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The Tattooed Heart

Written by Michael Grant

Part of the Messenger of Fear Series

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LoveReading View on The Tattooed Heart

I wanted to touch the boy who was not to be touched. The Messenger of Fear exists to punish the wicked, to restore balance in a world where evil seems to be everywhere. He offers sinners one terrible choice: play...or pay? If you win the game, you can go free. But if you lose, you must live out your greatest fear. His assistant, Mara is still adjusting to her role. She must face the worst horrors of intolerance, cruelty and injustice: she, as much as any of the people Messenger pursues, is being punished. But Mara has secret feelings for Messenger, and they're threatening to overpower her. As she learns more about his tragic past, she must make her own choice: how far will she go to gain her heart's desire?

The Tattooed Heart Synopsis

The second in the Messenger of Fear series.

The Tattooed Heart Reader Reviews

Teens love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert review, some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the first in the series, The Messenger of Fear. You can read their full reviews here.

  • Kynthia Ravikumar, age 14 - 'An unique book full of strange yet interesting ideas. Huge twists- great for Michael Grant fans.'
  • Nat, age 17 - 'Behave or you will get the visit of the Messenger of Fear...It is a very original book, not just the story but also the way it is written. It has a twist at the end that you do not expect.'
  • Lisa Phin - 'A powerful look at how our actions affect others and the consequences we must face.'
  • Sophia Ufton - 'Wow!! What an amazing read, loved every second of the book!'
  • Amelia White, age 14 - 'A mysterious, supernatural book. Do we really know how the world work? Are accidents really accidents?'
  • Rose Heathcote, age 15 - 'This book is a real page turner it has a mix of real life problems with fascinating fictional events, a fantastic partnership which keeps you hooked.  A must read for both teenage girls and boys.'
  • Thora Harrison, age 13 - 'This book is AWESOMELY EXCITING and yet manages to be emotional at the same time.  I loved it!'
  • Esmé Molloy, age 14 - 'Scares with every sentence.'
  • Emily Kinder, age 13 - 'Drama, intrigue and unbearable tension - Mara's fractured story is the epitome of an incredible book. The enigmatic Messenger takes  her on a gruesome  journey, as she remembers her troubled past.'
  • Lorraine Baker - 'Sorry but for me it is not a patch on the authors previous books.'

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ISBN: 9781405265188
Publication date: 27/08/2015
Publisher: Egmont UK an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405265188
Publication date: 27th August 2015
Author: Michael Grant
Publisher: Egmont UK an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Suitable for: 13+ readers, YA readers
Genres: Thrillers
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Reviewed by Children

About Michael Grant

Michael Grant has always been fast paced. He’s lived in almost 50 different homes in 14 US states, and moved in with his wife, Katherine Applegate, after knowing her for less than 24 hours. His long list of previous occupations includes cartoonist, waiter, law librarian, bowling alley mechanic, restaurant reviewer, documentary film producer and political media consultant. Michael and Katherine have co-authored more than 150 books, including the massive hit series Animorphs, which has sold more than 35 million copies. Working solo, Michael is the author of the internationally bestselling series GONE and the groundbreaking transmedia trilogy BZRK. Michael, Katherine and their two ...

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