Review: The Evolution Of Mara Dyer

Title: The Evolution Of Mara Dyer

Series: Mara Dyer # 2
Genre: Young Adult-Fantasy
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Release Date: October 23, 2012
Book: Edelweiss

“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?”

Well, this book is freaking awesome! I felt it much more intense and many more questions were answered.
I really loved the plot in this story. There was much more back round history and lots of questions answered. It was like a light bulb went off in my head and everything made sense. Once in the story, the reader begins to see the bigger picture. Of course, it’s not all clear yet, but when it does become clear….WOOHOO! It will be like seeing the light at the end of the tunnel for the first time.
Of course the love interest made every detail in the story so much better. It weaved deeper and darker in the story far more than what I thought.  It raised many questions but left your mind wandering as well. It’s hard to explain but know that once you see what is happening, you’ll get it.
I think the best part about the story is what is in plain sight yet hidden from the reader. There is something much bigger happening, I just know it. I know it will come back to bite me in the butt. I know that once the third book is out, it all will make sense. There are creepy scenes that make me think twice as to why it’s happening. Believe when I say Ms. Hodkin’s has my mind running at 100 mph just to see what she is creating!!
The Evolution Of Mara Dyer excels far more than I can imagine. It’s wonderfully written with details that make you think outside the box. I highly recommend this book if you love a good thriller. The Evolution Of Mara Dyer is fantabulous!
I give it 5 BITES!
Happy Reading!


  1. Amy says:

    I loved The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and really need to get this one. I refuse to buy it yet though because I don’t have time to read it right now and I know that I will drop everything for it if I have it in my possession. Awesome review!! I am so tempted to get it now. Must have self-control!!!

  2. Jenny says:

    YEAH SAVY! Wasn’t this book just amazing? I love how I have no real clue as to what’s going on at any given time, but instead of being frustrated, I’m just excited to see how she’s going to tie everything together in Retribution. SO GOOD! And don’t get me started on Noah, I’ll never stop talking about him:)

  3. Maji Bookshelf says:

    Its awesome that the sequel did not disappoint, because that does happen sometimes.. but im glad that questions are answered!! I havent read the first book yet (shame) but im glad that everyone seems to have loved this one! Lovely review!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

  4. Midnyte Reader says:

    Aaaah! I still have to read the first one! I’m glad you liked this one as well…I usually have a hard time reading books that I know have sequels b/c I’m always afraid I’ll be disappointed in the 2nd one…SO glad you gave this one high marks.

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