Waiting on Wednesday: Carnival of Souls by Marissa Marr

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Breaking the Spine and serves to showcase those books we’re not so patiently waiting to arrive!

Random Tuesday got cancelled yesterday so that Fernando and I could meet my new niece. Perhaps we'll make up for it with another Random day this week. It'll be super random and unexpected.

Carnival of Souls
Marissa Marr

Releases September 4, 2012
320 pages

Preorder it on Amazon

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.

I wasn't the biggest fan of Wicked Lovely and never picked up its sequels, but this book sounds a lot more interesting than anything involving faeries. There seem to be a number of moving parts in this one with a tinge of The Hunger Games with the whole "fight to the death" thing. It could be fun and much darker than her previous series. Dark is good.