Made for You by Melissa Marr

My Rating: 3/5 Stars!

Cover Rating: 5/10 starts it’s alright, but it’s not my style. This cover is the better of the two I know of. This one fits and it’s not the worst but I mostly feel meh about it.

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publish Date: September 16th, 2014

Number of Pages: 356 pages

Received: Got it for Christmas 2016

Purchase: Amazon


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.

Opening Sentence:

“”Did you see her?” Piper whispers, lifting the same plastic cup of wine she’s been holding the past two hours as if it hides her.


Made for You is a book that’s all fun and games until things start happening and people start dying. At first we get the madman’s perspective and we find out the why of his madness, but we don’t know who and that is the great mystery.

What I Liked:

Having the killer’s perspective. Having the delusions of a madman laid bare for all to see was the most interesting part of this novel. You can see how sick minded the man is and fear starts to increase as you try to figure out who he could be.

The supernatural element. I enjoyed that with her injury Eva gets an ability to see others deaths. This becomes the main tool used to discover who the killer is and to try and protect the people she loves around her.

The romance was chill. The romance wasn’t some grand ordeal or anything particularly special. It unraveled pretty naturally and I respect a book that does that.

What I Didn’t Like:

The story in all was simply fun. The story was enjoyable, but that was all it was. Stories don’t really have to have anything special about them and this story proves it. It’s a fun story and there isn’t anything more to it.

All in All:

Made for You is a fun ya thriller to read to pass some time and not think too hard for a while. It’s a great book that I enjoyed and I hope others enjoy as well.

About the Author:

Melissa grew up believing in faeries, ghosts, and other creatures. After teaching college literature and writing for a decade, she applied her fascination with folklore to writing her own books.

Melissa writes fiction for adults, teens, and children. Her books have been translated into 28 languages to date and been bestsellers in the US (NY Times, LA Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal) as well as various countries overseas. She is best known for the Wicked Lovely series for teens and Graveminder for adults.

Thanks for reading! Let me know your thoughts down in the comments below.

-Till next time!


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