July 30, 2014

Quick Review: The Evolution of Mara Dyer 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?

This will be really quick mainly because it's a sequel, and I don't want to give much away.  I liked it! I really did.  You never know when you read a sequel if it's going to go south from the original. But it didn't. The story twists and turns nicely giving me several surprises.  Plus I found it full of great suspense.  Mara believes her old boyfriend (yes the one that's supposed to be dead) is actually not dead and is stalking her.  I never knew if I should be trusting and believing her or if the stress of everything she has been through is making her mind play tricks on her.  And I was torn as to whether I wanted it to be all due to what she's gone through or having it be real!! I mean if it was real that made it really really scary, so part of me didn't want that.

The romance portion of the book - I still liked Noah and their romance was good.  Sometimes once a romance has started it can start to move towards annoying or unrealistic or something along that lines.  I didn't find that with this one.  And although it was important to the story it didn't completely over-shadow the story so that was nice.

The ending - be prepared for lots of unknowns still hanging out there! I will HAVE to read the last book because there is so much I need to know.  Plus Mara is not is a good place at the end, so I need to find out what happens to her.  Pssssst - I hear that if you pre-order The Retribution of Mara Dyer it comes signed! I believe I'll be doing that.  

Final thought - nice to have a sequel that stands up to the original.  One series I will be finishing!

You can read my review of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer HERE.  


  1. I really enjoyed this one as well! I was worried in the first book that Noah would turn out to be a jerk, but was pleasantly surprised by how their relationship developed, especially in the second book. I'm dying for the third as well.. end of the year right?

  2. I haven't run across these books, although if I saw this on a bookshelf, I would be intrigued. Great cover! Thanks for the review.