By Melissa Marr
William Morrow, 2013. 274 pgs. Fantasy.
Melissa Marr has created an incredible world and amazing characters that you can't help but root for in this odd land of monsters, recently deceased humans, and a Wild West setting. The "Arrivals" are people from all over time that wake up from a bad circumstance to find themselves in this desert with a group that includes a bootlegger, a hippie, a Prohibition Era gangster and even a 1950s housewife. That doesn't even cover all the interesting and magical characters throughout the book.
There are so many twists and turns in the book sense the plot develops from Chloe, the new girl's arrival, Kitty's special abilities, and of course a villian that they have to keep a town and themselves safe from. There are showdowns and tricks, romance, and the entire time I may not have known exactly why people were there, but it didn't matter because it was so much fun to read. Marr made the novel a great story and I didn't need all my questions answered.