ALL THE STARS RIGHT HERE. Can we all just slow clap for this?
AND THIS BOOK. NO WORDS RIGHT NOW. I just..
My thoughts have yet to make sense. So for no...moreALL THE STARS RIGHT HERE. Can we all just slow clap for this?
AND THIS BOOK. NO WORDS RIGHT NOW. I just..
My thoughts have yet to make sense. So for now, all you have to know is that Evolution is a fantastic book that will most likely be the source of my nightmares and paranoia for the next few days.
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***********updated FULL review***********
I wasn't sure how it could be possible, but The Evolution of Mara Dyer was even more intese and twisted than The Unbecoming.
Before reading: Huh, my book is signed with, "Who will you believe?" Interesting. Well I guess I'll go with Michelle Hodkin.
After reading: NO ONE. I BELIEVE NO ONE. EXCEPT NOAH SHAW. I WILL BELIEVE EVERYTHING HE SAYS.
The Evolution goes into Mara's family history as well as Noah's. I would think that I would be able to make some theories from that, but nope. Fret not people, even though new information was tossed in, there were a lot of questions answered from The Unbecoming. I never looked at anything the same through out this book. One moment I would feel like I was finally putting the story together, but then I would turn the page and all of my theories would get burned.
There were so many "what just happened moments". At first I would try to make some sense out of it, but after a while I just rolled with it. Kind of. I started categorizing my reactions to those moments into the "my life after finishing" list, and this was what I got.
My Life After Finishing The Evolution of Mara Dyer: Day 1: Maybe I'll just leave my lamp on tonight. Day 2: I'll just turn ALL the lights on in my house. Day 3: Maybe I should just not clear the fog from my mirror after taking a shower. Day 4: SUPER PARANOID. NOBODY TOUCH ME. Day 5: Has brother stand next to me while I brush my teeth.
One of the many things I loved about this book was Mara Dyer and Noah Shaw. They just work. It is how it is. They will forever be one of my favorite couples.
I loved every moment of The Evolution of Mara Dyer. Even though Mara Dyer is the reason I can't look into the mirror after I take a shower, I will read anything by Michelle Hodkin.(less)
The Body Finder was creepy and twisted. I would only dare read this in the warm protection of my bed.
Violet's ability to find dead bodies isn't anyth...moreThe Body Finder was creepy and twisted. I would only dare read this in the warm protection of my bed.
Violet's ability to find dead bodies isn't anything new in her family. Her Mom and Dad are always there and supporting her through everything. It's also not a surprise that Violet inherited this ability because her grandmother had the same talent. When Violet starts finding bodies of dead young girls, she knows that there is a killer on the loose. Since the echo of the dead cling to the killer, Violet's the only one who can find him.
Whenever the POV switches to "the killer's", I start to get very paranoid. Even though they were creepy, I found that I enjoyed the switch of POVs a lot. I get the chance to understand how everything is happening through this disturbed man's head.
When Violet goes on these crazy trips to track down the killer she'd bring a long her best friend, Jay.
Jay & Violet. *sigh*
They have been inseparable ever since childhood. But when junior year somes around, Violet starts seeing Jay for someone other than her best friend. They’re just so darn adorable. I just love how protective they are of each other which makes things even cuter.
There were no complicated relationship issue like love triangles and such. Of course they went through the stage of not knowing if the other feels the same way and meeting other people. But they always knew they'd end up with each other. They're just.... I'm not even sure how to describe them.
My first thoughts after The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer: *Speechless* and then after being speechless I became very paranoid. Like scared to look in the mi...moreMy first thoughts after The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer: *Speechless* and then after being speechless I became very paranoid. Like scared to look in the mirror after you take a shower paranoid.
This was crazy twisted and beautiful. No one told me how creepy this was going to be. When I wasn't sitting around looking under my bed I was sitting trying to understand what just happened. One page I think I know what's going on and then the next it's like I haven't even read the pages at all. I didn't feel like I was READING the story of Mara, I felt like I was LIVING the life with Mara. This isn't the typical everyday normal life, but Michelle Hodkin wrote it in a way that I believed that this was normal.
As normal as the writing made it, Mara's life is anything but normal. Mara is a bit on edge when she finds that she doesn't remember what happened the night when her friends were killed. She doesn't remember why she was the only one who survived. Mara lives in fear of everything she sees and hears. Day after day with the fear of herself and what she might do.
You'd think that after being traumatized by an event like that the last thing Mara would do is fall in love. When Mara does something, it's never something ordinary, not even when she falls in love. Mara ends up falling for the school's most gorgeous guy, Noah Shaw. He got to me the second he spoke with his English/British accent. *swoons* Noah started off as a real jerk and a total player, and I'm using that loosely. He's arrogant, slick, and dark. Of course underneath there's a whole different guy who I don't even know.
I loved everything about this book. From the original plot to the characters developments, especially the characters themselves. I just ate this book up the second I got it.
I understand that there is a lot of hype going on for Mara Dyer and some may be wary of reading it. In my opinion, this book was as amazing. I do see where the opinions are kind of weighted to either you absolutely love the book like crazy or absolutely find nothing about you like. But give it a shot because The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer has to be one of my favorite books I've read this year.
I'd go get this book the second it hits shelves on September 27.(less)