Mysterious Galaxy is pleased to host Melissa Marr, a renaissance author of YA, adult fantasy, children’s series and an illustrated children’s book. The author of the bestselling Wicked Lovely Series as well as the adult fantasy novels Graveminder and The Arrivals is back with Seven Black Diamonds, the first in a new two-book YA faery series. The Washington Post described Melissa’s latest as “a modern fairytale that mixes the thrum of legend with potent questions about the environment.” Melissa is MG’s kind of gal; according to her website, she “grew up believing in faeries, ghosts, and other creatures.” Join us as we pick Melissa’s brain on all things folklore, fantasy and fae!
Lilywhite Abernathy is a criminal--she's half human, half fae, and since the time before she was born, a war has been raging between humans and faeries. 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.
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.
Warriors Kaleb and Aya will stop at nothing to destroy their competition.
But when Kaleb, a prizefighter from the otherworldly Untamed City, 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 and obsessive devotion to her.
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, 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.