Monday, November 12, 2018

Blog Tour Review: The Reckoning of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin


If you've read this series (original or spin-off) you know two things, these are super good and super addicting.

They wrench at your heart strings. They are emotional on so many levels and they play with your mind..constantly. 

In short, they are unlike any other series out there and I adore them because of it.

I've been a fan since I first picked them up and am always left wanting more. The latest, The Reckoning of Noah Shaw is no different.







Title: The Reckoning of Noah Shaw
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Series: Book Two in the Shaw Confessions Trilogy
Published By: Simon & Schuster (November 13, 2018)
Genre: YA Fantasy
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)


Book Description:
Noah Shaw confesses all in this second novel of a chilling new companion series to Michelle Hodkin’s New York Times bestselling Mara Dyer trilogy!

Noah Shaw doesn’t think he needs his father’s inheritance.
He does.

Noah believes there’s something off about the suicides in his visions.
There is.

Noah is convinced that he still knows the real Mara Dyer.
He does not. 

Everyone thought the nightmare had ended with Mara Dyer’s memoirs, but it was only the beginning. As old skeletons are laid bare, alliances will be tested, hearts will be broken, and no one will be left unscarred.





About the Author:



Michelle Hodkin is the author of the Mara Dyer Trilogy, which was a New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling series. The trilogy, which includes The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, The Evolution of Mara Dyer, and The Retribution of Mara Dyer, was described as “haunting and dreamlike” by Cassandra Clare and “darkly funny, deliciously creepy, and genuinely thoughtful” by Veronica Roth. Lev Grossman has called Hodkin “One of the greatest talents in Young Adult fiction.” The novels were praised by Romantic Times, MTV’s Hollywood Crush, and the Los Angeles Times, and books from the series appeared on several state reading lists. Additionally, The Retribution of Mara Dyer was selected as one of TIME.com’s Top 10 YA Books of 2014. Hodkin grew up in Florida, went to college in New York, and studied law in Michigan, before finally settling in Brooklyn last year. 








This series knows how to mess with your emotions. Get your heart racing and always, always leave you wanting more.


After both the killer cliffhanger and heartbreaking ending of book one, I was left anxious to get my hands on book two. I just had to know that that wasn't how it all ended. That that wasn't the end period between so many beloved characters.

Noah and Mara are explosive together, sometimes in the very worst ways possible but no, it couldn't end with them at odds with each other, it just couldn't. 

This book. So many feels. So many emotions. So many revelations, betrayals and even more mysteries. 

Literally, it was hard to wrap my mind around them sometimes. There was just so much going on in the best way possible. 

I don't even know what else to say without giving anything away but I will say this, it's a must read. It's beautifully done. It's mysterious, it's mind blowing and so very much happens and is reveled and exposed that fans of the series will not want to miss out on it. In fact, their only regret will be that book three isn't here already. 



Hodkins once again blows us away with the intricately laid out mystery that is Mara, Noah, and gang. The conspiracies, the danger, the gifts, the plans, the destruction. All so cleverly done and executed. I can't wait for more.






Blog Tour Schedule:

Blog Tour Schedule November 5 – The Lovely Books 
November 6 – Too Fond of Books 
November 7 – Downright Dystopian 
November 8 – Pure Imagination 
November 9 – The Book Loving Nut
 November 10 – a GREAT Read 
November 11 – The Eater of Books! 
November 12 – My Guilty Obsession 
November 13 – Arctic Books 
November 14 – A Gingerly Review 
November 15 – Ex Libris Kate
 November 16 – Girl in the Pages

42 comments:

  1. I'm glad you enjoyed this book, Ali. I loved the original trilogy, but was frustrated with the first book in the spinoff. I think it's better off if I stay away from this series so it doesn't taint the original one for me.

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    1. Yeah it is a bit of chaos as far as how it's changed but it's good at the same time in a way because so much is finally being answered and explained.

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  2. I love books that really get your emotions!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  3. It's good when a book can blow you away. I don't read a lot of young adult books, but this sounds like one I should try.

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    1. I love them even though I know I'm not really the target audience for them. :P

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  4. I loved the trilogy but book one of this spinoff made me so mad. I will probably grab this from the library and see if she can win me back..lol

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    1. This one will make you mad too LOL! I know what you mean though, while they are good, they are messing with how the original trilogy ended but I'm hoping in the last book, all is made right again.

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  5. Oh this one looks intense there!

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  6. Spin off series are tricky. They can mess with the original series and drop readers. I'm glad it still has you in its grip!

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    1. I know, they are so hard sometimes and even though I don't love everything, I do have faith that the author will bring it all back around again.

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  7. THERE'S A SPIN-OFF SERIES TOO?!?! I've only read the first Mara Dyer book, but now I'm excited and need to read more...awesome post!

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  8. I have the first book to the spin off series. I've been meaning to read and finish the original series but I can't find my copies! Grrr.

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    1. Oh that is frustrating! I hate to admit it, but I've done that as well.

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  9. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one! I really loved the original trilogy but I'm on the fence about this one.

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    1. I know a lot of people have been but I totally think they are worth it. So much has been explained better I think than the first three ever did.

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  10. I haven't checked this author out before, but after your review and some of the comments, I will now.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. She is a great writer and her stories are darker for YA which, I actually really like. Makes them more unique and interesting.

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  11. I read the first three this summer and loved them and how mind boggling they are. so excited to try these next!

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    1. These really are just as good and just as mysterious.

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  12. I haven't read this series but this does sound like a good book and good series.

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  13. Amazing cover! I haven't read the Mara dyer books but this has me curious now. I may need to take a look at these. I'm liking YA fantasy these days.

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    1. I really like the cover too. In fact, all the books have fabulous covers.

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  14. It's been ages since I read the first book and I never did finish the series. I do remember being a bit confused, lol! Glad you're still loving it! :)

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    1. They are better read all together because it is a bit confusing trying to figure out what is going on and who the good guys are and who are the bad..although, that is still up for debate some days with this series LOL!

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  15. I've only read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (I think I spelled that correctly!). It was one of my favorite reads when it was released, but for some reason I never continued the series. I didn't even know there was a spinoff until recently. I guess I need to read these sooner rather than later!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. I think the last one comes out next year so yo've got time still to catch up. ;)

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  16. Hi! Hope you been well! I'm logging onto my blog after a year lol, we used to keep in touch on each others blogs, and I use instagram as my blog now. I'd love for us to keep in touch on there! The link is below.



    x Benish @ IG@BumbleBeeHolic

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    1. I do remember! Glad you are back. I don't really Intsta or I would totally chat with you there.

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  17. I have the original books on my TBR! I love good addicting books. Glad you liked this one!

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    1. They were so fun and very addicting so I really hope you enjoy them as well!

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  18. Glad you enjoyed this one! It was my favorite of all the Noah and Mara books but I have hope for the final book. Great review!

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    1. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the last book too!

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  19. Oh I remember seeing the first one. Sounds like she did an amazing job with the story. Yay!

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    1. She did for sure and with keeping with the original three, which is so nice!

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