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Blog Tour: ‘Made for You’ by Melissa Marr Review and Contest Giveaway

Blog Tour: ‘Made for You’ by Melissa Marr Review and Contest Giveaway

I received this book for free from blog tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour: ‘Made for You’ by Melissa Marr Review and Contest GiveawayMade for You by Melissa Marr
Published by Harper Collins on September 19, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance, Paranormal
Pages: 368
Format: eARC
Source: blog tours
three-stars
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.

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review

Eva lives in the Southern city of Jessup where she’s lived since the day she was born. Her classmates are her lifelong friends and everyone knows each other. When she survives a hit-and-run accident, her recovery results in a power that shows how a person dies when they touch her skin. When more of her classmates are turning up dead, it’s up to Eva, her best friend and her crush to find out who the killer is. Told in three point of views, Made for You is a contemporary thriller that is fairly reminiscent of a murder movie with a paranormal twist.

I liked Eva..She wasn’t a mean girl or vulnerable. Her strong personality and the fact that she was a popular girl who was nice made me like her even more. I found it cute that she would think her scars on her face would be the end of the world. (Being a teenager is hard) I also admired her tenacity to find out who it was and to bring them to justice. Finding out someone tried to murder you and giving you flowers with meanings is just plain chilling! I also really liked the supporting characters especially Grace. She had a good head on her shoulders and never cared what anyone thought. The killer’s point of view is the creepiest..I know it’s weird to say, but his was my favourite. Only because I kept guessing as to who it was. He’s chilling and downright crazy. I still don’t understand how someone who grew up with these people turn into a murderer. His thoughts are so disciplined. Eeps.

Pacing and interest kept a steady pace when I read through the entire thing in as little as a day. The writing is decent, and I liked the flashbacks that occur. It added an extra dimension to the characters. I really enjoyed this one and couldn’t wait to see who the killer was. It’s normally a person of interest that is there, but not really. Made for You put me in the mood for Halloween, that’s for sure.


reading progress

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quotes

If I can’t save her, she’ll have to die.
If you told me-before I came here-that there were still places where social class and ancestry mattered this much, I probably would’ve laughed. Heritage, however, is no laughing matter in Jessup.
You deserve better than an asshat.
You’re smart and beautiful, and only a fool wouldn’t notice that.
She’s not gone. She’s dead.
Everything is less overwhelming with a good friend on my side.
I’m not a sycophant, so I’m not particularly concerned about what they think.
He’s still an emotional train wreck, but at least he’s an attractive disaster.
You’re certainly a step up from the asshat.
I’m not going to live in a cage because of some sicko.
I like that you don’t act like them all the time. I like that we can be honest, instead of pretending all the time.

contest giveaway

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rating

3/5

three-stars

15 Comments

  1. Kaitlyn Abshire

    October 22, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    Obsessed by T.R.

  2. bn100

    October 19, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    the Da Vinci code

  3. Jaime Lynn

    October 18, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    3 out of 5 ain’t bad! I was a little hesitant jumping into it, but once I started I literally couldn’t put it down. I finished it in no time and I loved every minute of it. It was a great concept, a little different from anything else that I have read. And SERIOUSLY creepy POV!

  4. tillie4167

    October 14, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    Ooh! I just love mystery books that are like this!! 😀 I’m kinda writing one right now ^.^ I’m looking forward to reading this one! Thanks for the review 🙂

  5. Amber Terry

    October 11, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    I would recommend The Unseen by Alexandra Sokoloff is really good. It’s a blend of horror, thriller, and mystery.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    • Anastasia Antony

      October 12, 2014 at 1:59 AM

      Anastasia Antony

      I would recommend the book called “The Fury by Alexander gordon smith.It’s YA Horror.

  6. Lori

    October 11, 2014 at 8:16 AM

    Gone Girl is a great thriller! I am looking forward to the movie as well!

    • Aisha Ali

      October 11, 2014 at 12:21 PM

      Carnival of Souls by Mellisa Marr. Same author and a great thriller!

  7. Emily

    October 10, 2014 at 7:33 PM

    I’d recommend Feral by Holly Schindler, I could not put that book down! It’s a great psychological thriller mystery, I can’t recommend it enough!

  8. Heather J. @ TLC

    October 10, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    This DOES sound like a great book to put me in the mood for Halloween!

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!

  9. Pingback: Melissa Marr, author of Made for You, on tour September 2014 | TLC Book Tours

  10. Leigh (LittleBookStar)

    October 9, 2014 at 1:37 PM

    Yes! I actually liked Judge’s point of view the most because usually in YA Mystery books, we get to see the protagonist’s point of view and not the antagonist’s. His way of thinking is super creepy but I feel really bad for him because it’s not his fault that he’s like that. I liked this book too and it was definitely a page turner.

    • giselle

      October 9, 2014 at 3:10 PM

      I find the antagonist’s point of to be the most memorable and they’re so rare. It’s hard being in that mind-set. I really enacted to know how he became to be too

  11. christinamarch

    October 9, 2014 at 1:17 PM

    Christina R. in the rafflecopter

    LOVED Romily Bernard’s Find Me!!

    serial killer 🙂

    thank you 🙂

    Lovely review 🙂

  12. Bobby Karmakar

    October 9, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    A recent thriller mystery I just finished was Gone Girl! I owned my copy for almost 2 years and began reading it 2 weeks before the movie in case I wanted to see it. Finished it and can I say how curseworded characters these two are!! So I’ll be seeing it very soon 😀
    PS-it’s adult not YA

    • giselle

      October 9, 2014 at 3:17 PM

      Oh see the movie! I watched it first then read the book afterwards. It gives a much more clearer picture of the story. They’re both crazy.. Eeps

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