320 pages, Kindle Edition
Finished on 14/4/2013
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy, Action
Motivation to Read It: I've been wanting to read Marr's work for a while and after I couldn't finish Graveminder, I wanted to give this one a try.
Review: This was definitely a good book of Melissa Marr's to start with. After a lot of the introductory stuff with each of the characters, I couldn't keep my hands off of my Kindle from wanting to read it.
I'm honestly not sure who I would call the main character of the book. While I'm pretty sure the author meant for it to be Mallory, my brain tells me that it should be Kaleb. I think my brain just got more out of Kaleb than Mallory.The characters were all fantastic for sure. Kaleb was without a doubt my favorite although Aya followed behind him in a close second. He was emotional without necessarily showing it all the time .Of course, he has a very masculine side, too -- the side that got him to the last rounds of the competition (is there even a name for this "game"?) He could be ruthless and brutal, but if he really cared about you, he was loving till the end.
The City was just a completely different world, and that helped to pull me in and made me want to read Carnival of Souls at all the wrong times. I was fascinated with the way the daimons there lived. Sure, they had human tendencies, but they were quite different compared to the human world. Everything was paced wonderfully. The story seemed to get slower closer to the end, though. When I actually finished reading it, I was both excited and devestated. Excited because there's obviously going to be a sequel, but thoroughly devestated because that means I have to wait before I can buy the sequel. (Oh, the horror!)
This book was unquestionably enough to make me want to read more of Melissa Marr's work. Like most authors I read, she's very talented and writes a story that you can feel.