8 Reasons Why the Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is a Perfect Weekend Read!


I’ve wanted to read the Mara Dyer series since… FOREVER. For so many reasons. I mean, gosh, look at that freakily beautiful cover. And it’s synopsis is so freakin’ intriguing, too! Let me tell you, I’m not a huge fan of horror/mystery books, but I’ve seen so. many. people rave about this series (and especially Noah Shaw 😉 ) that I didn’t need any more reasons to pick it up. And I’m so glad I did. It didn’t disappoint at all!

I was actually planning to write a proper review of this book, but I feel like this is a better way to share my opinions on it. So hear are the 8 reasons why the Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is a perfect weekend read:

  • First of all: the synopsis! It’s so intriguing!

Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can 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 mysteriously unharmed.
There is.


She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.

She’s wrong.

  • It’s so incredibly creepy, which honestly makes it even better! So many questions. So many odd things happening. It surely gave me the chills.


Pillow by Evie Seo


  • The writing is phenomenal! So unique and descriptive. I just couldn’t put the book down.
  • It’s insanely addictive! I mean, seriously! This book will take up your whole day. You’ll end up canceling your weekend plans and just snuggle up in your favorite reading spot and devour this book. It’s that good, okay?


  • Characters: Mara is a such a strong, caring, and quirky protagonist. I loved reading the book from her perspective. The words that came out of her mouth were hilarious. By reading the synopsis we don’t get an idea about Mara’s family—but she does have one! Her parents and siblings are really supportive and loving, and also have a significant number of appearances in the story.
  • Noah Shaw!   Can we just take a moment to talk about how incredibly perfect he is?!? In Cait @ Paper Fury‘s words, shout HUZZAH! If you’ve been in the book community for a while, you’ve probably noticed a lot of people talk about one of the perfect book boyfriends ever – i.e. the one & only Noah! He’s snarky, hot, intelligent, thoughtful, and funny. He’s amazing! (And honestly, he is one of the reasons I’m continuing the series xD)

Mug by Evie Seo! It describes my feels so perfectly (because NOAH!) <33

  • The romance! It was so adorable. I loved how it grew and developed. Mara and Noah are just perfect for each other. ❤
  • The ending! Oh. My. God. That ending was utterly mind blowing. It had me like:

I ordered the Evolution of Mara Dyer the second I finished it. (I’m currently reading it and—even though it’s not as good as this one—it’s so creepy and addictive, and I’m enjoying it so far.)



Have you read this series? What are your thoughts on it?

And if not, would you like to? Is it on your TBR? Let me know in the comments below!


23 thoughts on “8 Reasons Why the Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is a Perfect Weekend Read!

  1. Grace Meredith says:

    Definitely agree, I also loved this book! It was really unique, especially the hallucination scenes. *mentally shivers* THAT PART WHERE THE DOORS AND WALLS SWITCHED SIDES. I was scared. 😀 Great review!


  2. Cait @ Paper Fury says:

    Omg but first of all I LOVE THAT MUG SO MUCH I NEED ONE OR NINE. *hyperventilates with the awesome* Ahem. But also. ohhhhmigosh I LOVE THSI BOOK SO MUCH. As you know. XD *shouts huzzah for like 9 years* Noah is everything. I want a Noah. Why can’t I have a Noah, seriously!?? Ahem. I actually had the worst time reading this…because I LOVED IT SO MUCH but I could only read a few chapters at a time because I read it when I was really really busy. xD It was torture!! Thankfully I only binge read bk 2 in one day, and now I’m waiting anxiously for my copy of bk 3 to arrive. This series is glorious. UTTERLY GLORIOUS.
    Also Noah. ❤

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    • Shikha @ Fiction and Tea says:

      I know right?! ❤ ME TOO. Yes, Cait, yes! I've been thinking about it since the moment I finished it! WE NEED A REAL LIFE NOAH. (Or two 😏) Oh that sucks—I'm the same way right now. I just can't find time to read the Evolution of Mara Dyer. I know how you felt!
      Omg did you like it?!?
      Totally agreed. ❤ *heart eyes*


  3. otakutwins1 says:

    I LOVED MARA DYER 🙂 oh my gosh it was great. And all those cliffhanger endings and the creepy aura of the book had me hooked until the very end. The covers are so beautiful too, I love how dark and contrasted (maybe?) they are! It’s so great 🙂

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    • Shikha @ Fiction and Tea says:

      OMG YES! I still need to read the last book though. I’m actually kinda scared as I haven’t read as many great things about it as the rest of the series, but I hope I end up liking it 🙂 What are your thoughts on it?
      Thanks for stopping by!


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