First thought - WOW. When I first heard about this book everyone was saying, "Who is Mara Dyer?!" Months later, I finally had the opportunity to read a borrowed ARC and I was and still am, a happy camper. Michelle Hodkin's writing is.. simply put.. beautiful. It flows on the pages like a canoe on a river. (Sorry for the bad metaphor.) I read this entire book in just two sittings. And that's with work, college, a house, bills, and a dog. The cover is absolutely gorgeous, but once again.. a girl in a dress. :) It just seems to be the trend of the year.
Mara is such a well-rounded character. I felt many times throughout the book exactly what Mara was feeling. She is not the damsel in distress... she can hold her own. She slowly begins to remember, literally piece by piece, what happened in the accident. When all of the pieces are finally put together, she finds herself. She goes through a hell of a lot of obstacles to find out the truth of her life, but within this journey, we experience a few wtf? moments. I like a little confusion and mystery in my books and Michelle Hodkins did not hold back.
I really enjoyed this book. And I think you will too. Go ahead.. go read it.