Book Review :The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin (Mara Dyer #1)

The book had been in my to read list for so long that I had nearly forgotten about it. It wasn’t until recently that I decided to finally give it a try that I saw why there was so much hype around the series.


The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin-Book Cover

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin- Official Synopsis

Mara Dyer believes life can’t 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 strangely unharmed.

There is.

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

She’s wrong.


The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin- RWAT Take

To be frank I am kind of surprised as to how the series got such an instant love. It is not to say the book was bad or that it isn’t worthy of the hype. No. The book is definitely worthy of all the love and appreciation. The thing that astonishes me is that people actually gave the book it’s time because otherwise I couldn’t imagine the book being so popular.


The trouble is that the first book in any series has to be feisty and absolutely killer. This book is all that but not till it reaches towards its climax.


While I was reading the book I tried to put a finger on what was the paranormal element that was in play because this was after all a paranormal romance. The romance part I did understand but I couldn’t understand what was the paranormal angle that the author was playing at. The author was trying hard to keep the paranormal angle secretive to the very last moment and because of which it was very difficult to connect the dots as to why and what was happening in the book.


It wasn’t until the author decided to finally reveal what was that paranormal angle that the things started making sense but then she only reveals it towards the end and by that time the book has developed into such a level that you cant get out of the series and you are craving for more.



Everything about the book is great but i wished that the author had given us more information on the paranormal factor of the book right from the beginning so that we could connect with the book more easily rather than waiting for everything to settle.

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