Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Mara Madness: Who is Mara Dyer? + Giveaway

Happy Release Day to one my absolute favorite books of all time: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer! Author Michelle Hodkin is here with us today to answer a question we've all been asking: Who is Mara Dyer? 

Oh, and there are TWO awesome giveaways below. Check them out. 

Who is Mara Dyer? 

I was asked by the amazing Cindy at Books Complete Me to write a guest post on the topic “Who is Mara Dyer?”

As you may (or may not) know, that’s the tagline Simon & Schuster developed for the book. But it’s also a tagline I had in mind dating back to February 2010. Why? The first sentence of the book is:

“My name is not Mara Dyer, but my lawyer told me I had to choose something.”

There are 449 pages that come after that very first one, and a sequel planned for Fall 2012. So, as you’ve probably already guessed, I can’t really tell you more about who Mara Dyer is—you’re going to have to learn more about her as she does.

I can, however, tell you about things you’ll find in the book. Here’s a short list of some of them:
If you’ve read MARA DYER, clicking on the links might make you think, “Oooooh.”

If you haven’t read MARA DYER yet, viewing this list might make you think, “What the f—?”

That is a legitimate reaction. And if you’re curious to find out more, you can, because THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER is out today.


Giveaway #1

Thanks to Michelle Hodkin we are offering you a chance to win a SIGNED, FINISHED, FULLY ANNOTATED copy of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. You want it right? Here are the rules:

Below is a link to a form that you can fill out to enter. You will be asked several questions on this form that you will need to try to find the answers to. These answers can be found on various stops of this tour and on Michelle's blog. All answers are available to be found today. A winner will be chosen randomly from those who get all the answers correct. 

You can find links to all the stops from this tour on the Official Mara Dyer Tour Page HERE

You can find Michelle's blog HERE.

  • We are giving away one (1) signed, annotated, finished copy (Check Mundie Moms for another chance to win!);
  • Open to U.S. Mailing Addresses Only;
  • Giveaway ends at midnight 9/30/11.
  • Fill out THIS FORM to enter.
Giveaway #2

There are 21 stops on this tour. Each stop will be posting a letter or character that makes a complete phrase from the book. It's a very important phrase, but even if you haven't read the book, you should be able to figure this one out. Click on the links to each post to find the correct letter and once you have the phrase figured out, fill out THIS FORM. Ends 9/30 at midnight. 

Our letter: g

Be sure to stop by Mundie Moms today another chance to win some awesome prizes and to collect their letter for the puzzle.


  1. I just have a quick question about giveaway #1. Are all the answers already available from what has been given or will any be found on the upcoming tour stops?

  2. Sara, all the answers are from tour stops that have already been posted. :-)

  3. I don't know if that is a good thing or bad, since I couldn't find one. LOL I'll keeping looking though! Thank you! :)

  4. Good luck! They're all there. I promise!

  5. Thanks! It is probably right in front of my face too. LOL

  6. I'm going to have to bust out this list when I re-read the hardback. I remember some of these allusions, but not all. You would think I'd remember a crotchpheasant, wouldn't you? Oh Michelle, I do <3 you.

  7. I just received this in the mail today and am not a SQUEE girl, but cannot help myself SQUEEEEE! I tweeted this fun giveaway to share the luv!

  8. I've been trying to unscramble the letters all day! I'm assuming it is so hard because I haven't read it yet. That or it is staring me in the face and I don't see it. LOL



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