Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday #15: The Arrivals: A Novel by Melissa Marr

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where bloggers can rant and rave about any upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating. For my addition, I will be spotlighting an upcoming book AND sometimes I will throw in a video game release that I am dying to get my hands on!


This week in WoW I’m waiting on a book by an author I discovered last year. When I read (well listened to) Carnival of Souls, I was blown away by Marr’s writing style and her ability to craft a very unique story. So now, I’m eagerly anticipating her upcoming novel, The Arrivals. Check it out and let me know what you think!



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The Arrivals
Title: The Arrivals
Author: Melissa Marr
Hardcover: 368 pages
Expected Publication: July 2, 2013
Publisher: William Morrow/HarperCollins

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The Arrivals is the second novel for adults by internationally bestselling author Melissa Marr.

Chloe walks into a bar and blows five years of sobriety. When she wakes, she finds herself in an unfamiliar world, The Wasteland. She discovers people from all times and places have also arrived there: Kitty and Jack, a brother and sister from the Wild West; Edgar, a prohibition bootlegger; Francis, a one-time hippie; Melody, a mentally unbalanced 1950s housewife; and Hector, a former carnival artist.

None know why they arrived there–or if there is way out of a world populated by monsters and filled with corruption.

Just as she did in Graveminder, Marr has created a vivid fantasy world that will enthrall. Melissa Marr’s The Arrivals is a thoroughly original and wildly imagined tale about making choices in a life where death is unpredictable and often temporary.



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I really hope this novel doesn’t disappoint. With Carnival of Souls the ending left something to be desired and yet I still managed to fall in love with the story. If this one can pull of an epic story with a satisfying ending, then I’ll be hooked. *fingers crossed*











So what about you? What games or books are you waiting on?



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