Title: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
Published: September 17th, 2011
Mara Dyer doesn't think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.
She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.
Title: The Evolution of Mara Dyer
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Published: October 23rd, 2012
Mara Dyer once believed she could run from her past.
She used to think her problems were all in her head.
She couldn't imagine that after everything she's been through, the boy she loves would still be keeping secrets.
In this gripping sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, the truth evolves and choices prove deadly. What will become of Mara Dyer next?
*SWOONS* Supernatural-filled... romantic... dreamy. The best supernatural read this year! If you don't want to be spoiled, I suggest you close this page right now! I'm in a very spoiling mood. This was more of a sci-fi fantasy book rather than a romance book. There was still a lot of romance, but not as much as you would find in YA contemporary novel.
Most of the first book was devoted to introducing Mara's and Noah's powers. From then on, it was up to them to trust each other and work together. Once Mara founds out that Noah had powers, the two were practically inseparable. It's wasn't until Mara got committed into a mental institution, did things go wayward for her. She didn't know if all this- seeing her supposed dead ex-boyfriend, having deadly superpowers, and her hot boyfriend- was just her being crazy, or if it was really reality. Mara was just trying to save what was left of her sanity. Throughout the course of the second book, we find out that Mara is actually not crazy- her life is just that screwed up.
One thing I really enjoyed: Mara's character development throughout the two books. She blossomed into this powerful and strong female protagonist. I mean basically the whole book was about her discovering her true power and ability. Even with such a lethal power as Mara's, she soon discovers that it only gets better... well I can't say that's true for everyone. Noah Shaw, the male lead protag, was to die for and totally swoon worthy! I'm having butterflies in my stomach just thinking about him.
If you're looking for a fast-paced book that you can finish it a day, this is the perfect read. I was able to finish both books in a matter of two days. I can't honestly say that I didn't rush through these books, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. I don't know who designed the covers, but I am going to hunt that person down. Have you seen the covers yet? THEY ARE STUNNING!
The next book in this trilogy is set to be released on October 23 of 2014.
Me looking at release date:
Yes, the usual head banging. Please check this series out! I was a bit skeptical at first because of all the hype about this book. I don't normally get on these types of bandwagons, but this book was especially one of my favorites. I'm impatiently waiting for the third book in the series to come. *sigh* I also know a lot of booktubers and fellow book bloggers who had really enjoyed the first two books in the series!
Look out for my series review and talk on The Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout!