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Melissa Marr

Biography

Melissa Marr

Melissa Marr grew up believing in faeries, ghosts and various other creatures. After teaching college literature for a decade, she applied her fascination with folklore to writing. WICKED LOVELY was her first novel. Currently, Marr lives in the Washington, D.C., area, writes full-time, and still believes in faeries and ghosts.
 

Melissa Marr

Books by Melissa Marr

by Melissa Marr - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+
Now that Lilywhite Abernathy is the heir to the Hidden Lands, everything is about to change. The Queen of Blood and Rage wants Lily to help broker peace with the human world, but Lily knows that harmony won’t come easily. After decades of waging war on the humans, who cost the queen her firstborn daughter, the fae are struggling to accept Lily, a half-human monarch. And the humans, while no match against faery affinities, will hardly agree to the queen’s détente without resistance. Lily wants to be a fair ruler but fears having to abandon the life she’s known. 
by Melissa Marr - Dystopian, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Lilywhite Abernathy is a criminal --- she's half human, half fae, and since the time before she was born her very blood has been illegal. A war has been raging between humans and faeries, and the Queen of Blood and Rage, ruler of the fae courts, wants to avenge the tragic death of her heir due to the actions of reckless humans. Lily's father has always shielded her from the truth, but when she's sent to the prestigious St. Columba's school, she's delivered straight into the arms of a fae Sleeper cell --- the Black Diamonds. The Diamonds are planted in the human world as the sons and daughters of the most influential families, and tasked with destroying it from within. Against her will, Lilywhite's been chosen to join them.

Written by Melissa Marr with illustrations by Teagan White - Family Life, Fiction
by Melissa Marr - Thriller, Youth Fiction

Eva Tilling wakes up in the hospital to discover an attempt has been made on her life. But who in her sleepy little North Carolina town could have hit her with their car? And why? Before she can consider the question, she finds that she's awoken with a strange new skill: the ability to foresee people's deaths when they touch her. While she is recovering from the hit-and-run, 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 her friends—and themselves—alive.

Edited by Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt - Young Adult 15+

Written from a twenty-first century perspective and set within the realms of science fiction, dystopian fiction, fantasy, and realistic fiction, these short stories are as moving and thought provoking as their originators. They pay homage to groundbreaking literary achievements of the past while celebrating each author's unique perception and innovative style.

 

by Melissa Marr - Young Adult 13+

Return to the world of Melissa Marr's bestselling series and discover how the events of Wicked Lovely set a different faery tale in motion...Originally presented as a manga series and now available for the first time as a stand-alone novel, DESERT TALES combines tentative romance, outward strength, and inner resolve in a faery story of desert and destiny.

by Melissa Marr - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction

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 that people from all times and places have also arrived there, including a brother and sister from the Wild West, a prohibition bootlegger, a one-time hippie, a mentally unbalanced 1950s housewife, and 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.

by Melissa Marr - Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Young Adult 12+

In a city of daimons, rigid class lines separate the powerful from the power-hungry. And at the heart of The City is the Carnival of Souls, where both murder and pleasure are offered up for sale. Once in a generation, the carnival hosts a deadly competition that allows every daimon a chance to join the ruling elite. Without the competition, Aya and Kaleb would both face bleak futures --- if for different reasons. For each of them, fighting to the death is the only way to try to live.

by Melissa Marr - Fantasy, Fiction, Short Stories, Young Adult 13+

Uncanny and unexpected creatures appear from behind bushes, rise from under the seas, or manifest from seasonal storms to pursue the objects of their attention --- with amorous or sinister intent --- in a dozen stories by bestselling author Melissa Marr.

by Melissa Marr - Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

The Summer King is missing; the Dark Court is bleeding; and a stranger walks the streets of Huntsdale, his presence signifying the deaths of powerful fey. Love, despair and betrayal ignite the Faery Courts, and in the final conflict, some will win. And some will lose everything.