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.
I'm usually not one to go for thrillers, but this one was very interesting! This book was creepy, realistic, with a hint of magic.
I had no idea what this book was about when I picked it up, besides the fact that it was about a creepy killer/stalker. I was pleasantly surprised that Eva actually ends up with the ability to see people's deaths. Sounds like fun doesn't it. I usually don't like it when a very realistic book has more magical elements, but it works out so well with this book. The plot would drastically change without it. It also made the story so much more unique.
The book also has three distinct points of view. We have Eva, Grace (a friend of Eva's), and the killer. All three are very important to see the perspective of, but it was so different to see the perspective of the killer. The killer's mind is so warped and creepy to be inside. It also adds so much dramatic irony as you know what the killer's doing, but Eva, Grace, and the rest don't. You also don't know who is the killer,so this book is constantly keeping you guessing.
The romance was also well-done. It wasn't cliche and it felt more real. The romance also didn't distract from the actual plot of the story.
This is a great thriller, I especially recommend this book to fans of thrillers. It's creepy and unique in the mass of thrillers.
Meaning: It wasn't quite amazing