This book took me the longest time to read, so far. I think I’ve spent more than a month to finish this. Reason: Aside from my busy schedule and other extra “curricular” activities, the story haunted me at first. I thought it was creepy. I thought it would disturb my imagination so bad that I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night. It is because I usually have my reading habbit at night, before bedtime. During the first few chapters of the book, I must admit that I was disturbed. I even stopped reading it because I was moved. Moved in a way that I almost had haunting images in my head. I could even imagine those sigthings mentioned in the book, and even worse.
I just went back to reading when someone told me to try reading it during daytime to avoid my “fear” of having creepy imagination. And so I did. Shallow as I may seem, yes. As the story progresses, the “fear” in me grew less and less disturbing. Until the moment I thought and finally realized that it was not that creepy at all. There was indeed romance. Yes, romantic feel wrapped in thrilling unraveling of events. Suspense.
Sometimes, I can relate to the main character. Sometimes I find myself caught in almost the same situation. Not in a way that I also experience hallucinations. I’m not a psycho, of course. I’m not even on medications. I just thought that there really are times when you think of something, and you picture it on your mind to happen, then it does happen! Like magic! But I don’t think it is magic. Coincidence maybe. And no one can explain how coincidence happens.
Just to give my general reaction to this book, I could say that yes, I enjoyed the journey. What I love the most in The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is the use of language by the author. I love how she played with words as she described everything in her book. Sophistication at its edge. Her language here is dynamic. It doesn’t take a genius to feel every word. But, it challenges her readers enough to figure out what some phrases mean.
And as I read the final chapter (of volume one), my curiosity grew bigger and bigger as I approached the last words. Intriguing, yes it is. And I need to read the sequel. I think, it is a must!