The Retribution of Mara Dyer

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How did I get it?:
I bought it!

Previously reviewed by the same author:
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
The Evolution of Mara Dyer

Synopsis:

Mara Dyer wants to believe there’s more to the lies she’s been told.
There is.

She doesn’t stop to think about where her quest for the truth might lead.
She should.

She never had to imagine how far she would go for vengeance.
She will now.

Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this shocking conclusion to Mara Dyer’s story.

Retribution has arrived.

Thoughts:

I have absolutely loved the Mara Dyer series by Michelle Hodkin. When I got my hands on the final book in the trilogy, I knew I needed to prioritise it and read it as soon as I could! I was happy enough with the final book in the series, but I have to admit it wasn’t my favourite book in the series. I expected a massive ending and I was left a little unsatisfied. I also wanted some closure, but that didn’t really happen. I can understand why it ended the way it did though.

Of course, as most of the readers of this series can imagine, the book is full of crazy twists and turns as we come to expect from Michelle Hodkin’s writing. It picks up straight after The Evolution of Mara Dyer.

Mara goes through so many crazy things in this book. She’s quite to the different to the Mara that we think we know. I think this is as realistic as it can be. I know if anyone else had experienced everything that Mara has they would be changed. Mara really blurs the line between good and evil in this particular book, but I won’t say how or why, I’ll leave that for you to explore yourself. I loved the characters of Jamie, Stella and Daniel. It was interesting to read about Jamie, Stella and Mara’s abilities. I really like Daniel as a character, so I was pleased to see him return!

Noah wasn’t really around until towards the end of the story. I missed him, so I was so happy to see him appear again! The romance between Mara and Noah isn’t as focused on in this book, which will be good to hear for some, but for me I found it a little disappointing! I really enjoyed reading about their relationship and seeing it grow amidst the craziness.

I didn’t feel like The Retribution of Mara Dyer was a psychologically thrilling as the other two books in the series. It definitely has a different vibe. This isn’t a bad thing, but for me it is the reason that I didn’t give this book five stars. I missed the creepiness of the story. Some of the gaps in the plot were just glossed over and I didn’t think this gives the reader enough resolution.

Would I recommend it?:
Of course!

I love this series. The ending wasn’t exactly like I wanted it to be, but it was intriguing and well written!

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