Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Review: The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

The Evolution of Mara Dyer
(Mara Dyer #2)
by Michelle Hodkin

Publication Date: October 23rd, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781442421790

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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? (Goodreads)

The Evolution of Mara Dyer is the brilliant sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. I have been dying to get my hands on this book, and was thrilled to receive an e-ARC to review. Michelle Hodkin the most insanely talented writer, I can’t get enough of her writing!

At the end of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, I was left with so many questions about Mara, Noah and, of course, Jude. In The Evolution of Mara Dyer, we get a lot of those questions answered! (Of course, in the end we are left with wanting to know more still, hopefully in the next book!).  But we do get some answers as to why these characters are the way they are.

I love Mara Dyer; she is such a complex character. She is strong, even when she has her doubts about herself. And she does doubt herself many times in this book, understandably.  But with all that she goes through, she believes in herself. Noah believes in her as well. Ah, Noah Shaw. I love Noah. I love that he loves Mara so much, and never, ever doubts her. The relationship between these two characters is one of my all time favorites. They are SO good together.

I mentioned this in my review for the previous book, but it bears repeating:  I love Mara’s family. They are so strong together, even when everything is wrong, they hang in there. Her mom reminds me so much of myself, as I am always up in my kids business, wanting to keep them safe and know what’s going on with them. Their characters are written so well also, that we can feel their emotions; their fear for what their daughter/sister is going through, the love they have for her and for each other as well. It’s amazing.

I love the mystery behind this book. I love that is makes you guess your own decisions about what you think may be going on. What is real for Mara, and what is not real. Is something really wrong with her?? I flew through the pages because I needed to find out WHAT exactly was going on! The suspense nearly killed me.  Oh, and the ending of the book definitely leaves you hanging, and wondering what the hell just happened!?

Overall, I love this book! I am so very thankful to have received a copy of this book to review, it was SO good, and I can’t wait for my finished copy to arrive so I can read it AGAIN!

Happy Reading!


  1. I LOVE THIS BOOK!! I want to read it again already. I definitely agree with everything you said!

  2. AH! I am so anxious to get my hands on this one. I'm glad we get some answers, and that the mystery continues. Another cliffhanger?! AH again! Thanks for the great review! :)

  3. I did not know that you finished this!!!!!! I love that you enjoyed it to so much. We have much to discuss so we need to set up a chat in the next few weeks. I can't wait to talk things that are spoilery with you.

    Also, I agree completely about her family and her relationship with Noah. Michelle has a way of writing that makes you have to read it as quickly as possible.

    Great review!

  4. I enjoyed the first in this series but haven't read this one yet (I know it's not out yet...). Love that the family remains the same strong group. They were my favorite part, I think.

  5. Yay! A review for The Evolution of Mara Dyer!

    The mystery is what I loved about the first book and the series. And I am really glad to hear that we do get some answers and we are not just kept hanging throughout this sophmore novel. Great review! :)

  6. YES!! We actually get answers in this book! I am even more desperate to read this! D: Thanks for the review!:)

  7. Yay! Thanks for the review!
    It sounds really thrilling! I do hope some answers of mysteries would be revealed in this book and they seem do =D I can't wait to read more about Mara, her family and of course, the amazing Noah =D

    Ugh, now I really want to read this book, I hope I can get it sooner ><;;

  8. This book made me really not want to put it down and when I got to the end it was so realistic it was unbelievable. I can't wait for the next one to come out in October!

    Zaira Lynn (Cash Advance Fee)


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