Release Date: October 23, 2012
Published By: Simon & Schuster Books
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Rating: 4 out of 5
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?
Review: It’s so hard to describe this book, because for a huge majority of it, you feel like you’re slowly going crazy with Mara. Things happen and you’re not even sure if they really did happen or if it’s partly due to the fact that Mara is what I would consider an unreliable protagonist. She doesn’t even know what’s reality herself a lot of the time, so you’re really going on this journey with her trying to work out what is real and what isn’t. You feel her frustrations, and confusion,
What makes this book so wonderful though is that towards the end, it’s like the pieces of the jigsaw finally start coming together to help form an overall image. There’s still some pieces missing though and that is enough for me to be rushing out to buy the third book when it comes out! Well played Michelle Hodkin!
There’s definitely a more sinister feel to this book. Everyone is accusing Mara of being crazy. She’s admitted into a mental institution, she is drugged up on all kinds of medication, and no one will believe her when she tries to tell people that her ex boyfriend Jude is not dead. He is very much alive and he is coming after her. The only person that does believe her is Noah.
Speaking of which, Noah is all kinds of amazing. I get that he can be arrogant and sarcastic and completely frustrating at times, but you just have to admire his devotion to protecting Mara as well as his loyalty. No matter how messed up Mara feels or how crazy, he stands by her and really becomes a source of strength to her during this book. I absolutely loved this quality in him, and I will say that there are definitely more sexy times going on in this book than in the first! It’s steamy without ever really getting steamy. Who’d have thought there’d be so much involved in just a kiss! ;)
The Evolution of Mara Dyer definitely did justice to the first book in this series, and I am still so intrigued by some of the ongoing mysteries that weren’t solved for us in volume two of this trilogy. I am expecting some big answers in the third installment coming out in October this year!