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.
Made For You was a pleasant surprise for me - I have read a lot of Marr's previously book and one thing I have always noticed is that I never really get gripped by her writing, but Made For You had me gripped within the first 10 pages and I had to finish the whole book in one night. It was exciting and chilling and dark. The only thing that I struggled with was the multiple points of view - the killer's chain of thought definitely added to the creep factor, but I did feel like it made it quite easy to guess who the killer is half way through the book.
That being said, I still enjoyed this book enough to recommend this book to my mother and she agreed with all of my points - this book is reminiscent of The Body Finder, or Clarity, and it's a tried and tested premise which works almost every time - this is, thankfully, one of those times. Eva was a great character, she did make some stupid moves, but those were because she trusted people that she shouldn't have which I can forgive because it only seems stupid to the reader because by the n we've guessed who the killer is.
I also found that Marr's writing was so much more immersive this time around, and I was absorbed into both the mystery side of things and the relationships in the book. I would definitely feel more confident reading another book by Marr now. That being said, I did feel that the end seemed a little abrupt - there was so much build up and it all just sort of... fizzled out, I guess.
Still, Made for You was an engaging and exciting book full of mystery, romance and with a touch of the paranormal. Definitely one worth check out, I'd say.
Overall Rating: B+
Book released 26th March 2015 by Harper Collins Children's Books
Book received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review