Book Review: The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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Rating: ★★★★★
Read: November 2016

It’s been a while since I last finished a novel. Being an “adult” feels like life is being sucked out of me these past couple of months. It’s been a struggle to drag my ass out of bed each morning, waking up with no motivation to do anything and the worst part is that I don’t even know why I feel like this. Good thing comic books have been keeping me going. It’s the easiest source of entertainment and the fastest ones to read. But finally, I decided to pick up the last book in the Mara Dyer series and it’s been really…. intense.

So this book… I am lost for words. I can’t explain how creepily fantastic and amazing this book has been. I’ll probably start off with the fact that this book has a ton of twists and turns. There are a lot of moments when I literally gasped in both excitement and frustration. This book has given me a lot of feelings at once and I’m saying that in a good way. Michelle Hodkin wrapped it up surprisingly well.

Honestly, this book made me feel like I was losing my mind, too. There were so many mind-fuck moments that just made me think about how all this will end, and, well, all my predictions and assumptions about the ending didn’t play out and that’s a good thing. I can’t summarize this book for y’all without spoiling you, so I’ll just end this review by saying, if you haven’t read this series, what are you even doing with your life?! Go on, pick it up!

And a quote:

“It has been said that there must be a villain for every hero, a demon for every angel, a monster for every god. Despite what we are, I do not believe this. I have seen the villainous act heroic, and men called heroes act villainous. It is our choices that define us, not our abilities.”

 

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