The Evolution of Mara Dyer

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How did I get it?:
It was a birthday present from my sister Beth.

Synopsis:

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?

Thoughts:

The Mara Dyer series kept on being recommended to me on Amazon, but I kept on ignoring it for some reason. Then I started blogging and I kept on seeing it everywhere. That convinced me to buy it. I read The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer this summer, and knew after reading it that I had to read the sequel and sharpish. I’m so glad I did. But now, I want the final book. Like NOW! Why do I have to wait until next year?! *stamps feet*

I don’t want to say too much about the book, because I really don’t want to spoil it for anyone. It is an amazing read though. I think Michelle Hodkin has done a brilliant job with the sequel. Her writing immediately pulls me in. I found it hard to put down which is pretty impressive, considering how busy I’ve been.

This book is quite long for a YA read. It’s 544 pages long. It definitely needs to be that long with the amount going on. Yet, it doesn’t feel like a long read because there’s so many interesting things happening that you want to get your head around. I kept on trying to work out what on earth was happening to Mara and Noah. I kept thinking I had cracked it, but oh no, I wasn’t even close.

I found The Evolution of Mara Dyer to be much creepier than The Unbecoming… the doll freaked me out and Phoebe was terrifying. I also found Jude creepy. He’s such a well written character though. As is Mara. She’s a fantastic protagonist. I love that she constantly questions her own sanity. Not surprising with everything that she’s gone and continues to go through.

I was slightly baffled by the flashbacks and dreams that Mara was having. However, I’m getting quite used to being confused by the Mara Dyer trilogy so far. I hope that the last book in the trilogy wraps things up, although I’m sure I’ll have pages of confusion to wade through first. That’s not a criticism. I think this is the only series I’ve read that I enjoy being confused by.

Would I recommend it?:
Of course! (4.5 stars)

Reading next:
Shadows On The Moon- Zoe Marriott

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4 thoughts on “The Evolution of Mara Dyer

  1. This is by far one of my favorite series. I’m glad you enjoyed The Evolution. I understand your frustration with the wait. It was supposed to come out this fall, but it was pushed back. I read book 2 as soon as it came out, so the wait has been painful.

  2. AHHHH I can’t wait for the next book to come out! It ORIGINALLY was supposed to come out in October I thought…and now it’s not til something like July?! So much of my brain was like WHAT THE WHAT?!? reading this. I think it is somewhat unlikely, but if it turns out that she is actually insane at the end of this I don’t think it would surprise me. I’ve never read such a successful unreliable narrator before! And it was so creepy… I highly regret reading it til 2 in the morning haha

    • I know, I thought it had been pushed back. I’m so annoyed, I need it in my life to see what the hell is going on. I definitely found it much creepier than the first book. I think I’m going to have to put a pre-order in so I get this book AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

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