|Cover Source: GoodReads.com|
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Series: Mara Dyer #1
Version Reviewed: Finished, Harback
*I won this book in a giveaway.*
Mara Dyer believes life can't get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed.
She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.
This was one of those book that caught my attention as soon as I saw it being reviewed on another blog. It was the cover that initially caught my interest at first. It's a very beautiful, haunting cover that draws you in and makes you wonder what the couple's story is. Also, I should mention that the new paper that Simon & Schuster uses for the jacket feels so awesome. If you've felt the cover of Wildefire by Karsten Knight, then you know what I'm talking about. Same kind of paper. Feels like heaven on your fingertips.
The book itself was absolutely amazing. I couldn't get enough of it and I finished it quicker than I normally do when I read a book. It was haunting and drew you in like crazy. There were twists and turns and you never really knew what was going on. But in a good way that makes you want to read more and figure out what the heck is happening to Mara, and then later, what the deal is with Noah.
Mara Dyer's story is creepy and, if these things were to happen to me, I would probably go insane. I highly recommend this book to anyone that is a fan of dark YA.
I'm forcing my husband to read it after he finishes his current book, and you should too.
Rating: 5 Stars.
CODE WORD: MEMORY