Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (4): Melissa Marr - Carnival of Souls

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

Title: Carnival of Souls
Author: Melissa Marr
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: September 4th, 2012 
Summary (from Goodreads):
In a city of daimons, the Carnival of Souls hosts a deadly competition. Once in a generation, every citizen can fight to join the ruling elite. Without the competition, Aya and Kaleb would both face bleak futures—if for different reasons. For each of them, fighting to the death is the only way to try to live.

In our own world, Mallory knows that her father—and every other witch—fled the daimons’ city long ago. She trains to be lethal because it’s only a matter of time until the daimons catch up with them.

While Mallory possesses little knowledge of The City, every inhabitant of The City knows of her. There are plans there for Mallory, and soon she, too, will be drawn into the decadence that is the Carnival of Souls.
From Melissa Marr, bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely series, comes a brand-new tale of secrets, love, and the struggle to forge one’s own destiny.
Why I Look Forward to This: I love Melissa Marr. LOVE. I thought the Wicked Lovely series was great, and Graveminder even moreso; I adore her characters and themes. She seems to be a fantastic person as well as a great author -- I follow her on Twitter and always appreciate what she has to say. This sounds really dark and fantastic, and I can't wait to get my hands on it. :D


  1. Seeing this one a lot today. It looks so good!
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  2. Yup, this is a great choice. Can't wait to check it out, thanks for sharing. Here's my WoW

  3. Wow, it definitely sounds good. I'll have to keep my eyes open for this in the future. Thanks for stopping by! :)

  4. Looks like a popular choice.

  5. I'm seeing this one a lot this week ^^ But before today, I never heard of it, so I'm glad that you are sharing this one!

  6. this cover is creepy, but I LOVE IT. I haven't read anything by Melissa Marr, even though I have Wicked Lovely series on my shelves. I'm hoping to read them this summer. :) great pick!

    1. At first I wasn't sure if I liked the cover, especially compared to those from her previous works, but now it's grown on me -- it's delightfully creepy.

  7. I have not heard of this one till now but it looks awesome. Cover is pretty cool, too.

    Thanks for sharing :)

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  8. This one showed up a lot today in the WoW meme. I can see why though. Gorgeous cover and excellent author, and intense premise. Great pick!

    Take a look at my WOW post.