New Release Books by Melissa Marr

Melissa Marr is the author of Made for You (2014), Odin's Ravens (2014), The Wicked & The Dead (2020), Bullets for the Dead (2020), Awakened (2013) and other 137 books.

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Made for You

release date: Sep 16, 2014
Made for You
Eva Tilling wakes up in the hospital to discover she possesses a strange new skill—the ability to foresee people's deaths when they touch her. While she is recovering from her hit-and-run accident, Nate, an old flame, reappears, and the two must traverse their rocky past as they figure out how to use Eva's power to keep their friends—and each other—from falling into the hands of a killer. This contemporary romantic suspense novel from five-time New York Times bestselling author Melissa Marr earned widespread critical acclaim, with Kirkus Reviews calling it a "riveting whodunit that delivers a bouquet of teen romance, paranormal, and thriller." And BCCB declared, "Between the suspense, the horror, the romance, and the wit, this will have equal appeal for fans of Sarah Dessen and Rosemary Clement-Moore." A stark departure from her fantasy settings, this Southern Gothic, racy thriller gives fans old and new chilling twists, unrequited obsession, and high-stakes romance.

Odin's Ravens

release date: May 13, 2014
Odin's Ravens
Seven kids, Thor's hammer, and a whole lot of Valkyries are the only things standing against the end of the world. When thirteen-year-olds Matt Thorsen and Fen and Laurie Brekke, modern-day descendants of Thor and Loki, discovered they were fated to take the places of the Norse gods in an epic battle against the apocalypse, they thought they knew how things would play out. Gather the descendants standing in for the gods, defeat a giant serpent, and save the world. No problem, right? But the descendants' journey grinds to a halt when their friend and descendant Baldwin is poisoned and killed and Matt, Fen, and Laurie must travel to the Underworld in the hopes of saving him. That's only their first stop on their journey to reunite the challengers, find Thor's hammer, and save humanity--a journey filled with enough tooth-and-nail battles and colossal monsters to make Matt and his friends a legend in their own right. Perfect for fans of ancient myths and filled with young heroes, monstrous beasts, and godly enemies, this fast-paced adventure is impossible to put down.

The Wicked & The Dead

release date: Aug 24, 2020
The Wicked & The Dead
In near-future New Orleans, draugar, again-walkers, are faster and stronger than most humans, but not venomous until they are a century old. Until then, they shamble and bite. Since not everyone wants to see their relatives end up that way, Geneviève Crowe makes her living beheading the dead. But now, her magic's gone sideways, and the only person strong enough to help her is the one man who could tempt her to think about picket fences: Eli Stonecroft, a faery who chose bar-owner in New Orleans over a life in Elphame. When human businessmen start turning up as draugar, both the queen of the again-walkers and the wealthy son of one of the victims hire Geneviève to figure it out. She works to keep her magic in check, the dead from crawling out of their graves, and enough money for a future that might be a lot longer than she'd like. Neither her heart nor her life are safe now that she's juggling a faery, murder, and magic. "I loved The Wicked and The Dead! A sassy, ass-kicking heroine, a deliciously mysterious fae hero, and a wonderful mix of action and romance. Add that to Melissa's usual great world-building, and I'm already looking forward to book 2!" - Jeaniene Frost, NYT Bestselling Author "Wow! You all seriously want to read this. It's an urban fantasy - very cool twist on vampires - with a heroine simultaneously so kickass, warmly human, and passionate about the world that I want to be her. I also want to be her because of the insanely hot Eli, her fae love interest. . . .Get in on the ground level with this series, because it's going to be an auto buy. Highly recommend."-- Jeffe Kennedy, award-winning author and SFWA Board Member​​​ "I absolutely loved this novel! Melissa Marr does a brilliant job of weaving obscure folklore into a modern story."--Katie, Reference Librarian at Lafourche Library

Bullets for the Dead

release date: Aug 22, 2020
Bullets for the Dead
Return to the land of the dead with three GRAVEMINDER short stories and bonus materials. In the never-before-published "Stronger Spirits," a sequel story to Graveminder things in the land of the dead are fracturing, leading to permanent deaths and uncovered secrets. In the never-before-published "Changing Guards," the former Graveminder Alicia negotiates with Mr D (Death) for replacing the Undertaker. . . but her style of negotiations requires explosives and destruction. In "Guns for the Dead," (originally published in Naked City), Francis Lee Lemons gets caught in the conflict between Alicia and Mr D (Death). Frankie wakes up in the land of the dead, unemployed and bored, but getting in with the local crime syndicate—run by an 1800s gunslinger, Alicia—isn’t that easy. In "The Strength Inside" (originally published in Home Improvement: Undead Edition) sisters have to deal with the challenges of an uncooperative H.O.A. Sometimes being a home-owner really is murder. The collection also includes the Bluebeard-inspired "Maiden Thief."

Awakened

release date: Sep 17, 2013
Awakened
Tonight, unlike every other night I have walked on the shore, a man stands on the beach near my hiding place. I hadn't expected anyone to be on the beach at this hour, and I'm not sure what to do about the man who stands watching me with such intensity that I want to flee. Eden has often left her home in the sea to walk on the shore in human form, free to enjoy both worlds. But everything changes one evening when a young stranger steals her hidden selchie skin, taking her soul into possession with it. He has selected her to be his future wife, certain that the magic that now binds Eden to him will grow into true devotion. But the longer Eden is forced to obey him, the stronger her desperation grows, and soon she must decide just how much she is willing to sacrifice to be free. Inspired by Kate Chopin's groundbreaking novel, The Awakening, bestselling author Melissa Marr recasts the classic story in a magical twenty-first-century setting, bringing the book's inspired commentary on the roles of women in the modern age to a new, young adult audience.

Cold Iron Heart

release date: Apr 03, 2020
Cold Iron Heart
How far would you go to escape fate? In this prequel to the international bestselling WICKED LOVELY series, the Faery Courts collide a century before the mortals in Wicked Lovely are born.

The Arrivals

release date: Jul 02, 2013
The Arrivals
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 a 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.

Loki's Wolves

release date: May 07, 2013
Loki's Wolves
"The runes have spoken. We have our champion...Matthew Thorsen." Matt hears the words, but he can't believe them. He's Thor's representative? Destined to fight trolls, monstrous wolves and giant serpents...or the world ends? He's only thirteen. While Matt knew he was a modern-day descendent of Thor, he's always lived a normal kid's life. In fact, most people in the small town of Blackwell, South Dakota, are direct descendants of either Thor or Loki, including Matt's classmates Fen and Laurie Brekke. No big deal. But now Ragnarok is coming, and it's up to the champions to fight in the place of the long-dead gods. Matt, Laurie, and Fen's lives will never be the same as they race to put together an unstoppable team, find Thor's hammer and shield, and prevent the end of the world. In their middle grade debut, K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr begin the epic Blackwell Pages series with this action-packed adventure, filled with larger-than-life legends, gripping battles, and an engaging cast of characters who bring the myths to life.

Shards and Ashes

release date: Feb 19, 2013
Shards and Ashes
The world is gone, destroyed by human, ecological, or supernatural causes. Survivors dodge chemical warfare and cruel gods; they travel the reaches of space and inhabit underground caverns. Their enemies are disease, corrupt corporations, and one another; their resources are few and their courage is tested. Powerful original dystopian tales from nine bestselling authors offer bleak insight, prophetic visions, and precious glimmers of light among the shards and ashes of a ruined world. Stories from: Kelley Armstrong Rachel Caine Kami Garcia Nancy Holder Melissa Marr Beth Revis Veronica Roth Carrie Ryan Margaret Stohl

Sugar

release date: May 01, 2019
Sugar
Forbidden love, stolen money, and hard choices . . . Sasha's made plenty of bad decisions. She doesn't want to ruin the one good thing in her life--her friendship with Adam. She might fantasize about him, but she keeps her fantasies to herself. The Harley-riding tattoo-artist burns up the sheets with a long list of nameless women. Worse yet, he's her drug-dealing ex-boyfriend's cousin. Adam is strictly off-limits. Sasha can't risk their friendship--or her heart. But when Sasha comes face-to-face with murder, everything comes crashing down around her. And suddenly, she finds herself holed up in a tiny house with her dream man, a stash of cash, and a lot of secrets. Can she protect both her life and her heart when temptation is so close? Is the past she's fled going to catch up with her? Or worse yet, hurt Adam? NOTE: An earlier version of this book was written (by me!), but published under the title UNLAWFUL & UNFILTERED, as the first in a series of books (each written by a different author). Without that complication in place, this new version has been revised, changed, renamed, and will be continued in a forthcoming book later in 2019.

The Faery Queen's Daughter

release date: May 22, 2019
The Faery Queen's Daughter
To save the magical creatures in the Land of Faery, Ivy--eldest daughter of the queen of Faery--must use her wits and her heart. As the queen's madness grows, the land shifts in dangerous, hostile ways. When Ivy rescued a baby from the Wild Hunt, she had no idea that he would change the world. Since time passes differently in her world, the baby she once saved is a grown boy who can help her save her home. Now, Ivy brings him to Faery to enlist his help. Jack Merry has no idea that the creatures in his stories are real. He just wants a friend, a family, someone who listens. His stories are the only way he can convince the villagers to stop and spend time at his side. So, when Ivy arrives and whisks him off to a magical land, Jack isn't sure whether to be terrified or grateful that someone thinks he's special. With the aid of the tiny faeries, a glaistig, the Bollynoggins, and boy who can re-create the world almost as quickly as the queen breaks it, Ivy might save her home, her friends, and even her mother.

Untamed City: Carnival of Secrets

release date: Sep 04, 2012
Untamed City: Carnival of Secrets
Warriors Kaleb and Aya will stop at nothing to destroy their competition. But when Kaleb finds his fate entwined with that of Mallory, a seventeen-year-old human girl, he can't seem to separate the vicious Carnival contest he's entered from his sudden devotion to her. He and Aya may be prizefighters from the otherworldly Untamed City, but his strange, obsessive connection makes staying away from the witch-ruled human world, and Mallory, harder every day. All Mallory knows of the Untamed City is what her elders have told her—that it's full of debauchery and daimons looking to destroy her. But she knows she's being pulled toward Kaleb with an emotion so fierce that it's utterly foreign. The two are forced apart by Mallory's overprotective witch father, stranded by necessity between warring populations that can't coexist. But when The City's ruler raises the stakes of the Carnival's prize, there's nothing Mallory, Kaleb, or Aya can do to stop the two worlds colliding. Mallory's about to discover her true identity—and stumble into a fate she'd die to avoid. Fans of The Hunger Games will devour this tale of lush secrets, dark love, and the struggle to forge one's own destiny from the bestselling author of Wicked Lovely, Melissa Marr. (Formerly published as Carnival of Souls)

Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2016

release date: Jan 17, 2017
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2016
A collection of some of the best original science fiction and fantasy short fiction published on Tor.com in 2016. Includes stories by Charlie Jane Anders, Nina Allan, Tara Isabella Burton, Monica Byrne, Rebecca Campbell, P. Djèlí Clark, Indrapramit Das, Alix E. Harrow, N. K. Jemisin, Margaret Killjoy, Cixin Liu, Melissa Marr, David Nickle, Laurie Penny, Daniel Polansky, Lettie Prell, Delia Sherman, Angela Slatter, Caighlan Smith, Lavie Tidhar, Rajnar Vajra, Genevieve Valentine, Carrie Vaughn, and Alyssa Wong. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Faery Tales and Nightmares

release date: Mar 01, 2012
Faery Tales and Nightmares
An enthralling collection of short stories featuring favourite characters from Melissa Marr’s bestselling WICKED LOVELY series.

Faery Tales & Nightmares

release date: Feb 21, 2012
Faery Tales & Nightmares
Faery Tales & Nightmares is an anthology of short stories by Melissa Marr, many set in the world of her Wicked Lovely series. Marr revisits favorite fan characters such as faeries Niall and Irial, and introduces fascinating new beings, including a vampire, a pair of selchie brothers, and a goblin. The strange creatures can appear anywhere, coming from the sea, from the woods, from inside storms; they may come seeking to bring destruction or to find a passionate encounter… Lush, seductive, and chilling, the stories in Melissa Marr’s Faery Tales & Nightmares blend fairy tales and folklore, horror and fantasy, and allow us to revel in the unseen magic that infuses the world as we know it.

Enthralled

release date: Sep 20, 2011
Enthralled
A journey may take hundreds of miles, or it may cover the distance between duty and desire. Sixteen of today’s hottest writers of paranormal tales weave stories on a common theme of journeying. Authors such as Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine, and Melissa Marr return to the beloved worlds of their bestselling series, while others, like Claudia Gray, Kami Garcia, and Margaret Stohl, create new landscapes and characters. But whether they’re writing about vampires, faeries, angels, or other magical beings, each author explores the strength and resilience of the human heart. Suspenseful, funny, or romantic, the stories in Enthralled will leave you moved.

Two Lines

release date: Aug 23, 2011
Two Lines
"I am not a monster." Or at least that's what Eavan tells herself. Though Eve knows she is a Glaistig, and that hunger for sex and death -- preferably together -- runs in her blood, she is determined to keep herself human. She will turn full Glaistig only in the event that she engages in both sex and murder within one month -- and so far she's managed to avoid both. But staying away from temptation is harder than ever before. A mysterious man -- as seductive as he is dangerous -- has been drugging and taking advantage of girls in the local night clubs and Eve's determined to stop him, even as she's finding it increasingly difficult to control her warring instincts around him. When her grandmother calls in alluring mortal to watch over Eve, Eve may be pushed beyond her limits. Can Eve hang onto her mortality when Glaistig instincts run in her blood? Can she keep herself safe and human, both? Two lines are all that stand between who she is and who she wants to be . . . and Eve will need all her self-control not to cross them both.

Thor's Serpents

release date: May 19, 2015
Thor's Serpents
For fans of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, the thrilling conclusion to The Blackwell Pages, written by New York Times bestselling YA authors, K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr. Thirteen-year-olds Matt, Laurie, and Fen have beaten near-impossible odds to assemble their fellow descendants of the Norse Gods and complete epic quests. Their biggest challenge lies ahead: battling the fierce monsters working to bring about the apocalypse. But when they learn that Matt must fight the Midgard Serpent alone and Fen and Laurie are pulled in other directions, the friends realize they can't take every step of this journey together. Matt, Laurie, and Fen will each have to fight their own battles to survive, to be true to themselves, and to one another - with nothing less than the fate of the world hanging in the balance.

Love Struck

release date: Jul 12, 2011
Love Struck
Alana knows the legends of selchies, the sea-fey who leave their seal-like pelts behind when they walk on land, passing for humans. But she never imagined she would meet one—let alone two—on the night of an otherwise forgettable beach party. The selchie Murrin, though, has long imagined actually meeting Alana, the girl he has chosen over the sea. He never expected that the meeting would be so complicated, or that an old rivalry would make winning Alana's trust—and love—so difficult. Author of the bestselling Wicked Lovely series, Melissa Marr explores magical entanglements in a real-world setting in this lushly romantic and absorbing tale.

Graveminder

release date: Jul 07, 2011
Graveminder
When Rebekkah returns to her small-town home for her beloved Grandmother’s funeral, she little suspects that she is about to inherit a darkly dangerous family duty on behalf of Claysville’s most demanding residents – the dead.

Radiant Shadows

release date: Apr 14, 2011
Radiant Shadows
Melissa Marr’s New York Times bestselling Wicked Lovely series continues with the fourth – and penultimate – installment in the darkly seductive story about the collision of the mortal and faery worlds...

Darkest Mercy

release date: Mar 03, 2011
Darkest Mercy
The fifth and final breathtaking instalment in the darkly seductive and best-selling WICKED LOVELY series, about the collision of mortal and faery worlds...

Wicked Lovely with Bonus Material

release date: Feb 22, 2011
Wicked Lovely with Bonus Material
Fans of Sarah J. Maas and Holly Black won’t be able to resist the world of Melissa Marr's #1 New York Times bestselling series, full of faerie intrigue, mortal love, and courtly betrayal. Rule #3: Don't stare at invisible faeries. Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty—especially if they learn of her Sight—and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens. Rule #2: Don't speak to invisible faeries. Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer. Rule #1: Don't ever attract their attention. But it's too late. Keenan is the Summer King who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost—regardless of her plans or desires. Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom, her best friend Seth, her life—everything. This ebook includes the full text of Wicked Lovely plus the following bonus content: “Cotton Candy Skies”—an exclusive short story set after the end of Radiant Shadows A Wicked Lovely series sampler of excerpts from the other books in the bestselling series An exclusive preview of Melissa Marr’s first novel for adult audiences, Graveminder—a captivating story about the living, the dead, and a curse that binds them.

Love is Hell

release date: Nov 28, 2013
Love is Hell
Sure, love is hell. But it’s totally worth it.

Rags & Bones

release date: Oct 22, 2013
Rags & Bones
One of Amazon's Top 10 YA novels for 2013. Featuring stories by Neil Gaiman, Garth Nix and the authors of Beautiful Creatures, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, this is a unique and imaginative collection for readers of all ages. There are some stories that will always be told, tales as timeless as they are gripping. There are some authors who can tell any story. In RAGS & BONES, award-winning and bestselling authors retell classic fairytales and twisted tales in the way that only they can. With magic and love, they bring these stories - whether much loved or overlooked - back to life. Read 'Sleeping Beauty' as only Neil Gaiman can tell it. See 'Rumpelstiltskin' through the eyes of Kami Garcia. And learn of Rudyard Kipling's 'The Man Who Would Be King' from the inimitable Garth Nix.

Daiquiris & Daggers

release date: Jan 01, 2022
Daiquiris & Daggers
Half-dead witch Geneviève Crowe makes her living beheading the dead--but since she bonded to Eli Stonecroft, a faery prince in self-imposed exile in New Orleans, her magic has vanished. A fun spa weekend away with friends in a city free of monsters, what could be better? Gen's necromancy had been on the fritz, so a recharge sounds perfect-until she arrives in San Diego to discover that either the spa is too steps beyond weird or there's magic afootREVIEWS:"A hoot with a wide array of baddies, and a superb collection of paranormal female dynamos!"--Fresh Fiction on the HEX ON THE BEACH anthologyON MY NOVELLA:"Daiquiris & Daggers" is a novella in Melissa Marr's "Faery Bargains" series featuring Geneviève "Gen" Crowe. Even though I hadn't read the previous books in this series, I was able to follow along and find the story entertaining. I look forward to hunting down those other stories to devour. . . While there is some death and danger in "Daiquiris & Daggers", this story was the most whimsical [in HEX ON THE BEACH]. The snappy dialogue adds a little humor to the story and added to my overall enjoyment. The story ends with a romantic hope for some supporting characters but that's balanced with an ominous possible threat for the future.-- Fresh Fiction review of HEX ON THE BEACH

Pretty Broken Things

release date: Dec 15, 2020
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