Thursday, 25 October 2012

Review: The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #2) by Michelle Hodkin

Sorry that I haven't written anything for so long but now I'm back with more reviews!!! Yay :)
So, here's my review of the Evolution of Mara Dyer or else, one of the best 2012 books!

Author: Michelle Hodkin
Hardcover, 544 pages

Published October 23rd 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Kindle Edition, 272 pages
Published October 23rd 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Rating: 5 stars

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Mara Amitra Dyer is one hell of a crazy person. Nobody believes her. Nobody except Noah and maybe a little bit herself. Jude is alive and he'll do everything to take revenge. He wants Mara to suffer and he finds the perfect way. He accomplishes to make her look crazy and schizophrenic in her family's eyes and she can't take it anymore. She loses her mind and the two who help her are Noah and Jamie who attend the same program as Mara does. But Jude is lurking in the shadows, an invisible enemy, threatening Mara's mind and life. He achieves that by killing the neighbors' pet and writing messages using their blood. He also has a key to Mara's house so that he can invade in her bedroom during the night and take pictures of her sleeping but that is just the beginning.

The book starts with Mara being committed to a Psychiatric Unit. The doctors release her but she ends up at a treatment facility and Noah joins her. They believe that Jude will stay away from them for a while. But Michelle Hodkin had other plans. Long story short, the Mara Dyer series begins with the collapse of the asylum and so far the story ends with another collapse. And people die….or maybe not? (Cliffhanger …I hate those.)

I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. But now that the wait is finally over,allow me to tell you that it was a sequel worth waiting for.

Mara is looking for answers. She is a complicated character. Most of the time she's afraid and desperate but there are also moments where she's a whole new person. Strong, fearless, determined and dangerous.

Noah is…well Noah. The same guy that we fell in love in the first book. He's Mara's shelter, her family knows it and that's why he's spending his nights at Mara's house. He's kind, gentle and romantic. He planned this ridiculously romantic getaway in a private island for him and Mara.

His voice was quieter, now.
“What do you want?”
“You.” Always you.
“You have me,” he said, his eyes meeting mine. “You inhabit me.”

“Now you're just being cruel."
“I like pushing your buttons.”
“You'd enjoy it more if you undid them first.”

He could almost be described as the perfect boyfriend. ALMOST. And thats because he has his dark side as well. He had nobody to show him how his ability worked and he doesn't want that for Mara. That's why he's with her in every step of the way and of course because he's madly in love with her.

Well, now the only thing we can do is wait for the Retribution of Mara Dyer with an expected publication date sometime during 2013.It seems like forever.