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Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Happy Sunday! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy!! ❤
This afternoon I’m back with a review of one of my favourite books ever, The Unbecoming of Mar Dyer. I reread this for the third time last week (as if I don’t have a about fifty other books that I should be reading right now) and I had the absolute time of my life. This story never fails to blow me away.
I hope you enjoy! 😀


The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Genre: Young Adult – Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery/Thriller
Series: Mara Dyer #1
Pages: 456
Publication Date: September 2011
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Read May 2015, April 2017, April 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
Mara Dyer believes life can’t get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.
She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed.
There is.
She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.
She’s wrong.


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Have you read this trilogy?
What did you think of it? Who was your favourite character?
I would love to discuss it in the comments down below! ❤

As always, thank you so much for reading. Until next time!! 🙂

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Posted in Book Tags

Easter Time Book Tag

Good morning and happy Easter to those who celebrate! I hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend filed with love despite these unfortunate circumstances. ❤
To thought it would be really fun to do a festive little book tag and I settled on this one. I hope you enjoy!! 😉


Rules:

  • Answer the prompts.
  • Tag some friends.
  • Link back to this post, and be sure to mention the creator (Theresa @ The Calico Books)
  • Have fun!

Ah, there are so, so many books I could talk about for this one!
I’m going to say Kill The Boy Band, which I see people in the book community talk about occasionally, but not nearly enough. It is a fun, hilarious, and thoroughly entertaining read that it relatable (on some levels) for any fangirl. I also recently reread this book via audio book and it was absolutely fantastic. The narrator did such a great performance, she honestly deserved an Oscar, so if you’re interested in picking this one up (which you definitely should), the physical and audio book are both wonderful options!

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You can see my review of Kill the Boy Band here.

Not After Everything by Michelle Levy is one of my all-time favourite books. This is the first, and so far, the only book that she has had published. I really, really hope that it isn’t her last. This novel was an incredible and super underrated debut, and I would love to see what else Michelle Levy could come up with!!

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For this, I have to go with the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout! This series is one of my all-time favourites and I never wanted it to end – I could read 800 books about Katy and Daemon. Unfortunately, I only got five. 😦
Thankfully, JLA did create a spin-ff series about Luc, which I was so excited about that I literally cried when I heard the news. However, I didn’t end up loving the first book as much as I anticipated and I still haven’t continued on with the series, but I plan on giving the first book another go and reading the sequel very soon!

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You can see my reviews of the Lux series here:
Obsidian (Lux #1)
Onyx (Lux #2) 
Opal (Lux #3) 
Origin (Lux #4)
Opposition (Lux #5) 

Well, considering the fact that I genuinely cannot remember the last time that I purchased a book at full price, I’ve bought the vast majority of my books for super cheap – most of them were less than $5! However, a cheap book that I felt like I got the best deal on was my copy of We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. I found a gorgeous signed, deluxe/collector’s edition of the book at Indigo for only $3.33!! I’ve still yet to read the book, but I’m amazed by the incredible price, especially because it was signed by the author!

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I thought that the anthology Meet Cute: Some People are Destined to Meet was super sweet! While I can’t necessarily say that I loved every story in here, many of them were absolutely adorable and sweeter than sugar!

33503607You can see my review of Meet Cute here.

There are so many books that I could pick for this one, but I’m going to go with The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I read this book at a time in my life when I really, really need it. I related to Charlie on such a strong level is honestly scared me at times. I have reread the book several times, but it leaves an imprint every single time.

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For this prompt I have to go with one of my favourite series ever, The Mara Dyer series! This series is filled with so many thrilling twists and shocking turns that it made my head spin, but in the very best way possible!
I recommend these books all the time! If you’re a fan of YA mystery/thriller, paranormal romances, please do yourself a favor and read this series ASAP!!

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You can see my review of the third book in the series, The Retribution of Mara Dyer, here.


 

I’m not going to tag anybody specific, but if you do decide to join in on the fun, let me know so I can check out your answers!

Stay safe and healthy, and have a great day! 🙂
HAPPY EASTER!! ❤

 

Posted in Quote Corner

Quote Corner #1: The Retribution of Mara Dyer

Hello!! I hope you’re all doing well! Today is the first post in a new little series I’m starting called Quote Corner, in which I will pick a book and share a quote (or maybe a few quotes) that I like from it. I love nothing more than when I stumble across a lovely quote when I’m reading and I scramble to snap photo of it so I can add it to my journal full of quotes. I have collected so many over the years and will continue to do so that I decided it was time to start sharing them! It will also be a nice opportunity for me to babble about my favourite books a little extra.

Today, in celebration of the season of love (I know I’m, a little late from Valenitine’s Day, but shhhh), I will be sharing a couple beautifully romantic quotes from The Retribution of Mara Dyer.


“Je t’aime. Aujourd’hui. Ce soir. Demain. Pour toujours. Si je vivais mille ans, je t’appartiendrais pour tous. Si je vivais mille vies, je te ferais mienne dans chacune d’elles.
I love you. Today. Tonight. Tomorrow. Forever. If I were to live a thousand years, I would belong to you for all of them. If I were to live a thousand lives, I would want to make you mine in each one.”

“You should’ve seen the way he was looking at you while you were out.”
I smiled a little. “How?”
“Like you’re the ocean and he’s desperate to drown.”


Ugh, reading all of these quotes makes me desperately want to re-read the series! I finished it four years ago, and I am still absolutely mind-blown. I don’t think I will ever recover from how creative and intricately-crafted this story was.
If you haven’t read this series yet, I would highly recommend it! It’s thrilling and suspenseful with a swoon-worthy romance, fantastic characters, beautiful writing, and a phenomenal plot.

You can see my review of The Retribution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #3) here.

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Posted in Reviews

Review: The Retribution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #3)

The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Series: Mara Dyer #3
Genre: Young Adult – Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 470
Publication Date: November 2014
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Read April 2016

Goodreads Synopsis:
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.


Click here to read my thoughts/review on Goodreads!

Is this series on your TBR? If not, what are you waiting for? Go add it RIGHT NOW, or I will hunt you down!
Have you already read it? Which book was your favorite? Who is your favourite character?
I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments down below!

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That’s all I have for you today! Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you all again soon.