How did I get it?:
NetGalley- thanks to Harper Collins UK, Children’s
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.
Oh my goodness, this is another book where I’m not even sure where to begin with it. It’s a scary but also sickening story about a psychopathic killer. It’s one of those books that you feel really wrong saying you love, purely because of its subject matter, not because of Melissa Marr’s writing- her writing is fantastic. The suspense builds brilliantly. I couldn’t put it down, despite being disturbed by the story.
Made For You is narrated through three different points of views. Eva, who is our main protagonist, Grace, her best friend and ‘Judge’ the killer. We don’t know who the killer is, but we know that Eva knows the killer. Which just freaked me out. I was trying to guess who the killer was, but I didn’t get there. The killer is revealed at around 80%- to the reader…
The characters were well developed. I liked Eva and Grace and I was disgusted by the ‘Judge’ chapters. Those chapters sent shivers down my spine! Seriously creepy! They really added some grit to the story though and made it a truly great, well written thriller!
I would definitely read more from Melissa Marr again, I was very impressed with her writing!
Would I recommend it?:
Yes! 3.5 stars