June 29, 2018

The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin | Review

The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin | ReviewThe Retribution of Mara Dyer on November 4, 2014
Pages: 470
Format: Hardcover

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.

Though I didn’t like The Retribution of Mara Dyer as much as the others in this trilogy, I still fairly liked quite a few aspects of it.

what i liked

  • The changes between before and after. I know that a lot of people didn’t like that there were time switches throughout the book, but I found that they really added to the story.
  • Hodkin’s writing style. Her writing is always so great, and it’s stayed that way ever since The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. 
  • NOAH. I literally love him, and I’m so excited that he has his own book series now. He’s literally the best book boyfriend a girl could ask for, and I love his relationship with Mara. 
  • Jamie. I always loved his character, and this book was no exception. He provides so much humor, even in the darkest of times. 

what i didn’t like

  • This book was so much slower than the other books in the series. I feel like the most stuff happened at the end, while the rest was all pretty slow. I felt like the beginning and middle of the story dragged on forever. I’m not sure if other people felt this way, but compared to the other novels, this one definitely didn’t have as much action. 
  • The ending. I don’t want to get to spoilery, but there was a part at the end that didn’t make much sense to me, regarding death… like why was it even necessary? Oh yeah, it wasn’t. 

 Despite The Retribution of Mara Dyer being my least favorite of the series, I still recommend checking it out! I think it provided a nice conclusion the series. 

  1. I've heard nothing but great things about this whole series and I've still never read it! Ugh, I need to change that soon.

    Great review!

  2. Abby Miller says:

    I still need to get around to reading this trilogy. I feel like pretty much everyone has read it now except for me. Everyone talks nothing but good things about this series and I just need to get around to it. Thanks for sharing your review, its motivated me to pick the series up as soon as I have time.

  3. Tracy says:

    Yessss I loved this book so much! The entire series was fantastic! Honestly, I do not recommend that you read The Becoming of Noah Shaw if you want to continue loving this series… XD Great review!

  4. I don't remember if I've read this one or not honestly. Maybe I did? Maybe I didn't? Who knows?!

    Sorry to hear this one wasn't your favorite, Krystianna. I hope you get to read Noah's story soon and enjoy it! 🤗

  5. I read this book around a month ago and I totally agree with you on the ending. Of course I loved Noah, but I was so disappointed that he only appeared in like a third of the book? Despite that, I still loved this series. Hodkin's writing is so addictive! Lovely review 🙂

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