Review| Made for You

20419003Author: Melissa Marr

Publisher: Harper Collins

Series: N/A

Genre: Young Adult, Psychological, Romance, Paranormal

Release Date: September 16, 2014

Format: Hardback from Library


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. {}

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My Review:

With Melissa Marr as the author of this story I knew that I would love it, and that it would become a quick favorite. And, yes, I was right. However, what I was not expecting was that Ms. Marr, who is well-known for her paranormal story lines, was going to introduce me to one of my favorite thrillers for the year.

I absolutely love a good thriller. I love how I do not know what is going to happen. And I love how the story usually alternates between the protagonist / eventual victim and the antagonist / killer. I love reading the story from the killer’s perspective, because honestly people are attracted to crime stories because that always want to know the “who,” “what,” and “why,” and the only way to get that is to read the story from the killer’s perspective.

The killer who is only identified as the “Judge” is closely connected to Eva, but as the reader, and as the story unfolds, we are unable to determine how, but this does not detract from the story. If anything it enhances the plot. While the reader knows everything that is going on, the “why” is never truly unearthed. This lack of information would normally make me angry as a reader, but honestly, this time it only added to the value of the story.

I would have to say that this is one of the best YA thrillers of the year!


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