Title: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Series: (Mara Dyer #1)
Published: September 27th 2011 by Simon & Schuster

I’m speechless. And not because I was blown away by the story. Oddly enough, I don’t even know the exact reason why I liked the book. I don’t even understand the entire concept of this book. I don’t even know what Mara was unbecoming of. What really is she? Be my guest. But I’ll tell you this, I liked it, I enjoyed it and to make this review even stranger, I so wanted to know what will happen. Darn cliffhangers!

The summary was weird. The cover was gorgeous. What’s a reader gotta do? But satisfy her curious craving for this book. And like I said, I’m a bit in a weird place. Let me put it this way, have you eaten something that wasn’t exactly delicious but still appetizingly good because you didn’t have anything to compare it with, because you haven’t tasted like one? Well, this book is just like that. Not that it was unique (which definitely wasn’t), but there’s something in there that I liked, and reasons can be damned. *shrugs*

I don’t even like Mara. She’s indecisive, sometimes whiny, and overall infuriating. But I gotta say, she had guts to stand tall for herself rather than fall easily into oblivion to her male counterpart (because ZOMG he’s a freaking male personified *coughs*which actually is true*coughs*) But like everyone else, it’s always just the beginning. Just one kiss and the image go crumbling down. I hate it when the girl did a 180 (or worst 360, like a total change of personality) to a boy she hardly knows. Where’s the strong, I‘m-not-an-easy-lay image? I mean, be consistent for crying out loud. Little flirting and they all cave in. All in the life of your average YA heroine…

Now Noah. This bastard is arrogant personified. Well, in his defense he does have bragging rights. Good looking? Check. Bad boy image? Check. Chick magnet? Check. Filthy rich? Check again. See? But you know what I don’t mind, stereotypically he might be. I actually liked him. He does have his moments to swoon in girls. And minus, the arrogance, he does have a charming (but well-kept) personality. At least he is consistent with his image. Seriously, my ability to reason failed so much this time.

Now for the story. What I know for sure that there’s an accident. She survived but her friends didn’t. She doesn’t remember about it. She’s puzzled. There were flashbacks (visions, or something similar). Both Noah and Mara are not normal (which I really don’t know what they really are. Honest). And someone she knew very well returned. And he’s alive.

Yep. That’s it. Of course I removed (and exaggerated a bit) specific, spoilerly details. But the fine points was really jarringly hunting that I turned page after page craving for more answers. But what did I get? More questions. Infuriating as it was, I liked the info are scattered throughout the book. The ending? Call me dense but I DID NOT see that coming. Whoa!! I want to know what happen next so bad!!!