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Jan 1, 2013

Book Review: The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin


The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #2)
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Pages: 544
Goodreads AVG Rating: 4.46
Summary: / Add here.
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.
In this gripping sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, the truth evolves and choices prove deadly. What will become of Mara Dyer next?



 

My POV

My feelings:
Mara Dyer is a twisted story, elegant and very suspenseful.
Once again Michelle Hodkin created a world so well constructed that leaves you shocked and with your heart hammering in a race of dementia.
Each page contains a mystery, a secret you crave to discover.
Evil genius. Insane. Heartbreaker. Mara Dyer is that and much more.

The plot:
I could dare to say that the plot is much more thought in this book than in the first one. Although we do not know to distinguish reality from illusion, it shows in every word that the author knows her stuff. We can see how well we have been entangled in the darkness of Mara’s mind and each of the things going on around her.
Life or death, magic or lies, insanity or sanity.

The characters:
Mara: Completely adorable. No matter what she is, no matter the things she has done, no matter if Mara is insane. All that matters is how Mara does reach our heart. Because she is a strong girl, it has been shown in every action, in every thought. But she is damaged and not afraid to ask for help. Mara does not pretend that all is well (not in front of us, anyway) and isn’t buried in her little ball of misery. Mara knows she needs help and she needs Noah to stand beside her in those horrible things that happen in her life. This makes her a person as real as any other I've known. She’s authentic just like any of us.
Noah: Charming, sexy, funny, strong and loyal. Any guy would move away from a person as problematic as the girl he loves, but instead Noah stays beside her and does everything in his power to protect her and give her some peace and normalcy she needs.
The book also got us to know his dark side and a little more of his secrets. Noah, it's so easy to love!
Mara's family: I am terribly in love with Daniel! I cannot believe I had not noticed him until now. Daniel is a loving brother, perfect, and despite not believing in the "hallucinations" of her sister he’s always by her side to give her the love she needs. Just like their parents.
Jude: Is Jude really alive or is just a hallucination or ghost haunting Mara and bringing her into the depths of madness? No matter, what does matter is that Jude is a disgusting character.

The romance:
Oh dear, the romance in the part of Mara’s history that made me melt and feel amazed. One of the things I love about the relationship between Mara and Norah is the overwhelming passion between them. The fear of losing, the need to be together, the immense love that grows in their hearts. When these two young lovers are together is like an explosion of exquisite and wonderful feelings that flood us readers. WOW! One of the best literary romances of all time.

The ending:
Okay, this is the part where I say.
YOU HAVE TO BE fucking KIDDING ME!!! HOW CAN THE BOOK ENDS THIS WAY??
Honestly, it was really hard to restrain myself to exploit those words in the first line.
Finally the secrets are revealed behind Mara! Not all, of course, but one that leaves you with your mouth open.
And then those last lines, dramatic, unexpected and cut-veins.
I assure you that you will not want to wait to read more.

Final Thoughts:
As said earlier. Mara Dyer is a story on the edge of fantasy and reality, with an elegant and addictive writing, and a plot with so much suspense that leaves you breathless.



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