Series: Mara Dyer #2
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on October 23, 2012
Genres: Mystery, Paranormal, YA
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?
While I don’t like to include spoilers in my review, this is the second book in the series and there may be slight spoilers for the first book, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer.
What I Thought…
- One of my favorite things is that the synopsis tells you so little. It makes the books so much more mysterious that way.
- The Evolution is filled with lots of WTF moments. Every time you think you know what’s going on… bam! You’re wrong! Nothing is as it seems. Just like with The Unbecoming, I’m sure I could read this one again and again and still not be able to figure out what’s really going on.
- The Evolution takes you further into what’s really going on with Mara, and it’s so much more than you could imagine. The Unbecoming barely scratched the surface of what’s going on. This book is deliciously creepy, mysterious and crazy. It’s also VERY fast paced. There is just so much going on, and I can’t even begin to talk about any of it without giving something away.
- Mara is even more troubled. Obviously she is dealing with everything she is seeing that no one else is, but she’s also battling with her parents over her sanity. This was one of the hardest things, because we know that Mara isn’t crazy, but with everything that is going on, you can see why her parents feel that she’s a little crazy.
- I liked Noah a little less in The Evolution. He’s still hot (and British) but his overprotectiveness and secretiveness drove me nuts. He was borderline possessive, but since Mara has like no friends anyway (because of her situation, not Noah) it’s not so bad. I don’t feel like he would prevent her from hanging with other people, but you can’t tell for sure because that’s not even an option.
- I liked Mara’s brother, Daniel, a lot better in The Evolution. He’s a little less pristine and perfect and a little more normal. Even though Mara’s parents kept talking like she’s crazy (I mean really, can you blame them?) I liked them better too. They were a little more normal.
- There are some new characters in this one and a few of them are pretty creepy. I won’t tell you which ones, but one of them gave me the willies so bad.
- The Ending! Holy Hell! I can’t wait for the next book!
“We are far too screwed up for a goddamned love triangle.”