Published October 23, 2012
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Mara Dyer once believed she could run from her past.
She used to think her problems were all in her head.
She couldn’t imagine that after everything she’s been through, the boy she loves would still be keeping secrets.
In this gripping sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, the truth evolves and choices prove deadly. What will become of Mara Dyer next?
I finally got around to reading this one and it definitely was way better than I was expecting! I really enjoyed the first book, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, but didn't totally love it so I wasn't too sure what to think going into the sequel. Briana, from Bree's Books, loves this series and loved the sequel so I just had to see what was up (and I love our book discussions!) I'm seriously really happy I ended up reading this one.
I found Mara more likable in The Evolution, but she still had her moments for me. I must admit though, that I really do like Mara. I love how she is this dark protagonist with all these insane issues, but still has normal teen girl problems too.
By far the best
Occasionally while reading I'd find myself going, "Wait, what in the world is happening?" or "Uhh I'm totally lost." This probably sounds odd, but I think that's one of the most unique things about this series. You ask those questions in almost a good way! You're not even on the edge of your seat, you fell off your seat halfway through book one!
Michelle Hodkin even threw in some flashbacks! (I don't want to say anything more about it in fear of giving too much away!) I kind of liked them, I was a little confused, but I think the third book will answer my questions.
There was definitely some intense scenes in this book! Like spine-tingling, shudder-inducing, freaky scenes! It's not so much scary as they are, well like I said, freaky, but in a good way! There's a part halfway through the book and the setting towards the end that are really amazing. Hodkin's descriptions put you right there with Mara and Noah so it's super easy to feel what the characters are feeling in that moment.
A little over halfway through the book I thought it almost could have ended and been a new book. I thought there was a really could cut off, I mean I would have hated a cliffhanger, but this book did feel a little long.
The idea was a splinter in my mind. Always there, always stinging, even when I wasn't conscious of it. Even what I wasn't thinking about it.