8 August 2014

Book Review: Made For You by Melissa Marr

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Format: Kindle (earc)
Publishers: Harper Collins
Published: 16th September 2014
Pages: 368
Genre: YA, Contemporary Romance, Thriller
Main Characters: Eva
Date Read: 11th July - 19th July 2014
Rating Given:
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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.

This was my Waiting on Wednesday post not so long ago and was surprised when Melissa Marr's assistant got in touch to say Melissa was willing to send me a review copy of Made For You which gave me a fangirl moment. Made For You was just as good as what I had hoped if not even better...

I do love the simplicity of the cover especially the use of very little colours and the colour that was used is a beautiful colour which stands out. Not sure what reference the fly makes as to the best of my knowledge there wasn't any flies mentioned (could've forgotten about it). I love the font used for the title as it does remind me of a stalkers' note which is in keeping with the story.

This book is one of the best books that I have read all year, it was such an addictive and on the edge of your seat book that kept me guessing until the very end. I haven't read many thriller books but the other thriller book that I read had an unknown killer on the loose but that is where the similarities end as the rest of the book was different to what I have read before. What made this book different to most books that I have read was that some of the chapters was from the murderers point of view which I liked as we was able to get into his head to see just how sick and twisted he was. I would love to see this book as a film it was so engrossing and very realistic which is always a plus for me. There was a bit of romance in Made For You but it wasn't the main focus but I didn't mind as everything else was so entertaining that I forgot I love romance as the main focus. What romance we did get I loved as you could see how much they really did care for each other with some very sweet moments but also those moments when you just want to smack them upside their head. I would also say there was a hint of paranormal in Made For You but that's all I will say on that as I don't want to give anything away. The ending was great as every question you have throughout this book is answered and I found it really sweet as well.

There is so many great characters in this book that it is easy to feel for everyone of them except one although that person I felt like I understood him more than if we didn't get his views across but he was still very twisted. Eva seemed to really grow into herself thoughout Made For You as she started off being in the background and pleasing everyone but herself but once she has her accident I feel like she came out of her shell and went for things that she wanted. I would say she was a very strong character as the things that she went through and still be able to get up in the morning is just astonishing.

Overall there is so many things that goes on in this book that I could go on forever but put everything together you get one perfect book! If I could give this 10 stars I would it was just pure perfection!!