Waiting on…THE ARRIVALS by Melissa Marr

Posted 27 February, 2013 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 24 Comments

Oh, Melissa Marr. I so adore your writing and your wild and crazy imagination. What will you come up with next? Wait. You already have, throwing your newest set of characters into a saddle-up-and-strap-on-your-sidearm world where death hovers in your peripheral vision, maw agape (see, she even has me writing all floofy and such. Too bad it wore off so quickly.). 

Girl must have kicked some serious writing butt last year, considering she’s also got a new Wicked Lovely ebook coming out in December, and now has a new baby at home. Congratulations on your precious baby and on your sure-to-be-fabulous novels releasing this year! (Does this mean you’re not coming to BEA this year? *sad eyes*)

As for the cover, I’m not quite on board. I like the Old West feel with the title font and the armed shadows in the distance but the color is doing absolutely nothing for me. Still, it won’t stop me from reading it!

336 pages, hardcover
Expected publication: July 2, 2013
Publisher: William Morrow and Company

Chloe knew she shouldn’t have gone into the bar last night. Now, in addition to a pounding headache and weak limbs, she’s got the guilt of five years sobriety down the drain.

When she wakes, she’s not in the world she knows. She’s in The Wasteland, a world populated by monsters and unfamiliar landscapes, in the company of people just like her, pulled to the Wasteland out of time and place, for reasons no one knows or understands. Once there, though, their mission is clear: keep the peace, protect each other, and try not to die, because sometimes, after six days of death, you might not wake up.

But things are changing in the Wasteland. And for Jack and Kitty, brother and sister from a Wild West frontier town; Edgar, a Prohibition rumrunner and Kitty’s former lover; Francis, a former hippie and general peacemaker; Melody, a mentally-unbalanced 50s housewife; and Hector, a former carnival artist, the careful balance they’ve been keeping for years is about to be upset. All of them, and Chloe, are about to get the answer they’ve been looking for years: why have they been brought to the Wasteland in the first place? And will it be possible for them to get back home?

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24 Responses to “Waiting on…THE ARRIVALS by Melissa Marr”

  1. Oh Melissa Marr! I LOVE her so much!! And this one is an adult book right? I cannot wait for the Wicked Lovely book!
    And .. OooOoO I hope she’s at BEA!!!

  2. Ooooo haven’t heard of this one before Mary!!! Sounds awesome. I really like the Old West feel to the font as well, and the colors are really pretty. I’ve only read one book by Melissa Marr and I need to read more for sure. I think maybe I’ll get back on the Melissa Marr train with this book!

    • It was a totally random spot — I usually have my eye out for Marr books but didn’t hear of this one until last week. She’s got a pretty wide variety of books now after branching out from the Wicked Lovely series (which is still my fave).

  3. Wow, this sounds awesome! It seems like every time I turn around I hear Melissa’s coming out with a new book. I was so surprised about the new Wicked Lovely series book, now this pops up. Plus I’m still waiting for the second Carnival of Souls book. This is definitely going on my TBR. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  4. Yeah, not in love with the cover, but the story sounds great! I hadn’t even heard of it yet (yeah, I tend to be clueless about stuff) but now I’m anxious to read it! She really is a busy lady!

  5. I had no idea that Melissa Marr had this one coming out. Thanks for putting it on my radar! 😀 I love the sound of it, too!!!

  6. Haven’t heard of this one before so thanks for sharing! The cover is actually what drew me to it! I love the whole old west feel and I think the colors sort of work with that theme. It’s not a flashy cover, but I sort of like it because of that 🙂

    Jesse @ Pretty In Fiction

  7. I’m a fan of story with fairies in them, so I haven’t read Melissa Marr, but everyone seems to love her. I’m confused, though–is this YA?

    • Marr has the Wicked Lovely series with plenty of fae — have you read it? If not, you definitely need to. While the WL series is YA, this one isn’t (she’s got a couple adult books now).

  8. Holy cow, this sounds crazy, but good.

    She wrote Wicked Lovely, right? I ended up reading that one, but I didn’t really care for it… I never finished the series. A couple of her adult books sound like they might appeal to me, though.

  9. I do agree that the cover could be a different color to make it pop more although I’m not a designer so I’m not sure what color. I hadn’t heard of this one but it sounds really cool.