The Evolution of Mara Dyer

Posted August 26th, 2013 by in *Review / 1 comment

the evolution of mara dyerTitle: The Evolution of Mara Dyer
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: Oct 2012
Classification: Young Adult Novel

Summary from Goodreads:

Mara Dyer once believed she could run from her past.
She can’t.

She used to think her problems were all in her head.
They aren’t.

She couldn’t imagine that after everything she’s been through, the boy she loves would still be keeping secrets.
She’s wrong.

In this gripping sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, the truth evolves and choices prove deadly. What will become of Mara Dyer next?

My Thoughts:

I read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer well over a year ago. Back when I read it I was in a state of shock over the cliffhanger ending and I knew it was one of the best books I read in 2011. I was dying for the sequel and yet when the sequel came out and my boyfriend Johnny bought me a copy I was not compelled to read it. I have no idea why I waited but I’m glad I finally found the time to read it!

The first book in this series was dark, gritty, compelling, addicting, romantic, and shocking. I’m happy to say that from the start of this sequel all the way till the end you will get all of those things plus so much more. I have to say I still love the gritty feel of this series. I like that the author was able to make a teen book be dark and yet have it work so beautifully at the same time. I like that as a reader you always sit back and question whether Mara is crazy or if she is actually experiencing all of these horrible things. I love the question of sanity that the author brings up in this book and I love that I could never really know what was going on because there was always the question in the back of my mind that Mara could be crazy and just seeing things.

I also still love Noah. I swear I would follow that boy off a damn bridge if that is what he asked of me. I love that he is smart, cocky, understated in ways and overstated in others. I love that he is there for Mara through everything and he is her rock because without him she would believe that she was just crazy like everyone keeps telling her. I also have to say that even though very little happens sexually in this book, go figure since it is a teen book, that the author makes their scenes pop on the page. I never get bored when Noah demands Mara be free or when they do share a rare kiss. Their love is one I will fall in love with any day of the week and I only wish Noah was real so I could have him all to myself.

“I’m not sure you can appreciate how much I want to lay you out before me and make you scream my name.”

Overall, I am sitting here still in shock over the ending of this book and yet I feel empowered. I do have to say I feel about the ending of this book the way I felt when I read Unravel Me by Mafi. I just can’t wait till the third book is out and in my hands because I can not sit around waiting a whole year for the ending. I’m counting on you Noah!

“If I were to live a thousand years, I would belong to you for all of them. If we were to live a thousand lives, I would want to make you mine in each one.”




One Response to “The Evolution of Mara Dyer”

  1. Stephanie @ Once Upon a Chapter

    SO glad you were able to make time for this book! I went to go look about the third book’s release date because I thought it was coming out in October and we have to wait until June for the next one!

    I am really glad that you enjoyed the second book in this series. I know you were looking forward to it.

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