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 noALL 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....more
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 anythThe 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 miMy 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....more
REVIEW OF SNEAK PREVIEW: (7/25/14) I am SO incredibly excited to read Isla. The preview showed everything I loved aI AM SO HAPPY. SO INCREDIBLY HAPPY.
REVIEW OF SNEAK PREVIEW: (7/25/14) I am SO incredibly excited to read Isla. The preview showed everything I loved about Perkins' story telling. I can't wait to see where Perkins' will take Isla and Josh's story. Also, can't wait to hear about my favorite old characters. ...more
A Need So Beautiful was just well, beautiful. The writing had an easy flow that I finished it in one sitting. *CAUTION* Do not read while you're in thA Need So Beautiful was just well, beautiful. The writing had an easy flow that I finished it in one sitting. *CAUTION* Do not read while you're in the sun without sunscreen! This is a lesson learned.
This was different from my most recent paranormal read. There was this very light touch to a darker feel of the book. The concept of the Forgotten had to be my favorite part. They are those who do random good deeds that change peoples lives. After each time they lose a piece of their skin leaving a beautiful gold patch underneath. The whole story had this touch of lightness to it that made it very easy to read.
I've admitted this before that I'm a swooner. I LOVE the character Harlin. He's not just some guy, but someone who cares deeply about Charlotte. They understand each other and work through everything like a strong relation and not some high school relationship. Charlotte and Harlin go through so much that I'm just waiting for one of them to open up. They respect each other's problems and are just one of the most perfect couples. Charlotte was written in a way that I became emotionally attached to her. She's this strong heroine that you'll just have to love.
Following Charlotte through this struggle to stay with Harlin was quite a plot. The ending just killed me and now I'm not even sure where it will go. Now I'm waiting "patiently" for A Want So Wicked, which will be the sequel.
Go get this book because it's super original. Also get this book because the cover is gorgeous!...more
When I first found Betrayal in the mail I was stoked! Not only was it going to be my first Indie read but it's also Greek mythology based. All I couldWhen I first found Betrayal in the mail I was stoked! Not only was it going to be my first Indie read but it's also Greek mythology based. All I could look at was the gorgeous cover, but then I freaked a little at the 657 pages. At first I wasn't sure how I could possibly finish it, but the 657 pages skimmed by pretty fast after a while. It was action packed with many twists and turns and complicated relationships.
All Cordelia thought about was graduating high school and escaping the dreaded town of Nickel City. She's just like any high school girl with the average problems. The only difference between Cordelia and the average gal is the fact that she the future empress to rule over an empire full of demigods. The only problem is when she's being pulled back into the past to fulfill the destiny she's been trained for, for her whole life and doesn't remember a single thing. The only memories Cordelia has are of her life in the future.
The life Cordelia is thrown into is just too much for her to handle and accept the role everyone wants her to be. She's on the verge of tears trying to remember the life she once lived when she is transported to 1891. All she knows is that she's a descendant of Zeus and she's the most powerful demigod, which is quite the shoe to fill. Cordelia is stubborn to find answers and is willing to risk her life at every attempt. She's also kind hearted to everyone as well as fair. All the traits need for a great empress is there in Cordelia which made her a very distinct character.
The relationships in the story were sweet and complicated with untold secrets. At first I was thinking that Evan, the boy in Cordelia's dreams, was the only contender. Then slowly Mayandree weaved in another character Victor, whose relationship is complicated. I was thinking that'd be it for the love triangle department but it was a bit more complicated than that. Gerald is also thrown into the, well I guess "love square", in some way. Evan has to be the definition of a gentleman. He's sweet, caring and protective, but not in the abusive or controlling way. Just because he's sweet doesn't mean he's week either. Evan happens to be one of the strongest demigods. Where Evan was strong Victor was stronger, but without surpassing Cordelia. Victor is intense, passionate, lost, and almost the opposite of Evan. Gerald is a different story, where Evan and Victor are demigods Gerald was mortal. He was realistic and someone I'd want as a best friend.
Betrayal is the best way to sum up Mayandree Michel's debut novel. With every chapter came a realization of betrayal. Although there were some grammar issues the plot was great. This was my first Indie read and will not be my last. I'll definitely be checking out more Indie Authors thanks to Mayandree....more