The Evolution of Mara Dyer – Michelle Hodkin

the-evolution-of-mara-dyer-michelle-hodkinThe Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #2) by Michelle Hodkin
Published: October 23rd 2012 by Simon & Schuster
Source: Purchased

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?

What can I say about the Mara Dyer series that hasn’t already been said? It’s perfect. Michelle Hodkin keeps you turning page after page until there suddenly are no pages left and you are sitting there with a heavy hardcover book in your hands crying quietly to yourself or cursing Michelle’s name at the top of your lungs because you don’t know how you’re going to go on living until the next book is out. Or in my case you toss the book across the room (gently I promise) and yell at it to think about what it’s done.

All that may make you believe that the book left people angry, or ended in a terrible way, but no… that is not what I’m getting at. This book is nothing short of amazing and I am so glad that I picked it up. In my review of book 1 The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer I said “I’ll be starting the second book the moment it arrives on my doorstep, then I’ll be patiently waiting outside the bookstore for the third when it comes out in November.” and that was almost true. I was in the middle of reading two other books when book 2 arrived so I didn’t dive in right away. But once I was free of prior book commitment I was all about Mara Dyer. And I’m not waiting patiently outside the bookstore for book 3, but I am impatiently waiting in my home while burying myself in other books because I don’t know how else to fill the hole in my heart.

Book 1 was amazing. It set up an incredible story, a beautiful love story, and the end left you craving more but also didn’t kill you. Book 2 followed the same pattern as you found out more and more about just what was happening to Mara and Noah, but then there was the end. Yes it leaves you wanting more, but it also destroys you; in the best way possible if that makes sense. I really don’t want to say anything to revealing because I want, no I implore you to read this series! Even if you have to sit and wait with me until the 3rd book arrives DO NOT WAIT! Just start now because it’s too good of a series to wait for. For me it is right up there with Divergent and Shatter Me, and if you know me well then you know that is a good sign.

I can’t stress enough that I recommend this book to everyone and I really hope you go out there and seek it out because you will not be disappointed. The mystery, the romance, the struggle, everything about The Mara Dyer series is so perfect and compelling. I really want to go re-read them right now… so, bye!



(actually I give it like a million flames, but since it’s a 5 based scale I’ll stick with 5)

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