Review: The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #2)


Title: The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #2)
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Source: Purchased
Release Date: October 23, 2012
Rating: ★★★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

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!


I can’t believe how good these books are! I flew through the first book in the series last month, and I couldn’t put this one down either.

This book has so many twists, that as soon as you think you know what is going on, you learn that you were completely wrong.

This story was less shocking than the first one, but it was still good. I found myself wondering if Mara really was crazy, because it seemed like she could be doing some of the things that she claimed Jude did. I wanted to believe her, but sometimes it was too hard.

I had a lot of questions at the end of the book. There was a connection with Mara’s Indian grandmother that I wish was explained more. I also wonder how Jude found her and what his motives really are. I hope these questions are answered in the next book.

What to read next:

  • The Retribution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #3) by Michelle Hodkins


  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart


Have you read The Evolution of Mara Dyer? What did you think of it?


One thought on “Review: The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #2)”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.