Melissa A. Craven

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December 15, 1978

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Melissa A. Craven (the "A" stands for Ann—in case you were wondering) was born near Atlanta, Georgia, but moved to Cleveland, Ohio at the age of seventeen. She still thinks of Cleveland as home, so it was only natural for Emerge to take place there.
Today, she is back in Atlanta—for some reason she can't seem to stay away from the ungodly heat that makes her long for things like "lake effect snow" and wind that will knock you flat.
Melissa decided a long time ago that the “life checklist” everyone else was clutching so tightly in their fists, just wasn’t for her. She does everything backwards because she is weird like that, but then, she is an artist and artists are notoriously "unique" and "quirky."
She is an avid student of art and design, a
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Melissa A. Craven Take a long drive, and or, a long shower. It gets my mind focused on the story and away from all the shiny objects that distract me so easily. Most of…moreTake a long drive, and or, a long shower. It gets my mind focused on the story and away from all the shiny objects that distract me so easily. Most of the time I get back to work with a plan. Writer's block can strike often. Those are the times when I am very clean and pruny. (less)
Melissa A. Craven Write what you love so it doesn't feel like work.
Average rating: 4.3 · 2,253 ratings · 686 reviews · 21 distinct works
The Awakening (Emerge, #1)

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The Judgment (Emerge, #2)

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The Edge (Emerge, #1.5)

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The Heir (Emerge, #4)

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The Captive (Emerge, #3)

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Emerge: The Scholar: A Full...

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The Volunteer (Emerge, #2.5)

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I liked The Girl from Berlin series, but I loved The Austrian. I really enjoyed this closer look at Ernst Kaltenbrunner and I’m looking forward to the next part of his story. Sometimes when an author circles back to tell a story from a diffe
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Strain of Resistance by Michelle Bryan
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A refreshing twist on the post-apocalypse tale full of delightful snark

The cover really drew me in at first glace. I so want stars tattoos on my face just like Bixby’s. (Preferably the kind that washes off because I’m way too old to get away with tha
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Losing Nuka by Kayla Howarth
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Vastly different from The Institute, and the best yet from Kayla Howarth

I was a little uncertain about the Litmus series as a spin off from The Institute. Most of the time this kind of series just feels like the same old story but with new characters
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Through His Eyes by Kayla Howarth
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I had a hard time when Chad died. I loved Chad and I totally missed him in the third book of The Institute series. I almost felt like his death derailed the series and I wasn’t sure where Allira’s story would go without her love interest. After readi ...more
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Oath Breaker by Erin S. Riley
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I was really frustrated with the earlier books in this series. Since the very beginning, Selia and Ulfrik just made more sense to me. I could never understand her fascination with Alrik. I really wish this was book two and we'd get to see more of the ...more
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“You do remember how dangerous I am with those?”
“Aye, that’s the point. Everyone will duck and cover if they see you wielding these.”
“Even my teammates?”
“Especially your teammates.”
Melissa A. Craven, The Awakening

“I don’t know. Is that good-different, or I-should-come-with-a-warning-label-different?”
Melissa A. Craven, The Awakening

“I don’t want to be that girl who’s nothing without her boyfriend. I want to be a reflection of what I love—of who I am on my own, not just an empty echo of who I love. Does that make sense?”
“You think I’d overwhelm you?” he asked.
“We’d overwhelm each other.”
Melissa A. Craven, The Awakening

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YA Buddy Readers'...: Emerge (The Awakening #1) by Melissa A. Craven - BR&R - Starting October 23rd 112 138 Jan 03, 2016 05:36AM  
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“I am currently preoccupied with chocolate.”
Melissa A. Craven, The Awakening

“I don’t know. Is that good-different, or I-should-come-with-a-warning-label-different?”
Melissa A. Craven, The Awakening

“And we’re at four. Alexis Ann, I think we’re in an abusive relationship.”
Melissa A. Craven, The Awakening

“You do remember how dangerous I am with those?”
“Aye, that’s the point. Everyone will duck and cover if they see you wielding these.”
“Even my teammates?”
“Especially your teammates.”
Melissa A. Craven, The Awakening

“Two thousand years and I’ve never met anyone so stubborn.”
Melissa A. Craven, The Awakening

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