Finally got my Evolution of Mara Dyer ARC in the mail.
And I’ve started reading it.
And oh it’s so good.
“What would you do if I kissed you right now?”
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer.
Requested by v-a-n-i-l-l-a-ice.
My entry for this contest here, for a chance to win an ARC for The Evolution of Mara Dyer!
If you haven’t read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin, I highly recommend it!
With the abrupt surge of questions and comments I’ve been getting about The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer in my inbox the past few days, I have inevitably drawn her with her annoying
oh god i mean sexy boyfriend.
Noah was not supposed to be in the picture. It was supposed to be just Mara. He showed up anyway. See how it all went down here (in the description).
Let this picture be what makes you want to read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, by Michelle Hodkin. Seriously.
“Noah’s charcoal eyes squinted at me from the page, cast downward, the skin around them crinkled in laughter. His thumb grazed his bottom lip as his hand curled in a lazy fist at his brilliantly smiling mouth.”
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Michelle Hodkin, p. 111
This is my rendition of the picture Mara sketched of Noah Shaw. It’s actually my first time drawing with charcoal. But I think it’s all right, considering.
I just stopped reading this like three minutes ago. I give it 4.5 out of 5.
The only reason it’s not a perfect 5 is because of the beginning… not the beginning beginning, because that’s what made me buy the book in the first place (always read the first few pages of a book before you buy it; judge the writing and the pace, see if you like it). I yawned and put the book down when we first met Noah Shaw. Frankly, I’m sick of the dark mysterious asshole showing unreasonable interest and changing his manwhore ways to fall in love out of nowhere with the protagonist girl who would be better off without a jerk trailing her for sex. It was too cliche and I almost stopped reading. God, I’m glad I didn’t.
Obviously, my opinion about him changed halfway through the book with the sketchpad scene. Just like Mara. That is half of what made me love this book. I connected with her character so well; she’s one of my best friends now.
The writing was amazing, especially for a first-time novelist. Mara’s voice was comical and strong and, honestly, sometimes disturbing—in a strangely enthralling way. Noah’s character… just… I can’t. I can’t with Noah. I fell in love with him, even though I hated him the first part of the book. He’s intense, he’s interesting, he’s sexy. Even though I thought his looks and accent were a bit over the top (let’s try to make him as ethereally gorgeous as possible, which I couldn’t believe was realistic enough; I nixed his accent halfway through the book—he was too perfect with it) he was an amazing, amazing character.
And oh, yeah. The ending.
The ending killed me.
Please buy this book. It’s worth every penny.
Posted on Oct 25, 2011 at 7PM
The newest additions to my book collection :].