The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #1)


The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)

“Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.

There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.

She’s wrong.”

-Taken from Goodreads (

This book started really well. There was a very strong element of mystery and a lot of questions to be answered. It was all going pretty well. Then, at around the 80% mark, it fell apart, at least for me. The costumary moment of revelation that usually comes at the end of a book was too confusing for me, and also a bit boring.

I also felt that some characters had no reason to exist (I’m not spoiling, but this person shows up toward the end of the book, a little before it fell apart). Others started with a strong presence and then disappeared, being mentioned only in passing. Come to think of it, the character building could have been much better.

The very ending made me even more confused, thanks to a failed attempt at a cliffhanger. I guess that, by then, so much craziness had already happened that I wasn’t really surprised by the twist and the cliffhanger that followed. I am going to read the next book in the series, but I will do so ready to drop it if and when it gets too weird.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5



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