Monday, February 23, 2015

Book Review: "Made For You" by Melissa Marr

9:17 AM

Title: "Made For You"
Author: Melissa Marr
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages: 356
Publication Date: September 1st 2014


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.


Let me start of by saying that this is one hell of an enthralling book. It was so twisted and crazy. Just when I thought I had it all figured out, something happened and I was like "but wait...". And i just had to keep on reading.  Next thing you know, it's 4:00 am and I stop to ask myself "What am I doing with my life?" Reading awesome books is what! So I just smile and continue reading. 

I really really enjoyed this book. More than I thought I would, actually. I was pulled in from the very beginning. And remained very much engrossed in the story until the very last page. I liked how we start getting some action from the start and that the mystery was built early into the book so that you all through-out you keep wanting to know more and to find out who the killer is. 

While it was probably the creepiest aspect of the book, I loved how some of the chapters were in the killer's point of view. It was truly captivating to actually get an insight into his/her (trying to be vague here- don't want to spoil anything) mind and all the psychotic and obsessive things inside it. Also, the multiple points of view really worked in this book. Which is something that's either a hit or a miss. They were easy to distinguish so you can't get confused or lost. 

As for the writing, I found it to be great overall. It was very easy, very clear to read. It really grabbed my attention and kept me intrigued. Regardless of the plot being very gruesome. If you like that kind of stuff  (like me) then you'll definitely like this book. Not only was the writing good, but the characters were great. Each and every one was very complex and concrete. Very substantial to the story and interesting to read about. Particularly the main character who, after her accident, can see the way in which people are going to die. I mean that's just crazy! And awesome. Definitely awesome. I also appreciate the fact that she wasn't one of those whiny/annoying lead female characters. 

The only thing I didn't really like was the romance in this book. I wasn't the biggest fan of it, but it wasn't that bad either. Perhaps it could have been a little bit better. Other than that I really enjoyed this chilling/thrilling read. It was extremely well-written, shocking, and gripping. 

If you like creepy and thrilling books, check this one out!


4/ 5 stars!


  1. Wow! I love books like these! I'm definitely going to read this one. I have a thing for paranormal obsession books. I wrote a series myself on it about a fallen angel who's obsessed with a mortal woman. But his brother, who's an angel of God, has to save her.

  2. Oooh, a book from the perspective of the killer is pretty rare, I have to say. Last time I read something like that was from Barry Lyga's series. I'll give this a try even if I haven't ever read a Melissa Marr book before!

    Faye at The Social Potato

    1. The chapters from the killer's pov were the best! And I haven't heard much about Barry Lyga's books but I'm looking forward to checking them out!


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