Review: ‘The Becoming of Noah Shaw’

I loved the Mara Dyer series and was so excited to hear Noah was getting his own! Did it live up to the original? Read below to find out!

Title: The Becoming of Noah Shaw

Author: Michelle Hodkin

Series: The Shaw Confessions

Rating: 2/5 stars


This book follows the continued story of Noah Shaw and Mara Dyer, who have gone through hell and back together. It continues where the last book left off and expands on the story, including an entirely new storyline about their lives together and a new plot line.


I loved Noah’s humor, now and forever. I loved their romance, and how brutally blunt & honest it is. I liked the new story well enough and found it interesting to read.


But that’s about all I liked. I was so disappointed in this book. Honestly, I was looking forward to it for months and there just wasn’t anything to it. I sped through the story and it seemed like it dragged on. It also related closely to other stories that I have read and it didn’t seem original in some senses of the word. It was also incredibly dark and zany, which is usually how her books are, but it didn’t work for me anymore. I felt like the books should have stayed with Mara and didn’t push it more. The story ended well enough and I didn’t need more in all honesty. I thought that it was dry at times and I wanted it to be over, which is nothing like the rest of her previous books. I also thought the ending–omitted for spoiler reasons–was just… weird. It didn’t make much sense and I was like… ok what? Not a great end to the book, in my opinion


I can’t really recommend the book. It wasn’t what I expected it to be and I was definitely disappointed at the end.

Happy reading! ~ Taylor


3 thoughts on “Review: ‘The Becoming of Noah Shaw’”

  1. It’s so sad to see meh and bad reviews for this book, but at least now I know not to waste my time on it. I loved Mara Dyer and Noah, but this books seems very eh to me… Like Michelle Hodkin doesn’t have other ideas and is just writing more and more in the Mara Dyer world (sorry if that sounds harsh but it’s why I don’t plan on picking this up). But at least I can always reread and enjoy the original 3 Mara Dyer books!


      1. The original series was one of the first series I remember rereading multiple times because I wanted to try and piece everything together! I’ll look out for your review when the next of these books comes out because I’m curious to see what you think 🙂


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