The Arrivals

The Arrivals

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The Arrivals is the second novel for adults by internationally bestselling author Melissa Marr.
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Chloe walks into a bar and blows five years of sobriety. When she wakes, she finds herself in an unfamiliar world, The Wasteland. She discovers people from all times and places have also arrived there: Kitty and Jack, a brother and sister from the Wild West; Edgar, a prohibition bootlegger; Francis, a one-time hippie; Melody, a mentally unbalanced 1950s housewife; and Hector, a former carnival artist.
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None know why they arrived there--or if there is way out of a world populated by monsters and filled with corruption.
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Just as she did in Graveminder, Marr has created a vivid fantasy world that will enthrall. Melissa Marr's The Arrivals is a thoroughly original and wildly imagined tale about making choices in a life where death is unpredictable and often temporary.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2013.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780061826962
0061826960
Characteristics: 278 p.

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smagill
Nov 20, 2013

I didn't love the book. I had a hard time getting into the world. It kind of dragged from the beginning but by the time I got to Chapter 10, I felt like I should have a good feel for their world (The Wasteland) but it just got more and more confusing, and not in a mysterious way. The only reason I read the book in its entirety is because I enjoyed Jack's character enough that I wanted to see what happened to him. I didn't care so much about the other characters.

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Kyanite
Aug 02, 2013

I enjoyed this book, but not as much as the Wicked Lovely series, or Carnival of Souls. More than Graveminder, though.

The characters were interesting, and the setting/premise was novel, but the relatively short book didn't leave enough time to get really attached to the characters. I feel like Marr could have gotten a lot more mileage out of this concept (a longer book, a series, even).

MsJoann Jul 29, 2013

A quick easy read that is entertaining and fun.

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