The Evolution of Mara Dyer

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The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #2) – Michelle Hodkin

Published February 11, 2014 by bibliobeth

The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #2)

What’s it all about?:

Mara Dyer knows she isn’t crazy. She knows that she can kill with her mind, and that Noah can heal with his. Mara also knows that somehow, Jude is not a hallucination. He is alive. Unfortunately, convincing her family and doctors that she’s not unstable and doesn’t need to be hospitalised isn’t easy. The only person who actually believes her is Noah. But being with Noah is dangerous and Mara is in constant fear that she might hurt him. She needs to learn how to control her power, and fast! Together, Mara and Noah must try and figure out exactly how Jude survived when the asylum collapsed, and how he knows so much about her strange ability…before anyone else ends up dead!

What did I think?:

This is the second book in the brilliant Mara Dyer series, which I fell in love with after reading the first – The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. In this sequel, we find out a lot more about the main characters, Mara and Noah especially their family history which I think is going to be an important part of the novel in the final book. This is just my own presumption though, Michelle Hodkin really knows how to get her readers heads in a whirl! However all the confusion and mixed messages in this novel is in my opinion part of its charm, and really reels you in for what I’m hoping will be a dramatic and spellbinding finale in the third book.

I don’t want to put too much about the plot in this review, as I’d hate to give anything away for those who have not started the series yet, but beware…. there are some intense and creepy moments and some decidedly shifty characters. Dolls = scary. Phoebe = HELP! I also loved that this sequel wasn’t entirely focused on the romance between Noah and Mara, but actually gave the reader an interesting storyline to dwell upon. The use of a psychiatric hospital in particular was a moment of genius from the author in setting the scene and giving me a profound case of the heebie-jeebies. As with the first novel, the characterisation is perfect and sets a strong and high standard for all YA novels. The suspense can be pretty unbearable at times (in a good way) but I guarantee that you will be reading this long into the night. Bring on the third!

Would I recommend it?:

But of course!

Star rating (out of 5):


WWW Wednesday #27

Published January 15, 2014 by bibliobeth

WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Click on the image to get to her blog!

Hello everyone, Happy WWW Wednesday! Thanks as ever to MizB at Should Be Reading for hosting.

To join in you need to answer 3 questions..

•What are you currently reading?

•What did you recently finish reading?

•What do you think you’ll read next?

Click on the book covers to take you to a link to find out more!

What are you currently reading?


I started this book yesterday and so far am really enjoying it! I wasn’t sure at the start, but now I can’t put it down.

What did you recently finish reading?:

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This was a really interesting book about the time between the end of the First World War and the beginning of the Second World War. It was a bit dry in places, but on the whole I thought it was a decent read.

What do you think you’ll read next?:


This is the second book in the Mara Dyer series that was recommended to me by my sister, the lovely Chrissi Reads. Can’t wait to get to it!

What are you reading this Wednesday? Please leave your link and I’ll come pay you a visit. Happy Reading everyone!