I have had The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin on my list of books I really wanted to read for ages. It took the audiobook coming out to get me going and I’m so glad I waited for the audio because I really enjoyed it. It’s narrated by Christy Romano who I haven’t listened to before but I certainly would again. I like the tone of her voice and the effort she puts forth in making the story more real and enjoyable for the listener. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer has some romance, a bit of a mystery, and some creepy elements that had me finishing this audio in record time and enjoying every minute.
Mara wakes up in the hospital with no idea of how she got there. She learns that there was an accident in an abandoned building she had been in with her friends. Soon enough she learns she is the only one who made it out. Wanting to make things easier for Mara her parents move the family to a new town where Mara really doesn’t seem to make a glowing start with people in her new school. All except for one guy – Noah, who seems to be popular, mysterious, and good looking. Mara also wants nothing to do with him … at first. Then Mara begins to have frightening hallucinations that terrify her and even leave her with injuries she can’t explain. Of course this makes us question whether they really are hallucinations or is something else going on with Mara.
This book ends with a big cliffhanger because there is a second book in the series called The Evolution of Mara Dyer which is coming up very soon on my listening list. I need to know what happened! And while looking around I found that there is a third book in the series called The Retribution of Mara Dyer which comes out in November of this year. I can’t wait! For those who enjoy Young Adult psychological thrillers, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer may be one you’d really enjoy too and keep in mind that it’s great on audio!
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Source: Review copy provided by Audible. No compensation was received for this review and all opinions are my own.