The Arrivals by Melissa Marr
A Novel

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Marr creates an absorbing world that draws in readers, but the ending feels rushed and tacked onto what is otherwise an engrossing tale.
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Synopsis

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.

 

About Melissa Marr

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Melissa Marr is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Wicked Lovely, Ink Exchange, Fragile Eternity, Radiant Shadows, and Darkest Mercy as well as Graveminder, her first novel for adult readers. She lives in Virginia. You can visit her online at www.melissa-marr.com or follow her on Twitter (@melissa_marr).
 
Published July 2, 2013 by William Morrow. 289 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Below average
on May 13 2013

Cowboy Jack and his sister, Kitty, are interesting leads, but the other characters never spring to life. Readers hoping for a Western spin on Riverworld will be sorely disappointed.

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Above average
on May 13 2013

Marr creates an absorbing world that draws in readers, but the ending feels rushed and tacked onto what is otherwise an engrossing tale.

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