Title: The Retribution of Mara Dyer
Series: The Mara Dyer Trilogy (Book #3)
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Mystery
Summary: “Mara Dyer wants to believe there’s more to the lies she’s been told.
She doesn’t stop to think about where her quest for the truth might lead.
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.” ~from Goodreads.com
OH. MY. GOD.
My brain is still spinning. Let me just say that waiting extra time for this book was so, so, so worth it. It’s just…so incredible and such an amazing ending. So many things happen. There is death and blood and emotions and love and lots of feels and I’m rambling BUT OH. MY. GOD.
Honestly I’m not even sure I can give a coherent review here, but I’ll give it my best shot. This book is even more intense than the others, and I mean it is intense. This is not for the weak of heart. There is a lot that happens in the book, and there are twists and turns that I didn’t see coming. Lots of ups and downs. People leave, people die, people change.
I loved the growth of Mara. Over the whole series, but definitely in this book Mara comes into her own–and with a vengeance. She is unapologetic about it and I loved it. Mara is such a great character because she doesn’t really follow the rules. She’s definitely not a heroine but she’s the heroine of her own story and that’s what counts.
We find out a lot more about why Mara is the way she is and most of the questions that are brought up in the first two books are wrapped up–sometimes shockingly. It makes for a thrilling story, and it’s intense and scary at times but Hodkin makes sure to throw in her usual humor–especially because we have Jamie the whole time (yay!) and I mean, he’s the funny guy. The banter between him and Mara is great.
I liked the way things were resolved. I think it’s a great way to end the trilogy and it answered a lot of the questions I had, although obviously not everything is answered but that’s okay.
I’m hoping Michelle Hodkin writes more books because Mara Dyer was such a great ride.
My rating: ★★★★★