I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Made For You by Melissa Marr
Published by HarperCollins on 9/16/2014
Genres: Young Adult
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Also by this author: Wicked Lovely, Untamed City: Carnival of Secrets
Bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely books Melissa Marr’s first contemporary YA novel is a twisted southern gothic tale of obsession, romance, and murder. A killer is obsessed with Eva Tilling. Can she stop him, or will he claim her?
When Eva Tilling wakes up in the hospital, she’s confused—who in her sleepy little North Carolina town could have hit her with their car? And why? But before she can consider the question, she finds that she’s awoken with a strange new skill: the ability to foresee people’s deaths when they touch her. While she is recovering from the hit-and-run, Nate, an old flame, reappears, and the two must traverse their rocky past as they figure out how to use Eva’s power to keep her friends—and themselves—alive. But while Eva and Nate grow closer, the killer grows increasingly frantic in his attempt to get to Eva.
For the first time, New York Times bestselling author Melissa Marr has applied her extraordinary talent to contemporary realism. Chilling twists, unrequited obsession, and high-stakes romance drive this Gothic, racy thriller—a story of small-town oppression and salvation. Melissa’s fans, and every YA reader, will find its wild ride enthralling.
This book kept me enthralled. I was pulled into the writing, and the mystery of finding out who the killer is. This is a thriller that will keep you turning the pages.
I liked that Made For You was told in multiple points of view. They flowed together seamlessly. We see everything through the eyes of Eva, Judge and Grace. Eva is our main character, and the obsession of the killer. She is used to being treated like royalty because of who her family is. She also has to come to grips with how she looks after the accident. She’s worried that people will look at her like she’s a freak. Eva also doesn’t know why she’s able to see a person’s death when they touch her. I am so happy that she decided to use that to try to save her friends instead of completely freaking out. Grace is Eva’s best friend, and honestly, most loyal. She sees Eva as a person instead of a girl up on a pedestal. The Judge is freaking creepy. I’ll just leave it at that.
I really enjoyed the suspense, and not knowing who the killer is. We get peeks into his actions with some of the victims, and dude is downright deranged. It’s been a while since I’ve read a YA title that the bad guy gives me the serious heebie jeebies. The killer has a twisted way of seeing things. There is a little romance in this novel, which you think would be weird, but it’s not. Eva finds out who her true friends are, and is able to reconnect with some of them.
Overall, I enjoyed this book. I wouldn’t call it a southern gothic, but definitely a thriller worth reading.