Thursday, 25 September 2014

Messenger Of Fear (Messenger of Fear #1) by Michael Grant (

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
Messenger Of Fear (Messenger of Fear, #1)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Michael Grant, author of the New York Times bestselling Gone series, has created a powerful and brilliant narrative that examines the nature of good and evil in every human.

Mara wakes in a field of dead grass, a heavy mist pressing down on her. She is terrified, afraid that she is dead. Then a beautiful young man dressed in black appears. He calls himself Messenger of Fear.

This boy is able to move effortlessly through space and time. He also sees the darkness in human hearts. He sees the evils done: the destructive lies, the cruelty, the bullying, the violence. And if the world does not bring justice to those who do evil, he will. He offers the wicked a game. If they win, they go free. If they lose, they will live their greatest fear. Either way, their sanity will be challenged.

It is a world of fair but harsh justice. Of retribution and redemption. And mystery. Why was Mara chosen to be the Messenger’s apprentice? What has she done to deserve this terrible fate? She won’t find out until three of the wicked receive justice. And when she does, she will be shattered.

Messenger Of Fear by Michael Grant

My rating: 2.25 of 5 stars

Messenger Of Fear (Messenger of Fear, #1)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)

I have to say that I didn't really enjoy this book, although I appreciated the twist at the end.

Mara was an okay character and what she was going through wasn't very nice. I couldn't really relate to her though, and even by the end of the book I didn't really like her, if anything I liked her less.

The storyline in this was a nice idea, but the execution was just off for me. I got bored pretty early on, and I just didn't enjoy the storyline. It seemed unbelievable, and I just couldn't get into it at all.

There was a twist at the end that was interesting, but other than that this book just didn't do it for me. I haven't read anything else by this author yet, and I'm not sure I really want to anymore.
Overall; nit for me,
4.5 out of 10.


  1. I have this and I've been reading some positive reviews and others not so much. Not sure if I'll have time to try it, but maybe...
    Jen @ YA Romantics

  2. Even with a good twist, it can't make up for a mediocre book.