Friday 5 July 2013

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

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?
  • Genre: Horror, Paranormal, Romance, Mystery,  Supernatural
  • Age: young adult
  • Source: owned ebook
  • Read from July 02 to 05, 2013

FINAL RATING: ★★★☆/★★★★★

This was the boy I loved. A little bit messy. A little bit ruined. A beautiful disaster.
Just like me.

The last 20% were so worthy of 3.5 STARS. 

I don't know if it is a standard for Michelle Hodkin or if i always get bored until i reach 70% of the book? Because it is the deal with me and Mara Dyer series. But, this time, i got some answers. But! I got confused as hell! And i loved that! Can you imagine? I actually loved this book. More than the first one anyway.

Now that i had idea what was going on, i started to suspect a lot of things and to have my theories, but i don't think i have guessed them. i was close but i didn't see that coming in the end. That ending... everything there is suspicious, because Mara didn't witness it so it doesn't mean it actually happened, so i don't believe it. It was a massive cliffhanger, but surprisingly it didn't affect me in any way, because i could have seen it coming.

Once again, the problem i had with this book is the longevity of it. It is always unnecessary long, some may not agree, but there were many useless parts which i didn't find amusing or dramatic or anything. They were just boring.

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But the story this time surprised me, with some plot twists and turn arounds, and i was quite immersed into it.

I won't reveal much about the story, since i don't know how i would write the synopsis but it was creepier, weirder and definitely better than The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. But those India flashbacks were quite annoying because i don't understand their point. Or i just couldn't care less.

But the worst thing: i need the answers because now i feel like i have been given more questions than answers! And it's making me lose my mind!


"You can’t hurt me the way you think you can. But even if you could? I would rather die with the taste of you on my tongue than live and never touch you again. I’m in love with you, Mara. I love you. No matter what you do.”
My breath caught in my throat. No matter what. The words were a promise, a promise I didn’t know if anyone could keep.
“We’re only seventeen,” I said quietly.
“Fuck seventeen.” His eyes and voice were defiant. “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.”


The best way to describe Mara in this book would be obsession: obsessed about Noah, obsessed about her feelings, obsessed with her fears, obsessed with everything that has ever happened to her. But, she was kind of better in this book than in the last one and i kind of liked her too. But she was still annoying sometimes, sadly. Other than that, she is not a bad character at all.


The thing about Noah is that he is way to secretive. He wants to help, but he barely says anything about himself and his situation. And all the money stuff is getting on my nerves :( Somehow in some scenes he didn't felt believable enough. But it didn't stop him from being still the same cocky arrogant idiot.

Everyone else:

I am split opinion about Mara's parents. They are supportive of her, but what irritated me is that they never listen to her. They never give her the chance to say the whole story. But in the normal situation, what they did, would probably every parent do.

Noah's parents on the other hand were ... absent... they didn't have any point except to tell us how Noah feels because of them.

I loved Daniel, he is just so freaking adorable and awesome, and i must say that i loved Jamie too, though he should give chances sometimes instead of reacting.

Other female characters were either crazy or bat*hit insane, or just wrong. I don't think there was any normal girl aside from Mara...if she can be considered normal anyway.

Jude... sadistic bastard would fit. And i have so many questions about him that i need answers.


Not a bad sequel, i liked it and enjoyed it, but like i said before, i had problem with it's size. But this series has interesting story, it was just not so well executed but who knows what will third book give us? Hopefully more answers.

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