Friday, January 27, 2012

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Title: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Author: Michelle Hodkin

Rating: 4  1/2 stars

Summary: 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.

Review: Not a very helpful summary, but I was surprised by how good this book was. Not that I expected it to be bad, it just didn't think I would like it enough to give it five stars. Mara doesn't completely lose her memory, just of the night the asylum collapsed. FYI, that's not a spoiler; they tell you at the beginning.This next part, however, requires the assistance of a SPOILER ALERT! Now that you have been properly warned, Mara discovers she has the power to kill people just by imagining their death. She finds herself falling in love with Noah Shaw, the school slut. Yes, guys can be sluts, too. Mara has some reserves about falling for a guy who sleeps with girls then drops them, and she makes a show of this. Later, she completely forgets all she has been told before about him, and they have a picture-perfect romance. Aside from the fact that Mara can kill people with the power of her mind and that Noah is a psychic, that is. That's why I took off half a star. But a four and a half star book is still a must-read book.

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