Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Review: The Evolution Of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Title: The Evolution Of Mara Dyer
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Published: October 23rd 2012
Source: Purchased
Genre: Young Adult
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Caution: May contain spoilers
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:

Holy schnikees Batman.

While there’s something intensely incredible about the first book in a series, there can be a lot to say about the second book in a series. This book was one of them. What a thrill ride. There were a few things that were revealed in the first book, but a few things were still unknown. In Evolution, those unknowns were explored.

A lot of it was honestly a bunch of insane things happening. And of course, you don’t know if it is in Mara’s head or if it is really happening. Which is why this series is so awesome because it messes with YOUR head. Nearly every time I finished a chapter, I had either gotten more confused, figured something out, or was reeling in shock of what just happened. The biggest thing about Evolution was the incident that happened at the very end of Unbecoming. It’s a major spoiler, so I will not mention it in detail. I will say, however, that this thing is the basis of the mess that Mara is in now and continues to be in, and it will keep you hanging on.

I would be remiss to not mention the beauty that which is Noah Shaw. It had been nearly a year since I read the first book and fell in love with him. The second book made me fall in love with him all over again. FALL IN LOVE is almost an understatement. He was so beautiful and swoon worthy, as usual. There were those two parts that were absolutely the best… the notebook and the event that followed reading it.

The Evolution Of Mara Dyer was a great, no, a marvelous continuation of this psychological thriller. Mara and Noah’s relationship is just plain epic. The first book was on a scale of 1 to 10 for sexual tension a 9. The second book is an 11. Seriously. That sexual tension… and the kissing… oh man. I just loved it. And the end? Well played, Michelle Hodkin. Well played. One of the best series I have read and as much as I want to find out what happens, I want to savor it forever.

PS: I don’t buy the one part for a SECOND. Trust me, I KNOW it isn’t true. (You guys who read the book know what I’m talking about. And you don’t believe it either.)

My Rating:


  1. I still haven't read the first book in this series yet. I think I'm a bit reluctant because of all the mind games that seem to be happening. I hate not knowing if something is real or if it's just in someone's head!

    1. Yeah, I can see how it would be frustrating, but there's just something about this series and this protagonist (and her love interest) that pulls me in and I can't let go. Lol. :P

  2. I haven't read the first one yet but it's making me happy to see people raving about this second book in a world of crappy second books.

    1. I hear ya there! This year has been good as far as second books in a trilogy go. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this one considering how bad some series get. :)

  3. Great review! I read both books, and I liked them both. I know a lot of people didn't like the first one that much, so they didn't bother reading the second, but the second one was a lot better. I loved the second one, but I hate waiting for the third! The ending, ugh. D:


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