The Evolution of Mara Dyer – Michelle Hodkin

The evolution of mara dyer

“Mara Dyer knows she isn’t crazy.  She knows she can kill with her mind, and that her boyfriend, Noah, can heal with his.  Mara also knows that somehow, her ex, Jude, is not a hallucination.  He is alive.

Unfortunately, convincing her family and doctors that she’s not crazy isn’t easy.  The only person who actually believes her is Noah.  But being with Noah is dangerous and Mara is in constant fear that she might hurt him.  She needs to learn how to control her power, and fast!  

Together, Mara and Noah must try and figure out how Jude survived the asylum collapse, and how he knows so much about her strange ability… before anyone else ends up dead.”

I bought this book after reading and enjoying The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (review here), I couldn’t wait to find out what was in store for Mara this time!

The main events of the previous book had been cleverly woven into the beginning of this book so I had a very clear picture of what was going on.  Mara was now in a psychiatric unit, this was a frustrating time for her as she struggled to convince everyone that she was telling the truth about her shocking discovery.  Mara’s fear was palpable and I found my heart beating faster many times throughout the story.

Mara’s relationship with Noah was just as exciting this time round, they knew a lot more about each other and Mara really leaned on him for support.  Noah was wonderful, I loved how passionately he tried to protect Mara and although he seemed to be keeping things to himself I couldn’t help but fall a little bit in love with him.  Particularly after reading things like this:

“If I were to live a thousand years, I would belong to you for all of them.  If we were to live a thousand lives, I would want to make you mine in each one.”

It was good to see Jamie again, he was a very real character with a bit of a crazy streak and I enjoyed his friendship with Mara – he seemed to be someone who she could truly trust.

When I was taken on a flashback to the past, I felt a little confused and couldn’t figure out why it had happened or what it meant.  The significance of the flashbacks soon became clear though and this made it easier for me to connect the two times together.

There were plenty of weird, eerie and intense occurrences throughout the book, I wanted to know why all of this was happening to Mara because even though I had come up with a couple of theories I just wasn’t sure of the reason.  Apparently I was right not to be sure because my theories didn’t even come close to the truth – this is a difficult series to predict!

Towards the end the intensity grew and the eeriness soared, my heart was pounding furiously as events unfolded before me.  I was utterly stunned by the ending so I can’t wait for the next instalment to find out if what I think happened, really did happen!

This was another amazing read that captivated my mind with its unique blend of scary, weird and romantic antics.

The Evolution of Mara Dyer can be purchased from The Book DepositoryAmazon or from most good book retailers.

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