Waiting on Wednesday: Made For You by Melissa Marr & Magnolia by Kristi Cook

July 16, 2014 // Posted by Lisa & Becca in Waiting on Wednesdays // 0 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.


Lisa’s pick this week:

Waiting on Wednesday: Made For You by Melissa Marr & Magnolia by Kristi CookMade For You
by Melissa Marr
Release Date: September 16, 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult
Find It: Goodreads

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.

Why I’m waiting: “Melissa Marr’s first contemporary YA novel is a twisted southern gothic tale of obsession, romance, and murder.” Honestly, that sentence alone grabbed my attention. I’ve been reading nothing but YA contemps and NA romances lately… I’m definitely in the mood to switch it up a bit, and I could definitely go for a gothic tale about obsession, romance, and MURDER! Bwahahaha…



Becca’s pick this week:

by Kristi Cook
Published: August 5, 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster


In Magnolia Branch, Mississippi, the Cafferty and Marsden families are southern royalty. Neighbors since the Civil War, the families have shared vacations, holidays, backyard barbecues, and the overwhelming desire to unite their two clans by marriage. So when a baby boy and girl were born to the families at the same time, the perfect opportunity seemed to have finally arrived.

Jemma Cafferty and Ryder Marsden have no intention of giving in to their parents’ wishes. They’re only seventeen, for goodness’ sake, not to mention that one little problem: They hate each other! Jemma can’t stand Ryder’s nauseating golden-boy persona, and Ryder would like nothing better than to pretend stubborn Jemma doesn’t exist.

But when a violent storm ravages Magnolia Branch, it unearths Jemma’s and Ryder’s true feelings for each other as the two discover that the line between love and hate may be thin enough to risk crossing over.


Why I’m waiting: This cover is absolutely adorable. I am quickly coming to love books set on a farm. Maybe it’s from memories of my childhood in Virginia 🙂 Magnolia sounds so perfect! Jemma and Ryder have known each other since birth because they are neighbors and their families are very close. These two are fighting the love connection their families desperately want. This book sounds sweet and fun and I can’t wait to read it!


What are you waiting on this week?




Lisa & Becca


  • OOh nice! Just read Made for You on Monday and loved it! A 1-day read for me! The other is new to me but I hope you both enjoy your picks!

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  • I have that first book! =) Reading it closer to release!

  • I love the cover of Melissa Marr’s book. Very vivid colors! 🙂

    I’m reading Magnolia now, and I LOURVE it!

  • I couldn’t get into Melissa Marr’s Wicked Lovely series, since I’m not into fae anyway, but Made For You is definitely more my type of read, and it has a gorgeous cover! Magnolia I mainly want to read because of the hate/love thing, always fun. 🙂

  • AWESOME picks ladies!!!! I can’t wait for Made For You either Lisa, and Becca, I couldn’t love antagonistic relationships any more if I tried. They’re my very favorite kind, so Magnolia is perfect for me!

  • I didn’t realize Made for You was a contemporary gothic novel! Now I need to have that book. It sounds way too good.

    Becca, I’ve already read Magnolia and it was so darn entertaining! I think you’re going to love it! 😀

  • Magnolia sounds wonderful and I think I would like it. I have a copy of Made for You, and I am looking forward to it. I love Marr’s work. Great choices.

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  • Both of these sound excellent and I love the covers! I’m also a fan of ‘farm’ covers for some reason.

  • We actually have one of the same picks! I had Magnolia 🙂 and I’m also waiting for Made for You, it sounds so good 🙂

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    Nemo @ Blame it on the Book

  • I tried so hard to get the Melissa Marr book at BEA, but didn’t made it! Her books are hit and miss with me, but this one sounds awesome. The cover for Magnolia is indeed adorable 😉

  • I loooooooooved Magnolia! So good, you’re gonna love it Becca.
    Lisa, I like the cover of Made For You but it never really caught my attention…until I just read it was about murder. You know me 😉
    Great picks!

  • I love Melissa Marr and I cannot wait for her next book. She writes fantastic fiction! Happy reading!

  • I love Melissa Marr and can’t wait for Made For You either.
    I hadn’t heard of Magnolia but that sounds very interesting. Great picks, thanks for sharing.

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  • I’ll be reading Magnolia next week. I’ve heard SUCH good things about it! Romeo and Juliet in reverse? Yes, please! And I’m not a huge Melissa Marr fan, but I’ve got Made For You on my TBR, as well.

  • Both of these sound great! I have been waiting for Magnolia for a while 🙂 Great picks and enjoy!

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  • Great picks! Thanks for sharing 🙂