Mara Dyer Trilogy
by Michelle Hodkin
Published: September 27, 2011
Mara Dyer believes life can't get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed.
She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.
I first heard about this book back when I started blogging (2012). I saw this repeatedly mentioned on a favorite blog that I got curious enough to buy the book. After I read Unbecoming I was like:
I didn't get it. I didn't know what it was supposed to be about. Sure, there were creepy scenes but creepy isn't really my genre not because I was scared as hell to read it but because it just takes a lot to creep me out (only in books, I'm easily creeped out in real life). Instead of scaring the shiz out of me, my brain was stamped with a big, fat question mark. Everyone was talking about how the romance is steamy and blah, blah, blah so I was eagerly looking forward to that but I didn't even like Mara or Noah. I just didn't care about them. Some passages were funny but that's about it. It's mainly about the romance. What little info I could piece together to form a slightly coherent plot didn't make sense and not a lot happened.
The Evolution of Mara Dyer aka THE CLIMAX
When I finished Unbecoming I wasn't planning on reading the next book. But then out of the blue, I DID. A week after Evolution came out, I read it for no reason at all. It was so random. And I was so, so thankful to whatever force that made me do it. Or else this would have been off my radar for good. The Evolution of Mary Dyer is AMAZING. The suspense was killing me. This is where I started to get obsessed with Noah. Basically, shit is starting to go down, the romance is good, the book is hilarious and the family dynamics is touching. I was so addicted to the book that I couldn't stop reading it. I was flipping pages so furiously that the ending came oh-so sudden it's unacceptable. Obviously, Retribution (book 3) immediately became my most awaited book.
The Retribution of Mara Dyer aka THE ANSWERS
I was left precariously hanging by Evolution's ending that I almost couldn't take the one year wait just to know what happens next. AND THEN, months before it was about to come out, it was announced that the publication date was moved and they kept pushing it back until ONE YEAR became TWO YEARS.
So I'm like: This wait better be worth it. But all it gave me was DISAPPOINTMENT. I am so disheartened by how it all turned out. Okay, it wasn't ALL bad but... *sigh* It was like the first book only instead of questions this one has all the answers. There were things I liked and enjoyed but my overall feeling was: "I waited two years for this?"