The Retribution of Mara Dyer *Stephanie’s Review*

Posted February 23rd, 2015 by in *Review / 4 comments

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The Retribution of Mara Dyer *Stephanie’s Review*The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Series: Mara Dyer #3
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 470
Format: Hardcover
Source: Personal Collection
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Mara Dyer wants to believe there's more to the lies she’s been told.
There is.

She doesn’t stop to think about where her quest for the truth might lead.
She should.

She never had to imagine how far she would go for vengeance.
She will now.

Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this shocking conclusion to Mara Dyer’s story.

Retribution has arrived. - via GoodReads

2.5 Stars

Consider this review and the comments as potential spoilers!

The first word I wrote after finishing The Retribution of Mara Dyer: UGH!!! Often times my feelings towards a book I didn’t love will soften with time. With this one I just go angrier and angrier. A bit of it had to do with the fact that I was left with more questions than answers. With a series like Mara Dyer you go into the concluding book pumped up and with a lot of questions. The questions are what’s kept you invested. Finally it’s time for some pay off.

Before I really dig into my issues there were some things that I enjoyed. It wasn’t all bad. The pacing was fast and I wasn’t able to put the book down for too long. I loved the amount of page time Jamie got! Jaime never fails to make me laugh, even in the most inappropriate times. Hodkin did answer some of my questions and for that I am grateful.

Now for the things I didn’t like (DO NOT CONTINUE IF YOU WANT TO AVOID SPOILERS!!)

While we got our happily ever after, there was no personal sacrifice. The people who sacrificed were Noah’s mother and the rest of the population. That’s what it cost for Noah and Mara to be happy. Then there were all these questions: Did they join forces? How many like them are there? What other kind of “skills” are there? What actually happens with Noah and Mara?

What it boils down to for me is that I’m glad it’s over but I’m not walking away all lovey dovey from this one.

Stephanie

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4 Responses to “The Retribution of Mara Dyer *Stephanie’s Review*”

    • Stephanie

      I’m glad you didn’t read the review. 🙂 It was a good series I just felt…unfulfilled. The first two books were still excellent. 🙂

    • Stephanie

      I’ve seen a pretty big divide on people who liked it and people who didn’t. I think my problem was that I went in to the book with really high expectations. 🙁

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