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!
Most pop music hooks are consonant, which is why most people like them. They're catchy but interchangeable. Boring. Dissonant intervals, however full of tension. You can't predict which way they're going to go. It makes limited people uncomfortable- frustated, because they don't understand the point, and people hate what they're don't understand. But the ones who get it, find it fascinating. Beautiful.
- Noah Shaw -
I was confused when I started this book because I forgot most of things that were happened in the 1st book. I couldn't manage my memory to separate which were really happened in TUoMD and which were Mara's delusions. If this series is planned to me people confused, well it worked on me. What helped me was Mara's PoV which oftenly recited what happened before.
The 2nd book was creepier than the 1st one, I admit it some scene really crept me out. The mysteries was my favorite thing here, I was really eager to know more about what really happened. Was Mara crazy? or was she possesed? Sometimes Mara did something that she didn't remember she did. I always thought she was possesed because clearly she had brilliant memory, she could quote on her mind what people said perfectly. How could she forget what she did if she wasn't possesed? Lol that's only what I thought.
I felt that the scenes were pretty repetitive between Mara at mental group Horizon and Mara discussed her teror of Jude with Noah. But the last a hundred pages was page-turner.
Don't get wrong, I like their relationship. I like when a relationship is based on trust and sharing thought, although at some point I felt that their relationship was unbalance. Noah undoubtfully loves Mara and does whatever he can to protect her, while Mara only counts on him. I wish to see more of what Mara does.
I love that Mara's family was surrounding her with supports. Her parents were there hoping for Mara to get better. Her brothers also helped her.
Mmm.. Speaking of brother, I swooned over Daniel. I like him since previous book, and it doesn't change on 2nd one. He is a swoonworthy brother figure out there. He is smart, caring, funny, and adorable. He mentioned Superman and Buffy, it was like despite of all crazy stuffs in this book, I felt something that was normal. I hope he's still a good guy till the end.
Okay, Noah is swoonworthy too.