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Review: The Reckoning of Noah Shaw

Title: The Reckoning of Noah Shaw

Author: Michelle Hodkin

Date of Publication: November 13th, 2018


Goodreads Summary:

Noah Shaw doesn’t think he needs his father’s inheritance.
He does.

Noah believes there’s something off about the suicides in his visions.
There is.

Noah is convinced that he still knows the real Mara Dyer.
He does not.

Everyone thought the nightmare had ended with Mara Dyer’s memoirs, but it was only the beginning. As old skeletons are laid bare, alliances will be tested, hearts will be broken, and no one will be left unscarred.

My Review:

I love the Mara Dyer first trilogy so much! I had a problem with the last Noah book, which is why it took me so long to read this one, but finally we’re back in the game!

Noah will always get five stars from me because I love him so much. His head is an interesting place to be because he isn’t perfect but he’s perfect to me! The friendship he has with Goose is my favorite thing in the world! Their chemistry is just spot on.

In this whole series there is stuff I don’t quite understand, but the weirdness of it all is what keeps me turning the pages! My one con in this book is that Mara wasn’t there, and I would have liked to have been dual POV, but it was still awesome! I just missed them together! Michelle just has such addictive writing along with the best dialogue. Now, I seriously need the last book after that cliffhanger!


Have you started this series?

Review: The Becoming of Noah Shaw

Title: The Becoming of Noah Shaw

Author: Michelle Hodkin

Date of Publication: November 7th, 2017


Goodreads Summary:

In the first book of the Shaw Confessions, the companion series to the New York Times bestselling Mara Dyer novels, old skeletons are laid bare and new promises prove deadly. This is what happens after happily ever after.

Everyone thinks seventeen-year-old Noah Shaw has the world on a string.

They’re wrong.

Mara Dyer is the only one he trusts with his secrets and his future.

He shouldn’t.

And both are scared that uncovering the truth about themselves will force them apart.

They’re right.

My Review:

I really liked the Mara trilogy, so I was super ecstatic that this next trilogy was going to be told from Noah’s perspective. I know this is a spin off, I guess? It really did feel like a book one with the slow build up. But it still seems like technically a book 4 just told from Noah instead of Mara. Anyway, Noah lived up to me in all the ways I knew he would by being inside his head.

I kind of wish this one would have been in dual perspective as well, though. Mara is such an interesting character, and it would have been nice to see how she is dealing with being a “villain.”

I loved the addition of Noah’s friend Goose, yes his name’s Goose. However, this go round, Jamie got on my nerves. But the rest of the characters were excellent, such as Mara’s brother Daniel. And where are all the parents at?????

As with the whole Mara series, I’m still confused about exactly what’s going on, but it is what makes me so addicted to it. I’m hoping by the end that I understand what’s really going on! I have always loved the romance between Noah and Mara, but I feel somehow that it’s tainted because they aren’t completely honest with each other about things. Somehow, I just want everything to be okay for my babies!

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I know a lot of people are saying trigger warnings. I never understand this because I am just not affected by things in general that I read, and for someone that has dealt with suicide first hand, I was completely find while reading the book. Also, the book really picks up in the end, and I’m ready to know what’s next!


Have you read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer?

November Reads 2017

These are my for sure reads this month. So far, I only have two! I am very curious as what is going to happen to my little babies, Mara and Noah! I also loved Furthermore, so I’m sure I will fall in love with Whichwood!


Other November Releases:



What are you reading this month?