Friday, November 16, 2012

The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

The Evolution of Mara Dyer is the sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer which I read earlier this summer. It is definitely a novel for older teen readers. It's a well-written book that I read in six hours, but the main character (Mara) is a tad too whinny for my taste. She doesn't have enough confidence in herself.

Mara can literally kill things with a thought, if she's under enough pressure. She's had a rough past that's explained in the first book. I feel for her, but she's always looking over her shoulder or whining. Plus, she's somewhat unreliable. Not completely, but sometimes. Though, everyone keeps telling her she's insane and eventually that would drive anyone mad. The guy character, Noah, is nice and everything, but way to full of himself. Take Jace from The Mortal Instruments, make him less hot and multiply his ego by ten and you get the picture.

Something that bothers me is that there was obviously some little history thing that I won't get into for spoiler reasons, but it's never explained. It comes up every few chapters, but nothing is thought of it. After Mara sees it, she forgets about it like it didn't exist. It's a decent book and an easy read (in my opinion). The plot is okay, but kinda weak. The book could have been better, but I still loved it. I give it four stars.


Mara Dyer once believed she could run away from her past.

She can't.

She used to thing 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?

Title: The Evolution of Mara Dyer
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Release: October 23, 2012
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Series: Mara Dyer
Pages: 544

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