Mara Dyer

Michelle Hodkin: The Mara Dyer Series

Last week I read the first two books in Michelle Hodkin’s “Mara Dyer” trilogy: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and The Evolution of Mara Dyer.

I basically had one immediate reaction: LOVE. Honestly, you don’t need to read the rest of this review. Just trust me. Go out and buy them. Right now.

Okay, fine, that’s not enough for you? Need more convincing?


A little background, then. These are young adult thrillers with a dark, supernatural twist. The protagonist is not really named Mara Dyer, but her lawyer suggested that she use a pseudonym to tell her story, so there you go. After a catastrophic event that leaves three people dead, Mara and her family pack up their Rhode Island lives and start fresh in Miami.

But starting fresh isn’t as simple as moving. Something weird is happening, and it’s following Mara. The only person who believes her is Noah, the beautiful, charming, sarcastic, rich British boy who has a rep as her school’s “hottest piece of ass.”

It’s up to Mara and Noah to figure out what’s happening — before more people end up dead.

Check out the descriptions from Amazon:

Mara Dyer doesn’t believe life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.                                                                                                                                                  
She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed.
There is.                                                                                                       
She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.
She’s wrong.

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.

Still not sure you want to buy these books RIGHT NOW? Then check out the book trailer.

Seriously. These books are rich and captivating, creepy and haunting, romantic and devastating. They’re everything I hope for from my own YA thriller, and you really, really, really need to read them.

*Special thanks to my friend Melissa for the recommendation!

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