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Carole’s Book Alphabet ~ ‘U’ is for…

cbaU‘The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer’

I read a fair bit of YA and this one stands out for me as something a bit different. It’s somewhere between paranormal and normal and keeps you on edge throughout, likewise for the second book. (I don’t know about book #3 yet – I haven’t read it!)

I think my favourite thing about the Mara Dyer books is the fact that you are never sure whether or not to trust the narrator because even she doesn’t know if she’s just going mad or not. Due to this, you have to take everything with a pinch of salt – it’s not that she isn’t honest, she just can’t trust in what she sees or thinks.

I love the edge this gives to the books and how it makes you look at everything slightly differently as you try to figure out what is really going on.

The books both made me cry and laugh out loud and had me on the edge of my seat at times – they are hard to describe as they fall into that category of books where you really love them but if someone asks what they’re about, you aren’t really sure. They’re just good.

I have high hopes for the final instalment, although I know Liberty was a bit disappointed in it when she read it. I am holding out for it to still be good, even if it isn’t as awesome as the others.

My other reason for loving this series is the front cover design. Seriously, even if the last book is a bit rubbish, I will be tempted to keep them all just so they can look pretty on my shelf.


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