The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer- Michelle Hodkin
I am obsessed with everything about this book. I’d describe it as a psychological thriller with a paranormal twist. I don’t know that I can speak coherently about The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer because I get so excited my voice gets all high pitched so only dogs can hear it. Instead, I’m going to give you my snapshot opinions.
Two words: NOAH. SHAW. If you don’t fall head over heels for him then there is something seriously wrong with you. I may have to agree with @Lindsiking who says he’s her new favorite male protagonist. He is the proof that you should always judge a boy by the books he reads.
Mara’s interactions with Noah have this wonderful Beatrice and Benedict (Much Ado About Nothing) aspect to them. I love their snarky, witty banter. It was impossible for me to not ship them.
If you want to judge a book by its cover, this is definitely the book you want to do that with. This cover is stunning: dark, twisted, and compelling. Say the title out loud; there’s something melodious about it and yet, something sinister too. ”Unbecoming” is the perfect word for the plot.
The ending is AH-MAZING; I’m actually scared for what will come next!
I had the great pleasure of meeting Michelle at BEA and she is adorable, sweet, funny, and charismatic. Her charm translates to her writing which is full of clever, intelligent wit. For example:
"My God, you’re like the plague."
"A masterfully crafted, powerfully understated and epic parable of timeless moral resonance? Why, thank you. That’s one of the nicest things anyone’s ever said to me" (p. 89).
HELLO! THAT IS GENIUS AND LAUGH OUT LOUD FUNNY!
This ARC was provided gratis by Simon and Schuster at BEA.