Melissa Marr

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Melissa Marr
Marr at the 2018 Phoenix Comic Fest
Marr at the 2018 Phoenix Comic Fest
Born (1972-07-25) July 25, 1972 (age 46)[1]
GenreYoung adult/Urban fantasy
Notable worksWicked Lovely

Melissa Marr (born July 25, 1972) is an American author of young adult/urban fantasy novels.


Marr, a former university English teacher, currently resides in Virginia.[3][4] Her first novel was published in 2007, the New York Times bestseller Wicked Lovely. Along with four more books in that series, which is now completed, she has also written an adult novel, Graveminder, and started on a new young adult series that began with 2012's Carnival of Souls. She is also a frequent contributor of short fiction to anthologies and has edited one anthology with Kelley Armstrong, with whom she also writes the series Loki's Wolves, published under the name M.A. Marr.[5]


Young Adult Novels[edit]

Wicked Lovely series[edit]

Untamed City series[edit]

Middle Grade Novels[edit]

The Blackwell Pages[edit]

Adult Novels[edit]

Graphic Novels[edit]

Wicked Lovely: Desert Tales series[edit]

  • Volume 1: Sanctuary (2009)
  • Volume 2: Challenge (2010)
  • Volume 3: Resolve (2011)

Short Fiction[edit]


  • Faery Tales and Nightmares (2011)

Anthologies Edited[edit]

Anthologies Contributed To[edit]

  • Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions
  • Teeth: Vampire Tales
  • Love Is Hell
  • Naked City
  • Home Improvement: Undead Edition
  • Unbound

Awards and honors[edit]

Wicked Lovely[edit]

  • New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age 2008[6]
  • Amazon's Best Books of 2007: Top 10 Editor's Picks: Teens[7]
  • IRA Notable Books 2008: Young Adult Fiction [8]


  1. ^ "Title, short story, & stuff". Archived from the original on 2009-07-30. The shoot was today, & tomorrow is my birthday so my son was pretty adamant that a trip to NY was OUT
  2. ^ "Melissa Marr is on a Wicked, Lovely Roll". Publishers Weekly. August 2, 2010. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  3. ^ "Melissa Marr - Biographies". Epic Reads. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  4. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions". Official Website of Melissa Marr. Archived from the original on May 4, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  5. ^ "Gearing Up for Spring Picks From Children's Booksellers". Publishers Weekly. February 25, 2013. Retrieved March 3, 2013.
  6. ^ New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age 2008 Archived 2009-03-20 at the Wayback Machine, page 7
  7. ^ Amazon's Best Books of 2007: Top 10 Editor's Picks: Teens
  8. ^ 2008 IRA Book Awards and Notable Books Archived 2009-07-11 at the Wayback Machine

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