Mara wakes up on a lawn. It’s dark outside and she sees a church in the distance. A body is lying in the church, still and lifeless. That’s when she sees the Messenger. Mara becomes an apprentice to the elusive messenger, a shadowy pale man with sallow cheeks and a history hidden from everyone. The Messenger makes people pay for the bad things they’ve done, he makes them regret the awful crimes they’ve committed. He rights their wrong. He makes them pay or play. If they don’t win the game, they face their worst fear. Because of her past, Mara has to be the new Messenger. As they look at three different lives and crimes, Mara can’t help but feel that her life might’ve been more like their lives than she thought. The first book in Michael Grant’s new series, Messenger of Fear is an eerie, haunting book that shows that all crimes are paid for somehow.
I loved this book so much. It haunts you, tugs on your heart and makes you keep reading until you reach the end. I listened to the audiobook and I finished it in a couple of hours. This book has a fantastic concept and it was written really well. The Messenger is such a unique, shadowy character who makes you curious. The details were awesome and it was so cool to see the lives of three different people through others’ eyes. This book also deals with bullying; at least one of the characters they focus on have been bullied or are being bullied and it makes you think about your actions and how they affect others. All in all, Messenger of Fear was a wonderfully put together first book in this new series that I am looking forward to a lot.
9.25 out of 10 XanderStars