“The Retribution of Mara Dyer” Sneak Peek #2

June 10th could not arrive any slower.

Till then, Michelle Hodkin has posted another sneak peek of “The Retribution of Mara Dyer”:

I tease, you share?

In honor of The Evolution of Mara Dyer releasing today in paperback, I thought I should share a teaser from The Retribution of Mara Dyer with you. But before I do, if you haven’t read Evolution yet, here’s where you can get it, for $6.00, no less:


Barnes & Noble


FYI, Unbecoming is still on sale for the Kindle for five bucks, which means you can buy both books for less than a movie ticket, if you are so inclined.

And now, teaser time.


I slipped in and out of consciousness as time stretched and flowed around me. Dreams and reality blurred, but I liked the dreams better. Noah was in them.
I dreamed of us, walking hand in hand down a crowded street in the middle of the day. We were in New York. I was in no rush—I could walk with him forever—but Noah was. He pulled me alongside him, strong and determined and not smiling. Not today.
We wove among the people, somehow not touching a single one. The trees were green and blossoming. It was spring, almost summer. A strong wind shook a few steadfast flowers off of the branches and into our path. We ignored them.
Noah led me into Central Park. It was teeming with human life. Bright colored picnic blankets burst across the lawn, the pale, outstretched forms of people wriggling over them like worms in fruit. We passed the reservoir, the sun reflecting off its surface, and then the crowd began to thicken.

They funneled into a throbbing mass as we strode up a hill, over and through. Until we could see them all below us, angry and electric. Noah reached into his bag. He pulled out the little cloth doll, my grandmother’s. The one we burned.


Now share the hell out of it, please and thank you?



Raised in Orange County and currently studying in Chicago, Erika likes to refer to herself as Tris Prior when she is trying to get through the frigid weather there. Erika is well-versed in young adult fiction and the joy of fangirling. The phrases : "I CAN'T," "She is QUEEN," "where does one buy a Noah Shaw?," etc. all make up her daily vocabulary.