The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer

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How did I get it?:
I bought it

Synopsis:

Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger. She wakes from a coma in hospital with no memory of how she got there or of the bizarre accident that caused the deaths of her best friends and her boyfriend, yet left her mysteriously unharmed. The doctors suggest that starting over in a new city, a new school, would be good for her and just to let the memories gradually come back on their own. But Mara’s new start is anything but comforting. She sees the faces of her dead friends everywhere, and when she suddenly begins to see other people’s deaths right before they happen, Mara wonders whether she’s going crazy! And if dealing with all this wasn’t enough, Noah Shaw, the most beautiful boy she has ever seen can’t seem to leave her alone…but as her life unravels around her, Mara can’t help but wonder if Noah has another agenda altogether…
Thoughts:

The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer is a unique, different, intriguing read. For most of the book the reader really isn’t aware of what is going on! Yet with this book, that didn’t really bother me. It kept me reading on, wanting to find out what on earth was going on. It’s such a haunting book, that I found incredibly creepy at points, but its left me wanting to read the next in the series. Soon.

Mara is involved in an accident which kills three of her friends and leaves her in a fragile state. She can’t remember anything about the accident. To try and help her recover Mara’s family moves away to start afresh and hopefully make new memories. Mara doesn’t seem to fit in at her new school, she makes an enemy of one of the popular girls which doesn’t help her make friends either. One of the few people to pay attention to her is Noah, the typical hot guy at school.

Strange things begin to happen to Mara. She starts to hallucinate and also appears to see her dead friends. She believes she’s going mad, as she knows this can’t really be happening to her, yet it feels so real to her.

I liked Mara as a character. She’s wonderfully sarcastic at times which I’m always a fan of. I didn’t think I was going to like Noah, but he really grew on me. I thought Mara’s brother Daniel was a fantastic character.

I really liked how this book kept me guessing. I didn’t know if it was going to be a paranormal story, a mystery, a thriller… but towards the end of the book things start to unfold. I’m satisfied with how the story ended and I’m certainly intrigued to seeing where this series goes.

Would I recommend it?:
Of course!

Reading next:

The Name on Your Wrist- Helen Hiorns

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