Book Review: The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Title: The Evolution of Mara Dyer
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Rating: 5 stars

Goodreads Summary

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 Review


Holy Shit!

I humbly apologize for the raucus but I can’t express myself better that the cuss above.

This book made me fell a hell of a lot of emotions but most of them were fear and doubt. Fear for the main characters and doubt for their motives and actions.

The Evolution of Mara Dyer is more mysterious and darker than the first one. Actually, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer was dark, but this one was pitch black. And I loved it!

I fell in love with Noah Shaw again, but his character surprised me a bit. Like Mara, I’ve seen a different side of him, which made me question his character. Same goes to our protagonist, Mara Dyer. Her situation in this book was a million times compared to the last one. The incidents in this book opened up a lot of questions in my mind.

Who is Mara Dyer? Is she really telling the truth?

Those were just some of the questions.

The thing that really got me was the biggest twist.

Another thing that I loved about this book was the occasional “mini heart attacks” that I was getting throughout. Honestly speaking, I could totally feel my heart pounding on my chest, especially during the last chapters, which started somewhere along Chapter 51. Don’t worry, I’m not gonna tell. I’m not going to ruin the reading experience for you. *winks*

Because of the “mini heart attacks”, I would like to give Michelle Hodkin a big round of applaus for writing the way she did on this novel. It’s truly captivating, exciting and hauntingly beautiful, which totally makes me want to barge into the local bookstore in the middle of the night (at the time of writing) and grab the next book.

My patience was never been tested so much until this.




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A 22 year old bibliophile from the outskirts of Manila, who loves reading books for passion.

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