Blythe’s review of The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #2) > Likes and Comments

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message 1: by Zoë (new)

Zoë but you didn't like the first book it seemed?


message 2: by Blythe (new)

Blythe I liked it a little, but not too much. But the way the first book ended, I reeeeally want to read this book.


message 3: by Zoë (new)

Zoë OH one of those kinds of endings. Maybe I'll have to wait to try book 1 till book 2 is out. It wasn't on my TBR list anytime soon anyway.


message 4: by Blythe (new)

Blythe That's what I would do. The ending's a pretty huge cliffhanger.


message 5: by Annie (new)

Annie i just requested it on edelweiss too! fingers crossed :)


message 6: by Giselle (new)

Giselle You lie! You will totally read the next one! Just watch!


message 7: by Blythe (new)

Blythe Giselle wrote: "You lie! You will totally read the next one! Just watch!"

Maybeeeeee. If I get an ARC then I'll probably read it, but I definitely won't be as excited for it as I was for this.


message 8: by Michael (new)

Michael I liked your comparison to The Stranger scene. Just your description has me creeped out!

You said: but I think the 'in-your-face' creepy scenes may have been the most prominent and effective element to my enjoyment

Maybe you mean "detraction" and not "element"? I almost thought you were saying you enjoyed it, but I can see that is not what you were saying.


message 9: by Blythe (new)

Blythe Michael wrote: "I liked your comparison to The Stranger scene. Just your description has me creeped out!

You said: but I think the 'in-your-face' creepy scenes may have been the most prominent and effective elem..."


It's a very creepy scene! I lost sleep because of it for days after watching the movie. And thanks! Just made that correction - I didn't catch that.


message 10: by Tracey (new)

Tracey i didn't even like the first book enough to read this one :(


message 11: by Blythe (new)

Blythe Tracey wrote: "i didn't even like the first book enough to read this one :("

I didn't like the first book very much, either, but the cliffhanger made me care quite a lot about what would happen next. This cliffhanger only angered me.


message 12: by Wendy Darling (new)

Wendy Darling Okay, this is an awesome review! I totally relate to the whole subtlety-in-horror thing, although like you, I occasionally like the more in-your-face stuff, too.

I really disliked the first book, but you say this one's creepy? Hm! Call me crazy, but morbid curiosity may compel me to pick it up just to see what's going on. (Even though I know it would frustrate me, hah.) Nothing in the first book seemed to indicate that was the direction this series was headed towards.


message 13: by Blythe (new)

Blythe Thanks, Wendy! in-your-face stuff tends to be more effective for me in movies than books.

And it's sort of creepy - more freaky than anything, with weird happenings, birds falling from the sky, dolls, etc. If those sound like things that creep you out, I'd give this a shot. The first half was fun to read, but after the second half it got old and boring. But yeah, this series is definitely heading towards a more plot-focused direction than romance-focused, as evidenced by this book and probably the third. I just don't care enough to continue on in this trilogy, unfortunately.


message 14: by Tori (new)

Tori You really think Noah's not dead? :o


message 15: by Blythe (last edited Aug 11, 2013 05:12PM) (new)

Blythe Tori wrote: "You really think Noah's not dead? :o"

Absolutely. There is no way he will not be alive by the end of the third book. The whole "killing off the love interest" trope has been done countless times before in YA, and they always end up alive. I have no faith whatsoever that Michelle Hodkin will stray from this awful trope, as she certainly hasn't with the first two novels in this series.


message 16: by Roxanne (new)

Roxanne Gan Remember the part where Jude asked Mara to raise Claire from the dead? Well, I think that there would be a character introduced in the next installment that actually can resurrect a person. But I'm sure not enthusiastic about reviving Noah...


message 17: by Blythe (last edited Aug 12, 2013 09:39AM) (new)

Blythe Based on the title of the third book, what I personally believe will happen is that (view spoiler) I pretty sure I won't be reading the third book, though, so I'll have to have a friend tell me what happens.


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