Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Review: The Evolution of Mara Dyer - Michelle Hodkin

Where I got it: ARC from publisher
Rating: 4.5 stars  
Cover Rating: 5 stars (I'm glad they used the same photo set for this cover too. Lovely.)
Genre: Young Adult
Publication Date: October 23, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Page Count: 530 p.
Buy it: Book Depository / Amazon
Add it: Goodreads
Sequel to: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Mara isn't sure what's going on. She thought he was dead...they told her he was dead. She's certain it was him in that police station though. It was Jude, not a hallucination. There is no way to convince any one else that it's true though. There is one person who doesn't need convincing though. Noah is trying to get to the bottom of things. Where could Jude have been this whole time and what does he want? Noah and Mara are on somewhat rocky ground since all has been revealed, but neither of them are giving up yet. Unfortunately things are going to get a lot worse before they will get the answers they need.

This book was super steamy. If you thought that the connection between Noah and Mara was intense in the first book, wait until you read this one. Also, JUDE!!! What a cliffhanger from the first novel. I was so glad I was able to dive right into this one and find out what is going on. Unfortunately, it's not all completely clear yet. I'm so excited for the last book so that I can see how the story ends up with Mara writing that letter in the beginning.

So many things have happend in these first two novels and all of it just keeps building up. Now Mara is starting to have really strange dreams. I really enjoyed having this introduced, it is an aspect that is keeping me on my toes. As soon as I think I'm starting to figure out and understand what is going on, everything changes. I can't even imagine how crazy it must be for Mara.

This novel really amps up compared to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. This one is totally more intense and driven. I doubt you'll even be able to put this one down. Things just keep happening and half-explanations are made, but nothing finite yet. I seriously can not wait to read the conclusion to this series. It will either be TOTALLY AMAZING or terrible. I'm guessing the first though, since this book is even better than the first one.

The Evolution of Mara Dyer does not end on a cliff hanger, which is nice, but it ends with a billion unresolved questions. I still don't even believe Kells, there is no way that what she says is true. It CAN'T be true. The Retribution of Mara Dyer is the perfect title for the last novel. Evolution ended on a sort of badass note, so it's going to be awesome.

First Line:
"You will love him to ruins."

Favorite Lines:
"I knew one hundred little things about Noah Shaw but when he kissed me I couldn't remember my own name. I was starved for him, for this."

1 comment:

  1. A great review for a great book. I absolutely agree with you. I love Noah. But I don't feel like Mara is forcing anything, she is just really truly confused about everything including her relationship with Noah.
    But I do adore these books and cannot wait for the third book.

    Zaira Lynn (Cash Advance For Business)


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