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The Reckoning of Noah Shaw

(The Shaw Confessions #2)

3.58  ·  Rating details ·  1,936 ratings  ·  370 reviews
Noah Shaw confesses all in this second novel of a chilling new companion series to Michelle Hodkin’s New York Times bestselling Mara Dyer trilogy!

Noah Shaw doesn’t think he needs his father’s inheritance.
He does.

Noah believes there’s something off about the suicides in his visions.
There is.

Noah is convinced that he still knows the real Mara Dyer.
He does not.

Everyone thoug
Hardcover, Signed Edition, 480 pages
Published November 13th 2018 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Danika Herondale My guess is that it will be three, as so far that's all that's been signed up. If she's following the Mara Dyer series, which she seems to be with the…moreMy guess is that it will be three, as so far that's all that's been signed up. If she's following the Mara Dyer series, which she seems to be with the titles, then three books will make sense. :)(less)

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Whitney Atkinson
tw/ depression, suicidal thoughts and ideation, self-harm

literally nothing happened until the last page, and that cliffhanger bullshit ending can catch some hands

*two days later*
I'm adding to this review because it's absurd that this is even a real book. the writing reads like not a single editor has touched this. there's no clear beginning, middle, and end of this book. the edgy "ooooh, what's happening?" vibe from the original trilogy just turned into a straight-up mindfuck where literally not
Beatrice in Bookland
*I received an arc from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review*

1) The unbecoming of Mara Dyer ★★★☆☆
2) The evolution of Mara Dyer ★★★☆☆
3) The retribution of Mara Dyer ★★☆☆☆
4) The becoming of Noah Shaw ★★☆☆☆

I haven’t read a book this bad in ages ohmygod

Nothing happens in this book. Nothing. Nada. Niente. Rien.
It's basically 500 pages of Noah and Goose getting drunk, taking acids, falling into the stupidest traps and talking about Mara (who isn't even in the book, ugh).

The only good thing that
Joshee Kun (조수아)
Me: gives 1 star to The Becoming of Noah Shaw but adds book 2 to TBR because of the cover.

Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Absolutely no one.
***NEGATIVITY OVERLOAD ALERTS!!! Please consider yourself warned before coming across my most unfavorable rant here. Thank you.***

H U G E - D I S A P P O I N T M E N T

Among all the Michelle Hodkin books I've read and loved, this one is undoubtedly my least favorite.

***Actual Rating: 2/5 Nonono Stars***

The only reaction I have after "reading," hold on, what do you call when you flip through the entire book without really getting anything informative? Does it count as rea
Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)

Thank you Edelweiss and Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

Michelle Hodkin is one of my absolute favorite authors. I was almost sobbing when I received an approval to review this book. Noah is one of my favorite characters ever. Reading from his point of view is a completely different experience than when we were reading from Mara’s perspective. I read this one in two days just like the previous book. Something about Michelle Hodki
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
This series knows how to mess with your emotions. Get your heart racing and always, always leave you wanting more.

After both the killer cliffhanger and heartbreaking ending of book one, I was left anxious to get my hands on book two. I just had to know that that wasn't how it all ended. That that wasn't the end period between so many beloved characters.

Noah and Mara are explosive together, sometimes in the very worst ways possible but no, it couldn't end with them at odds with each other, it jus
Oh man, I don’t have words, but I have a lot of feelings.

I loved this portion of Noah’s story. I loved being in his head, being back in England, being with Goose. Seriously, I could read an entire book with Goose as the MC. Also, I desperately need him and Jamie together ASAP.

Plot wise, it was fantastic and maddening and literally everything I could have wanted for a second book in a trilogy. We get some answers and more questions, and you bet your sweet ass there’s a cliffhanger ending.

I ref
Oct 18, 2019 rated it did not like it
UPDATE: July 10 2020
A friend of mine just asked me what I think of this series and I was about to show her this review until I realized this review doesn't make any sense.

But you get it, right? I HATED this book


Well, what a huge disappointment.

So the reviews are right after all. This book sucks.

You know that little suspense we have in The Becoming of Noah Shaw? Gone.
You read that gripping mystery and mind fucks in the whats-real-whats-not way in
Even though the first book disappointed me a bit, I'm still super-psyched for The Reckoning because dammit I want Noah and Mara and Jamie and all their peeps to make it out of this new series happy!

Except if this ARC is anything to go by, they don't, but what else is new?

This one still isn't as good for me as the original series was, mostly due to a somewhat unfocused second half that kinda drags it down. But the first half, when we get an extended flashback to the time when Noah was, um, in cap
h o l l i s
I feel like the moment I start to get a handle on this series slash spinoff the next book comes in and shoots it all to hell. I wish I knew why I was still reading but alas I need to see this through after all the time and effort I've put into it. And I did like the first of the The Shaw Confessions. Mostly because we were out of Mara's head.

I honestly don't know what to say about this one. In true Hodkin fashion it once again seems like a lot of things happened but half of them feel unfinished.
Bonnie Wells
Aug 05, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arc
Trigger warnings for: suicide, depression, self harm, drug/alcohol abuse

I really wanna know what Michelle was smoking when she wrote this because what the actual fuck.

None of this makes sense. And not in the cool, what's real-what's not fashion of the original Mara Dyer series, it's just literally incomprehensible. I can kind of see what is trying to play out here, especially with some of the reveals at the end and the connection to the events in the first novel (that still needed LOADS more ex
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Noah. And Goose. And takes place in England.

Those are my 3 reasons why I loved The Reckoning of Noah Shaw. And why you will too. It’s a simple as that. Or perhaps I’m just as simple as that. All I want is a somewhat naughty, foreign, foul mouthed, classically misunderstood bad-boy POV in YA, throw in some mystery, paranormal (not vampire paranormal but creepy paranormal) and I’m just freaking happy.
Adah Udechukwu
Nov 23, 2018 rated it liked it
I expected more.
Rana Najjar
Mar 06, 2019 marked it as did-not-finish
I can't do it. I just can't.
I will just DNF this book. I will try to read it before the third book comes out, but I just can't handle how bad it is right now
Gaby (lookingatbooks)
Apr 29, 2018 marked it as to-read
Welp, I think I could hate every book in this new series and it wouldn’t stop me from binging them all. The Mara Dyer trilogy holds such a special place in my heart that I’ll read The Shaw Confessions just to see my favorite characters again.

Also, this cover is pure gold 🔥👏🏻
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
We left Becoming with shit hitting the fan and a huge comeback from a certain character. Reckoning picks up right from there, and if you really thought shit hit the fan in Becoming? EL OH EL, WE'RE ALL IN FOR A WILD RIDE.

Upon starting the book, I had to put it down after reading the first page. I honestly could not handle my emotions. Noah's thoughts are so raw and bare, and I'm telling you guys, they're not always the nicest. They're not always the most romantic, or optimistic. But they're so
Amelia Volkova
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Reading the arc for the Reckoning of an Asscrown was too much for my overheated mind and I almost collapsed after seeing the first page of Noahs' letter. His POV makes Noah more real and more tangible, than when we met him through Maras' eyes. It's not possible for me to find anything wrong with these series, I'm too much of a goner for that, and when I say that I love this twisted and messed up story, it's an understatement. I live and breathe with it, it's my personal kind of drug and I'm addi ...more
Jul 13, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2021
”i would beg for nothingness, pray for blankness, but there’s no one to beg. i know no god but you.”

pure shit
lexi  *✭˚・゚✧*・゚
michelle is really good at writing stories that will creep and confuse the hell out of you (and i love her characters) but this just,,, didn’t do much for me tbh

i feel like this book was really idle and it’s kinda unclear what the whole idea of this series is? mara dyer was mind blowing and it was a story of mara’s story that tied in with people’s around hers, but these noah shaw books are more like... other people’s plots and stories as the central idea and noah is just the person narrating the
Feb 20, 2018 marked it as sequels-to-series-not-started
update: February 20 '18
It has a cover, a release date, and a synopsis.
And I haven't even read the first one.
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Don't let the fact that it took me forever to finish fool you: this was just life getting in the way.
Michelle Hodkin just continues to blow my fucking mind. This was all kinds of amazing and I'm not sure when (or if) I'll stop screaming about it. Can I have the next one now, please and thanks.
Janine Roos
Nothing happens and I'm still extremely confused. And yet it was still entertaining. ...more
Skye ~ Court of Binge Reading
**Thank you to NetGalley and Simon and Schuster for sending me this ARC in exchange for an honest review**

Trigger warnings for suicide, depression, self-harm, and drug/alcohol abuse.

This rating pains me. It truly does. When I read the Mara Dyer Trilogy during my sophomore year of high school, I fell in love. This trilogy was unlike any other that was published at the time. It was dark, twisted, raw, and chock full of supernatural themes--it was right up my alley. If there is one thing I cannot
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018-reads, sci-fi
Whelp that was disappointing.

“The Reckoning of Noah Shaw” sees Noah after his break up with Mara and the reappearance of her grandmother who is hoping to persuade him to return home and unlock the secrets of the past and help save Mara before it’s too late.

This is a pretty long book and nothing at all happens until the last maybe two chapters. It’s not even like a quest where we had to hit certain beats to uncover more secrets about the past and the creation of this group that lead to the stud
Aug 01, 2018 rated it liked it
I received this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

Spoilers and swearing below!

The Reckoning of Noah Shaw continues the trend of its predecessors: telling the story of some really and truly fucked up characters, whom I can't help but love.

I was so excited to get this book, y'all can't even imagine. I was ready to love it and hug it and squeeze it and call it George (anyone get that reference or am I just that old?). What happened instead is that I fell asleep while reading it.
Taylor Sanders
Aug 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
I read this in one sitting because I needed Noah, I needed his love for Mara and I needed him loving her after this shit day.

But I didn’t get that really so I’m kind of disappointed.

Honestly, nothing really happened. This could have been a novella if it wasn’t for the ending. This could have been called Noah and Goose’s Adventure because that’s what it felt like. I did like getting more of Noah’s history, but I didn’t get the history I wanted which was Simon Shaw when he found grandma Mara. Wh
Dec 10, 2018 rated it liked it
wow. i am beyond shocked at how much the quality and general likability of this series has taken a serious nosedive with this book. its honestly not what i would expect from michelle hodkin, not in the least.

literally nothing happens in this until the last chapter (and even then, its a massive hot mess/all over the place). this book is honestly 400 pages of pointless filler. and while i would literally do anything for noah shaw and my love for him is eternal, it just wasnt enough for me to enjo
(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ LOOK AT THAT COVER!!!


Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was ok

1 star for being so very easy and quick to read, thank you for taking no time at all to get through

1 extra star for michelle hodkin's writing style because, damn it, i still love it

+ another generous extra half star because despite it all i ended up kind of enjoying the last 50 pages or so
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Michelle Hodkin is the author of the Mara Dyer Trilogy, which was a New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling series. The trilogy, which includes The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, The Evolution of Mara Dyer, and The Retribution of Mara Dyer, was described as “haunting and dreamlike” by Cassandra Clare and “darkly funny, deliciously creepy, and genuinely thoughtful” by Veronica Roth. ...more

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The Shaw Confessions (3 books)
  • The Becoming of Noah Shaw (The Shaw Confessions, #1)
  • The Last Confessions of Mara Dyer and Noah Shaw (The Shaw Confessions, #3)

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