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Published by Harper Collins on September 19, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance, Paranormal
Source: blog tours
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.
Eva lives in the Southern city of Jessup where she’s lived since the day she was born. Her classmates are her lifelong friends and everyone knows each other. When she survives a hit-and-run accident, her recovery results in a power that shows how a person dies when they touch her skin. When more of her classmates are turning up dead, it’s up to Eva, her best friend and her crush to find out who the killer is. Told in three point of views, Made for You is a contemporary thriller that is fairly reminiscent of a murder movie with a paranormal twist.
I liked Eva..She wasn’t a mean girl or vulnerable. Her strong personality and the fact that she was a popular girl who was nice made me like her even more. I found it cute that she would think her scars on her face would be the end of the world. (Being a teenager is hard) I also admired her tenacity to find out who it was and to bring them to justice. Finding out someone tried to murder you and giving you flowers with meanings is just plain chilling! I also really liked the supporting characters especially Grace. She had a good head on her shoulders and never cared what anyone thought. The killer’s point of view is the creepiest..I know it’s weird to say, but his was my favourite. Only because I kept guessing as to who it was. He’s chilling and downright crazy. I still don’t understand how someone who grew up with these people turn into a murderer. His thoughts are so disciplined. Eeps.
Pacing and interest kept a steady pace when I read through the entire thing in as little as a day. The writing is decent, and I liked the flashbacks that occur. It added an extra dimension to the characters. I really enjoyed this one and couldn’t wait to see who the killer was. It’s normally a person of interest that is there, but not really. Made for You put me in the mood for Halloween, that’s for sure.
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