First thought after a few devoured pages... This is about Zombies?! Mad Scientist *shrugs & adjusts her skirts* Perhaps some day I should read the...moreFirst thought after a few devoured pages... This is about Zombies?! Mad Scientist *shrugs & adjusts her skirts* Perhaps some day I should read the synopsis of some of the books I pick up. What do you think? Nah! It is way more fun to be this surprised!!!
Straight away, the first thing you need to know is that Zombies are indeed in this book!
Second, I have never read any of Courtney Summers other books but I will surly be picking them up with nothing with good thoughts and eager anticipation.
In which ever way you want to tag this book: Post Apocalyptic, Dystopia, Zombie Horror or in any other fashion you should believe that you will be entertained greatly. Perhaps just not in the killing spree way. Gritty writing that made me smile about someone jumping off the bandwagon. Graphic gory details. I love me some Gore! I hope you do too but if you don't there was not too much. Also, I should mention that the book is from Sloane's perspective. She pain out just wants to die & since we see the other characters through her eyes... may or may not allow you connect with them.
The story was practical when it comes to the details of the survival plot. Bravery was touched upon and counteracted with irrational & at time cruel decisions.
If you ask, "Mad Scientist was there a swoon worthy fellow in this book?" I would have so sadly shake my head. No swooning but the few spots of light romance were desperate. Wouldn't you want to try to feel something in a time of something as dire at the world coming to an end? (less)
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer was just a utterly beautiful read. I do believe it rivals my blood red silver tipped parasol and that is something!
I admit that it is going to be rather hard to review this twisted tale without revealing too much of the goodness. I LOVED the book so I have to gush about it. Just a tad.
The best thing about this book... It is full of Crazy!!
Mara is a dark haired beauty who has hallucinations, hears voices of her dead friends, and unexpected things are happening to her. *Sips tea* Mara? What can the Mad Scientist say? She is just a little on the psychotic side. Why? Her best friend, boyfriend and a friend all went to the great beyond when the abandoned asylum collapsed on them while they were searching for paranormal activity.
How did the building just collapse? What if she is the only one who knows what happened? What if she cannot remember what really happened?
Would you want to remember?
Mara's family moves to Florida to get away from what happened. Attempting at at normal life did not work out so well for her. She becomes the new target for the snotty prep queen of the school, Anna. *Grr...* Leave Mara alone! Psychotic episodes start to happen. She does not know what is real or not. Neither did I! I LOVED it!
Time to swoon! *Fans self* Yes, even deeply troubled girls deserve some European tousled hair hunk to look at. Noah Shaw is just the lad for this! He is an arrogant ASS who happens to just be about the most sexy thing described lately. He is a rumpled sight who just rolls out of bed. Gorgeous tousled messy hair. His contemptuous presumptuous ASS did not turn me away.
Lucky for the reader there is NO love at first sight! The romance builds up very slowly. The sexual tension even had me on edge! I loved how Mara brushed him off like he was NOT a swoonworthy mess! I must say... it is strong of her to be cautious instead of flouncing to his side like a ninny.
Michelle Hodkin's story had the Mad Scientist at every page. What an amazing debut and I am trying not to be torn because I want book two now! The story had me sending mental hugs to Mara and dreaming of dear Noah. Plus all of the other characters were so well developed that I truly enjoyed them all. Even her overprotective brother. The story was sprinkled with Mara's snark which broke up the seriousness of this suspense novel.
Overall, it is safe to say that The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is easily going to be my favorite read of the year. Best Suspense Novel of 2011!!
5 Blasts This book is out now. Go buy it because the Mad Scientist could sum them book up with three letters. WOW!(less)