Book Watch: Carnival of Souls
Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr will be released in the U.S. on September 4, 2012 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Published by HarperCollins, the print edition is 320 pages.
The week of September 4th is another insane release week. I mean really, really insane, in the best possible ways. But there was one book that I’ve been dying to read for a long, long time by an author I’ve loved forever and that’s Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr. So, there really was no question in my mind which book I’d be spotlighting this week.
While totally creeped out by the title and the cover – I may have an unnatural fear of carnies – this book sounds wicked awesome. Daimons. Fights to the death. And a place where “murder and pleasure are offered up for sale.” Oh yes, this will definitely be dark and amazing.
I can’t wait to meet Mallory, see what kind of lethal training she’s involved in, and find out who has plans for her and what those plans are. I am curious to see how she gets pulled into the Carnival of Souls and what happens once she’s there.
I also am dying to find out just why everyone knows about her, even though she doesn’t know about everyone else.
The book’s description says the Carnival is a place of “decadence and danger” which has me even more intrigued about just what goes on there. And it describes the story as being about “the struggle to forge one’s own destiny.” I, of course, wonder just what Mallory’s destiny is….
Melissa Marr is such an amazing writer and her books have always been utterly captivating and so very unique. I cannot wait to read Carnival of Souls - I do have an early copy – and find out for myself whether the Carnival is one to fear or one to long for. But with daimons, darkness and danger, I can’t imagine not falling in love.
So, yes, absolutely, definitely, unquestionably, Carnival of Souls is the book to watch this week.
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Other Amazing Books to Watch
Here are a ton of other awesome books releasing the week of September 4th (and a couple releasing a bit earlier on September 1st ):
Silver (Bandia #1) by Talia Vance – September 1
Iron’s Prophecy (The Iron Fey #4.5) by Julie Kagawa – September 1
Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama
Sweet Shadows (Medusa Girls #2) by Tera Lynn Childs
Outpost (Razorland #2) by Ann Aguirre
Blood Forever (Blood Coven Vampire #8) by Mari Mancusi
Origin by Jessica Khoury
Entice (The Violet Eden Chapters #2) by Jessica Shirvington