I want to detest this book for its Twilight love scenario. He's all that and even though she's broken and whatnot, she's all he wants - the "they're made for each other" kind-of-love. Through a rich-ass father he's got enough money to buy the moon and with the money comes the power to do everything and the reckless attitude to not give a fuck. He's manipulative, bossy and just so
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is pretty straight forward to begin with with a paranormal plot seeping in over time. I can't tell much of the plot as it unfolds without spoiling things, but I can probably say that many will absolutely hate it. Others will love it, I did, to an extent. It's also a book that leaves you hanging, being part of what is so far a trilogy. Book 2, The Evolution of Mara Dyer, came out in 2012 and book 3, The Retribution of Mara Dyer, is being published in early November 2014. I definitely want to read onwards. There is some confusion towards the end as it's a bit hard to keep track of exactly what happens, and why, and how the characters feel about it, but I have a general idea.
5 stars is my immediate reaction to finishing this book. I think it's well written, and extremely engaging and easily read. The love story is an obvious cliché as I mention above, but even acknowledging that and even finding other parts of the story lacking and a bit quickly glossed over, I just still loved reading that. And that means something. A book doesn't have to a masterpiece to be a really good experience.