The Retribution of Mara Dyer Review

Hello guys, it’s Meagan and today I’m here to review the insane, crazy, amazing book the is The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin.
*NOTE* This is the last book in the Mara Dyer series so I don’t recommend reading any further unless you have read up to at least the second book in the series (The Evolution of Mara Dyer).

It had to end sometime, but Mara had no idea it would end like this. Experience the mind-blowing conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Mara Dyer trilogy.
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 summery

I would say that I would reread this book! *gasp!* Big shocker, I know! My favorite series, and it only got a ‘would reread’, but the truth is that I had to convince myself that I’m reviewing JUST the last book and not the entire series. I still recommend the entire series for EVERYONE and love it but parts of the last book were not as good as I hoped.

Things I Liked
The first thing I really liked was that Jamie, Stella, and Daniel were involved in this book! I LOVE those characters (especially Jamie) and I was so excited to see more of their characters, to see them develop, and (best of all) to see their banter with each other.
This leads me to my next point, the banter! This book did not skip out on one of the best parts of the Mara Dyer series and that’s the banter between characters. Whether it be between Mara and Jamie or Jamie and Stella, it’s always hilarious!
The Retribution also has all of the explanations you want! A good majority of the book is spent just on trying to explain and figure out what the heck has been going on, which, honestly, is what we all wanted from this book.

Things I Didn’t Like
Yes, sadly, this part of the review has to exist… I was really hoping there would be no negatives about this book but, sadly, there are so let’s talk about them.
So my main negative is kind of a weird negative, but it’s the structure of the novel. In my opinion this series is structured almost more like a duology than a trilogy. I feel this is because it felt like the climax came about 100 pages into the book and it was just repercussions from The Evolution. This left the other 300 pages for searching for explanations and while I loved the actual explanations, some scenes when they were looking for the explanations were kind of slow. My other (kind of) negative is that, as said above, some parts of the book didn’t hold my attention much. I was hoping that the book would be nonstop fast-paced but sadly it slowed down and lost my attention at some parts. (If you would like to hear me explain this more, I plan on filming a video mostly on this topic, so look out for that.)

Overall, despite the things mentioned above, I really enjoyed The Retribution of Mara Dyer;I would reread this book, and I recommend this series for everyone!

Have you read The Retribution of Mara Dyer (or the series)? What did you think of it? Comment be low and let me know and we can discuss!



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