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The Evolution of Mara Dyer (The Mara Dyer Trilogy Book 2) Kindle Edition
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These people made me want to scream, rattle, and punch them. I hate that Mara is putting up with such awful characters! Not that they are awful. Just that they don't believer her. And it can't get much more frustrating than that! When people don't listen to you, don't believe what you know is true and real, especially those you love, it can drive anyone mad. Not clinically crazy though.
Thrilling. Riveting. Unnerving.
Mara is fighting her families belief that she is suffering from a mental illness. She knows what to do in order for people to see that she isn't losing her mind. But when things keep coming at her, when bad incidents occur over and over, she isn't sure she's not losing her mind. It's an inner struggle, an outer battle, and if it weren't for Noah Shaw, she would feel completely and utterly alone.
But honestly, for the first half of this book, I was frustrated with Noah. His silence and odd behavior was killing me. I was scared for Mara. What if he leaves? She'll have no one who believes her? But the more I thought about it and the deeper into the story we went, the more I realized we don't know much about Noah. About what he's been though. About what secrets he might be keeping.
Mara was beginning to fill with doubt about their relationship as well.
I want people to understand the reason I'm giving this book 4 stars. These stories haven't scared me. I am addicted to fear. I read Stephen King, Paul Tremblay, and more. I watch scary movies and television shows regularly. If there is a high to get from fear, I'm chasing it. Now these books, though they don't scare me to the point that they might with others doesn't mean that they aren't good. For a YA series, these books are spot on. So if you're too afraid to jump into the exceptionally dark SK books, then this series seems like an excellent choice!
And one final thought... The ending of this book? Ugh! I thought the first book ended with a bang. This one ends with a bite. Raw and savage. And I can't wait to open the third book! Which I think I will go do now!
Mara now knows that Jude is alive but no one believes her except for Noah. She's still trying to come to grips with her ability. Her family worry for her and she's put into the Horizons Outpatient Program. There she finds Jamie Roth and he's in the program as well. Jude is still doing things behind the scenes and she's just trying to find a way to stop him. She's having dreams from the way past in India of a strange girl and it's possible that she was a family member or Mara in a past life.
Noah appears to not care about anything and life is just in the palm of his hand. But there is so much more to Noah than how he appears or what he shares. He loves Mara with his whole heart and he will do anything for her and to keep her safe. He knows Mara's not crazy or trying to hurt others. He's got security guys watching her and her family, he's trying to look into Jude and such, and just being there with Mara when she's home.
Looking forward to reading the final book in this series, The Retribution of Mara Dyer, and finding out what happens to Mara and Noah.
Now that that's out of the way, here we go!
The Evolution of Mara Dyer picks up immediately where The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer left off. Mara used her powers to force someone to shoot her dad's client, getting her dad shot in the process. Feeling guilty, she goes to a police station to turn herself in for the murders of everyone who has died because of the powers she possesses. While in the police station, she sees Jude alive and panics. In book two, we pick up in a hospital. Mara has been admitted again, because of course, no one believes she's seen Jude or that he's alive. No one except for Noah. Mara's goal now is to pretend everything is fine so her parent's won't make her stay at the hospital. Only, when she's at home, weird things are happing. Things are moved around her room, there's a dead cat outside of her door, and she receives a note insinuating she's being watched.
I have to say, while I did really like The Evolution of Mara Dyer, I definitely didn't like it as much as I liked The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. That said, I also saw it coming. I read the first book completely thinking Mara was possessed. It fits all of the horror movies about possession I'd seen, and I LOVED that concept...only, that's not what happened. She wasn't possessed, she just has the power to kill people with her mind, basically. So then I was a little let down, and moving into the second book, I knew that. I was missing the scary elements and the tension I felt in Unbecoming, which is what I felt like was missing from Evolution.
That said, the last third of the book was incredible. I loved it, and couldn't read fast enough! I was dying to find out what happened, especially as puzzle pieces started coming together.
Overall, I really liked the book (I rated Unbecoming 5 stars), so I'd still recommend it!
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