The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Mara DyerCover(s):  I absolutely Love these covers. I love the colors the tones and the overall mood that they set for the book.

Synopsis(s):  The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer: Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.
There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.
She’s wrong.

The Evolution of Mara Dyer: 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?

Overall Rating:  5 out of 5 Stars.

My Thoughts: I am just going to review both of these books together, because it is just easier to do it that way.

“But she’s an unreliable narrator who happens to be telling the truth?” (Daniel page 140 EOMD). For me this quote sums up the book. Mara Dyer is unreliable, but she is telling the truth! Through out the duration of the series thus far you are not truly able to determine whether Mara is telling the truth or if she is truly going crazy. Maybe a little of both. Sadly, I will not know until the final book comes out in November. In the Unbecoming of Mara Dyer I spent much of the time truly feeling like I was going crazy along with her. The lines of reality and hallucinations were truly blurred. These blurred lines leaked over into the Evolution of Mara Dyer. However, things became a little more clear at the end of the book. The lines were less blurred and you could start to see that her reality is the truth. Though others may not see it or believe it. “There is no truth,” Stephanie said mysterously. “Only perspectives.” (EOMD). I loved the development of the characters and not just the main characters, but the secondary ones as well. The emotions that Mara is feeling are true and raw. The hurt and pain that her parents and siblings are feeling are so real. I love the relationship between Daniel and Mara. He is always sticking up for her and trying to help her the best way he knows how. She is a lucky girl to have a brother like him. However, all Mara wants is for someone to believe her. Enter Noah Shaw. Oh Noah, my bad boy, my rebel. He is exactly what Mara needs. I love their relationship. While the book does contain one too many sexual innuendos, I do believe it is apart of them; it helps to build their love story. Their struggle of wanting each other, but not being able to because of her fear of what might happen.  So much happens in these books. I cannot really say too much because it would spoil it. Overall, this trilogy has started to become one of my favorites. If you get the chance to read this please do.

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