By: Michelle Hodkin
Published By: Simon & Schuster Children's PublishingPublished Date: November 2011Pages: Hardcover 450Read: August 2011
Tags: Young Adult, Fantasy Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Suspense, Contemporary, Supernatural, MysteryBook Cover Rating: 5
Why the Mad Scientist read this book: Picked up an ARC from BEA 2011. I set this one aside because I had no real interest in it. I was wrong.
First Lines: My mother thinks I'm dead.
"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and all that jazz. Anna used to be the abstinence poster girl, but post-Shaw, you could write a comic book about the many adventures of her vagina. It could wear a cape."
-- Page 41
"How is it that you have friends, Noah?"
"I ask myself that daily." He chomped down on the plastic straw.
"Seriously. Inquiring minds want to know."
-- Page 192
"Your're distracting," I said truthfully.
"I won't be. I promise," Noah said. "I'll get some crayons and draw quietly. Alone. In a corner."
Michelle Hodkin's story had the Mad Scientist at every page. What an amazing debut and I am trying not to be torn because I want book two now!! The story had me sending mental hugs to Mara and dreaming of dear Noah. Plus all of the other characters were so well developed that I truly enjoyed them all. Even her overprotective brother. The story was sprinkled with Mara's snark which broke up the seriousness of the suspense novel.
Overall, it is safe to say that The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is easily going to be my favorite read of the year.
Best Suspense Novel of 2011!!
Anna Popplewell would make a beautiful Mara.
What do you think? Would these two work for this epic story? *
This book is out now. Go buy it because the Mad Scientist could sum them book up with three letters. WOW!!