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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,394 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Melissa Marr Narrator: James Marsters Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Untamed City Series Release Date:
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Warriors Kaleb and Aya will stop at nothing to destroy their competition. But when Kaleb 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 devotion to her. He and Aya may be prizefighters from the otherworldly Untamed City, but his strange, obsessive connection makes staying away from the witch-ruled human world, and Mallory, harder every day.

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, stranded by necessity between warring populations that can't coexist. 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.

Fans of The Hunger Games will devour this tale of lush secrets, dark love, and the struggle to forge one's own destiny from the bestselling author of Wicked Lovely, Melissa Marr.

(Formerly published as Carnival of Souls)

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Marr showcases her impressive talent by crafting an incredible fantastical, complex world. This book is worth reading for the amazing fight scenes alone.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

  • “Marr’s trademark blend of dark, romance, fantasy, and action is on full display.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Marsters smoothly juggles his portrayals of the paranormals both from The City and the human world. There is depth and characterization in his voices…Marsters excels with dialogue, making a heated conversation among various parties as exciting and breathless as if the characters were hiding inside one’s speakers.”


  • “Combines gladiator-like games, a strict caste system, and magical feuds between witches and daimons…There’s a lot of stage to set, and historical explanation is balanced with action-filled battle and magic scenes.”


  • “Marr’s world-building is complex and masterful, and through skillful plotting, she builds intrigue and suspense, with plenty of romance as well.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “A spectacular tangle of love, hate, and long-standing vendettas. Marr’s talent for blending several story lines together does not fail her here.”


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jaime (Two Chicks on Books) | 2/14/2014

    " Freaking genius!!! I can't wait for book 2! :D "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Donna Dahlgren | 2/13/2014

    " Liked the story but it read like marketed for a teenager audience. I disliked how the books ends just when the story begins so basically a primer for the next book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brittany | 2/1/2014

    " I expected way more out of this book. The plot was under developed to me and overall it was boring. The excerpt from the book made it sound way better than it actually was. 2.5 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cathy Rodgers | 1/13/2014

    " I really enjoyed this dark magic fantasy novel & look forward to reading the next book in the series. "

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