Waiting on Wednesday (5)—Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant & 365 Days of Wonder by R.J. Palacio


Summary from Goodreads:

I remembered my name – Mara. But, standing in that ghostly place, faced with the solemn young man in the black coat with silver skulls for buttons, I could recall nothing else about myself.

And then the games began.

The Messenger sees the darkness in young hearts, and the damage it inflicts upon the world. If they go unpunished, he offers the wicked a game. Win, and they can go free. Lose, and they will live out their greatest fear.

But what does any of this have to do with Mara? She is about to find out . . .

Why it’s my WoW:

Read the summary and tagline and tell me why. 😛 I was hooked at “If you are wicked, the messenger will find you.” So, I snatched up an ARC and eARC and I hope to be reading this soon! 🙂 And also, the cover. AGH. SO ominous and pretty. I have heard great things about Michael Grant’s books, and I will read this one soon! I met Michael Grant at BEA, and he was SO cool and nice and funny! I am ecstatic for this book!


Summary from Goodreads:

In the #1 New York Times bestselling novel Wonder, readers were introduced to memorable English teacher Mr. Browne and his love of precepts. Simply put, precepts are principles to live by, and Mr. Browne has compiled 365 of them—one for each day of the year—drawn from popular songs to children’s books to inscriptions on Egyptian tombstones to fortune cookies. His selections celebrate kindness, hopefulness, the goodness of human beings, the strength of people’s hearts, and the power of people’s wills. Interspersed with the precepts are letters and emails from characters who appeared in Wonder. Readers hear from Summer, Jack, Charlotte, Julian, and Amos.

There’s something for everyone here, with words of wisdom from such noteworthy people as Anne Frank, Martin Luther King Jr., Confucius, Goethe, Sappho—and over 100 readers of Wonder who sent R. J. Palacio their own precepts.

Why it’s my WoW:

I want a quote/precept of inspiration for every day of the year! That’s why 🙂 I have heard INCREDIBLE things about Wonder, and can NOT wait to read it! The sampler I got at BEA is very cute and happy and fun, and I think each different precept will be in some cool graphic font!

What books are you waiting for?



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