Article Title

Messenger of Fear


Ashley Roggow


Excellent, Intermediate, Young Adult, Michael Grant, Fantasy, Mystery, Paranormal

Document Type

Book Review


In this suspenseful, gripping tale, the Messenger of Fear inflicts an awful cat and mouse game upon unsuspecting victims, who may or may not deserve their worst fears coming true. In the most recent game, Mara, a young girl, wakes up in an eerie, misty field with no recollection of how she got there. She soon learns that she has been chosen as the Messenger’s apprentice, to help him guide his twisted game. If those chosen to play lose, their worst fears will become reality. Mara feels like a pawn rather than an apprentice in the Messenger’s creepy game, but she plays along out of fear for the unknown. Mara struggles to understand her role in this game of good and evil and hopes that she will not be found on the losing side when it is all over.