The Reckoning of Noah Shaw (The Shaw Confessions, #2)
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.

The Reckoning of Noah Shaw (The Shaw Confessions, #2) Details

TitleThe Reckoning of Noah Shaw (The Shaw Confessions, #2)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 13th, 2018
PublisherSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
ISBN-139781481456463
Rating
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance

The Reckoning of Noah Shaw (The Shaw Confessions, #2) Review

  • Whitney Atkinson
    January 1, 1970
    tw/ depression, suicidal thoughts and ideation, self-harmliterally nothing happened until the last page, and that cliffhanger bullshit ending can catch some hands*two days later*I'm adding to this review because it's absurd that this is even a real book. the writing reads like not a single editor has touched this. there's no clear beginning, middle, and end of this book. the edgy "ooooh, what's happening?" vibe from the original trilogy just turned into a straight-up mindfuck where literally not tw/ depression, suicidal thoughts and ideation, self-harmliterally nothing happened until the last page, and that cliffhanger bullshit ending can catch some hands*two days later*I'm adding to this review because it's absurd that this is even a real book. the writing reads like not a single editor has touched this. there's no clear beginning, middle, and end of this book. the edgy "ooooh, what's happening?" vibe from the original trilogy just turned into a straight-up mindfuck where literally nothing is comprehensible. I read 400 entire pages of this book but I could only sum it up into two whole plot points, and those plot points don't add anything to the previous books or give any real direction to the rest of the series. there's no character growth or actual plot to this book. (view spoiler)[mara isn't even in it, for god's sake, (hide spoiler)] and I don't care that that's probably a spoiler. please don't waste your time buying this.
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  • Joshua Gabriel (조수아)
    January 1, 1970
    Me: gives 1 star to The Becoming of Noah Shaw but adds book 2 to TBR because of the cover.
  • Beatrice in Bookland
    January 1, 1970
    *I received an arc from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review*1) The unbecoming of Mara Dyer ★★★☆☆2) The evolution of Mara Dyer ★★★☆☆3) The retribution of Mara Dyer ★★☆☆☆4) The becoming of Noah Shaw ★★☆☆☆I haven’t read a book this bad in ages ohmygodNothing happens in this book. Nothing. Nada. Niente. Rien. It's basically 500 pages of Noah and Goose getting drunk, taking acids, falling into the stupidest traps and talking about Mara (who isn't even in the book, ugh).The only good thing that *I received an arc from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review*1) The unbecoming of Mara Dyer ★★★☆☆2) The evolution of Mara Dyer ★★★☆☆3) The retribution of Mara Dyer ★★☆☆☆4) The becoming of Noah Shaw ★★☆☆☆I haven’t read a book this bad in ages ohmygodNothing happens in this book. Nothing. Nada. Niente. Rien. It's basically 500 pages of Noah and Goose getting drunk, taking acids, falling into the stupidest traps and talking about Mara (who isn't even in the book, ugh).The only good thing that came out of this book is Noah realising that he ain't shit and that Mara deserves better and the little Before part where we see what happened to Noah when Mara was at Horizons. So yeah my opinion on these new trilogy is that it's completely unnecessary and that it's ruining the original one. It's ruining the old characters and making the plot even weirder. Stop, Michelle, p l e a s e.
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  • Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you Edelweiss and Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review.Actual Rating: 3.5Michelle Hodkin is one of my absolute favorite authors. I was almost sobbing when I received an approval to review this book. Noah is one of my favorite characters ever. Reading from his point of view is a completely different experience than when we were reading from Mara’s perspective. I read this one in two days just like the previous book. Somethin Thank you Edelweiss and Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review.Actual Rating: 3.5Michelle Hodkin is one of my absolute favorite authors. I was almost sobbing when I received an approval to review this book. Noah is one of my favorite characters ever. Reading from his point of view is a completely different experience than when we were reading from Mara’s perspective. I read this one in two days just like the previous book. Something about Michelle Hodkin’s writing always manages to keep me immersed even if there isn't anything happening yet.We pick up from where we left off in the first book and we follow the adventures of Noah and Goose. Now, as much as I adore the characters I couldn't help but be a bit confused with where the story was going. I felt like I didnt get enough time to process what happened before the next event took place and revealed something new. It was nice to get a bit more information than what we previously had. Though it made room for a million new questions.My head was buzzing with questions that I was hoping this book would reveal. It answered a few and added a bit more to the list. I’m assuming we have one more book left in this trilogy, and despite not enjoying this one as much as I wanted to I cant wait for the last book!Trigger Warning: Suicide, drug abuse and self harm.
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  • Ricky
    January 1, 1970
    Even though the first book disappointed me a bit, I'm still super-psyched for The Reckoning because dammit I want Noah and Mara and Jamie and all their peeps to make it out of this new series happy!Except if this ARC is anything to go by, they don't, but what else is new?This one still isn't as good for me as the original series was, mostly due to a somewhat unfocused second half that kinda drags it down. But the first half, when we get an extended flashback to the time when Noah was, um, in cap Even though the first book disappointed me a bit, I'm still super-psyched for The Reckoning because dammit I want Noah and Mara and Jamie and all their peeps to make it out of this new series happy!Except if this ARC is anything to go by, they don't, but what else is new?This one still isn't as good for me as the original series was, mostly due to a somewhat unfocused second half that kinda drags it down. But the first half, when we get an extended flashback to the time when Noah was, um, in captivity during the better part of The Retribution of Mara Dyer and Mara thought he was dead, it feels like Hodkin does a great job of finally filling in this narrative gap. Then, while that second half does feel unfocused, it unleashes a whole torrent of surprises on us the readers - including, of course, a cliffhanger just as weapons-grade as the one we got in Part 2 of Hodkin's last trilogy, if not more so.Again, I'm really sad that the happy ending of the original trilogy is pretty much all gone at this point. But now I only have to wait maybe a year for the end? Hopefully no more than that.
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  • Stacee
    January 1, 1970
    Oh man, I don’t have words, but I have a lot of feelings. I loved this portion of Noah’s story. I loved being in his head, being back in England, being with Goose. Seriously, I could read an entire book with Goose as the MC. Also, I desperately need him and Jamie together ASAP. Plot wise, it was fantastic and maddening and literally everything I could have wanted for a second book in a trilogy. We get some answers and more questions, and you bet your sweet ass there’s a cliffhanger ending. I ref Oh man, I don’t have words, but I have a lot of feelings. I loved this portion of Noah’s story. I loved being in his head, being back in England, being with Goose. Seriously, I could read an entire book with Goose as the MC. Also, I desperately need him and Jamie together ASAP. Plot wise, it was fantastic and maddening and literally everything I could have wanted for a second book in a trilogy. We get some answers and more questions, and you bet your sweet ass there’s a cliffhanger ending. I refuse to say anything that could be spoiler-ish. Just know that I am furious and so happy and can’t even wait to see what the final book brings. **Huge thanks to Simon & Schuster BFYR for providing the arc free of charge**
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  • Jasmine
    January 1, 1970
    Update: Feb. 8, 2018 OMG!!!!! This book has a NAME and a SYNOPSIS and a RELEASE DATE!!!!!
  • Sruthi T S
    January 1, 1970
    I can't wait anymore!!!!November 13th????That's ages away😭My patience is wearing out!!!You're killing me Michelle!!
  • Hollis
    January 1, 1970
    I feel like the moment I start to get a handle on this series slash spinoff the next book comes in and shoots it all to hell. I wish I knew why I was still reading but alas I need to see this through after all the time and effort I've put into it. And I did like the first of the The Shaw Confessions. Mostly because we were out of Mara's head.I honestly don't know what to say about this one. In true Hodkin fashion it once again seems like a lot of things happened but half of them feel unfinished. I feel like the moment I start to get a handle on this series slash spinoff the next book comes in and shoots it all to hell. I wish I knew why I was still reading but alas I need to see this through after all the time and effort I've put into it. And I did like the first of the The Shaw Confessions. Mostly because we were out of Mara's head.I honestly don't know what to say about this one. In true Hodkin fashion it once again seems like a lot of things happened but half of them feel unfinished. Or half of them are misdirection. Or there's a portion that was filler or rehashing or.. something. And then everything comes to a head at the end and you're like 'ohhhh' and yet still left with a general wtf impression. Such is my THE RECKONING OF NOAH SHAW experience. This series feels twisty and confusing for the sake of being twisty and confusing and I wish I just.. understood it. But I'm still waiting for that moment to happen where I actually understand.. anything. Considering I two starred my way through the first series this spinoff is definitely not written for me. Maybe it was just a fluke I liked THE BECOMING OF NOAH SHAW. I don't know. But I really want the end of this story. I want explanations.** I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher (thank you!) in exchange for an honest review. **
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  • Bonnie Wells
    January 1, 1970
    Trigger warnings for: suicide, depression, self harm, drug/alcohol abuseI really wanna know what Michelle was smoking when she wrote this because what the actual fuck. None of this makes sense. And not in the cool, what's real-what's not fashion of the original Mara Dyer series, it's just literally incomprehensible. I can kind of see what is trying to play out here, especially with some of the reveals at the end and the connection to the events in the first novel (that still needed LOADS more ex Trigger warnings for: suicide, depression, self harm, drug/alcohol abuseI really wanna know what Michelle was smoking when she wrote this because what the actual fuck. None of this makes sense. And not in the cool, what's real-what's not fashion of the original Mara Dyer series, it's just literally incomprehensible. I can kind of see what is trying to play out here, especially with some of the reveals at the end and the connection to the events in the first novel (that still needed LOADS more explanation), but there is absolutely nothing in THIS book that connects anything. It's a whole lot of pointless nothing, Noah and Goose running around clueless, followed by a ~shocking ending (which I saw coming 100 pages before the end lol). I honestly do not understand how anyone could come away from this book understanding what the fuck they just read, or how an editor read this and was like, "yeah, solid." I don't know if there will be any major changes between the arc and the finished copy but for the sake of anyone that reads this I sure the hell hope there is.
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  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    January 1, 1970
    RTC with blog tour.
  • Hannah
    January 1, 1970
    update: February 20 '18 It has a cover, a release date, and a synopsis.COVER. RELEASE DATE. SYNOPSIS.And I haven't even read the first one.
  • Nicole
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.Spoilers and swearing below!The Reckoning of Noah Shaw continues the trend of its predecessors: telling the story of some really and truly fucked up characters, whom I can't help but love.I was so excited to get this book, y'all can't even imagine. I was ready to love it and hug it and squeeze it and call it George (anyone get that reference or am I just that old?). What happened instead is that I fell asleep while reading it. I received this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.Spoilers and swearing below!The Reckoning of Noah Shaw continues the trend of its predecessors: telling the story of some really and truly fucked up characters, whom I can't help but love.I was so excited to get this book, y'all can't even imagine. I was ready to love it and hug it and squeeze it and call it George (anyone get that reference or am I just that old?). What happened instead is that I fell asleep while reading it. Twice. It's not that I didn't like the book; I did. I honestly did. And its fascinating learning more about Noah and about the history of people with these special genes. But the more I read, the more I felt like Hodkin was getting sucked into her own convoluted plot and was forgetting that she needs to tell a story. There's a fine line between a book with a fucked up story and a fucked up book with no story and Hodkin is beginning to straddle that line. Regardless of that fact, if you loved the other books, you'll probably enjoy this one too. There is one more book, I believe, in the series. At least there better be after the ending in this one.
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  • ☾Poppet
    January 1, 1970
    (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ LOOK AT THAT COVER!!!IM SO EXCITEEED I COULD DIE!!
  • Taylor Sanders
    January 1, 1970
    I read this in one sitting because I needed Noah, I needed his love for Mara and I needed him loving her after this shit day. But I didn’t get that really so I’m kind of disappointed. Honestly, nothing really happened. This could have been a novella if it wasn’t for the ending. This could have been called Noah and Goose’s Adventure because that’s what it felt like. I did like getting more of Noah’s history, but I didn’t get the history I wanted which was Simon Shaw when he found grandma Mara. Wh I read this in one sitting because I needed Noah, I needed his love for Mara and I needed him loving her after this shit day. But I didn’t get that really so I’m kind of disappointed. Honestly, nothing really happened. This could have been a novella if it wasn’t for the ending. This could have been called Noah and Goose’s Adventure because that’s what it felt like. I did like getting more of Noah’s history, but I didn’t get the history I wanted which was Simon Shaw when he found grandma Mara. Who is kind of weird, I may add. But I guessed the plot twist and I guessed Jaime would be a dick. We get Mara for a page and she isn’t even with Noah. So I’m happy but kind of disappointed at the same time. It feels like Michelle got so wrapped in the plot and the backstory she didn’t tell the story. “Mara is what I want most. She’s what I want most in the world”And Noah, I still want you.
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  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    We left Becoming with shit hitting the fan and a huge comeback from a certain character. Reckoning picks up right from there, and if you really thought shit hit the fan in Becoming? EL OH EL, WE'RE ALL IN FOR A WILD RIDE. Upon starting the book, I had to put it down after reading the first page. I honestly could not handle my emotions. Noah's thoughts are so raw and bare, and I'm telling you guys, they're not always the nicest. They're not always the most romantic, or optimistic. But they're so We left Becoming with shit hitting the fan and a huge comeback from a certain character. Reckoning picks up right from there, and if you really thought shit hit the fan in Becoming? EL OH EL, WE'RE ALL IN FOR A WILD RIDE. Upon starting the book, I had to put it down after reading the first page. I honestly could not handle my emotions. Noah's thoughts are so raw and bare, and I'm telling you guys, they're not always the nicest. They're not always the most romantic, or optimistic. But they're so real, and it makes me love him even more. In the Mara Dyer trilogy, Noah constantly described himself as reckless and uncaring, but we never really got to see that side of him. At least not to this extent. In Reckoning, we find out just how far that goes. At times, I wanted to shake him and tell him to get his shit together, not gonna lie. On the writing side of things, I felt like he was easily manipulated and just as easily gave in. I also felt like the story was too slow/fast at all the wrong times. Some scenes and minor plots felt like fillers and dragged on for me, while others exploded with information and gave no time to process anything before something else happened. It kind of jumbled up for me at one point. I found myself re-reading a lot of scenes because of both of these things. To be quite honest, those are the only things I didn't like. And one other thing I can't say cause spoilers. ON TO WHAT I LOVED. (Everything lmao.) Ya girl lives for angst and Noah is angst incarnated. I live for it. But there is a character—whom I LOVED in Becoming—who cancels a lot of that out. Goose. In Reckoning, we see a new side to their friendship and the only thing I'm living for besides angst, is their chemistry. They clearly care for each other and bring out the best—or worst, depends on who's asking—from each other. The dark humor between them (and all the satire jokes, PLEASE) was such a great reprieve from the situation they were in. Michelle promised us more Goose and I am so happy she did. Back to the actual writing, guys...just wow. Michelle painted pictures of the setting so perfectly, immersing me in the culture and slang in such a realistic way; I felt like I was actually there. Let me also say that, Michelle Hodkin is an evil genius who's writing ages like fine wine. I never imagined that she could outdo the twists and turns of the first book of The Shaw Confessions, but she has surpassed any and all expectations. The overall plot was perfect. I have less and more questions after finishing the books, except this time, they're more oriented towards one subject. In my opinion, that is what a second book is supposed to do. So much information was given, and so many things were revealed ("so many" as in I really have to go back and re-read Reckoning—lol we all know I was going to anyway—so I can connect some of the smaller dots BECAUSE SO MUCH INFO). A lot of the unanswered questions from the MD trilogy and Becoming are starting to find its answers. Old characters and new characters fit the story so well and make me so giddy and nervous at the same time. There is one character that everyone will freak out about (maybe two) AND I'M SO PUMPED FOR IT. Now the ending? The only thing I'm going to say is that it's one of my literal worst fears. Both in real life and in fiction, so thanks Michelle. All in all, Michelle's execution of Reckoning was done perfectly. Dramatic when needed, humorous when it got too heavy, and MIND BLOWING when big revelations happened. I'm literally counting down the days for the next book. Needless to say, a 5 out of 5 stars from me. And a HUGE thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for providing me with an Egalley.
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  • Gaby (lookingatbooks)
    January 1, 1970
    Welp, I think I could hate every book in this new series and it wouldn’t stop me from binging them all. The Mara Dyer trilogy holds such a special place in my heart that I’ll read The Shaw Confessions just to see my favorite characters again. Also, this cover is pure gold 🔥👏🏻
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  • beatrice
    January 1, 1970
    this is more of a 2/3 stars but i’m biased. review coming soon after i get over the last chapter.
  • Skye ~ A Court of Binge Reading
    January 1, 1970
    **Thank you to NetGalley and Simon and Schuster for sending me this ARC in exchange for an honest review**Trigger warnings for suicide, depression, self-harm, and drug/alcohol abuse. This rating pains me. It truly does. When I read the Mara Dyer Trilogy during my sophomore year of high school, I fell in love. This trilogy was unlike any other that was published at the time. It was dark, twisted, raw, and chock full of supernatural themes--it was right up my alley. If there is one thing I cannot **Thank you to NetGalley and Simon and Schuster for sending me this ARC in exchange for an honest review**Trigger warnings for suicide, depression, self-harm, and drug/alcohol abuse. This rating pains me. It truly does. When I read the Mara Dyer Trilogy during my sophomore year of high school, I fell in love. This trilogy was unlike any other that was published at the time. It was dark, twisted, raw, and chock full of supernatural themes--it was right up my alley. If there is one thing I cannot get enough of it is paranormal/supernatural books. Werewolves, vampires, ghosts, necromancers, shapeshifters, and more are my kryptonite. Needless to say, when I heard that Michelle Hodkin was writing books from Noah Shaw's perspective I couldn't contain my giddiness. I loved Noah Shaw so much, I named my cell phone after him. Yeah. I was THAT dedicated. Now, after hearing all of this I'm sure you can imagine my pain and sorrow at rating The Reckoning of Noah Shaw a mere two stars. It was definitely the last thing I expected when I picked up this book. I had the absolute highest hopes for this book, but it fell flat. This story seems to have lost its initial sparkle that captivated my attention all those years ago. This book felt lackluster and a mere remnant of what it used to be.There didn't seem to be a clear beginning, middle, and end in this book. It felt like 500 pages of random, unnecessary events with a cliffhanger thrown in last minute. Part of the fun and mystique of the original trilogy was the constant wondering of what was happening and what would happen. That was missing in this book. Instead, I was confused for the majority of this story. There didn't seem to be anything new nor was there any character development. In other words, I was bored. *sigh* I hate writing reviews like this because I understand how much work goes into writing a novel, editing it, and then publishing it. But, I just did not like this story. At all. I can't tell you one thing that I really enjoyed--and it's from Noah Shaw's perspective. Noah should have been the one thing I enjoyed no matter what, but I didn't even like his character that much. That in itself is tragic, folks. Truly truly tragic. If you read this book, I hope you enjoy it much more than I did. Maybe this book just wasn't for me. Maybe, Michelle Hodkin's writing isn't for me now that I'm older. I don't know. All I know is that I won't be continuing this series which breaks my heart.
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  • Diana
    January 1, 1970
    In this book we have the meandering Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows first half. Our protagonist is struggling with what course he will take with his life and the quest they were given by someone else. Noah Shaw is not as compelling as a protagonist as Mara Dyer. I haven't pinpointed if it's because he is such a self destructive contrarian or that he is not written as well as Mara. I feel that Hodkin's got wrapped up in the twists of the plot and conspiracy that she forgot the heart/characte In this book we have the meandering Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows first half. Our protagonist is struggling with what course he will take with his life and the quest they were given by someone else. Noah Shaw is not as compelling as a protagonist as Mara Dyer. I haven't pinpointed if it's because he is such a self destructive contrarian or that he is not written as well as Mara. I feel that Hodkin's got wrapped up in the twists of the plot and conspiracy that she forgot the heart/characters of the world. The heart has always been Mara and Noah had only been compelling because of Mara and her perception of him. I will read the third book because I want to see how the story ends. Hopefully the characters will have been restored in my heart as well. The book was still a quick read, the writing is great but the emotional resonance is lacking. Michelle Hodkin definitely knows how to end a book and make you want to read the next one right away!
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  • Brianna | RainyDaysAndStormyNights
    January 1, 1970
    2.5 starsI received this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.The Mara Dyer series was one of my favourites so I was thrilled when the Noah Shaw series was announced. I was excited to be back with all of the characters and that it would answer the questions I still wanted answers to. The first book was a decent re-introduction. It had its faults but it was enjoyable. After reading the second installment, I feel like I have more questions and am more confused th 2.5 starsI received this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.The Mara Dyer series was one of my favourites so I was thrilled when the Noah Shaw series was announced. I was excited to be back with all of the characters and that it would answer the questions I still wanted answers to. The first book was a decent re-introduction. It had its faults but it was enjoyable. After reading the second installment, I feel like I have more questions and am more confused than ever. This book definitely suffered from middle-book syndrome. It was pretty dull and nothing actually happened until about 80% in. More characters were introduced, plot lines appeared out of nowhere, and a lot of things that happened were too convenient and totally unrealistic. With all of that being said, the ending was pretty shocking and has made me want to keep going with the series instead of abandoning it like I had originally intended.
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  • Jessica (a GREAT read)
    January 1, 1970
    Review to come November 5th
  • Mitali
    January 1, 1970
    Freaking cliffhanger. Aaaaarrrggghhhhhh.
  • Maca
    January 1, 1970
    The cover is so beautiful 😍
  • SB
    January 1, 1970
    we aren’t gonna talk about it. I was about to give it one star for tuning my life. but ya know, noah.
  • Kimberly
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to Edelweiss for the digital review copy.This was a fantastic addition to the story of Mara Dyer and Noah Shaw. If you enjoyed the Mara Dyer trilogy, then the Noah Shaw Confessions are a must read.The story continues with Noah and friends trying to solve the mystery of teen suicides among teens with special abilities. Without giving too much away, I’ll just say Hodkin continues this dark and twisty tale with the same witty, broken, and lovable characters we know from past books. After Thank you to Edelweiss for the digital review copy.This was a fantastic addition to the story of Mara Dyer and Noah Shaw. If you enjoyed the Mara Dyer trilogy, then the Noah Shaw Confessions are a must read.The story continues with Noah and friends trying to solve the mystery of teen suicides among teens with special abilities. Without giving too much away, I’ll just say Hodkin continues this dark and twisty tale with the same witty, broken, and lovable characters we know from past books. After reading, fans will be left with many questions and the desire for the next installment!
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  • Meghan
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy due to the love our patrons have for the Mara Dyer series and the love of the first installment of the Shaw Confessions, I always want to preview the next installment to see if it is worth adding it to the collection. I must say this installment did not disappoint. The story continues with Noah and figuring out all of the stranger things happening in his life since he found the memoirs of Mara Dyer and how he came into the whole mess. I am also a I received this book as an advanced reader's copy due to the love our patrons have for the Mara Dyer series and the love of the first installment of the Shaw Confessions, I always want to preview the next installment to see if it is worth adding it to the collection. I must say this installment did not disappoint. The story continues with Noah and figuring out all of the stranger things happening in his life since he found the memoirs of Mara Dyer and how he came into the whole mess. I am also a lover of mysteries and our young adult patrons are as well which is why we are giving this book 5 stars!
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  • Chrisi
    January 1, 1970
    Gosh i'm so hyped for this book!!I'm huge fan of the Mara Dyer series and The Becoming Of Noah Shaw was amazing!! Michelle is one of my favorite authors and i'm about to die to get this book into my hands 😂😭
  • Amelia Volkova
    January 1, 1970
    Reading the arc for the Reckoning of an Asscrown was too much for my overheated mind and I almost collapsed after seeing the first page of Noahs' letter. His POV makes Noah more real and more tangible, than when we met him through Maras' eyes. It's not possible for me to find anything wrong with these series, I'm too much of a goner for that, and when I say that I love this twisted and messed up story, it's an understatement. I live and breathe with it, it's my personal kind of drug and I'm addi Reading the arc for the Reckoning of an Asscrown was too much for my overheated mind and I almost collapsed after seeing the first page of Noahs' letter. His POV makes Noah more real and more tangible, than when we met him through Maras' eyes. It's not possible for me to find anything wrong with these series, I'm too much of a goner for that, and when I say that I love this twisted and messed up story, it's an understatement. I live and breathe with it, it's my personal kind of drug and I'm addicted to Michelle Hodkins' writing. I know this isn't much of a review, but I just have too many feelings and not enough words to describe them.
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  • manasa k
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to Simon & Schuster, as well as Edelweiss for an ARC!When I first heard about a series about Noah Shaw, I was both skeptical and excited- he was, after all, one of my favorite characters of the Mara Dyer trilogy, but I questioned the necessity of the continuation of the overall story.This book solidifies the need for a sequel series- it highlights just how many unanswered questions the original trilogy left, and I'm glad Hodkins addresses these while keeping the story engaging. I wasn Thanks to Simon & Schuster, as well as Edelweiss for an ARC!When I first heard about a series about Noah Shaw, I was both skeptical and excited- he was, after all, one of my favorite characters of the Mara Dyer trilogy, but I questioned the necessity of the continuation of the overall story.This book solidifies the need for a sequel series- it highlights just how many unanswered questions the original trilogy left, and I'm glad Hodkins addresses these while keeping the story engaging. I wasn't the biggest fan of The Becoming of Noah Shaw, partly because I felt a lot of it was drawn out, and there wasn't much of an actual plot. The plus side was Noah's narration- he is a unique voice and his straighfowardness was a sort of relief from Mara, who was incredibly unreliable.The Reckoning of Noah Shaw remedies the issues I had with its predecessor- there is clear direction, and I really enjoyed reading about Noah and Goose traipsing through England together. I love Mara, but the sheer amount of angst about their relationship in the previous book was sometimes too much. This series is more lighthearted than the first three, and told in a more straightforward manner, although the plot is just as engaging and complex. Hodkins has a talent for making the reader feel exactly what her characters are, and the last 80-100 pages of this book perfectly encapsulate that and in my opinion, are worth reading this book for even if you didn't particularly like the rest of it. It is fast-moving, and you feel just as confused as Noah until everything is revealed. There's a wicked cliffhanger that can't make you want to do anything except get your hands on the next book right away.Pros:-Noah Shaw is a unique, interesting protagonist-Moves fast and constantly, the plot doesn't drag-truly interesting themes and topics, doesn't fall into typical YA stereotypes- moves away from the relationship angst of the previous bookCons:-this has kind of been a complaint about both series, but I wish there was more context given to abilities and experiments, it sometimes feels like rules are changed for the sake of the plot, not organically-a petty complaint, but Noah's "British-ness" switches on and off. For example, he will sometimes say "Shit" and other times "Shite."- if this is to represent the fact that he has acclimated to American culture as well I get it, but it kind of takes away from the character voice if he is constantly switching.also I had Diet Mountain Dew by Lana Del Rey running through my head the entire time I was reading, for reasons I can't explain.
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