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Messenger of Fear

Written by Michael Grant

Part of the Messenger of Fear Series

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LoveReading View on Messenger of Fear

September 2014 Book of the Month  Warning: if you only like lovely, gentle, sweet books, read this at your peril! This is painful, often uncomfortable, yet utterly fascinating… this is quite simply a novel to bury yourself in. Mara finds herself in a frightening new world, with the Messenger of Fear acting as her mentor she struggles to understand her role and the terrors that surround her. Mara has lessons to learn, memories to grasp and truth to recognise. The writing allows you to start to absorb and possibly begin to comprehend Mara’s story before she herself does, the impact of the ending though will still completely bombard your senses. This is not a story about an answer, this is a story about a totally gripping and compelling journey. ~ Liz Robinson

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Messenger of Fear Synopsis

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. Think you know the meaning of suspense? Think again...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...

Messenger of Fear 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 this title. 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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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781405265171
Publication date: 16/04/2015
Publisher: Electric Monkey an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781405265157
Publication date: 28/08/2014
Publisher: Electric Monkey an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405265171
Publication date: 16th April 2015
Author: Michael Grant
Publisher: Electric Monkey an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Suitable for: 13+ readers, YA readers
Genres: Thrillers
Recommendations: Books of the Month, eBooks, Reviewed by Children
Other Categories: Books for Boys

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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