Monday, 22 September 2014

Made for You by Melissa Marr

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.

Blurb (from Goodreads):
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.

Made for You by Melissa Marr

My rating: 3.38 of 5 stars

Made for You(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)
17-year-old Eva is surprised when she wakes in hospital and is told that she has been involved in a hit-and-run. She’s even more shocked when it appears that the accident wasn’t an accident, but someone was actually trying to kill her!
Who tried to kill Eva? And why is it that whenever someone touches her now, she sees how they will die?

This was an interesting story, but the pace was a little slow in places.

I liked Eva, and I liked how she tried to help people when she knew they were in danger. She didn’t always do the mature or sensible thing though, and didn’t always draw logical conclusions, which was a little frustrating at times.

The storyline in this was okay, and the paranormal element was worked into the story quite well. The pace was a little slow though, and I wanted to know what was going on faster!
There was some romance, and Eva and Nate made a pretty cute couple. Eva’s reaction her ex-boyfriends news was certainly calm though!

The ending to this was okay, and I was glad that we got a bit of a happily ever after in the end.
Overall; okay murder/mystery story, but a little slow,
6.75 out of 10.

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