I just finished this book and here are my thoughts.
This book, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, is about a girl named Mara who is going insane after an accident in an empty insane asylum. The building collapsed with Mara, her two friends, and her boyfriend inside. Mara woke up in a hospital and she did not remember a thing. Her family moves to Florida where Mara is enrolled in a private school and meets a boy named Noah. Throughout the book Mara recovers many secrets about the night in the asylum, and about herself.
I thought this was a great book. Normally I am not a huge fan of creepy books, and believe me, this book was very eerie; however, it kept me entertained the whole way through.
If you haven't read this book I would recommend reading it because I am going to include some spoilers from here on out.
A few things I want to mention in this book.
First of all, Mara's power is super creepy.
It was a but predictable once her Spanish teacher died, but very riveting. She can just murder people if she thinks about it. I wasn't really suprised when she realized what happened in the insane asylum and how she killed her friends.
However, what did suprise me was Noah's power. He's the antidote to Mara. I think it's super cute, the whole opposites attract thing.
I am a huge fan of Noah. I love his attitude, his story, and just his character in general. The one thing that got kind of annoying though, was the constant description of how perfect he was. It was a bit annoying after awhile, but manageable.
Okay! Let's talk about the ending. Jude is alive!!! I did not see that one coming. I don't think anybody did. Wow. It raises so many questions, like was Mara really hallucinating him all the time and what if she didn't cause the building to collapse, what if it was Jude's fault? What if Jude has powers too? But when Mara saw Jude it changed everything. I cannot wait to see how this plays out it the next book.
I really enjoyed this book but there are a few things that I feel like are unanswered or that left me confused. I want to know more about Noah's powers because I feel like it was rushed over.
As a whole, this book was great. Its about 450 pages but i completely flew through it. I think i finished it in about 6-8 hours. I can't wait to read the second book in the trilogy, The Evolution of Mara Dyer. I would give this book an seven out of ten, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for something with a little but of a creep factor in it.
Let me know your thoughts about this book in the comments, and please, if you are going to include spoilers let others know!!!