The Becoming of Noah Shaw (The Shaw Confessions, #1) by Michelle Hodkin

The Becoming of Noah Shaw (The Shaw Confessions, #1)

In the first book of the Shaw Confessions, the companion series to the New York Times bestselling Mara Dyer novels, old skeletons are laid bare and new promises prove deadly. This is what happens after happily ever after.Everyone thinks seventeen-year-old Noah Shaw has the world on a string.They’re wrong.Mara Dyer is the only one he trusts with his secrets and his future.He shouldn’t.And both are scared that uncovering the truth about themsel...

Details The Becoming of Noah Shaw (The Shaw Confessions, #1)

TitleThe Becoming of Noah Shaw (The Shaw Confessions, #1)
Release DateNov 7th, 2017
PublisherSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
GenreYoung Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal

Reviews The Becoming of Noah Shaw (The Shaw Confessions, #1)

  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    The ShortActual rating: 2.25* (yes I'm getting very specific here)Trigger warning: self harm, suicideWriting: 3 starsCharacters: 2.5 starsPlot: 1 starOriginality: 2 stars(All out of 5 stars)The LongWriting: the writing of this was on par with the Mara Dyer trilogy. I really enjoyed the first two books of that trilogy but then, the third was a disappointment. As such, going into this I was apprehensive. Reading from Noah Shaw's perspective was jus...
  • Lala BooksandLala
    2015-06-06, yeah...
  • Stacee
    Holy shit, I don't have words for this.Being in Noah's head is exactly what I expected. He's smart and rude and shamelessly loves Mara and I was maniacally gleeful as I read every word on every page.It was one hell of a roller coaster I should have been prepared for, but was still stunned speechless when I got to the end. Yes, this review is vague af, but I wouldn't dream of ruining one single page. **Huge thanks to Simon & Schuster Books for You...
  • Ashwood (애쉬 우드).
    Okay.. not gonna lie, this book kinda ruined everything for me. I was so thrilled to finally read this book, especially from Noah’s POV, but it turned out to be a huge fail, in my opinion. Boring, plotless, pointless, annoying and epically disappointing... Being inside Noah’s mind wasn’t as terrible as reading about Mara’s decent into evil land, but it was pretty close. This book had a few (very few) good moments, that didn’t make me wa...
  • Joshua Gabriel (조수아)
    If Sehun, my EXO bias, read The Becoming of Noah Shaw, he would probably be like...PlotCharactersWritingOverallBottom line: If you wanna know the exact meaning of "unnecessary," read this book. ;)
  • Jasmine
    Full review: October 12, 2017 May contain spoilers for Mara Dyer Trilogy. I don’t quit the game. I’ll destroy the fucking board. My heart aches. Even after finishing reading this book for weeks, I still feel a pang in my heart when recalling the story. To begin with, The Becoming of Noah Shaw was told completely from Noah’s POV and we got to view the whole story from his perspective, which was quite refreshing for me. Since this was a s...
  • Whitney Atkinson
    major TW: suicide, depression, self-harm (seriously, do NOT read this book if suicide attempts & discussion thereof makes you uncomfortable)2.5 starshonestly just love yourself and pretend that mara dyer was a duology. i majorly hyped myself up for this because it was revisiting characters i havent seen since i was 16 and redelving into their world and conflicts. And there were things I liked about it like the setting in New York City. From subwa...
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    Content warning: Suicide. The entire plot revolved around other Gifted people killing themselves and Noah trying to figure out why and if he can stop them. There are SEVERAL suicides and multiple methods mentioned and at least a couple of them are described in detail. There is a pretty extensive trigger warning at the start of the book, which isn't in the best taste but I do still think it's helpful.A quick read that I got through easily during a...
  • mith
    review also found here!----No one could be as disappointed as me. I adored the Mara Dyer series, and while I was hesitant of this series at first, I was also excited because hello! It’s a series about Noah Shaw! About Noah Shaw, told by Noah Shaw. I really used to love Noah.Now, after reading? I’m just meh. Nothing. I didn’t care about Noah or Mara or anyone else in the book. I didn’t care about the story. About anything. Everything was j...
  • TheCrazyWorldOfABookLover
    **May contain some slight spoilers from the Mara Dyer Trilogy *Can’t really say much on the plot without majorly spoiling the previous books, so just a few things I'd like to point out. 1) You absolutely should not read this if you haven't read the Mara Dyer trilogy first. It will make zero sense. You should also not read this if you have read the Mara Dyer trilogy but haven't at least brushed up and refreshed your memory on what occurred in th...
  • Abbie (boneseasonofglass)
    The reading year is off to a kind of meh start idk what it is but this book was kinda just ok to read. It didn't have the same spark as the Mara Dyer trilogy books, maybe i've just outgrown the characters because I found them pretty annoying whereas previously I really liked themIt just kinda felt like and unnecessary follow on plot, just for the sake of it to me, which is unfortunate because I was really looking forward to this tbh I don't think...
  • jessica
    i am thrilled to have noah shaw back in my life (even if it has only been a week). i enjoy his character line more than maras, so i have high hopes for this series. which, by the way, doesnt feel like a spin off of the main trilogy, but more of a story continuation told from another perspective. either way, its more noah, so im one happy lady! 4 stars
  • Sandeep ☾
    4.5/5 Stars WOW JUST WOW. THAT ENDING.Being in Noah’s head was exactly how I imagined. Snarky, sarcastic and smart. It was perfect. Seeing through Noah's eyes made me realise how twisted and creepy Mara really is, which I loved. Even though I really enjoyed this book it felt like nothing had happened even though many things had actually happened. Weird.There were times when I was confused while reading this book. Maybe it had to do with the fac...
  • Laurie –A Court of Books–
    ~ ARC was kindly provided to me by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review ~ “The bullies never remember, but the bullied never forget.” 2.2 starsSpoilers for this book as well as the whole Mara Dyer TrilogyYou guys have no idea how much I wanted this book, the happiness I had when I learned about its existence, because even The Mara Dyer Trilogy had its weaknesses, Noah Shaw was carrying the story, and reading from his P...
  • Katie
    I am in PHYSICAL PAIN from how badly I need this bookI will wait hereRight hereUntil this book is released.*THERE IS A COVER NOW I AM SCREAMING
  • Sabrina
    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... TW: self harm, suicide (in this book)The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer... The Becoming of Noah Shaw.. am I the only one screaming about this or freaking out???!!Anyways.I'm so happy that Noah and Mara are back in my life. I loved reading this book just for them. But then I realized that not much happened. There is the after math from the Mara Dyer Trilogy (you have to read th...
  • Angel
    I'm just, speechless wow. That heartbreaking ending. wOW.------------Edit #4 - May 8th, 2017: IT HAS A COVER NOW AND IDK HOW I FEEL BECAUSE ITS NOT THE UNDERWATER PICTURES BUT IM SCREAMING ANYWAYS AKSLDJASLKDASDLJASDEdit #3 - Feb. 7th, 2017: IT HAS A TITLE NOW AND ITS PERFECT. And it has a release date!!!!! and a new synopsis!!!!!!. IM F I N EEdit #2: Now that I've calmed down slightly, I just wanna say the premise for this book is already kill...
  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    Holy crap, that terrible, horrible, thrilling ending. Full review to come.**EDITED TO ADD REVIEW:4.5 Stars!Full disclosure here, I was nervous picking this up. I loved how the Mara Dyer series ended and I was hesitant to read something that may ruin the satisfied feeling I had when I closed the last book and said goodbye to these unforgettable characters. But, Noah. Need I say more?I had to get inside this strange wonderful, and unsettling boy th...
  • Suzanne
    It was awesome to get reacquainted with some of the original characters, but still not sure how I feel about the edition of Leo. Guy seems weird and shady but we will see. Goose was funny and amusing though. I loved the Mara Dyer series with a passion. I was so hooked on it and could not be happier to have a spin-off series. Especially since it is Noah! The ending of the book really sets up for this series, since we are left aghast about Mara and...