The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin Review (Spoiler Free)



Summary: Mara Dyer knows she isn’t crazy. She knows that she can kill with her mind, and that Noah can heal with his. Mara also knows that somehow, Jude is not a hallucination.

He is alive. Unfortunately, convincing her family and doctors that she’s not unstable and doesn’t need to be hospitalised isn’t easy. The only person who actually believes her is Noah. But being with Noah is dangerous and Mara is in constant fear that she might hurt him.

She needs to learn how to control her power, and fast. Together, Mara and Noah must try and figure out exactly how Jude survived when the asylum collapsed, and how he knows so much about her strange ability…before anyone else ends up dead.



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★★★★★ 4.5/5


Continuing on from The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Mara once again wakes up in hospital, except this time it’s a psychiatric one.

After being sure she saw her ex-boyfriend, Jude, in the police station, confirming her beliefs that he’s real, she now needs to convince her family and the doctors that he’s not a hallucination and that being committed to the hospital is the worst option for her. But with her declining mental health, it becomes harder and harder to not just convince others to believe she’s steadily getting better, but also herself.

With Noah by her side, the only one who believes her, they try to discover what Jude wants and just how he survived the building collapse.

Terrorising Mara when he can, Jude leaves Mara questioning her sanity, wondering if maybe the hospital and Dr Kells’ treatment is what she really needs.

But is everything really as it seems? Even with the supposed hallucinations leaving Mara wondering what’s real and what isn’t, are there others interfering in Jude’s plan? Or even helping? How did Mara and Noah get their abilities? What exactly are they capable of?

Second time through, following my reread of the trilogy, book two didn’t disappoint. It’s decently paced, with more character developments, more questions and more plot, and an ending that left me just as shocked as it did the first time.


Did I like the book? Yes

Did I love it? Yes!

Would I recommend it? Yes! Noah is just as frustrating as in the first book, Mara just as determined, plus there’s more Jamie and so many questions to be answered.


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