The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

The evolution of mara dyer


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? (Goodreads)

Mara, Mara, Mara. What are we going to do with you? I loved this book just as much as I loved the first! It’s gripping, addictive and impossible to put down. The characters were more developed in this book and the ending was fantastic – I don’t want to spoil it, but it was a great. If not a tad depressing.

Mara’s development as a character is much stronger in this book. We learn more about her and her fears. We also begin to wonder if she is actually crazy like they suggest or if the things that are happening are actually happening. We have no idea. As soon as we see something normal, something crazy happens to make us question her reality. I was quite happy to see some normal teenage girl issues though. The thoughts and worries she has about her boyfriend and her family are normal everyday things that everyone can relate to.

Nick Shaw. I was slightly worried that he was going to run away from her at some point, because I didn’t really feel any proper attachment from him up until the beach scene. Then it felt real. For the most part before that, it felt as though he was just sort of putting up with her. I felt myself grow more attached to him when I knew that he wasn’t going anywhere.

Sometimes, the fact that the characters needed ages to figure something out which was really obvious annoyed me. Some things were staring at them directly in the face and they couldn’t see it!! I felt myself getting frustrated at some points in this book, but I think this all added to what we were supposed to feel..

I gave this book 5/5 stars and would happily recommend it provided you have read the first instalment 🙂

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