4 star rating
The Evolution of Mara Dyer
Mara Dyer, Book #2
By Michelle Hodkin
ISBN# 9781442421790
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Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie


the-evolution-of-mara-dyer-michelle-hodkinMara 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 secr

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? (Goodreads)


Michelle Hodkins is not from this planet. She’s too amazing of a writer to be human. She’s from the planet WBHL (Writing Beyond Human Level). Honestly, I can not comprehend how she can be on this planet when she is clearly not human.

Where shall I begin? I like how I always burn through Michelle Hodkin’s books. (Even though I’ve only read two so far!) Her writing style is flawlessly addictive. Every chapter ends with a perfectly written sentence that captivates you until the next chapter. I don’t know how she does it; I can’t stop reading her writing. It’s dark, haunting, and utterly lush. I stay up way past my bedtime for Mara Dyer’s voice.

As for Mara herself, I have to say she is a masterpiece. Normally a so-called crazy person isn’t your ideal protagonist, but this is the total exception. I love reading from her point of view. It’s so creepy and haunting and at times hilarious!

Noah is the love of my life. (I know he’s taken, but a girl should be able to dream!) In The Evolution of Mara Dyer, he’s fierce, protective, and loyal. He does so much for Mara; I want a Noah badly! He’s just so FAITHFUL and HOT (yes I said that!) and ATTRACTIVE. Honestly, I wish I could rip Noah out of this book and marry him.

The plot is so twisted and beautiful. As a reader, I didn’t even bother to try to predict what would happen. You just can’t do that with Michelle Hodkin’s books. With her writing, you just read the book and get swept in. Honestly, now that I have to reflect back at it, I’m in awe. She brings in so many threads from so many different places and ties them in with new things. It’s so gorgeous, this plot. (Of course, it holds nothing on Noah!)

The one thing I didn’t like about this book is the ending. It’s half cliffhanger, half really cheesy revelation. The really cheesy revelation is what I hate. Okay, so it’s not exactly cheesy, but it was a huge letdown compared to the perfection of the bulk of the novel.