Today’s little bit of Book Whimsy is pretty exciting because not only will I be sharing my thoughts on the recent young adult Made For You by Melissa Marr*, but you’ll also have a chance to win your own copy!
Made For You by Melissa Marr is described as a contemporary novel, but it definitely has a paranormal twist to it. It’s the story of Eva Tilling, a teenage girl who wakes up in a hospital only to learn that somebody in her small, North Carolina town hit her with their car and ran. As she recovers from her injuries she also comes to the realization that the accident may not have been an accident at all–especially after another girl dies and she starts getting visions of other peoples’ deaths. There are brief chapters from the killer’s perspective, and as Eva grows closer to her old friend Nate, the killer grows more obsessed and desperate to have her.
This was my first book by Melissa Marr, and it had smooth storytelling that was very easy to follow and read, as well as enough intrigue to keep me interested. I also really enjoyed the romance aspect, it felt authentic and not rushed. There were interesting dynamics at play because of the small town in the south setting, although occasionally it did get repetitive. I do feel like the paranormal aspect could have been developed better, or perhaps wasn’t necessary at all. However, overall, I thought Made For You was quite captivating, it really kept me hooked, and the conclusion was satisfying, so I would definitely try another book by Melissa Marr in the future.
Does Made For You sound like it was made for you? Well you have your own chance to win a copy to read! This giveaway is open to the US and Canada and ends October 20th at midnight. You can also visit the TLC Book Tours page to read more reviews on this book. Good luck!