Thursday, 1 November 2012

REVIEW: The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Pub. Date: October 23rd 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 544
Readership: Young adult
Genres: mystery, horror, fantasy, paranormal

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.

What a fan-freaking-tastic sequel! After loving the first one so much, I had high expectations for Evolution. I'm happy to say that it blew them away.

I wasn't sure that it was possible, but Evolution was even creeper than Unbecoming. There was everything from someone watching Mara sleep, to handmade dolls that popped up out of nowhere, to trudging through the Everglades in the middle of the night with creepy crawlies all around, a creepy psychic at a circus, and many other creepy, scary things you can think of. Definitely do not read this book with the lights off, I'm telling you.

Noah was as amazing as ever. I fell even more in love with him in Evolution. He has secrets of his own, problems of his own, but he's ALWAYS there for Mara. He's always looking out for her, always trying to keep her safe. While it doesn't always work because of reasons that I won't spoil, it's endearing and wonderful. The romance fit. Noah fits. It wasn't just there for the sake of having a love interest or the sake of having a romance. All of it is woven together perfectly. You'll be left with your jaw dropped going 'holy shit!!'

We still don't really know what Mara or Noah are. We don't really know the hows, whys or whens of their powers but we do get some answers, some ideas. The answers, the tidbits, that we do get are very intriguing and I'm excited to see how that all comes to a climax in the final book in the trilogy.

All in all, I absolutely adored Evolution. It was creepy, page turning, stomach churning, pulse raising and nail biting. It made me scream, cry, throw my arms around flailing and then some. It was just so good. Fans of the first will be blown away. And if you were a little weary of the first, I'm sure that Evolution will win you over.



1 comment:

  1. Great review! I can't wait for Christmas sales so I can pick up a copy of this along with Unbecoming <3

    - Kazhy @ My Library in the Making