Mara Madness Blog Tour: A Scavenger Hunt & 10 Reasons Why I Love Mara Dyer

Mara Madness Blog Tour When I was first presented with the idea of this post I though Oh No! I read the book months ago! I was afraid that I had forgotten some of those little details that made me fall head over heels for it. I shouldn’t have worried. As soon as I put my mind to it I came up with approximately 152 reasons why I love The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. Then my only problem was narrowing it down to 10. I also struggled with not having my list look like this:

I Love Noah Shaw

I’m going to try to be a little more articulate than that. So here are my top 10 reasons for loving The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer:

  1. It’s eerie, dark and creepy without being cheesy or overdone.
  2. There is nothing, nothing out there like it. Especially in YA.
  3. It’s a book for readers. (you’re thinking duh, right?) What I mean is there’s all the witty jokes and things about Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings etc. So that made it appealing on a completely different level. Michelle gets her readers.
  4. Mara is completely believable even though she is in this…unfathomable situation.
  5. Michelle holds nothing back. People get what they deserve in it.
  6. It’s funny! There’s lots of wit and banter to break up the creepiness.
  7. While reading you will suddenly realize you have this goofy, swoony grin on your face. You won’t be able to get rid of it as long as a certain rumpled British boy is in the scene. It will soon be replaced by goosebumps when something awesomely creepy happens again.
  8. Mara has a very present and involved family! Thank goodness!
  9. It’s sexy.
  10. NOAH SHAW! (my new favorite YA boy….sigh…)

I have one more…I couldn’t help myself:

11. It has everything, everything I love in a book. Even if I didn’t realize these are the things I need. Spooky, dark, mysterious, British bad boys. It’s intelligent and emotional….really for was flawless.

Click here to read my review of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, which lists all the reasons why I love it.

Scavenger Hunt details:

I’m am so, so excited to be kicking off the Mara Madness Blog Tour. Cindy from Books Complete Me and Michelle have some awesome things planned. The first being a really cool scavenger hunt! Here’s how that works:
Each blog on the tour (21 stops) will have a clue. The clues will be letters that spell out an important line from the book. Even if you haven’t read the book you should be able to piece it together! The last day to solve the clue and enter for cool prizes is the 30th.
What are these cool prizes you may ask? Two people will win a signed, finished copy of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer!!

You can find the full tour schedule here. That way you can get all the clues! Once you have the line from the book figured out you can go here to enter the giveaway! And here is my clue:



  1. Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) says:

    I 100% agree with you about everything on your list! I love Mara, I love Noah, I love the Dyer family, I love the witty banter, and the bookish jokes. I love it all…rumpled British boy helps make it all 1000x better though, not gonna lie.

  2. Lori I have gotten a ARC finally of the book and I am so excited to read it. I think it was your love of the book that made me wish and hope for it. Looking forward to the hunt.

  3. This is really cool. I kept praying and wishing I'd get an ARC, but alas, I didn't. So now I am just counting down the next 21 days until I can get my hands on a copy!

  4. This one sounds so good — I can't wait to read it! And I love your top 10 list. Makes me want it even more. :)
    Mary @BookSwarm

  5. Yes, yes, A MILLION TIMES YES! …Can you tell I love this book too? haha

    As accurate as that first list is, I definitely agree with the second! 😉 I can't wait to buy a shiny, pretty finished copy in a few weeks!

  6. I agree with everything you said 1000%! Noah… yum…

  7. Linda: Book Ninja says:

    Oh my freaking Gosh! I've been dying to read this book for forever! I can't wait for the release.
    And yeah, Noah is a big reason why. Swoon!

  8. Kapri (Book Fanatics) says:

    Oh, I can't wait to read this one! It sounds so amazing! Just a few more weeks….

  9. I really want to learn more about Noah Shaw. Can't wait for this book to be released.

  10. IdentitySeeker says:

    Okay, so now I really have to meet this Noah Shaw. Looking forward to grabbing my copy soon.

  11. mrs_laura_koehler says:

    These are some great reasons. They just make me want to read this book even more!!!!!!!

  12. Sheila (Bookjourney) says:

    I am so interested in this…. loved your ten… err…. 11 reasons why!

  13. Mimi Valentine says:

    LOL I love your first list! From all the reviews I've read so far, I can bet that theirs would be extremely similar! A slight accent and a little bit of a bad boy? Sounds like my kind of guy! :)

    Awesome lists of ten/eleven, Lori!

  14. krystal-larson says:

    You've got me convinced! I love your list too :) I can tell that this book will have a great romance!

  15. After reading your list I am even more excited to get my hands on this book! Especially number 3 and 6! I am also dying to read more about Noah Shaw :)!!

  16. I love tours! This post instantly made me laugh. Great list!

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  17. Lieder Madchen says:

    This book sounds absolutely wonderful, I can't wait to read it!

  18. I'm loving your 10 reasons. I must read.


  19. Ammy Belle says:

    hahaha- that was great! Thanks for th post! :)

    Ammy Belle
    apereiraorama @ gmail . com

  20. Ahhh, can't wait to read this!! & the scavenger hunt looks fun. :)

  21. Nicole K/GothamGal says:

    I love this list. You made my day!

  22. Sierra Cullen.♥ says:

    Great list! Noah sounds AMAZING! 😀

  23. Books And Beyond says:

    Sorry, I posted wrong thing.
    I cant WAIT for this book to be released in a few days. I have been looking forward to this forever.
    I am gonna have fun with the scavenger hunt too :)
    TY for the gr8 giveaway & review.
    New follower :)

  24. I seriously can not wait for this! ITS ALMOST HERE! 😀 <3

  25. From reviews I've read, I completely back your first list! But I love #3, book references are the best. Definitely following the tour!

  26. Mare/TommyGirl says:

    So you had my interest at Noah Shaw. I'm a character-driven reader, so when others love characters a lot (as it seems you do), I think I will love it. Besides, I'm always up for new takes on YA books!

  27. Penelope Lolohea says:

    Hahaha, I love that graphic at the beginning.

    Thanks for the list! I'm getting more and more excited to read this book! Can the 27th come sooner?!!


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