Book Review: Messenger of Fear | Just read it!

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Name: Messenger of Fear

Author: Michael Grant

Main characters: Mara (don’t want to give rest of them so there are no spoilers)

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult, Thriller

“Who are you?”

That was the first question I asked the boy in front of me. The pale, solemn young man in the black coat with small silver skulls for buttons.

But he didn’t answer it. Instead he answered the question I never asked, but which was nevertheless what I really wanted to know.

Am I dead?

No, not dead, he told me.

But surely not quite alive, either. How could I be?
I remembered my name – Mara. But, standing in that ghostly place, still shuddering at the memory of the creeping yellow mist that had awoken me in that strange, silent land, I could recall nothing else about myself.

The Messenger sees the darkness in young hearts. 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.

 

 

 

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First can I say that this is the most beautiful book I’ve seen. The paper is painted black on the edges, under the dust jacket is beautifully designed and just look at that cover!

And I loved how I went like “ahhhhh I get it nowww” because the cover is definitely connected to the story and kind of helped me visualise is a bit better.

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I picked this up randomly, mostly because it was signed and looked pretty and the synopsis grabbed me when I read it. I know Michael Grant is famous for his Gone series and after reading this book I can say that I will definitely read more of his books in the near future *grabby hands*

Now onto the book itself, I was mesmerised from the start. It was like the book had hands and it just grabbed me and pulled me right in.

The story was absolutely unique and I had never ever read anything like it until now which is rare since most authors write in the same storyline nowadays and it’s so hard to find a good book.

You know it’s a good book when your facial expression changes while you read it. For example I was reading and after a few pages my face hurt and I realised that I was smiling like an idiot or making a horrified face (like an idiot).

This was bad.

The whole day in school I was just thinking what is going to happen next? or Messenger, Messenger, I want to meet the Messenger (well I don’t know he seems hot but on the other hand terrifying…)

The other thing that I really liked was that the story dealt with real life situations and problems. It was just the right amount of reality mixed with fiction. So basically this girl wakes up and she’s like where the hell am I? And comes across this creepy dude who calls himself the Messenger. He might seem heartless and cruel but don’t be fooled by his appearance because he is actually thoughtful and caring in some sort of weird way I guess….

 And OH MY GOD lets talk about that twist! I LOVED IT! From the start I knew I had to be prepared for some sort of surprise in the story and towards the end I was trying to guess and come up with what it was so when it happened I was like RBGDBEGBAEBEGB WHAT OMG WHAT YESSSS!! At that point I just wanted to sit down and hug the book…

I think overall, it gives a great message (haha see what I did there? the messenger? giving messages? no?…n..no? okay..I’ll stop…) or simply allows you to feel how it would be like if you we were that awful person because you can easily put yourself in Mara’s shoes and experience it.

What I’m trying to say is to PICK THE BOOK AND READ IT RIGHT NOW.

NOW. (sorry for shouting through the screen)

I’m pretty sure anyone who is into the creepy, horror and supernatural genre will love it! And if you are not that person, just remember that the story is great andI think it’s worth giving it a try! Just to point this out, the back of the book has a warning saying that there are scenes of cruelty and violence.

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Here is the trailer, it’s not great but it gives you the idea haha enjoy 🙂

 

Book Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer #1| 5 million out of 5 stars

unbecoming-of-mara-dyer The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is written by Michelle Hodkin and the main characters are Mara Dyer and Noah Shaw. Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Fantasy and Young Adult.

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Mara Dyer believes life can’t get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there. It can. She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed. There is. She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love. She’s wrong.

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The next book is called the Evolution of Mara Dyer.

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I just absolutely LOVED this book! It was just a mix of creepy, Noah Shaw and hallucinations. Yes. It does sound weird.

So if you don’t know, Mara has a lot of hallucinations in the book (don’t worry, not a spoiler) so you have no idea which things that are happening are actually happening. *sighs* it’s so hard to get my thoughts out, if just wrote “wow, wow, wow…” a thousand times, it would make more sense.

I had this book on my TBR for AGES! and I am so happy that I actually picked it up because now it’s my favourite book of all time. Michelle Hodkin’s writing is just pure perfection, she’s able to keep you in the state of confusion from the start while actually you enjoy the book. From the start to end I was just saying to myself :

“Sooo this actually happened?” *confused face*

*reads another chapter*

“WHAT? so it never happened?…or did it?” *shocked/confused face*

And don’t get me wrong, I mean this in a positive way. Let me just say that I loved this book from the moment I opened it, it’s the kind of book that keeps you up all night. Speaking of reading at night, I got creeped out a lot.

I usually don’t get scared or creeped out by books but with this I was scared to look in the mirror for one day.

And can I just say that Noah Shaw is mine.

So overall this book crawled under my skin, tugged at my heart, creeped the hell out of me and it was the most interesting book I read in a while. I hope that I was able to get my love for this book out and that you guys would give it a try because IT IS JUST AMAZING!

I recommend it to everyone and especially to those who love twisted, creepy, romance books. PICK IT UP. thanks 🙂

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And here are some pictures of Mara and Noah which I thought you would like to see:

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“Thinking something does not make it true. Wanting something does not make it real.”

Book Review: Bad Girls Don’t Die

 

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First can I just say that I love this cover? SO UNIQUE!

Bad Girls Don’t Die is written by Katie Alender and the genre is mystery. Main characters: Alexis and Kasey.

When a family fight results in some tearful sisterly bonding, Alexis realizes that her life is creeping from dysfunction into danger.

Kasey is acting stranger than ever: her blue eyes go green sometimes; she uses old-fashioned language; and she even loses track of chunks of time, claiming to know nothing about her strange behavior.

Their old house is changing, too. Doors open and close by themselves; water boils on the unlit stove; and an unplugged air conditioner turns the house cold enough to see their breath in. Alexis wants to think that it’s all in her head, but soon, what she liked to think of as silly parlor tricks are becoming life-threatening–to her, her family, and to her budding relationship with the class president.

Alexis knows she’s the only person who can stop Kasey — but what if that green-eyed girl isn’t even Kasey anymore?

The book is very well written. Alexis seemed like a real teenager and this helped to make the story way more believable. This book was definitely creepy, infact the best part was the creepiness. It’s not scary but if you get freaked out easily then I recommend not reading it at night because I did and in some parts I just had to put the book down or turn more lights on haha

It is very fast-paced and there are no unnecessary parts in it which just made it more perfect because I just hate it when the author goes on and on without being relevant. As you might know I LOVE CREEPY STORIES! And this was just so unique and interesting. I really need to get to the second book! There’s not much to say other than it was really good because I think it’s one of those stories that you need to read without knowing much.

 

Bad girls don’t die is for teens but it definitely appeals to adults as well. There are two more books after this one. And if you like books filled with creepy stuff then I definitely recommend it. SO AMAZING.

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