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Recommended Book THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER (read review)

Hello all,

It's been a busy summer and I fear my blog has suffered for it. In the past, I've limited my posts to all things writing. However, I recently decided to break with tradition and expand my posts to anything that interests me. Since reading is one of my favorite pass times, I thought it might help other authors to post my review about their books.

I just finished reading THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER. It's the first book in  a YA Fantasy story about a girl who lost her memory following a tragic accident. As the only survivor, her family was forced to move to another state to escape the trauma. Upon arriving in her new home, Mara (the MC) began seeing things that made her question her sanity. Then, she met a mysterious boy, Noah, who seemed to know more about her than he let on. With his help, they embarked on a twisting and turning journey that led to more questions than answers. Needless to say, I got through the story in two days. This is unusual, since it normally takes me at least a month to read a novel in its entirety. 

As a writer, I have to say the author did a great job with pacing, plot and characterization. I was pulled in from the start. I also stayed conflicted about my feelings toward the MC, which I suppose is the thing that makes her interesting. In addition, the author did a fantastic job between the MC and her love interest, Noah.  I found myself turning pages just to find out what happened between them. And I must say, the unexpected twist at the end threw me for a loop.

I don't believe in giving five stars unless I thoroughly enjoyed the book, but in this case, this first novel earned the highest rating.  I'm currently reading the second part of the trilogy and am also pulled in.  I'd definitely recommend this series. 


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