Friday, October 12, 2012

Blog Tour (Review + Giveaway): Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr

Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr, paperback edition book cover

Carnival of Souls
by Melissa Marr

Series: Carnival of Souls #1
Editions available: Hardback, paperback, ebook,
Kindle, audiobook
Date published: September 4, 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins
Source: Publisher/Pinoy Book Tours :)

Summary (Goodreads):

In a city of daimons, the Carnival of Souls hosts a deadly competition. Once in a generation, every citizen can fight 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.

In our own world, Mallory knows that her father—and every other witch—fled the daimons’ city long ago. She trains to be lethal because it’s only a matter of time until the daimons catch up with them.

While Mallory possesses little knowledge of The City, every inhabitant of The City knows of her. There are plans there for Mallory, and soon she, too, will be drawn into the decadence that is the Carnival of Souls.

From Melissa Marr, bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely series, comes a brand-new tale of secrets, love, and the struggle to forge one’s own destiny.


My Thoughts:

To be honest, I've never read (or heard) of Melissa Marr before. Everyone seems to know her, or read her books. Reading reviews about this book on Goodreads and her other books, I realized that they must've really know her and loved her books. So when an opportunity sets in, I took it. Carnival of Souls, is my first book from her.

You know, if you're a reader and you read and read (of course) but you can't find light or anything you wanted to see or to get from these books, you could cry of frustration. Where is THAT good book?? You feel like giving up. Like giving up from trying to create a house of cards, but WANTING to get to it.

Reading Carnival of Souls was a joy to me. Don't get me wrong, I don't like people killing each other and talking about breeding like that in real life. It's just that, finally, I've got the book what I'm looking for. It's all in my hands! This book has it: original world building, favorable characters, and oh-so new to me. I've always like books that came fresh to me. Who likes reading repeated stories and predictable endings? I'm sure you don't want that, either. It's a kind of book where you don't know what to expect next, what and who are you gonna trust your heart with. It keeps you guessing, leaves you nodding like, Hmm.. This is really good, and makes you cheer like, Yes! Come together and beat those witches!

This is, by far, my really good read for felt like forever after a several DNFs (that God, those books were just borrowed). As I said, it is new to me. It caught my interest and yes, it kept me wishing for more. It think it's just a little slow-paced. And the ending. The Ending. It felt like a cut TV show for a commercial break but you realized that it will never come back until after another YEAR. Sweet, isn't it?

My first, but now, made me want to read more from Melissa Marr. I found light in a dark novel. And it's a good thing. Very.

If you love reading, fantasy, dystopian, sci-fi, witches and daimons, magic, actions, this book is for you. (Be also aware that this book contains fight scenes that younger readers must be guided.)

Book cover comment/s:
I think the heat that shows in the cover portrays the intensity of the book really well. I really liked it.

Have you seen it? No? WHY? I loved it! I think it was done really good. It looked like a trailer for a movie instead (well, except for when the girl talked. I think it's too ad-dy. Hope you get what I mean).

Watch it now here!

- win finished copy of Carnival of Souls. Yay!
- open to PHILIPPINE residents only.
- ends October 20th

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