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The Retribution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #3)

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Mara Dyer wants to believe there's more to the lies she’s been told.
There is.

She doesn’t stop to think about where her quest for the truth might lead.
She should.

She never had to imagine how far she would go for vengeance.
She will now.

Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this shocking conclusion to Mara Dyer’s story.

Retribution
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Hardcover, 470 pages
Published November 4th 2014 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Chellee
After the cliffhanger, I sat like this for about twenty minutes, more or less.

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FRIGGIN HODKIN WHY?!?! And Noah? Noah, NOAH, NOAH, NOAH!!!!!! UGHUGH.
COME ON, now I have to wait a whole year. Brb, sobbing still.

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Kat O'Keeffe
JUNE 2014!? Nooo, the waiting... *dies*

NOVEMBER 2014 ALKJSDFL:KJSDF

It's almost here...
Amina
UPDATE!
Loving the cover! AND WE HAVE A DATE! just the blurb to go then, not long till THE BOOK IS FINALLY MINE! MUHAWHAWHAWHAWHAWHAW..*cough cough*
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LOVE THE TITLE; well we know what that will look like...


Is it too early to be thinking about Movie casts?? Heck.
My choice for Noah;
Douglas Booth


OR Max Irons


I agree Max irons is waay sexier but then Douglas Booth is a Brit...

So to put my mind off of that GODAWFUL cliffhanger, I've decided to share these quotes and fanmade jewels :)










--The unbecomi
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Deelirious

It's over..

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And I don't know what to do with my life right now. I need help.
Do not have any coherent thoughts at the moment. Be back. Bye.

No, srsly. This book was FANTASTIC! Like vavabooommmm baby!!!

And Michelle ..

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*****




THAT IS ONE GORGEOUS COVER PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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SAY WHUT ?????????

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noun \ˌre-trə-ˈbyü-shən\
Definition of RETRIBUTION 1: recompense, reward 2: the dispensing or receiving of reward or punishment especially in the hereafter 3: something given or exacted in recompense
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Joie
Jan 16, 2013 Joie marked it as to-read
adljfhlasdfhalkdflasjdh THAT COVER <333


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Danielle.
Aug 06, 2013 Danielle. marked it as need-to-read-next
Shelves: on-hold, 2014-release


What the hell is this.

WHAT

THE

H E L L

IS

THIS

Hodkin whatever you think you're doing, don't you effing dare.
Dont. You. DARE.

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Josephine
After reading:
It was good, that's all I can say :)


Release date:
Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd now two years of waiting are done!!! It's OUT! And I have it :D

Pre release date:
Hold on... June 2014???????? Nooooooooooo

*About 3 or so months before the June release date*

And now it's November 2014 .... :(



Raeleen Lemay
UGH WHYYYYY

I have no idea how to rate or review this book, because I really enjoyed some parts, but overall it was just BAD. LIKE REALLY BAD.

things I liked:

-Jamie
-Jamie referencing The Hunger Games and Harry Potter a few times
-the last line was good, it made the story feel like a full circle (sort of)

things I disliked:

-Mara did insane things and nobody really seemed to care
-Mara didn't act like the same character AT ALL.
-THE ENTIRE PLOT MADE ME FEEL LIKE I WAS BEING PUNK'D. LIKE WHAT THE ACTUAL?
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Matilda
Jan 16, 2013 Matilda marked it as to-read
OH MY GOD. THAT COVER, THE PLOT. MY LIFE. I NEED HELP PLEASE. MEDICATION OF SOME SORT THAT WILL KNOCK ME OUT AND WAKE ME UP THE DAY THIS BOOK ARRIVES AT MY HOUSE.



The fact that they would even ...

My sanity is truly in the hands of Michelle Hodkins! I'm about this > [| close to snapping. THERE'S BEEN A MISTAKE. That's the only reasonable explanation. The release date should say 1/16/13 9:50:11.5 , which is about ... NOW!



I CAN'T EVEN. ALL THESE FEELS!



Check out my rant? http://characterized
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Yonaily
RESEÑA CON SPOILERS Y MUCHO SARCASMO



Qué decepción. La trilogía de Michelle Hodkin solía ser una de mis preferidas, pero desde que releí los dos primeros libros, empecé a notar actitudes desagradables en los personajes principales, y mi amor por la trilogía disminuyó bastante. Quizá se deba a que estoy creciendo, y ya los libros young adult no significan tanto para mí. El punto es que estaba ansiosa por leer la conclusión de esta trilogía, por la cual Michelle nos hizo esperar tanto. Si mal no
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Angela (:
Mar 16, 2014 Angela (: marked it as to-read
Hurry up and get published!


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Edit: Okay, wait. Hold up. Why is the expected publication now June 2014? WHY??

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Edit#2: NOVEMBER NOW, SERIOUSLY? THE FURTHER BACK THIS GETS PUSHED, THE MORE INTEREST I LOSE. JUST SAYING.

But there was that HORRIBLE cliffhanger. So of course I still need to read this.
Evie
Hands down, best book/series finale I have ever read. Fucked up. Insane. Gutting. Tragic and beautiful. So good! SO GOOD people!!!
Andrea
THE WAIT IS ALMOST OVER
OH MY GOD
FINALLY AFTER 2 YEARS SUFFERING WAITING
ONLY A WEEK MORE
AAHHHH
It's an understanding that I'm excited haha

Teaser:
“The first thing I noticed when I woke up was that I was covered in blood.

The second thing I noticed was that this didn’t bother me the way it should have.

I didn’t feel the urge to scream or speak, to beg for help, or even to wonder where I was. Those instincts were dead, and I was calm as my wet fingers slid up the tiled wall, groping for a light sw
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Corrin B
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Ferdy
Spoilers

This had the potential to be an amazing read, the heroine was on the verge of going full on crazy/vengeful and the mystery/WTFery was getting really good. Sadly, it ended the way most YA PNR usually does with nonsensical non-answers and a speshul snowflake heroine who thinks she's a badarse but is actually just a boy-obsessed-twit who gets her sappy-speshul-snowflake ending. Ugh.

-The plot didn't consist of much, most of it was repetitive. The first 75% or so was just Mara/Jamie/Stella go
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Brandi
"The villain is the hero of her own story.'

The conclusion to Mara's story was full of twist and turns, shocking reveals and thankfully everything is wrapped up surprisingly well. In The Evolution of Mara Dyer the author introduced side story, that honestly had me in a constant state of confusion, but in this fast paced, eerie finale, everything is cleared up.

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I don't think it is really possible to review this without spoilers, so I am not really going to try. I will say it was a bit creepy, an
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Christine The Dark Romance Junkie *Principessa*
UPDATE: It's really happening, they're releasing excerpts and shit!

NOVEMBER 4TH IS TOMORROW!!!

You can read an excerpt from The Retribution of Mara Dyer here

When I read the first line of it, I was like this:


GOOSEBUMPS!!!

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I'm very, very sad!!! I love this series and the release date keeps getting pushed further and further away! Dear author, please just release the darn book! I'm begging you!

SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!!





So I've bee stalking Michelle Hodkin on every
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Cynn
Apr 09, 2014 Cynn marked it as to-read


WAIT UNTIL...



WAIT A MINUTE



¿NOVEMBER 2014?

Fenia
OH MY GOD. THIS. MINDBLOWING. I just. This book is creepier and more thrilling than the other books. Its a masterpiece. Usually book 3 in a trilogy is the worst book,but this one is the best.

Where should i begin? From the constant fangirl mentions? Like the Hunger Games reference or the Harry Potter one or or the Lord of the Rings?? Michelle gets us.

Lets talk about the freakiness and creepiness. Like. I almost screamed in public. And the faces i was making.... I was ridiculed :P Anywayyy since
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Jamie-leigh Haughn
I'm not sure why so many people were so disappointed with this conclusion. I actually thought it was quite good! While it was a bit slower than the first two books, I still found it to have that creepy vibe and the story all came together for me in the end. My main issue with this book was that there were too many of the "before" parts and I wasn't a fan of that story line. Overall this is a great series! I listened to it via Audible and I thought it made great audiobooks!
Whitney Atkinson
UPDATE 11/8/14
Lowered my rating to 3 stars


REVIEW 11/5/14
so many loose ends :/


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I am about to go mental
WHEN DOES THIS BOOK COME OUT????

goodreads says june 4th but michelle's website says october??
somebody help i'm drowning

EDIT 2/11/14:
The release date moved to November.

And my thoughts are this:

The first time that Michelle moved the release date from October to June, she used it on the behalf that she didn't like it and wanted to redo/perfect it. I was really upset, but then I r
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Fafiliebe ♥ Prince Maxon ♥ Raffe ♥
Update:

SO NOW IT FREAKING SAYS 4TH NOVEMBER
WHAT ARE U DOING? PLAYING BASEBALL WITH ME.. WHAT WHAT WHATTTTTTT....
I AM NOT HAPPYYYY.. I AM THE OPPOSITE OF HAPPY..



2014 ... FREAKING 2014....... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.... I CLEARLY REMEMBER THAT IT WAS DUE IN OCTOBER 2013... NOT JUNE 2014....

DO U WANT TO KILL ME .. HA...??? CZ THAT IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE.....

AWWDTHVJIJLOTHRFSDADASDASXAVXXVGHHGHH..... AAAGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO..




April
I don't know what to say! It wasn't my favourite in the series and I'm still a bit confused about some things but I love the characters SO MUCH let's be real
Kate ❣
The Retribution of Mara Dyer

This book was awesome, as all the books have been in this amazing series!
I'm so excited to have finished this series now! I didn't like this book as much as the other two, but this was still a great read!

I absolutely flew through these books, which is strange considering how long the second one was, and this was nearly 500 pages. haha

This book was incredibly funny, and i don't think I've ever 'liked' as many quotes on Goodreads about a book after I've read it, as i
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Jillian (bookishandnerdy)
I JUST I CANNOT. WHAT. HELP ME.

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GOODBYE WORLD NICE KNOWING YOU. THIS BOOK KILLED ME THEN I CAME BACK TO LIFE AND THEN KILLED ME AGAIN. I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S OVER.
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Maureen
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◕ ◡ ◕  Arooj
Aaannnd...it's over! Finally. Wow.

I'm very satisfied with the ending. It was great. This book kind of blew my mind - the whole series did. It was a messy and twisted story.

My only complaint is that some things were VERY confusing and I still have a couple questions that were not answered. Or maybe they were but I didn't get it. There was a lot of science-y stuff going on, and man, do I ever suck at that subject, so it was hard for me to wrap my head around everything. The first two books were ab
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Debra

3 stars!

Unfortunately, this was my least favorite book of the series... The storyline simply couldn't keep me hooked as much as with the previous two books.



Maybe my expectations were just a bit too high. I really did like this series as a whole though, and would definitely recommend it if you're looking for a unique, thought-provoking NA story with many twists and turns!
Giselle at Book Nerd Canada
Holy crap.. The beginning and the end are intense. Middle is a little less exciting, but it sets up the story nicely because you know Michelle is going to pull something out of her bag of magic tricks and twist everything around. Can I say how more violent and gruesome this one is? *shudders* There's a particular scene with an eyeball and I just couldn't fathom what happened. There wasn't even any details of that scene, just that the character lost the eye. I don't even want to know how.

The chap
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Rachel ♥Reads Ravenously♥
DNF at 36% aka 175 pages in

I think this book is a perfect example of why I'm trying not to start any unfinished series, because by the time the final book rolls around, I'm no longer invested in the characters, nor do I care what happens to them.

Plus this book took a very weird turn. Like, weirder than the other books. And if I made it almost 200 pages in (view spoiler) This book is dragging, big time.
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At the age of sixteen, Michelle Hodkin lost the rights to her soul in a poker game with pirates just south of Natchez. Shortly thereafter, she joined an acting troupe and traveled the world performing feats of wonder and mischief. She has been seen on stages nationwide and earned rave reviews for her one woman performance of Titus Andronicus before writing the New York Times bestselling Mara Dyer ...more
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