The Retribution of Mara Dyer *Stephanie’s Review*



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.

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

  1. I haven’t even started this series yet, but I live in constant fear of spoilers, so thanks for the heads up. I of course didn’t read your review, but I did peek at your rating which I wasn’t really surprised by. Seems like this book was a disappointment for the majority of readers.


    1. 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. 🙂


  2. Oh my, this series has been one big question mark so I’m really nervous about starting this book – I have held off but I want to get to it soon.

    Thank you for the spoiler warning!

    A great review, I’m sorry this was disappointing.


    1. 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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