Publication Order of Wicked Lovely Books
|Wicked Lovely||(2007)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Ink Exchange||(2008)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Fragile Eternity||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Radiant Shadows||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Stopping Time||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Old Habits||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Darkest Mercy||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Desert Tales||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Wicked Lovely: Desert Tales Graphic Novels
|Sanctuary||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Challenge||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Resolve||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Graveminder Books
Publication Order of Untamed City Books
|Carnival of Souls||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Carnival of Lies||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Blackwell Pages Books
|Loki's Wolves||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Odin's Ravens||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Thor's Serpent||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Unfiltered Books
Publication Order of Knights In Black Leather Books
Publication Order of Seven Black Diamonds Books
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
Publication Order of Short Stories
Publication Order of Short Story Collections
|Faery Tales and Nightmares||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Love is Hell||(2008)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Unbound||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Dark Futures||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Anthologies
|Entralled: Paranormal Diversions||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Shards & Ashes||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Rags & Bones||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Picture Books
Young adult and urban fantasy author Melissa Marr is an American writer of great repute who’s built herself a solid career over the years. With a vast number of books and series behind her, the legacy she has created has grown exponentially. Gaining both commercial and critical success, she shows no signs of stopping any time soon as well, as her stories grow from strength-to-strength.
Early and Personal Life
Growing up with an interest in the fantastical, author Melissa Marr had an American upbringing after being born on the 25th of July, 1972. Interested in fairys and ghosts from an early age, she was fascinated in the ethereal and the paranormal. This fascination is what led her to later become a writer within the young adult field focusing on such themes. Teaching English literature along with writing at university for well over a decade, she’s become more than versatile in the craft of telling stories. She also happened to teach in high-school too, as she helped the children giving her a further insight into her own work and progress. Taking from the world around her, she worked to develop her skills as she honed her voice and her own unique approach to storytelling.
Currently living in Virginia, she continues to write to this day as she carries on creating her unique mix of young adult and urban stories. Having had success both critically and commercially, she’s managing to build her audience every day, constantly expanding upon her work. With more books set on the horizon she will carry on this trend into the foreseeable future, as her series have plenty of potential left in them yet.
Publishing her first book in 2007, she made her initial appearance on the scene with Wicked Lovely, a book that was to become a New York Times bestseller. The first in a series of four books, it marked the begginning of a collection and set-up her name overall as a writer. It also managed to help establish her presence on the literary scene and build a reputation for what was to come next.
Creating a collection of novels for both the middle grade and the young adult demographic, she’s managed to capture a wide-range across the youth market. From the Wicked Lovely series she started in 2007, to her most recent ‘The Blackwell pages begun in 2013, she’s attracted all sorts of readers. This was further encapsulated when she wrote some adult novels such as Graveminder in 2011. Gaining both commercial and critical success, she isn’t without her fair share of awards of either, as she’s gained the attention of the critics. ‘Wicked Lovely’ has gotten a succession of awards, such as the ‘New York Public Library’ award for teenagers, along with one from Amazon as well. Seen as a pioneer within her field, she is unsurpassed as a writer of fiction for the young as well as teenagers.
Producing some anthologies as well, Melissa Marr manages to keep herself continually busy, always with another project ready. With many series currently underway there’s plenty more coming from her in the future too, as a number of books are planned on the horizon. This looks like something that’s set to continue as her career grows from strength-to-strength both critically and commercially.
First published on the 12th of June, 2007, this was the book that Melissa Marr was to have set-up her much beloved ‘Wicked Lovely’ series of books. Creating the world and characters, along with her overall tone, it managed to capture and provide the essence of her fantasy that readers have come to appreciate. Talks of a film production have also been in the pipeline, as Universal Pictures originally brought the rights to have it made.
Featuring the story of a young teenager named Aislinn, it tells of her story and how she has the ability to see faeries. This isn’t good for the faeries, though, as they’re unhappy about her ability as they would rather keep to themselves without being hassled. She’s had to set-up her own set of rules over the years growing up, as she’s had to keep out of their way, not attract their attention and not interrupt them as they go about their general business, something which has been fine up until now. Not kind, the faeries are known for their cruelty, a factor which has always scared Aislinn as she would rather have remained ignorant to their presence. This isn’t to be though, and soon she has gained the attention of Keenan, the fairy summer king who attempts to engage her, finally deciding that she would make an ideal queen for him. She just wants to be with her friend Seth though and would rather keep out of their way, not having this extra hassle to deal with. Will she ever be able to have a normal life away from the faeries and their cruelty? Can she get away from Keenan the summer king without having to marry him? What will become of Aislinn as she attempts to fight off her fascination of all that is wicked lovely?
Originally released in 2011 on the 9th of May, this was the first of the ‘Graveminder’ series, with the second being an anthology collecting stories from different writers including Marr. Setting up the world though, this manages to convey the characters, environment and new rules for what’s to come with this series. Taking a different tone, it goes for an alternative direction to what came before from author Melissa Marr, as she goes about creating something else entirely.
Starting with Rebekah Barrow, she finds that her grandmother has a strange ritual whenever she attends a funeral whereby she sips from a flask, followed by a small mantra. This she learns is because there’s a definite connection between the lands of the living and the dead, something which her grandmother Maylene knows only too well. Rituals such as this need to be observed as underneath their town of Claysville is a shadowy land ruled by Mr D where the dead need to be kept from walking the earth, something which is maintained to this day by none other than the Graveminder.Book Series In Order » Authors » Melissa Marr