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Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Posted by Monika MacFarlane on 16 November 2011. Filed under: , , , , , , ,
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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Summary:
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.


My Thoughts:
I'm loving this book so far, but utterly perplexed as to what's going on...and that's a good thing :)

Update: Well, now that I've finished I know a bit more about what was happening. Loved the story and all of the characters. Ended with a bit of a cliffhanger so I'm assuming there will be a sequel?? Hoping anyway because I'm still confused about a few things :)

A suspenseful, psychological mystery with a supernatural twist, I'd recommend this book to anyone who loves witty dialogue from realistically drawn characters you will fall in love with.

Update 2: Ok, I just saw that there will be a second book. Guess I should have looked first :)

Format: Kindle Edition

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Review: Reckoning (Strange Angels #5)

Posted by Monika MacFarlane on 07 November 2011. Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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Reckoning by Lili St. Crow
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Summary:
Nobody expected Dru Anderson to survive this long. Not Graves. Not Christophe. Not even Dru. She's battled killer zombies, jealous djamphirs, and bloodthirsty suckers straight out of her worst nightmares. But now that Dru has bloomed into a full-fledged svetocha - rare, beautiful, and toxic to all vampires - the worst is yet to come.

Because getting out alive is going to cost more than she's ever imagined. And in the end, is survival really worth the sacrifice?

DRU ANDERSON'S NOT AFRAID OF THE DARK.
BUT SHE SHOULD BE.



My Thoughts:
I just don't like it when a series I love ends, not at all. And although I'm not ecstatic about the way this series ended, I get it. And it will not detract any stars from my rating. I do wish, however, that there were more books in the series to delve into this new element in the story.

It was mentioned in the other books but really became a part of the story in this last book. Also, this new revelation about Dru's heritage needs to be explored further. AND, of course, I NEED to find out what happens with Dru & Graves!

That's why I think there will be a new series, not exactly a spinoff, but something else with these characters. Maybe a continuation from Graves' perspective?? Do I sound desperately hopeful?? I am :)

Anyway, loved the book and really sad it's the end of the series.

Format: Paperback

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