The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Published: October 23rd 2012
Genre: Paranormal, Thriller, Romance
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.
Mara Dyer. I didn't know how much I would like this book, just because I got SO CONFUSED reading the first Mara, but I'm so glad I gave this book a chance. The Evolution of Mara Dyer drew me in from the beginning with it's interesting plot and overall craziness, I was hooked!
I think, overall this book was much MUCH creepier/scarier/stranger/more awesome than the first book was. If you've read the first Mara book you'll know what I'm talking about when I say Jude. There is a lot of Jude in this book, and he haunts her day and night and it is just SO SCARY. I almost never get freaked out by books or movies, and this was just WOW. This book seriously messed with my head. I never would have thought of things the way they were thought up in this story, and everything was unexpected and just mind-boggling.
The characters, once again, are just great. Mara is the same unreliable character we fell in love with in the first book-even more so than before. I couldn't figure out when to believe anything she was seeing or thinking. Noah- he's just *sigh* I love how much he cares for Mara and sticks with her.
THE ROMANCE. I actually like Noah and Mara's relationship in this book, and if you liked them before, you will love them now. There are a lot of sweet moment in this book, and I just love how they stick together despite all the crap that goes on in the lives of both of them.
THE ENDING THE ENDING THE ENDING. WHY. As you might be able to tell, I want more. The ending is just INSANE-more so than the book was in the first place.