The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Title: The Retribution of Mara Dyer (The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, #3)
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Publication Date: November 4th 2014 by Simon and Schuster
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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.


I finally did finish it! To be honest, I was kind of sad to let this trilogy go because I love the books so much but I had to because it’ll happen sooner or later. Haha!

I love this book to pieces! It literally consumed me. Or fucked my mind completely. I love from start to finish. Okay, I feel like this review will just consist of the words, “I love…”

The characters grew quite well. There was definitely more sense of maturity to them. I like that the book expounded more details about Jamie, Stella and Daniel! I love (here we go again) Daniel, and the way he looks out for Mara is just so adorable! Jamie was absolutely funny! I like this quirky sense of humor, and the fact that he could still be funny even after everything they’ve been through.

“Names?” the receptionist asked us.

“Jesus,” Jamie answered.

“Mary,” said Stella.

“Satan,” I said as I walked past her…”

I have to admit I was craving for Noah Shaw, hoping for him to be still alive because we didn’t get to see his character until about two-thirds of the book, I guess. And he’s still the perfect Noah I imagined from the first two books. Her love for Mara, and vice versa, just makes me turn into a puddle. Chapter 73 was… OH WOW.

“You are what happiness means to me. And I would rather have today with you than forever with anyone else.”

This was a great conclusion to the trilogy. I had my questions answered, no loose ends. I only wished I finished this one before I met Michelle just so I could tell her how amazing this journey was for me.

This book, and the series in general, has the right mix of everything. From the creeps, humor, to drama and romance. I don’t think the book creeped the shit out of me, but I think that’s because I don’t get easily creeped out but I think it grew darker compared to the first two books. Anyways, if you haven’t read the books yet (what is wrong with you??), I suggest you go find a copy and start reading this masterpiece.

“Do not find peace. Find passion.”



Written by

A 22 year old bibliophile from the outskirts of Manila, who loves reading books for passion.

5 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I totally agree with you! I just finished this book a couple of days ago, and this series is just argh! I know a lot of people that didn’t like the last book, which I don’t understand. The second book was definitely my favorite, but this series in general… just ARGH! Loved it!

    Loved your review!

    1. The second book is also my favorite among the three! I totally agree with your reactions! Hahaha!

      Thanks Emilia! x

  2. I’ve heard mixed things about this last one, so I’m glad to hear you loved it! I just finished reading the first two books in this series a few days ago, and HOLY CRAP. Michelle Hodkin just has this way of fucking with your mind while making you want to come back for more.

    1. I totally agree with you! I’ve heard mixed things about it as well but I’m really glad I enjoyed it. Hope you do too! :)

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