Saturday, May 05, 2012
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
This book plunged my mind into a whirlwind of thoughts, and almost drove me mad. Its sheer awesomeness is great as it is intriguing and disturbing. The mere unpredictaility of it all drew me in. I was amazed for very few books made me feel that way.
My usually placid mind was filled with questions of what is really behind the death of so many people or what are they're up against. Did some unfortunate events caused the deaths? Are they up against something otherworldly like the ghosts of her friends? Or is it Mara herself who caused havoc? How does the Palmer trial fits into the bigger picture?
I was constantly guessing, making asumptions, and predictions because to say that the plot is inexplicably bothering me was an understatement. But the conflict is not the only thing that kept me awake at night. The romance between Mara and Noah made me giddy to the core. I'd give Noah all the swoons in the world for his panty-dropping looks, for making Mara feel special, for protecting her, and for his perfection. It's good that the ending was a sigh of relief but at the same time it left me breathless.
I wanted to read the second book right away. I still wanted to continue reading the author's engaging storytelling. So let me give Michelle Hodkin the praise she deserves for coming up with a phenomenal mystery thriller that will captivate you until the very end.
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars!