Review of the Mara Dyer trilogy by Michelle Hodkin

Hey word nerds! Finally back at it again! I wanted to review the trilogy all as one instead of doing each individual book so that caused a little bit of a pause but here we are! And without further ado…

Mara Dyer believes life can’t 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 strangely unharmed.

There is.

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

She’s wrong.

-The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

So I had people basically throwing these books at me to read and I finally listened. Reading trilogies or long series is always tricky for me because I don’t ever know if I should review each book, the whole series, or just the first and call it good. I don’t like spoilers so it just adds to the pressure haha. This is what it is like to be inside of my brain… Its a lot of work sometimes. With Mara Dyer, I decided that I would just review the whole trilogy at once and call it good.

The Unbecoming and The Evolution of Mara Dyer were both amazing! I could not get enough of them and I HAD TO KNOW WTF WAS GOING ON!!!! I had so many theories and I just needed to get to the end and know what the heck happened to everyone. The characters were just great and all done well. Yes, there is the typical arguments of same old same old but I think that really it was such a backseat to overall plot and story I did not even care. And the covers! You guys, these books are so gorgeous and for that alone you know I would have gotten to them. Michelle definitely does a great job writing and her work is all around well done.

And then the Retribution of Mara Dyer happened. Still the same great characters but now the story felt rushed. It was like Michelle just wanted to be done with the trilogy and that was disappointing. She had a great story that she could really bring home and I felt like it fell a little flat. The book felt all over the place and then at the same time like it went nowhere. The writing was no less great but the story itself was a little disappointing.  I wanted more from the strong start of this series and it just wasn’t there. I am definitely glad I read the trilogy but I am not so sure I will continue on to Noah’s books. And I may not do a re-read…

The first two books were solid 4 stars but the series itself is 3.5. If you like mystery and fantasy with a bit of family history that ties everything together you will love this series! Please remember that a review is simply my opinion taken from my viewpoint and does not mean that someone else won’t love the books. I always hate when I did not absolutely love something but I also want to be honest.  Did you read the books? What did you think?! If not yet- let me know when you do so we can chat!!!


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