Carnival of Souls

Melissa Marr has created a wonderful world in her new YA novel Carnival of Souls.

Mallory has spent her whole life moving from city to city as her father attempts to keep them from being found by the Daimons he stole from.  Mallory is about to turn 17 and is tired of running, especially now that she has meet Kaleb.

Though she has trained to fight the Daimons from The City she has never met any or so she believes. Mallory believes that the witches like her father have fled the city in fear of their lives which is only a small part of the story. She is unaware of the large role she has to play in the future of the witches and the city alike.

Carnival of Souls is an incredible blend of fantasy mixed with mystery wrapped in romance and sprinkled with action. So many characters working alone, together as well as unknowingly against or with each other makes for an intriguing story that could easily have been dizzily confusing but isn’t.

Flowing smoothly through different worlds while seamlessly blending each new characters story into the fold Melissa Marr has created in a world the I look forward to visiting again in the future. What will happen to Kaleb and Zevi? Will they be able to work with Aya?  Will Belias and Aya ever work through their issues?

Of course the biggest question is what will happen when Mallory learns the truth of it all? I can’t wait to find out.

This is the first book by Melissa Marr that I have read though her Wicked Lovely series  have been out for a few years and she released her first novel in general fiction entitled Graveminders. She also recently released Fairy Tales & Nightmares which I am now even more intrigued to read.



Peruse her website to learn all about Melissa Marr.

I can’t wait to meet her in at The Smart Chicks Kick It Tour on September 16, 2012 at Chapters Dartmouth. I hope she’ll sign my Carnival of Souls ARC and my copy of Enthralled.


Smart Chicks Kick It Tour 2012

I am lucky enough to be working at a store that will be hosting The Smart Chicks Kick It Tour in September. For many people it’s a thrill to meet a favourite author but if you live in a large metropolis it’s something you might take for granted.

For those of us here in Dartmouth/Halifax Novas Scotia, it doesn’t happen too often. While it’s getting somewhat better, those who promote big name authors (or even concerts) seem to forget that there are fans who live East of Montreal. I get it. Really I do. You go where you’ll be able to get the most bang for your buck!

It means something special to have an event like this in Dartmouth because it is such a rarity.

In a little over 2 months we will be hosting these wonderful authors and it is incredible to see the complete awe on some of the teens faces when we tell them who is going to be here. And let’s not forget the adult fans of many of these authors, they are as excited as the teens.

So if you are in the Dartmouth area on September 16th, 2012 at 2pm come on over to Chapters Dartmouth at Mic Mac Mall and meet one of these fantastic authors. Enjoy a Q&A period with the authors and maybe win a fabulous prize!