Friday, 10 April 2015

Review - Made for You by Melissa Marr

Title: Made for You
Author: Melissa Marr
Pages: 373
Publisher: Harper Collins Children's Books
Release date: 26th March 2015

Blurb from Goodreads:

Contemporary, racy thriller packed with chilling twists, unrequited obsession and high-stakes. From New York Times bestselling author Melissa Marr.

Eva Tilling wakes up in the hospital to discover an attempt has been made on her life. But who in her sleepy town could have hit her with their car? And why? 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 friend, 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 the killer is obsessed and will stop at nothing to get to Eva…


My Review:

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Harper Collins UK, Children's and NetGalley*

3/5 stars

Eva Tilling is the most popular girl in Jessup. She has a boyfriend and, although she wishes things were different in a town where people are judged by their social standing, she lives a normal life.
Then Eva wakes up in hospital seriously injured after being hit by a car.
When another girl is involved in a car crash, Eva begins to think that what happened to her wasn't an accident.
The killer seems to be obsessed with Eva and she uses her new-found ability to see peoples' deaths by touching them to try and save her friends from dying.
Meanwhile Eva rekindles her friendship with Nate her former best friend.
Who is the killer? Can he be stopped?

Made for You was an enjoyable but creepy read.
The chapters are told from three points of view - Eva, her best friend Grace and 'Judge' the killer who is obsessed with Eva. Eva and Grace were both likeable and I thought Eva was very strong after the accident - she could easily have fallen apart but she didn't. 'Judge's' chapters were really creepy. It was interesting to see his motives but he was seriously disturbed and I kind of dreaded reading his thoughts.
I liked the paranormal element and was glad that it didn't take up a huge part of the book.
The plot was good but nothing shocking happened. I liked the writing style and it held my attention.
The romance was good but I did feel like Eva and Nate went from not talking to kissing very quickly.

Overall this was an enjoyable read with a creepy twist.