THE EVOLUTION OF MARA DYER
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: October 23rd, 2012
Source: Hardcover from Publisher
Mara Dyer once believed she could run from her past.
She used to think her problems were all in her head.
She couldn’t imagine that after everything she’s been through, the boy she loves would still be keeping secrets.
In this gripping sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, the truth evolves and choices prove deadly. What will become of Mara Dyer next?
There’s rarely a book that can leave me speechless and sleepless. THE EVOLUTION OF MARA DYER did both.
The sequel to THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER is incredible. It was one revelation after the other. One minute I was utterly certain Michelle Hodkin was set out to make me insane and the next? The next I was ready to weep. My mind was ready to explode.
Because that ending left me in shambles. It picked up the entire set up of the book and threw it in my face with a crazed laugh. It puts everything in a new light.
THE EVOLUTION OF MARA DYER is one of those books I love to call deliciously dark and undoubtedly intoxicating. Because it was good. Real good. It made me feel all the feels.
What I love about both THE UNBECOMING and EVOLUTION was Mara’s relationship with her older brother Daniel. I loved the care they had for each other, the easiness in which they could joke. You don’t always see brother-sister relationships in YA novels these days, and the one Mara has with her brother is enviably awesome.
Mara Dyer the protagonist was pretty much the same in EVOLUTION. She constantly needed Noah by her side, and while that didn’t bother me (who can complain about more Noah?), I was a little irritated by how much she needed him and how easily he listened to her. I won’t tell you much about what goes on in the hefty 544 pages (you won’t regret even a single page), but know this: there’s a creepy blood-stained doll, a journey to the other side of the world, a mental institute, and of course, more Noah Shaw.
THE EVOLUTION OF MARA DYER is a must read for all fans of dark, delicious, and of course, THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER. My regrets? Reading it nearly one year before the third installment.
Oh, Michelle Hodkin, you are one cruel, cruel creature.