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Messenger of Fear, Messenger of Fear Series, Book 1

10/10

 Messenger of Fear

Synopsis

He is the messenger. He offers you a game. Play or Pay. “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. And then the games began.

Overview *Contains Spoilers*

When Mara wakes up in a land that seems to be full of a yellow mist, she doesn’t know where she is, who she is, even what her name is. Her memories appear to have vanished and she knows nothing of who she was before she awoke in the mist. Then she meets the ‘Messenger of Fear’ who slowly begins to tell her who she is and why she is there.

This book was absolutely amazing! I was hooked from the first page and couldn’t stop reading until I finished it a day after starting it! I loved Michael Grant’s ‘Gone’ series, so I had high hopes for this book. I have to say, this book outshone the entire of the ‘Gone’ series. It was full of messages about anti-bullying and making the right decisions in life and the punishments that are given out by the Messenger of Fear are a metaphor for the consequences that can happen as a result of the bad choices that you make.

It was an incredibly thought provoking book with well-developed characters and a rounded plot. This could have worked as a singular novel, but I’m pleased to discover that there are more to the Messenger of Fear series, as I loved it that much!

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Gone, Gone Series Book 1 (Grant, Michael)

9/10

Gone

 

Synopsis

299 Hours 54 Minutes. Suddenly it’s a world without adults and normal has crashed and burned. When life as you know it ends at 15, everything changes. A small town in southern California: In the blink of an eye everyone over the age of 15 disappears. Cut off from the outside world, those that are left are trapped, and there’s no help on the way. Chaos rules the streets. Now a new world order is rising and, even scarier, some survivors have power – mutant power that no one has ever seen before…

Overview *Contains Spoilers*

One minute Sam is daydreaming about surfing in his lesson, the next his teacher has just vanished into thin air. Along with everyone over the age of 15. Then begins a whirlwind of adventure and emotions as Sam, Astrid, Quinn and everyone within the dome begin to fight for what little resources there are left with no fishermen, farmers or even police to provide food and keep the peace. What doesn’t help is that a select few of the survivors appear to have powers, superhuman powers making it very hard for everyone to get on. Everyone is petrified of turning 15.

This book is amazing! Although it is a fantasy book, it is so realistic; this is most likely because all the characters start off in a setting that is very familiar for the reader: school. This book is scary because it shows a possible forecast of a life without adults and how children, up to the age of 15, would cope without a superior force.

This book is a ticking time bomb as the countdown ticks away the time and the chapters towards the end of the book…

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