[Waiting on Wednesday] #14: Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Title: Messenger of Fear

Author: Michael Grant

Series: Messenger of Fear #1

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (HarperCollins)

Release Date: September 23rd 2014

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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.

This book sounds incredible and so dark! I have a thing for books with dark tones and Michael Grant is a master at it, especially with BZRK. It reminds me slightly of some of the darker mangas that I have read like LIFE IS MONEY or LIAR GAME. Those mangas are also considered psychological, so I suppose that this one is as well.

Happy Reading!
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  1. This does sound really good! It's definitely going on my TBR list! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. No problem! I'm glad I could share it! :)

  2. Oo, nice pick! I really like Michael Grant! I never finished reading his other series, but Messenger of Fear sounds really good too.
    Ariel @ Bookish Confessions

    1. I haven't finished his other series yet either! Thanks for visiting the blog!

  3. Wow. That does sound dark, and really interested. I'm not really a punish-the-wicked sort, but the synopsis does pique my curiosity.

    1. Doesn't it? I've been into some pretty dark books lately. Haha.

  4. Awesome pick! I haven't heard of this one yet. I have to go check it out!

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  5. Oh boy....I don't think I want to wait till September, I want to read it now :P
    My WoW

    1. Haha It sounds fantastic, doesn't it?


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