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Made for You

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  4,906 ratings  ·  957 reviews
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? A
Hardcover, 356 pages
Published September 16th 2014 by HarperCollins (first published September 1st 2014)
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Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
May 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-books, arc
Absolutely fantastic and creepy!!!


Eva,the heroine is Jessup’s most popular girl.One day she woke up in a hospital after a car hit her.And now she wonders who could have tried to kill her!

Was it an accident??
Or someone had tried to kill her?

While she tries to recover in the hospital she discovers that she has a new ability!She can foresee people's death!But strange things happen and everyone she knows are starting to drop dead and now she must use her ability to find her stalker and kee
Aj the Ravenous Reader
Dec 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
I give this book four eerie stars!!!

You probably want to know why and I'll try to explain without spoiling the story for you.

It's mostly sheer curiosity that compelled me to keep reading the book. The whole time I was reading this, I was trying to decode and decipher meanings out of the elements like the point of view because the story is told in three points of view: that of Eva (the main character), of Grace (Eva's bestfriend) and of the Judge (the bad guy in the story). I wanted to know t
Wendy Darling
3.5 stars I wouldn't call this a southern gothic, but I actually quite enjoyed reading this. I'm bored or turned off by a lot of YA thrillers, but thought this was entertaining and readable, and the shifting multiple POVs were well done.

Full review is on the blog:
May 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was totally captivated by this book! The plot drew me in and would not let go. This is a thrilling, and slightly disturbing, mystery full of suspense!

My favorite part of the book is that there are chapters from the killer's perspective. The reader knows what is going on in the killer's mind, but the killer's identity is not revealed. The whole book I was dying to figure out who this messed up person is in Eva's life.

Also, I am a sucker for books set in a small town, so this one is right up
Sep 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Made For You was creepy as heck! BUT it was also a story of longing and unrequited love! I’m such a sucker for those!

Eva Telling is part of the elite in the small southern town of Jessup but that doesn’t protect her from the brutal attempt on her life. When she’s struck down by a car and left for dead, she has no recollection of what happened. Waking up in the hospital, cut and broken, she has no idea who would do this to her. Even more chilling is the fact that since waking up she seems to have
Initial reaction: Parts of this book that I thought were fine, while others didn't sit well with me at all. A few things to clarify though: while this is definitely a Southern mystery and some of it is accurate to the locales, this is not, I repeat, NOT a Gothic story. Nowhere near close, so I'm not sure why it was advertised like that. I'm not sure if the villain's perspective really added that much to the story - it colors the tone of the novel as being dark, but I can't help feeling like I st ...more
The Sassy Bookworm
Mar 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
I usually avoid YA books like the plague. I have enough teenage drama in my real life that I don't need to be reading about it also. This sounded more like a good thriller then a romance, plus that cover is ALL sorts of awesome. So I decided to give it a go.

It turned out to be a really well written read. Nate and Eva use to be best friends, then something happened and Nate started to ignore Eva. Nate is now known as "the Jessup man-whore" which I thought was quite a moniker for a 17 year old, bu
Jul 28, 2014 rated it it was ok

Made For You by Melissa Marr has everything from hit & run accidents to romance to a hunt for a killer! But unfortunately it fell apart for me around the 200 page mark.

After Eva Tilling is hit by a car and left for dead, she begins to have death visions. She can see how someone is going to die. One touch to Eva’s skin sets off powerful visions that leave her chilled to the bone. Is this new power just a temporary side effect of the accident or is she going crazy? Or maybe these visions are the
Aria ・❥・Biblioaria ˚ · .
- the eerie vibe of the book. you have to really read through all the things each character say or do to pin point who the killer is. i was really confused on who it was until around 75% of the book
- the mystery held itself up until towards the end
- the uniqueness of the plot. i'm not sure if there are any ya books like this yet, but so far this is the only book I read about an obsessed teenage psychopath who kills people to express his love for a girl... pretty cool huh?... No no
Rachel  (APCB Reviews)

Made For You was a pleasant surprise. Going into it, I had no idea what to expect. I couldn't fathom the awesomeness that was in store. It's a mystery/thriller that kept me turning the pages late at night. Filled with creepiness, mystery, romance, and great character growth, this book is sure to please!

Me throughout this book:

I really liked the first person point of view switches. I felt it really captured who the characters were, and the voices and tone for each POV were rightly different. The
Alice-Elizabeth (Prolific Reader Alice)
T/W- Gun violence, Corpses, Stalking, Hallucinations

Made For You was a book that I first heard about a couple of years ago when I was watching a YouTube video. It follows a young girl called Eva who ends up in hospital and is told that she is the victim of a hit and run accident in her home town. Over time, she soon learns that the accident doesn't really feel like one, what if someone was trying to kill her? Sure enough, girls she knew from her high school end up murdered. Someone she knows fro
Sue (Hollywood News Source)
Review also posted at Young Adult Hollywood.

Eva Tilling is Jessup’s most popular girl. One day she just woke up in a hospital, a victim of a hit and run. As she ponders who could have tried to kill her she discovers she was suddenly harnessing a new skill, the ability to foresee people’s death. While she is recovering, everyone she knows are starting to literally drop dead and now she must use her newly acquired ability to keep all of her friends alive and to find her obsessed killer, stalker.

Radd Reader
“They always say boys pick girls like their mothers. I knew Eva was made for me.”

I typically don’t gravitate towards a YA book, but I needed a paranormal book for my reading challenge and I stumbled upon this one. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised with the book.

Eva (17) is the victim of a hit and run, and while she and the rest of the town try to figure out if it was an accident, the reader gets into the mind of the killer and finds out it was completely intentional.
“I feel
Feb 20, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3-star
Made For You, a dark and intriguing YA thriller

I first read this book over three years ago, when I had just discovered Goodreads, was just becoming the reader I am, and had never read a thriller before. So, this book was unlike anything I had ever read, therefore I found it fascinating.

I was curious to see if it held up now. I think it does, but it’s a much more juvenile book than I remembered. The vibe is distinctly different from an adult thriller. 3.25 stars

The Plot
Eva, a rich and pop
Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
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Featuring a creepy, religious stalker who is a complete psychopath when it comes to loving and killing women, Made For You creeped me out so much I had trouble sleeping. Not only is it told from the clueless victim, we also get the point of view of the killer who is so obsessed and twisted that he believes it’s okay to kill women because he’s ‘saving’ them.

I can’t think of anything creepier than that, especially when we read
Megan  (thebookishtwins)
I received this free from the publishers via NetGalley

Eva Tiller gets hit by a car and ends up in hospital. It turns out it wasn't an accident, but someone targeted her. One thing changed when Eva got hit by that car - she can foresee people's death. Now Eva's friends are turning up dead with messages for Eva from 'The Judge'.

As a fan of Melissa Marr and her Wicked Lovely series, I was excited for this, and the synopsis sounded really good and thrilling, but I felt like that was not really what
Starry-Eyed Jen
Eh. Kinda creepy. Kinda corny. Mildly entertaining.
Dark Faerie Tales
Sep 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Dark, creepy story that will keep you up all night! If you are a young adult thriller fan you are in for a real treat with Made for You!

Opening Sentence: “DID YOU SEE HER?”

The Review:

Eva Tilling is the epitome of a southern belle. She grew up in the small town of Jessup, North Carolina where her parents are practically a King and Queen. Everyone loved Eva and no one could ever believe that anyone would ever want to hurt her. But when she is hit
2.7- story
3.5 narration
I found this while shelf surfing my library's audiobooks, I had never heard of it but I know and like the author, so why not. I like reading books blind, I have no expectations and it's all a surprise. Well, what a good find ! The narration on this was fabulous, read by three different people. This make it so easy to get lost in the story. The characters were layered in life's muck making me love/hate them. The who done it, had me guessing till near the end. Oh my, the ps
Lisa (lifeinlit)
Jun 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook, e-arc
Though I received an eARC of Made For You a few months back, I decided to wait until I could get the audiobook instead… especially after I heard there was a killer POV involved. I’ve only read one other book with a killer’s POV, and let me tell you… CREEPY!! I thought this was the perfect book to read in the Fall, right before Halloween when scary, creepy books were on the brain. And let me tell you, this one definitely have me the chills.

I have to admit in a huge baby. I cringe at shows like Cr
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
4.5 stars

There is nothing even remotely new or original about this book, but that’s not a reasonable expectation within the (paranormal) mystery genre. The important thing is to find a perfect balance between suspense, character development and a well-built mystery, and Marr achieved this to absolute perfection.

Marr is excellent at building tension slowly but steadily. The constant promise of senseless violence combined with Eva’s horrifying visions keeps us wide-eyed and at the edge of our sea
Jul 22, 2015 rated it liked it

I loved the mystery aspect of this book. I liked how we got chapters told in the killer's POV. It was pretty crazy and creepy. This book kind of reminds me of The Body Finder so if you liked that book, try checking out this one. It does have a contemporary feel to it, which I liked. I loved the mother-daughter relationship development. The romance was okay. Overall, I did enjoy it. It just wasn't a book that I loved.

If you are cool with a slow and creepy mystery (emphasis on slow), then you may like this one. (view spoiler)

I would have liked this more (I think), but the romance was totally unconvincing to me.
May 07, 2014 rated it did not like it
No. Just no. Guy who runs down protag is a religious fanatic. Not cool with probably the only character in the book who believes in God being depicted as crazy and homicidal, with God as the reason behind the hit and run. I am not ok with that and not reading more. DNF and going back to my friend.
Martina Boone
Fabulous thriller with all the best elements of the Southern Gothic genre built deeply into the fabric of the book. Great characters and a chilling story. Loved it!
Paula M
May 23, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-review, arc
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This is my first from Melissa Marr and by reading this, I think I might check her other books out. The first time I saw Made For You, I know I want to read it. I didn't have to read the blurb. I just have a feeling that it'll be a creepy and mystery kind of book. And I'm definitely in the mood for that. Though I wasn't that impressed like I thought I would, I really enjoyed it. And the good things outweighs the bad so.. that's a good thing right?

Grace (LovingDemBooks) Z.

I received an advanced reader's edition of this book from the author's publicity agency and a finished copy later before the release date from the publisher for free. All opinions are my own.

3.5 of 5 stars. Please see my rating system further below. Wow, Made For You was so different from anything I've ever read before! I finished reading in a 2 hour time period, and couldn't put it down from the start! I was definitely engaged, a
Sep 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-review
Melissa Marr's MADE FOR YOU is an exciting and page-turning thriller. The story is dark and chilling, the killer is creepy and disturbing, and the mystery will keep you guessing. Told from multiple points of view, including the killer's perspective, the author keeps things interesting by letting events unfold through more than just her main character Eva's viewpoint.

The stage is quickly set when Eva Tilling is nearly killed by an unidentified stalker known only as Judge. What at first seems like

3.5 stars
Ever since I finished Dangerous Girls, I have been searching far and wide for a book that would blow my mind in the same brilliant and twisted way. And while I can't quite say that Melissa Marr's Made for You quite lived up to those high expectations, I did appreciate what it had to offer.

When Eva Tilling wakes up in the hospital after a hit-and-run accident, she dismisses it as an unfortunate accident. But when her classmates and acquaintances start being mu
Jan 29, 2015 rated it liked it
It's high time I wrote a review for this.

Made for You was a very fascinating novel. It examines what motivates a stalker/killer, and I thought it was interesting. Creepy, unsettling and scary, but interesting. I hadn't read anything by this author before, but now I will definitely check out more of Marr's books. In Made For You, she proved that she could create a well-written setting and characters.

I like Eva. She's strong willed and a tad stubborn, but also very nice to others. I like Grace as
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Melissa Marr is a former university literature instructor who writes fiction for adults, teens, and children. She is best known for the Wicked Lovely series for teens, the Graveminder for adults, and her debut picturebook Bunny Roo, I Love You.

Her books have been translated into twenty-eight languages and been bestsellers internationally as well as domestically (NY Times, Los Angeles Times, USA T

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