rave about the book.
I’m not really sure that’s what my feelings were. I have a feeling this review is going to sound more negative than I mean it to.

It took me a lot longer than I would have liked to really get into this book. Some weird stuff started happening but I didn’t find myself going “Oh my gosh, what is going on?! I must read this NOW to find out.” It was more like “huh, that’s kind of weird, I guess”. I think I went into this book with too high expectations after all the hype that surrounded it. I think it was expecting it to have the creep factor that Anna Dressed in Blood did. Sadly it didn’t for me.

What I did really like about Mara Dyer was the romantic factor between Mara and Noah (love the name Noah btw). There was so much tension between the two and I couldn’t help but smile at the two of them. My daughter kept asking me “what’s so funny mom?” as I was reading. The banter between the two of them was great.

I think my biggest problem with this book was that I felt like I was missing about a third of the book. There were many things that weren’t explained, left very open. Many seem to have liked this about this book but for me it was just frustrating.

I’m sad to say that is was only a 3.5 out of 5 stars for me.

1 comment:

roro said...

tnx 4 your honest thoughts, dunno if i 'll read it