Series: Mara Dyer #2
Also in this series: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, The Retribution of Mara Dyer
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on October 29th 2013
Genres: Young Adult, Supernatural, Paranormal
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The truth about Mara Dyer's dangerous and mysterious abilities continues to unravel in the New York Times bestselling sequel to the thrilling The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. Mara Dyer once believed she could run from her past.She can't. She used to think her problems were all in her head. They aren't. She couldn't imagine that after everything she's been through, the boy she loves would still be keeping secrets. She's wrong. In this gripping sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, the truth evolves and choices prove deadly. What will become of Mara Dyer next?
I loved book one in this series. I gave it a 5 star, which I don’t normally do. But I loved this one much more. Can I give it a 5.5 star rating? Read my review of the first one here.
Firstly, I love the way that Hodkin writes. It’s like poetry more than straight-forward story telling. I love that she manages to make me almost shiver when something creepy happens. I’ve only read two books that actually made me a bit scared. This wasn’t one of them but it was pretty close. It was creepy.
Jude is creepy. Phoebe is creepy. Poor Mara just seems surrounded by weirdos.
The middle of the book does move a bit slow so I could probably have done with like 50-100 pages less. 520+ pages was on the thick side.
Mara ends up back in a mental hospital, and she’s trying convince her family and the psychiatrist that everything is okay. In the meantime, she starts missing things and time. But, in all this, she and Noah discover that they are connected in more than just having mysterious powers.
We don’t really get much interaction with Daniel or Joseph, because Mara is a bit preoccupied and paranoid and a bit self-obsessed this time around.
We even get to find out more about a certain friend of Mara’s.
There’s a bit more character development for supporting characters such as Noah and Jaime but, it brings up even more questions than answers. I do hope these are addressed in the final book.
I took a while to read this one because there was mix up with the post, twice. My book went to Canada. I even ended up getting two copies of the same book instead of book three. But then, book three turned up unexpectedly and I decide I could read it now.
The book was amazing. It continues to bring you a creepy story with some romance but it’s not like eww eww.