Saturday, September 20, 2014
Review: Made for You by Melissa Marr
I could talk forever about all the things I did not like about this book. And I will share some of it. Because I really, truly did not like this book. But I did read it. And I want to share all my thoughts about it. I wish it could have been positive, but it won't be. Sorry. Though not. This book was just not for me.
Made for You is mostly told from the point of view of Eva. I wish I could say I loved her. I didn't. She is the popular girl, everyone loves her, her family is so rich and popular too. And she has a boyfriend. And my god. I hated that to pieces. She has an accident, someone runs her over, and she finds out that her boyfriend had sex with someone else starting a week after they got together. More than a year ago. What the fuck. And she thinks that she probably would have forgiven him, if she hadn't been hit by that car. For god's sake. I did not like this girl. I hated her (ex)boyfriend. I really disliked her "friends." Though her only true friend was Grace, whom I kind of liked. Just didn't like her point of view, because the writing is beyond silly. It didn't seem real. Not a single thing they were all thinking. Ugh. So yeah. I really disliked the writing :\
Then there is the point of view of "Judge." HAH. I had heard it was creepy. It wasn't. The Judge character was the most silly and stupid and highly annoying point of view I have ever read. It wasn't scary. It wasn't creepy. It was fucked up. And not in a way that's good. It was just.. it was horrible to read about. First, he is sick in the head. He keeps thinking about the Lord and whatever. Which bothered me a whole lot. Not for me. He just did a bunch of stupid things that didn't make any sense.
I really wanted to love this book. But no. There wasn't anything about it that I loved. Well, I liked a few of the scenes between Eva and Nate. But only a few ones, because most were silly and just yeah. Way too silly and not real for me. It bothered me a lot. The romance is weird. But it's there. Sort of. One thing I liked, was how damaged Eva was after the accident. But too little focus on that. Sigh. So yeah. Just not a book for me. And I don't want to talk more about it. I just want to forget that I ever read it.
Then there is the whole murder thing. Oh, it was done so badly. I wish it wasn't the case, but it was. I really didn't care for it at all. It didn't get my heart racing. It didn't make me curious. It didn't make me care at all. Which sucks. It really does. I wanted this book to be epic. It wasn't. I can understand that some would love it, but I would not recommend it to others. I just can't. To me, Made for You was an awful book. And I have to be honest about that. I did not like this book. But. The cover is stunning.
I also just wanted to thank Laura, assistant to Melissa, for giving me a eARC of this book to read back in June. <3 I didn't read it back then, because I had some issues with how it looked on my iPad, so I waited for my hardcover to arrive. Just wanted to say thank you for letting me be able to read it early. <3 And say sorry that I wasn't able to like this book more. It just wasn't for me. Sorry. But thank you.